One final in person class for this year is in Clifton Forge, VA late October...for more information, visit the Clifton Forge School of the Arts website 

2022 Online Felt Classes by Patti Barker



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Most of these offerings I have taught in person and they're generally one-day classes. Online students will have three weeks to complete the activities at your leisure if you wish to participate with other students. After that your classes will be available indefinitely.


This format includes video demonstrations, written instructions and plenty of photos. At the end of each activity there is an area to ask questions, post results and interact with other students.  When you click a link for more information, you will be able to see the equipment list and a place to register for a future class. If you have any questions, send me an email at 

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Textural Felt Sampler Series

Sept. 12th

This course was designed in an effort to add textural techniques to your felting making toolbox. An adventure in textural nuno felt techniques--from simulated animal skins to roses and ruffles, we will entrap beads, learn mosaics and create raised shapes. Makers will come away with six 10" x 10" samplers featuring eight different surface design techniques. Makers will learn the skills to use in creating unique felted items. 

$150 (includes materials)


Demystifying Felt Resists 
Nov. 4th

Pattern resists allow us to create dimensional felt. You'll learn how hats and clothing are made, along with some other textural felt techniques. Participants learn how to use open, closed, layered and embedded resists while creating five samplers. We will make a small vessel, layered feathers, volcanos and a tiny dress. There will be a discussion on basic pattern making for felt clothing. 

Cost: $150 (includes materials)

Felt a Vessel 

Dec. 2nd

This course is designed for beginning felt makers and people of all ages, or anyone wanting to make a felted vessel. Create several as gifts this holiday! 


Makers will learn how to layer wool for best results, the proper rolling technique, healing cut edges, shaping and more. Makers will use a flat, closed resist to create a three dimensional vessel.    


Cost: $90 (includes materials)