Felting Master Class

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Felting Master Class

Take your needle felting to a whole new level when you join Hillary Dow’s Felting Master Class, where craft meets fine art! You will learn felting techniques and artistic design, as you follow along the process of felting illustrations for children’s books! Buy the class one time, and you’ll forever have access to this growing treasure trove of online content.

  • 6 Modules Filled with Content
  • Over 15 Individual Lessons
  • Over 30 Video Lessons
  • Instructional Tip Sheets
  • Hundreds of Step-by-Step Images
  • Master Felting Tips
  • Time Lapse Videos

One Time Payment $200

Prepping a wool fiber base for needle felting

Module 1
Fiber Base & Final Touches

needle felting backgrounds

Module 2
Composition & Background

Needle Felting Animals, in Hillary Dow's Felting Master Class

Module 3
Landscapes, Nature, Animals

Felting Portraits from start to finish, step by step lessons with Hillary Dow

Module 4
People & Portraits

Pencil original needle felted illustration by Hillary Dow

Module 5
Objects & Structures

guitar player felt illustration 3D on 2D

Module 6
Felting in 2D and 3D

Felting Modules of the Master Class

The felting master class currently includes six modules, with new content added as Hillary keeps creating. 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 through advanced skill levels. This content formats and delivery approach are intended to support your growth as a needle felting artist – at every level.

Instructional Felting Tip Sheets

For those who enjoy written lessons, you’re sure to like the tip sheets included! Not only will you learn felting techniques and tips about Hillary’s signature style, but you’ll also receive lessons about art and design fundamentals from a classically trained illustrator.

Felting Master Class Tip Sheets

Progress Image Galleries

Galleries of progress images allow you to click through step-by-step shots, seeing detailed close-up images of how I create various felt components. This allows you to study a breakdown of each step, going at your own pace. Many lessons have both video and still image galleries, others have galleries only.

needle felting lesson, step by step still images, octopus felting lesson

Different Formats for Different Learning Styles

Whether you learn best by watching someone work in a video lesson, from studying close-up still images taken throughout the process, or from narrative descriptions of both technique and design considerations, there is content available in all of these formats! Here are several types of content and how they are presented in one of the lessons. 

Lesson: Needle Felted Standing Child
Needle felting leaves on trees, instructor Hillary Dow
March Felting Lesson - Hillary Dow felting instructor

Learn Techniques With Image Galleries

When I am not felting on camera for a video lesson I take my time and stop frequently to take still image photographs of the steps for the felting techniques I use. Of course, there are times that I am buzzing right along and just focus on quick progress. For the most part, however, I do my best to capture the process of bringing wool needle felted illustrations to life.

felting buildings and structures
needle felting doors and windows
fairy mushroom house needle felting lesson


What Our Members Are Saying

Felting master class testimonial - instructor Hillary Dow, Janese J, Maryland 2021


Felting Master Class member projects Janese J. 2021

Member Projects

Janese J. has such a vibrant and whimsical style, it is so much fun and brings a smile to your face instantly! Her masterpieces are a great example of why the master class is built around teaching felting techniques and design concepts while leaving the creative license to you! We all have an artist inside. It’s time to tease out your creative spark!

Learn new felting techniques and develop your skills in the Felting Master Class with fiber artist and children’s book author-illustrator, Hillary Dow.

The felting master class is a treasure trove of content that focuses on the art of needle felting with wool in a 2D style that incorporates 3D techniques. You will learn beginning to advanced felting techniques and artistic design, through trained instruction. Hillary Dow, a formally trained illustrator and author of eleven books, will guide you through the process of constructing and creating wool paintings, inspiring truly remarkable works of art.

Take your felting to a whole new level!

Hillary Dow Felting Master Class Instructor fiber artist

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, my name is Hillary Dow. I am a mother of two, an author, artist, family chef, marketing manager, marketing consultant, felting artist, outdoor enthusiast, Maine native… and on, and on. I attended the Hartford Art School for my undergraduate studies, diving into the visually narrative world of illustration. Graduate school rounded out my studies with an MBA and I continue to run my own businesses amidst a successful career in marketing. I write and self-publish children’s books illustrated with my wool creations. It is both a thrill and an honor to help others develop their own skills and CREATE artwork. Thank you for joining me!

All of this content (and it keeps growing), for one payment of $200!

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