rALSTON cENTER Presents

 

Needle Felting - A 3 Part Series

with Cassandra Gunkel, PhD

Three Sessions 

Thursdays -

November 4, 11 & 18, 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Registration limited to 30

register now

Advanced purchase of materials is required.  See below for more information.*

Make kit payment HERE 

You will be notified of kit pickup dates and locations after payment is made.  There will be a location in the Mt. Airy area and at Ralston Center,
3615 Chestnut Street.

We learn the basics of designing a 2-dimensional artwork using wool and a simple punch needle. No threading or prior experience needed. After an introduction, you can design your own wool muffler to show off your skill.

*Participants can use their own 100% wool scarf, purchase a full kit which will include all materials needed to get started and a blank wool scarf to use as a palate for $25. For participants who already have needles, a sponge and some yarn/roving, there is a smaller kit with the wool scarf and some hand-dyed roving to decorate it for $15. You can also choose to purchase your supplies directly from Wild Hand (www.wild-hand.com).
 

Cassandra Gunkel, PhD

Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, PhD, is a folklorist, textile artist and expert in material culture. She has curated numerous exhibits of quilts and textile arts. As a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Teaching Artist, she designs and delivers arts curriculum for K-12 and adult populations. Her own art has been exhibited widely, including Allentown Art Museum, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Mercer Museum, the Bucks County Visitors Center. and international exhibits at the International Print Center of New York, Arts Print Residence (Spain) and International Quilt Extravaganza (Oaks, PA).

Questions about class? Contact Jacqui Anderson @ janderson@ralstoncenter.org

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS TO ACCESS EDUCATION SESSION VIA ZOOM:

You will receive a link once your registration is confirmed as per the note above.

You will need access to a laptop or desktop with reliable high-speed internet connection and audio/video capability for the duration of the workshop is strongly recommended. Mobile devices such as iPhone are not recommended for this workshop.

Comfortable being on-camera. Participants will be asked to keep cameras on for the workshop so that they can interact.

For the best learning experience, please make sure to take the following steps at least 10 minutes PRIOR to the start of the class:

•Review the Zoom System Requirements

Test your audio and video capability by accessing a Zoom Test Meeting prior to the start of this course

•Watch the Zoom video tutorial “Join A Meeting

*Participants can use their own 100% wool scarf, purchase a full kit which will include all materials needed to get started and a blank wool scarf to use as a palate for $25. For participants who already have needles, a sponge and some yarn/roving, there is a smaller kit with the wool scarf and some hand-dyed roving to decorate it for $15. You can also choose to purchase your supplies directly from Wild Hand (www.wild-hand.com).