Creative Felting

Patti Barker
Patti Barker
Patti Barker
Patti Barker


Join in a fun 3-day workshop in felting and design with Patti Barker!

Nuno Felt Sampling – The Sampler Series is 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. Participants will come away with 6, 10″x 10″ samplers, printed instructions, and skills to use in creating unique felted accessories and garments. Students will learn at least 8 different textural techniques.

Collage Nuno Felt Scarf – Participants have fun piecing together various silk remnants with merino wool, and wet felting them into a new art statement accessory.

Art Dolls – Art Dolls are as therapeutic as they are fun! Bring an art doll to life in this one day workshop. Participants learn to sculpt a doll head with a felting needle, paint watercolor “makeup,” and finish by dressing and adorning your Art Doll.

$300.00 + $115 materials (fee is payable directly to instructor)

Class meets 1 – 5 pm on the first day, 9 – 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch.

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The $125 deposit is non-refundable; the balance is due one month before the first day of the workshop. No refunds after the one-month cut-off date. If paying in full upon registration, $125 of the total tuition fee is non-refundable. There are absolutely no refunds after the 30 day cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all money paid will be refunded in full.

Patti Barker

Patti Barker

“From the very beginning of my nuno felt experience, the process of transforming wisps of wool and silk into felted cloth with a little soapy water, has struck me as magical. It’s that magical process, with its playful nature and subtle shifts, that leads to experimentation. My designs are the result of many hours of saying “what happens if…” As a result, they express fun and whimsy, yet are functional. If a person feels a bit more playful or beautiful while adorned with my work, then I have succeeded.”

All of Patti’s designs are produced with felted seams (no sewing). The fabric and the garment are created simultaneously, using wet felting techniques. What makes them unique is her hand-dying of elements used. She also hand-spins her embellishing art yarns and totally enjoys the playfulness they bring to the process.

  • All materials are included in the materials fee. Felting kits are included for student use.