Workshops

We offer a variety of needle felting classes! Please email us at goinggnome@yahoo.com for general class information, or to have us come teach a felting class at your store, with a group, or at your school!

We teach private lessons and small groups in our studio
276 North Plain Road Housatonic, MA 01236

email: goinggnome@yahoo.com

Upcoming workshops 2017:

Locally we will be teaching again this fall at One Mercantile
in downtown Great Barrington MA

October 12     7-9pm
PUMPKIN
In this beginner friendly felting class you will learn to make a sweet pumpkin, give him a face or not, that's up to you!

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

November 16    6-9pm
BOTTLE TOPPER
This fun felting workshop will teach you how to make a hollow form.  The bottle topper makes a great gift for your favorite host or hostess.

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

December 7   6-9pm
SAINT NICHOLAS
This was our most popular class last year - be sure and sign up early as it is sure to sell out! Make this lovely holiday figure to decorate your home or a friend's.

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

December 14   6-9pm
SANTA CLAUS
What better way to end our holiday season of felting classes than by making the jolly old fat man himself!  This fun class is beginner friendly. Come celebrate the season, this project makes a great gift!


Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

We will be teaching at NY Sheep and Wool this year! Please visit the festival website to view all their classes or follow the links below to sign up for one of our classes listed below.

FRIDAY October 20, 2017    9am-12pm
Gnome of the Year!


This will be your last chance to make this sweet guy and his mushroom as this limited edition kit will be off the market as of this weekend.  Be sure and look for our new Gnome of the Year kit (2018) making its debut in our booth at the festival
(building 36, booth 10)
This gnome is a great project, and you get to make him a mushroom so he can eat something when he gets hungry,  we will teach you some tips and tricks to make needle felting even easier.  Learn how to use a felting needle as a sculpting tool, and make this gnome holding a mushroom.  Great class to explore what you can do with needle felting.

Level of experience: Beginning

FRIDAY October 20, 2017   1pm-4pm
Saint Nicholas


This is one of our all time most popular felting classes!

During this class you will learn the basics of felting needle and make a 3 dimensional figure. 
This jolly fellow is sure to delight, a throw back to by gone years when things were simpler.  A delight to brighten your home or give as a gift.  Great class to explore needle felting and make an adorable St. Nicholas.

Level of experience: beginner

SUNDAY October 22, 2017  10am-12pm
Owl Babies!!

  
In this class participants will get to make one of the 3 owl babies from Martin Waddell's sweet story: OWL BABIES.  What better way to bring Patrick Benson's lovely illustrations to life than to make your very owl Percy, Bill, and Sarah.  Each participant will receive this kit in our new storybook series of felting kits, we will make one owl during the workshop and you will have all the supplies to make the other 2 when you get home!

Level of experience:  beginner

 

Going gnome will also be teaching at the following yarn stores this fall:

Knit New Haven
October 8   10am-1pm
Gnome of the year - catch one of your last chances to make our 2017 gnome of the year.  This felting workshop teaches you how to make a gnome and a mushroom for his lunch!

Visit Knit New Haven to sign up


We will be traveling to Maryland to teach 2 workshops at the Black Sheep Yarn Shop in October.  If you've seen us at Maryland Sheep and Wool, and want to catch a class with us, this is your chance!

October 14    1-3pm
PUMPKIN
Get ready for fall fun with this cute and easy felting project.

Visit Black Sheep Yarn Shop to sign up!

October 15    11am-1pm
BABY PENGUIN
Who can resist this little cutie??? Make one of these sweet little guys, this is one of our most popular felting kits of all time!

Visit Black Sheep Yarn Shop to sign up!

 

We will be teaching twice in Avon Connecticut at Knit and Pearls yearn shop.  Our August St. Nick class sold out quickly, so be sure and sign up early for our next 2 classes!

October 30   10:30am - 1:30pm
PUMPKIN
What better way to get ready for Halloween fun than to felt your very own jack 'o lantern?

Visit Knit and Pearls to sign up!

November 12   12-3pm
GNOME OF THE YEAR
This is your last chance to make this sweet guy before he heads into retirement.
 
Visit Knit and Pearls to sign up!

*If you'd like your local yarn or craft store to carry our felting kits, or have us come teach a workshop give them our info!*

 

 

2016:

Snowy Owl Baby!
At the Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, MA

Saturday September 17th 3-5pm
Call the Library to Register (413)229-7004

 

Mini Gnomes!
At One Mercantile in Great Barrington, MA

Join us to make our most popular product in this hip and wonderful location
Thursday September 29th 7-9pm 
Visit One Mercantile to register

 

Women's Wellness Weekend at Chimney Corners in Becket, MA
Sunday October 2nd 9am

 

Pumpkins and Jack-o-lanterns!
At One Mercantile in Great Barrington, MA

Join us for this fun workshop and make your own pumpkin to decorate your home and celebrate the fall.
Thursday October 27th  7-9pm
Visit One Mercantile to register


 

Baby Penguins!
At One Mercantile in Great Barrington, MA

Who can resist these darling little guys! Join us for a fun evening and learn how to make your own.
Friday November 11th  7-9pm
Visit One Mercantile to register

 

St Nicholas!
At One Mercantile in Great Barrington, MA

Make this unusual holiday figure for your mantel, or to give as a gift - perfect for the collector in your life!
Thursday December 1st  7-9pm
Visit One Mercantile to register