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Exploring your creativity is essential.

And trying a new artistic medium can open so many doors.
Let me introduce you to a unique style of fiber art, painting with a NEEDLE and WOOL.

Whether you're a beginner needle felter or you've got some experience under your belt, I'll teach you tips and techniques that will help you create beautiful wool paintings.


I've been dreaming of making a course where I can share helpful tutorials about the things I've learned during my six years of experience with a felting needle. I've developed my felting skills through thousands of hours of practice, and I share all my favorite techniques in this course. 

These lessons offer a project-based approach to learning this style of felting. Each lesson includes a step-by-step video tutorial that guides you through a project from beginning to end.  So if you've never felted before, you can follow each project closely and develop your techniques.  But if you have felting experience, you have the freedom to adapt the projects to your skill level and style.  There's no wrong way to learn.

Check out this quick video of clips from the course lessons (which total 129 minutes). I've strived to provide well-paced and instructional videos that are easily followed and understood.

"This really was a great course, especially for a beginner like me. The way you walked me through every step made me walk away from the course feeling like this could be a craft I could really improve upon and enjoy doing more and more."
Eva
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This self-led course is for you if:

  • You want to try out a unique medium. (Fiber arts are so tactile and satisfying!)
  • You're ready to explore two-dimensional needle felting ("painting with wool") and expand your artistic arsenal.
  • You like relaxing and meditative crafts. (So many folks agree that needle felting is very relaxing and stress-relieving.)

This self-led course is NOT for you if:

  • You're allergic to wool. :)
  • You hate needles. I mean, they are SHARP. Be careful out there, friends.
  • You need immediate results out of a project. (Needle felting takes time and patience, and the results are well worth the wait.)
  • You don't think occasionally finding bits of wool in your hair or on your clothes is charming. (I'm trying to start a fashion trend here.)
"What I love is that you provided a foundation of technique that I can use and adapt in my own way. Already thinking of ordering more vibrant felt so I can experiment with abstract "paintings" in wool!"

Caroline
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About Dani

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Hey! I'm Dani Ives, a self-taught fiber artist and founder of Good Natured Art. My inspiration comes from my love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on my work every day.  My love of animals from an early age took me on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, but I've always dabbled in creative endeavors.  Now through art, I'm able to inspire others to admire and appreciate the natural world, by focusing my work mostly on animal and botanical subjects.  Using natural fibers as a medium furthers my connection and respect for the natural world, so felting fits into my life in such a serendipitous way.  

I love being able to teach other creatives new skills, because I believe that investing in yourself is key to personal growth.  I've taught hundreds of students in workshops across the country, and I love the reactions I see when students discover what can be acheived when using wool as a medium. And with this course, I can help YOU realize just how fun and versatile needle felting can be!

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to send me an email: hello@begoodnatured.com.

Felt With Me
Lessons & Topics

Lesson One: Introduction
Join me in my studio as I welcome you to the course and give you a bit of my felting background.

Lesson Two: Supplies & Getting Started
This lesson offers an introduction to the tools and supplies we'll be using for the projects in this course. A second video shows you how to use a felting needle with a practice demo. A list of my favorite supplies is also available.

Lesson Three: Tulip Project
Learn how to create a beautiful tulip.  This tutorial is broken down into manageable steps, and teaches you techniques and concepts for shading to create depth and details.

Lesson Four: Pizza Project
This fun lesson focuses on layering methods to build up a subject. Plus, you'll end up with a cute slice of pizza! It's wool, so maybe don't eat it, okay?

Lesson Five: Butterfly Project
Learn a method for transferring a pattern onto felt. We'll focus on outlines and then filling in spaces.  This is also a great lesson to learn how to add tiny details.

Lesson Six: Shading Demonstration
This felt-along demo is a good way to practice your shading skills.  I'll walk you through the process of making a shape look three-dimensional and show you how add a shadow.

Lesson Seven: BONUS DIY Wool Canvas
Not all "wool paintings" are created on top of a fabric.
You can create your own canvas by needle felting wool and using it as a base. I'll show you how. The possibilities for these canvases are endless!

Lesson Eight: Potted Cactus Project
Pull together all the techniques you've learned so far to create a potted cactus wool painting. You'll practice getting realistic shading highlights with color variations and experimentation.

Lesson Nine: Using an Embroidery Hoop as a Frame
This lesson walks you through the process of framing your wool paintings with an embroidery hoop, including backing and permanently securing the piece.

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Welcome to your new favorite hobby!

Felt With Me
 $65

  • 8 Lessons + An Introduction
  • 180 minutes of  video instruction
  • 4 Frame-worthy projects (<--click to preview)
  • A felt-along shading demonstration
  • Lesson Resources to help you navigate each project: photos, pdfs, project breakdowns with time stamps for easy reference
  • Guide to Felting Tools & Supplies and a list of my favorite online resources
  • Lifetime Access

Let's Get Started!