Needle Felting Class: Customized Cat Portrait
Sunami Bjornson, needle felting artist and owner of Minipup Creations, leads this online class on creating your own customized portrait of a cat. Materials will be based on a photo that you submit to the teacher. This is a live, limited-size class that will be taught over Zoom.
Needle felting is a technique to make sculptures from wool using a barbed needle. Once you learn the basics, you can make dogs, cats, and whatever you like! Sunami’s classes are structured to be progressive, so even if you’ve take a class before, you will learn a new skill. Beginners also welcome!
In this class, we will learn to create a framable, 3D, needle felted portrait of a cat. This is a great keepsake to remind you of your favorite furry friend, or to give as a gift .By the end of the class, you will walk away with a completed or nearly completed project. Materials are shipped to students, and you will receive more than enough to complete your project.
Sunami has been felting and teaching for many years. She is great at working with beginners, but also welcomes her returning students. The class has a relaxed, social atmosphere and many students continue to keep in touch and share pictures of their projects. Class size is limited to 10 students.
There are two pricing options…one for if you need all the materials, and one for just the felting fibers. Materials are shipped to students, so please be sure to sign up early.
When you sign up we will ask you to email us a photograph of the cat you want your portrait to be based on. The photo will determine the colors of fibers and other materials that you will receive.
$67.50: Admission to class plus all materials shipped to you, including foam block, needles, felting fibers, and any instructional materials that may be needed.
$57.50: For those that already have needles and a foam block. This ticket includes class admission, felting fibers, and any printed instructions that are needed for class.
To sign up, you can register through Eventbrite here: https://needle-felting-dog-portrait.eventbrite.com
or contact Erin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-954-2837
Once you are registered, you will receive the Zoom link for the class a few days before it starts.
As a Husky parent, she has collected a lot of dog hair off and on, and wondered how she could use it. It was a few months after her first Husky had passed away when she decided to make his replica using his hair and wool by needle felting method. It was from her deep sadness of losing her dog. Years passed, and she has made a lot of Mini-Pups for her customers. Each time she put a lot of love and passion for the animals in the Mini-Pups.
Sunami’s Etsy Site for more “Mini-Pup” pictures: