Creativity Kits for Grownups & Virtual Q&A: Needle Felted Ornaments

HPL’s Creativity Kits for Grownups Fall 2020 

Grown-ups, are you looking for a way to capture your creativity? Practicing daily creativity keeps you inspired, encourages resilience, and gives you a chance to think outside the box. Please join Anne Meyers, adult services librarian and compulsive crafter, for a series that will stretch your creative muscles and introduce you to the art of felting with wool! You will be introduced to the fundamentals of needle felting, which is used to create both three dimensional sculpted items and flat decorative pieces, as well as to embellish other wool items such as felted purses, hats, or ornaments. Once you know the basics, it’s easy to run with it! 

All Q&A sessions will be held virtually using videoconferencing (Google Meet can be accessed using an email link in an internet browser, with or without a gmail account). Anne will provide an overview of the craft, share tips & tricks, answer any questions, and offer other creativity stretches! Feel free to attend, whether you’ve already unpacked your kit or not! 

Registration is required to attend the virtual class, but you may pick up a Take & Make Craft kit without attending the group class; a preview video will be posted on the Hooksett Library’s Facebook page and Youtube channel, available for those who would like to complete the craft on their own. Kit will include How-to Instructions.

There will be a materials fee of $8.00 per kit, payable by check or exact cash upon pickup, and wool refills in a variety of colors will be available through the fall for an additional $5.00 each. 

Experiment with Needle felting: 2 kits Sept & Oct

 1) Easy & Creative cookie cutter ornaments!

Kits available for pickup September 26th
How-to video will be posted on Facebook/Youtube on September 25th [View/Print Instruction Guide]
The Virtual Class for Q&A will be held on Thursday Oct 1st from 7-8pm: come share and ask questions! 
The ONLY item NOT included in the kit is a cookie cutter for your shape. The example below was made using a dove ornament from Anne’s cookie cutter collection. For starting, select something without a lot of small turns/edges, such as a simple bird, heart, star...whatever you have on hand! 

If, after giving needle felting a dry-try, you are still curious, sign up for the wet felting kits available in November and December! Learn how to make a beaded decorative garland or felted soaps for homemade holiday gift-giving...stay tuned for more details!

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