Wearable Art: Intro to 2D Needle Felting with Elizabeth Haidle

Give your sweaters, hats, and other wearable items a whole new life!

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What does UpCycle mean to you? Do you love to take something old and turn it into something new with a twist or style all your own? Sweaters or other sweater material items you thought might be old or cast offs can now have a whole new creative and wearable art life.

In this course, Elizabeth Haidle will help you translate your designs into wearable art—by needle felting colors and shapes into existing sweaters, hats, robes, and more.

Whether you prefer abstract, repeating patterns or comics characters, you'll learn all the steps necessary to transform your idea into the tactile world of fiber.

If you prefer the analogue route, it’s easy to make templates with cut paper and scissors. Are you digital-savvy or curious? There are tips for using Procreate on the iPAD to explore all the options until you’ve landed your favorite solution.

In this course you will learn:

  • Types of material suitable for needle felting
  • Elizabeth’s favorite tools and materials
  • How to create your design, digitally or analog
  • How to felt with needles on various types of clothing
  • Upkeep and aftercare for your finished work

Bonus material includes:

  • Mistakes to Avoid - avert the pitfalls of the beginner
  • Aftercare summary - printable reference sheet
  • Instruction video for DIY accordion-fold idea notebook

Once you learn Elizabeth’s methods you will be taking every sweater, hat, scarf and more to create your very own original wearable art.

Included in this course is a PDF for download with all of Elizabeth's suggested tools, materials, and resources.

Your Instructor

Elizabeth Haidle
Elizabeth Haidle

Elizabeth Haidle lives in Portland, Oregon and specializes in nonfiction comics. She is the art & editorial director at Illustoria magazine. Her illustrations have appeared in graphic novels, picture books, and magazines such as the Nib and the New Yorker. Recent projects include an illustrated Tarot For All Ages deck, published by Laurence King, and luxury pajama sets with Rock Soup. She teaches online and in-person workshops involving experimental comics, figure painting, and personal art practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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