Classes

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 Classes and workshops
2017:

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

 

We will also be teaching at Vogue Knitting Live! In Seattle Washington this year! Visit their website to register for our classes, or follow the individual links below:

SATURDAY November 4, 2017   9am-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!

Skill level:  beginner

 


  

The materials fee for this class includes our owl babies felting kit - everything you need to make Sarah, Bill, and Percy

 

SATURDAY November 4, 2017   2pm-5pm
Wine Topper
This Gnome Wine topper a is perfect way to take your needle-felting to the next level. Students will learn how to make a hollow form while making an adorable gnome! Add this new technique to your repertoire of needle-felting skills. Every student leaves with a new needle-felting technique and a gnome wine topper. This workshop has something to offer to both the new and experienced needle felter. This gnome wine topper makes a great gift for your favorite host or hostess at your next holiday party!

The materials fee for this class includes 2 felting needles, a 3 needle felting tool, a large felting pad, and all the supplies to make the project

Skill level: confident beginner

 

SUNDAY November 5, 2017  2pm-5pm
Snoozing Fox
This wild fox has captured the imagination of many! Learn to needle-felt in three dimensions while making this adorable snoozing fox. You'll see all that needle-felting has to offer after this class

 The materials fee for this class includes 2 felting needles, a foam work surface, and all the wool to make this darling guy.

Skill level: beginner

 

 

 

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