Online – Intermediate Needle-Felting: Fjord Horse

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online – Intermediate Needle-Felting: Fjord Horse

Fridays, September 10 & 17 (2:00-5:00pm CT) with Laura Berlage

Level of Instruction
$140.00 Members
$155.00 Non-members

One of the oldest breeds of horses in the world, the sturdy Fjord is a distinctive and beautiful animal. In this two-session needle felting class, Laura will show you step-by-step how to transform wool from her sheep into a miniature version of this iconic breed. From sculpting the body to finessing the multi-colored mane, you'll learn how to step up your needle felting skills to create your own lovable, approximately 5.5-inch-tall horse. The kits that come with this class include enough wool to make two Fjord horses, so you can continue practicing your skills between or after sessions. This class is for intermediate-level or experienced needle felters who are comfortable rolling forms on a kabob stick and creating flatwork shapes. Students will be asked to work on their piece between sessions, so the horse can stand confidently before we embark on the next steps.

The listed class time includes two Zoom sessions on Fridays, September 10 & 17, 2021 (2-5:00 pm CT).

Supplies:  A complete kit of supplies (a $55 value!) including enough wool for 2 horses, 3 felting needles, 4 glass eye beads, thread and needle for stitching eyes, a kabob stick, and a special treat from Vesterheim shipped to your home is included in the cost of enrollment. Students will need to provide a foam felting pad, a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact when you register for more information.

Enrollment Deadline: August 27, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Laura  Berlage
Photo by Bryan French
Laura Berlage

Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, Wisconsin. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming ideas into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm – especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with engaged, hands-on teaching for small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

See more of Laura's work here.