Double Trouble - Mixed Media Raccoon Course Pack


Double Trouble - Mixed Media Raccoon Course Pack

** This listing is for a course pack for a class I and a colleague will teach for Sewing Expo fully online through Zoom. Come and join the fun! If you wish to participate in the course, you will need to purchase the class at The course will be listed there in the near future. The price you pay here is to purchase the supplies you will need for the course. Purchasing the course pack will by itself not provide you with access to the course. The course pack will be available for shipment three weeks before class.

Part one will take place on 3/6 from 11 - 1 EST. Part 2 will take place on 3/13 from 11 - 1 EST. The session will be recorded, and you will have access to the recording for a year.

Course Description:

Let your creativity flow as you needle felt two baby raccoons peeking out from a stitched tree hollow. This class will be taught in two parts over zoom. During part one, led by Karen Straight, attendees will delve into the wonderful world of needle felting and create two cute baby raccoon faces. Participants will stitch a wonderful tree hollow to showcase the baby raccoons during Part 2 with Monique Kleinhans.

Part 1: Baby Raccoons

Using wool and felting needles, you will create baby raccoons with dimensionality and expression. You will learn the basics of three-dimensional needle felting, including techniques for molding wool into shapes, different types of wools and their characteristics, and how to choose the best needle for the job. While the project is suitable for those who are new to needle felting, participants will enjoy exploring techniques for creating life-like eyes and incorporating fine details, like whiskers.

Part 2: Tree Hollow

In this session, we will explore decorative and free-motion stitching as well as thread painting to create a wonderfully textured and unique tree hollow for your raccoon creations. We will cover free-motion stitching and quilting techniques, couching of yarns, thread painting as well as explore applique and finishing options.

This is the link to purchase your kit for this fun class. The kit contains wool batting, three felting needles, fabric (for the tree, binding, and backing), fusible, yarn, stabilizer, Thermolam batting, a picture of the completed project for reference, line drawing of the project with templates for key shapes, horsehair for whiskers, and a felting mat.

You may purchase the kit with or without the handcrafted live edge wood made from wood sourced from a local Montana mill.

If you take the class, you will need the kit and the following additional items:
For Part 1, you will need a ruler, a needle with an eye large enough to thread one horsehair, and scissors.
Recommended and helpful, but not required: Clover “pen” style needle felting tool. It holds three needles.

For Part 2, you will need the kit and a ruler, scissors, basic sewing supplies, iron and pressing surface, pen or pencil, blank paper, Sewing machine in good working order with both a walking foot and free-motion or darning foot. (I prefer an open toe quilting foot with a wide opening but it is not required).
You will also need threads, needles (suggested Microtex sharp, Topstitch, Quilting, or Embroidery) in sizes appropriate to your thread choices.
Students are also encouraged to have any additional yarn, or decorative threads or fibers handy that they may want to experiment with including in their project


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