Join the Felting Master Class with fiber artist and children’s book author-illustrator, Hillary Dow.
The felting master class 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 and collaboration with fellow felters. Hillary Dow, a formally trained illustrator, will guide you through the process of constructing and creating wool paintings, inspiring truly remarkable works of art.
The felting master class currently includes seven modules, with new content added every month. 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
Instructional Felting Videos
Access the complete library of Hillary’s instructional felting videos with lessons covering a broad range of topics in all seven modules. The library of content is added to monthly, with exclusive member emails each month to check-in, inspire, and share what the latest additions to the member portal have been.
Instructional Felting Tip Sheets
Progress Image Galleries
Galleries of progress images help teach you how to construct a sturdy wool base ready to hang, then plan out and understand why and how you decide on the order and techniques to add elements into your wool painting.
Lichendia Felting Monthly Lesson—Gatherings
On the third Tuesday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm est, the felting master class meets virtually for a live two-hour Zoom lesson and gathering. Join Hillary as she develops the felted wool illustrations of Lichendia! We have an opportunity to show and tell recent projects, ask questions, share tips, and felt with one another. Our growing community is warm and friendly, creative, and supportive. These Zoom sessions are also open to non-members.
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.
What Our Members Are Saying
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!
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!
Members all receive one year* of access to the felting master class portal, filled with recordings of lessons, step-by-step instructions, felting tip sheets, still shot photo galleries and exclusive member’s only content. The portal is accessible from right here on this website, so there is no need to remember or bookmark some fancy web address, just come right back here. When you click on My Account in our menu you will first select “My Membership” and then you’ll access the portal through the link or View button.
*Memberships that opt for monthly payments will have access to the portal as long as their payments remain active and in good standing.