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Needle Felting

Sonya Philip

Class #94: Saturday October 5, 1-4pm

Tuition $50

Sonya Philip

With its roots in industrial manufacturing, needle felting is versatile as both surface design and sculptural technique. Using unspun wool or roving, a finely barbed needle compacts the fibers, enabling the creation of unique soft three-dimensional forms. The class explores the different applications of the medium and students will learn the basic techniques for building up layers of wool and adding details. This is a beginning class, no experience necessary.

Sonya Philip has always made things. It's the way things were done in her family. Both parents encouraged her to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handmade. Sonya studied art and printmaking in high school with every intention of going to art school. Life intervened, as did other areas of fascination, eventually leading to an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family.