Felting Master Class MembershipWhere craft meets fine art.
Welcome to the Felting Master Class with fiber artist and children’s book author-illustrator, Hillary Dow.
The felting master class focuses primarily on the art of painting with wool. You will learn advanced felting techniques and artistic design, through trained instruction and collaboration with fellow felters. Hillary Dow, a formally trained illustrator, and author of several books will guide you through the process of constructing and creating wool paintings that combine 2D and 3D techniques, creating truly remarkable works of art.
Members all receive one year* of access to the felter’s master class portal, filled with recordings of lessons, step by step instructions, felting tip sheets, and exclusive member’s only content.
*Memberships that opt for monthly payments will have access to the portal as long as their payments remain active and in good standing.
Instructional Felting Tip Sheets
Progress Image Slideshows
Slideshows of progress images help teach you how to plan out and understand why and how you decide on the appropriate order to add elements into your wool painting.
Monthly Zoom Lesson & Gathering
Every month the felting master class meets virtually for a live two-hour Zoom lesson and gathering. We have an opportunity to show and tell recent projects, ask questions, share tips, and felt with one another.
Annual 8 Week Felting Series
Once a year members are invited to attend a series of live zoom lessons that run over an eight-week period. Our goal is to provide a forum with group and individualized instruction and create an environment that fosters meaningful and lasting connections. Someday, Hillary would like to offer an in-person felting retreat in Maine every year, but she’s not quite there…yet. For now, the zoom series works really well.
Here’s what our members are saying:
“It is so relaxing and enjoyable, I look forward to it every week.” Robin K. – joined 2021
Take your felting to a whole new level!
Meet Your Instructor
Hi, my name is Hillary Dow. A few of my many hats include mother, author, artist, booker (leave the vacation booking to me, I’ve got this), family chef, practice manager, felting artist in Maine, and oh so many more. I write children’s books illustrated with my wool creations. It is such a thrill and honor to inspire imagination in others. It is so much fun to be a part of helping someone develop their skills and CREATE artwork. Let’s get started!
Landscape Illustration Composition
Detail Illustration Composition
The felting master class currently includes seven modules, with new content added every week. This is THE place to learn how to create ready to hang paintings completely felted out of wool. The lessons and techniques cover a full range of beginner skill levels through advanced skill levels. This membership is intended to support your growth as a needle felting artist – at any level.
Fiber Base Prep
Composition & Background
Trees – Plants
Objects – Structures
People – Characters
Working in 2D & 3D