2D needlefelting portraits


Sunday, August 19
09:30 to 16:30


125,00 $ Can
25,00 $ Can
150,00 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

A weekend (3-day) pass to the festival is offered to participants taking a workshop. (limit one pass per person)


Learn the finer points of Needle felting a 2D portrait. Explore the techniques and blending needed to create a realistic portrait. Students will create a portrait from the very beginning of transferring the picture onto the background fabric and then learn the steps in creating the picture.

What to bring

Nothing. Instructor supplies everything needed.

Material provided:

Foam pad, needles, wool, background fabric


Megan Cleland
Beginner to advanced
Sunday, August 19 09:30 to 16:30
Staff room AFSPN


Megan Cleland In The Line of Fibre

Megan Cleland In The Line of Fibre

Megan has a passion for all things fibre. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for 10 years taught her to appreciate good quality wool. A studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair and alpaca, Megan wove, spun and knit. She moved back to Canada in 2008, shipping all her wool and fibres. She decided to combine her love of portraiture with wool, alpaca and other fibres to create realistic animal and people portraits using the technique of needle felting. Finding that fibre blending is different than blending paint and pastels, it has been a huge learning curve but one she has enjoyed. She has taught others to embrace this form of fibre art. Her students enjoy their workshops and leave with the ability to continue on their own journey with the knowledge of transfer the image, blending colors and work with different fibres to create a unique work of art.


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