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 2018:

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

Tuesday October 23     6-8pm
SCREECH OWL BABY
In this beginner friendly felting class you will learn to make a
darling little screech owl,
and can give him an expression all your own.  
This is a great way to take a stab at needle felting!
*sign up for our January class to make this little guy a mama owl

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

Tuesday November 13    6-9pm
BABY POLAR BEAR
This fun felting workshop will teach you how to make a darling little polar bear,
this class is suitable for beginners and experienced felters alike.  
This is a slightly challenging project so come ready to work hard!

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

Thursday November 29  6-9pm
KING WINTER
Come try your hand at needle felting and make the lovely wintery gnome
to care for your baby polar bear -
polar bears are losing their habitat as our sea ice melts,
they need all the wintery magic and help they can get!

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

Wednesday December 5   6-9pm
SAINT NICHOLAS
What better way to celebrate St. Nicholas day than to make the man himself!
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.

(2019)

Monday January 14 and Tuesday January 15 (2 part class)
SCREECH OWL
Join us for this 2 evening class (double the fun), if you've never felted before,
have some felting experience,
or did owls with us last year this is brand new project is fun for everyone.  

*check out our October class to make a baby screech owl!



Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

Thursday January 31  6-9pm
GNOME OF THE YEAR 2019
Join us for this fun felting class and make
our brand new gnome of the year -
this wintery gnome will warm your heart
all bundled up in his snowsuit and mittens!
a great class for all experience levels

Visit One Mercantile to sign up.

We will be teaching at NY Sheep and Wool this year!
Please visit the festival website to view and register for our classes.

FRIDAY October 18    9am-12pm
RHINEBECK GNOME OF THE YEAR 2018
Beginning this year we will be designing an
exclusive Rhinebeck Gnome of the year!
We will be teaching it at one workshop and
will have a limited number of kits for it available in our booth
(building 36, booth 10).  You can get this Sheep shearing gnome for
one weekend only (sheep not included)!
This gnome is a great starter project,
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 hard working sheep shearing gnome.  
This is a great class to explore what you can do with needle felting.

Level of experience: Beginner

FRIDAY October 18   1pm-4pm
SANTA CLAUS
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.  
T
his is a great class to explore needle felting.

Level of experience: beginner

SUNDAY October 21  10am-12pm
SONGBIRDS
In this class participants will get to make one of these sweet songbirds.  
This fun beginning needle felting class will teach
you some tips and tricks of the trade while you make a
bluebird, robin, or goldfinch! You may just love it so much
you will want to buy our bluebirds and/or robins kits
to make your flock of birds even bigger! 


Level of experience:  beginner

 

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

A Stitch in Time (Danbury CT)
Saturday September 15   12-3pm
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 A stitch in Time to sign up

Saturday October 13.  12-3pm
Saint Nicholas
This is one of our all time most popular felting classes!
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.  
A great class to explore needle felting and make an adorable St. Nicholas.

visit A Stitch in Time to sign up

Saturday November 10   12-3pm
SANTA CLAUS
During this class you will learn the basics of needle felting 
while making a 3 dimensional figure.  
This jolly old fat man
 will brighten your home or make a great gift.

Visit A Stitch in Time to sign up!

 

We will be traveling to Maryland to teach 3 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!

Saturday October 6    1-4pm
SAINT NICHOLAS
This is one of our all time most popular felting classes!
During this class you will learn the basics of needle felting
and make a 3 dimensional figure. 
This jolly fellow is sure to delight, a throw back to by gone years
when things were simpler. 


Visit Black Sheep Yarn Shop to sign up!

Saturday October 6.  7-9pm
Felting On the ROCKS!
Join us for this fun evening of felting -
we will be making one of these funny rock monsters
while enjoying some wine and having lots of laughs! 

Visit Black Sheep Yarn Shop to sign up!

Sunday October 7    11am-1pm
Songbirds
In this class participants will get to make one of these sweet songbirds.  
This fun beginning needle felting class will teach you
some tips and tricks of the trade while you make
a bluebird, robin, or goldfinch!

Visit Black Sheep Yarn Shop to sign up!

 

Knit and Pearls (Avon CT)

Sunday October 14  
TBD
Visit Knit and Pearls to sign up!

Sunday November 11   
SANTA CLAUS
During this class you will learn the basics of needle felting 
and make a 3 dimensional figure.  
This jolly old fat man
 will brighten your home or makes a great gift.

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!*

 

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