In this fun and informative two day workshop students will explore a variety of needle felting techniques to “sculpt” wool fleece into a realistic chipmunk or small squirrel. Students will learn how to create a sturdy wire skeleton(armature), about animal proportions and how to sculpt a solid core in natural undyed wool fleece and then add colorful “skin and fur”. Learn how to make delicate wired claws. Lampworked glass eyes created by the instructor will bring your creation to life.
Jennifer Field is a mixed media artist living in Eliot, Maine. She travels all over the country teaching and showing her glass beads, jewelry and felted sculptures. Her work incorporates needle and wet felted wool, lampworked glass, enameled metal and Paperclay into whimsical sculptures and jewelry. Her subject matter is inspired by nature: Birds, fish and flowers are her favorite forms. With a background as a toy, fabric, graphic and product designer and an illustrator and after 20+ years of creating glass beads and metal jewelry, six years ago she discovered felting with wool and it has become her primary passion. Jennifer just moved into an amazing studio at Salmon Falls Mills in Rollingsford, NH.