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Needle Felting

Order wool and needles from us!

Mixed Bags

Mixed Bags are a great way to try a number of colors.

Throwster's Waste

Wool Felting Batts

Felting Batts!  We now stock Merino-Corriedale batts in 6 natural colors. 

Feltmaking Kit

New felter?
Felt teacher?
Felt classes?
Try our NEW Felt Kits!!!

Color Palette Take a look at the entire color palette of our 100% merino roving
Merino wool fiber Color Palette from Outback Fibers
This palette is available NOW! Approx 1lb and contains approx. 22" of all colors. Buy Now

Wool Scarves

Check out this page showing some beautiful scarves and jackets. If you would like a workshop for scarves, contact us.

Sheepskins
Outback Fibers sells imported Australian sheepskins. These are great as throw rugs and baby mats. 

 

Felting Workshops...

Sponsor a Workshop

Beginners... Intermediate... Advanced.

Jill Gully
is an experienced and skilled instructor in the felting arts. Students will leave her practical, hands-on workshops with completed projects and a wealth of creative ideas for the future. These classes are excellent for learning specialized techniques, practical garments, art to wear, or just plain fun.

Who benefits?

Beginning felters learning the ancient craft for the first time
Experienced felters
interested in learning new techniques
Fiber artists
interested in art to wear or other skills
Quilting artists interested in a new technique
Doll makers
who want to make doll faces, bodies, or clothing
Artists
interested in a new medium

Are you interested??? Contact us to request a workshop in your area. 

Private Classes
Come to Colorado to visit us. Jill also conducts private classes.  We are located Coaldale, Colorado which is in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley between Salida and Canon City.


Workshop Examples

Beginner - Intermediate Felting Projects
Felting techniques for the beginner or intermediate felter.

Numerous small projects will be completed in this full-day class.  A decorated felt ball will demonstrate the use of both felting needles and the wet-felting technique.  Pre-felted inlays will be made and incorporated into a basic flat felt piece. Embossed felt will be made and utilized to make a small felt pouch. Gossamer felt technique will be taught to make a sample piece in which silk will be utilized for surface design. 

 

Felted Vessel (Half-Day Class)

Using the resist method, a 6-inch tall felted vessel will be constructed using dyed merino wool.  This project will demonstrate the technique of felting around an existing vessel such as a glass jar in order to create a basic hood.  Using a second vessel as a mold, the felt will be stretched over until dry to create the finished form.  Application of stiffener paste will be addressed and utilized as time permits.  Beginner and intermediate felters welcome.

 

Elegant Felt -- Sumptuous Surfaces
Take felt making to the ultimate level. Submerge yourself in sumptuous silks, yummy yarns and fabulously fine fibers to create felt scarves and wraps that demand to be touched. Explore the latest products made especially for fiber artists interested in superior surface design.

 

Gossamer Scarf (One-Day Class)

Using fine merino wool, a featherweight felt scarf will be completed in this full-day workshop.  Emphasis will be on layout technique for fine felt, as well as the use of silk, viscose and other embellishments for design work.  Students will learn how to make straight edges with ease. Participants must have prior felting experience for this class.

Students must bring:   2 old towels, a permanent felt marker, tape measure or yardstick, water bottle with pull-up cap, iron (if possible)  

 

‘Bearly’ Felted (Half-Day Class)

Beginner and intermediate felters will enjoy making these small bears.  Using the wet-felting method along with assistance from the felting needle, these small bears will be made from merino/corriedale batts in several colors.  Students will learn tips on creating the features that bring the bears to life.  Felted vests will be made keep the bears warm.

 

 

Advanced Felting Techniques.  Explore various advanced techniques and projects

Felted Scarf

Felted Vests

Felt Greeting Cards

Past Workshops
Felter's Fling in Estes Park, CO
In our Studio in Coaldale, CO
Durango, CO
Long Beach, CA
Escondido, CA
Rivendell Retreat in Hotchkiss, CO
Contemporary Handweavers of Texas
Canoga Park, CA
Boston, MA
Georgetown, TX
Wool Festival of the Southwest in Farmington, NM
Michigan Fiber Festival
Creative Strands at Bucknell University
Susan's Fiber Shop in Columbus, WI
San Antonio Fiber Artist's Guild 
San Antonio Handweaver's Guild
San Francisco, CA
Ft. Worth, TX
Houston Quilt Show

 


Scarf Workshop at Outback Fibers studio

Comments:
"I enjoyed the workshop very much, and the gossamer felt part was my favorite, I think. I have made two pieces so far, and I have ideas for some hats too."--MH

"I came home very inspired from your great workshop. In fact I have been felting all day, making hats. I now dream about felting and get very frustrated when my ideas don't come out successfully but I am getting more proficient each creation."--PB

"Thanks so much for coming up to San Francisco. I had a wonderful time! If you ever plan to teach up this way again, let me know. In the meanwhile, I hope to place some wool orders in the future! Thanks again and I thought you were a wonderful instructor and person!"--NC

"What would the cost be for you to comeand do more workshops etc?"--EG

"Hi Jill.............i really enjoyed the workshop and so did the rest of my gang."--LH

 


Outback Fibers 
The discerning Fiber Artist's complete source 
for merino wool roving, pre-felts, and silk fibers

Address:  PO Box 55, Coaldale, CO  81222
Phone orders: 512-222-WOOL (9665) or 800-276-5015
International:   512-222-9665
Fax:   440-575-6316
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