In this beginner Craftcare Wellness Workshop Series, we will guide you through the fundamentals of needle felting while practicing The Five Elements of Craftcare. Creating 3D objects by needle felting is a great way to work with your hands to de-escalate anxiety, feel positive, and practice strengthening your focusing capabilities.
You will learn the fundamentals of needle felting, working with wool and barbed needles, and creating 3D objects. Each 1-hour session will allow attendees to learn techniques and ask questions while giving them the freedom to complete tasks at their own pace. With regular practice and check-in between the classes, expect to complete four needle felted structures, socialize, and develop wellness skills that last a lifetime.
Enjoyment to create in a friendly, low-pressure setting. Learn new techniques or build on earlier skills and feel confident. It’s about the process, not perfection!
Please note that this is a “camera-on” workshop so participants can see each other. If you prefer to keep your camera off we recommend you watch the recorded on-demand video after the class and use our private Slack channel for assistance. To keep the collaborative spirit, we cannot make any exceptions.
We offer four live stream sessions with your JamMaster, which allows for conversation and questions. You will see the JamMaster, a closeup of their hands, and the other attendees.
We also offer regular 15 minute practice sessions where you can needle felt and get your regular brain exercise with your peers.
Watch recorded sessions and check out technique videos and illustrations. All anytime, on-demand.
Every attendee will have access to a private Slack channel to ask questions and share progress or inspirations asynchronously.
Craftcare Wellness Tracking: Before and after each session we’ll send an automated message asking you to rate how you’re feeling. We help you to track the positive impact crafting can have on you.
Sarah Messina is a queer freelance multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher, and event coordinator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Sarah has spent 15 years working on print and web projects, including illustration, graphic design, social media management, and event production.
Sarah owns an online shop that includes one-of-a-kind items such as hand-built and painted ceramics, prints, stickers, hand-painted tote bags, hand-sewn art journals, pins, and much more. As a little girl, boxes of beads, sequins, fabric, handmade paper, wreaths, and puffy paint filled her childhood afternoons. Sarah feels sharing that creativity with others in her community is priceless.
Create Ball Shapes:
Create Triangle Shapes:
Create Oval Shapes:
Multi Shape Structure with attachments
This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who wants to learn the fundementals for felting and is curious about exercising self-care and socializing through crafting.
We recommend spending about 2 hours per week: one-hour attending and one-hour practicing.
If you’re missing a live-stream session, watch the recordings to keep up.
No. You have the option to purchase a craft kit with your workshop ticket. The kit includes all the necessary tools and materials to complete your project.
You can ask your JamMaster (instructor) during the live-stream class, your peers during check-in sessions, or text us asynchronously in our private Slack channel.
You will have access to the series for a month after the workshop ended.
Craft Supply Kit (free US shipping):