Felted Friend Fridays – spooky edition!

Join felting artist Debbie Penley for a new felted friend Friday, spooky Halloween inspired edition. These guys will make a great addition to your holiday decor, and they light up!

Ticket price of $45 includes use of tools, and all materials to create BOTH a felted pumpkin and a ghost, including lights to make them glow after dark, along with expert tuition.

Debbie’s classes are very popular. Reserve your spot today by buying your ticket HERE.

Felted Owl

Debbie Penley is back again this month with another adorable critter to add to your collection of felted friends!

Debbie is a wonderful, high energy teacher, and her classes are always filled with laughter. Won’t you join us and learn the art of needle felting as you create your own sweet baby owl?

The workshop fee of $45 includes all materials, and tools, along with 3 hours of quality instruction.

Spaces are limited for this in person class, so book your ticket HERE.

funky felted fish

Join guest artist to Debbie Penley, and learn the basics of wet felting. Students will learn the process of working with resists to create a 3D shape using wet felting, plus techniques to add dimension and texture, while creating this funky colorful fish! All levels of students welcome – no prior experience necessary! The class fee includes all necessary materials and use of tools and equipment.

This will be an IN PERSON class. While we wait on our new location to be finished we will be using the art rooms at Infinity Visual and Performing arts in Jamestown, NY. All local covid regulations will be observed. As this is a long class we will take a short break while we work!

Not local or not ready for in-person attendance yet? Join us via zoom instead. Reserve your class spot, then email Deb at pearlcityclayhouse.org to arrange shipping for your class kit.

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Spring Chicks

Join guest artist Debbie Penley for this burst of spring cuteness, and needle felt this trio of adorable baby birds in their nest. These cute bird babies in their nest are a perfect beginner project. An adorable spring time pick me up, tucked on a branch from the garden, or displayed on a desk or table.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT. There are two kit versions in the shop:

  • THIS one includes felting tools (needles and felting foam), along with the wool,
  • THIS one only has the wool, for those who already have felting tools (perhaps from a prior class with Debbie)

*If you are an experienced felting artist please feel free to contact us for a materials list in lieu of the purchased kit

fluffy frosties

On the eighth day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, 8 fluffy Frosties, 7 folded flurries, 6 wooly wreaths, 5 button baubles! 4 nordic stars, 3 sparkling snowflakes, 2 festive flowers and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree.

Felting occurs when wool fibers are agitated together with a special felting needle. This is a very easy entry level felting project that can be customized to give your frosty the snowman their own personality.

We’ve put together an optional kit for the class with all the materials and tools you will need. You can find it in our online shop here. Students will also receive an email with a full list of supplies.

 

sleepy sloth

On the first day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

This may be the most adorable thing you make this holiday season! Join Debbie Penley in this beginner level needle felting class. This super-cute sloth can be used as an ornament, a toy for older children, or even just a year-round decoration to hang from houseplants.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT. You can purchase your KIT here from our online shop.

*If you are an experienced felting artist please feel free to contact us for a materials list in lieu of the purchased kit

cushy cookies

On the twelfth day at the Clay House, my true love gave to me, 12 cushy cookies, 11 singing stars, 10 , 9 stellar strings, 8 fluffy frosties, 7 folded flurries, 6 wooly wreaths, 5 button baubles! 4 nordic stars, 3 sparkling snowflakes, 2 festive flowers and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

Why cushy cookies? Because these fluffy wonders use a cookie cutter to get the felting process started. Curious about felting? This is an easy entry level project that will get you hooked on this traditional craft!

There’s an optional kit available in our shop for this course, or you can assemble your own materials from our list if you’ve done some felting before.

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!