Intro to Needle Felting

1st Saturday of Each Month

In this 3-hour class, you will learn how to use felting needles and natural fibers (sheep and alpaca fleeces) to make basic shapes. You will use these shapes to create a simple needle felted project to take home and enjoy. (See projects list below)

This class is recommended before taking any of our Level 1 Needle Felting Projects classes.

2024 Upcoming Projects

  • January 6th, 1 pm – 3 pm – Snowman (Class is Full)
  • February 3rd, 3 pm – 6 pm – Frog hugging a puffy pink heart (Class is Full)
  • March 2nd, 1 pm – 4 pm – Spring Bird
  • April 6th, 3 pm – 6 pm – Stemmed Flowers (Class Cancelled)
  • May 4th, 3 pm – 6 pm – Potted Cactus (Google “needle felted cactus” and click on images for examples)
  • June 1st, 3 pm – 6 pm – Miniature 3D landscape (Please bring a small vessel that is roughly 3-4 inches in diameter. Examples: coffee cup, tea cup, small basket, candle h#older, etc. Antique dishes are really cute for this project. Can also use small containers made of metal, wood, wire, etc. Final project can be used as a pin cushion – (Click HERE or Google “needle felted landscape in a cup” and click on images for examples)
  • July 6th, 3-6 pm – Little pig (Class Cancelled)
  • August 3rd, 3-6 pm – TBD
  • September 7th, 3-6 pm – TBD
  • October 5th, 3-6 pm – TBD
  • November 2nd, 3-6 pm – TBD
  • December 7th, 3-6 pm – TBD

Senior discount is available. Call us for reusable coupon code: 918-355-8318

This class is for adults and teens, ages 13 and up, who have never done any needle felting and want to learn the basics.

First Saturday of every month, unless noted otherwise.

The Artist’s Retreat
115 South 11th Street
Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021

Katherine Lucas with Fitzgerald Acres Alpaca Ranch in Collinsville, OK will be teaching this Intro to Needle Felting.


  • All materials are included.
  • Tools are provided.
  • You take home what you make.
  • Needle felting tools are available for purchase if you want your own kit.
  • Some projects may take more than one class to complete.
  • Drop-ins are allowed if space is available. Contact us for more details: (918) 335-8318.
  • Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Advantages of Needle Felting?

  • Needle felting is a great stress reliever.
  • With needle felting, the possibilities are endless. You can create anything you dream up.
  • It is a forgiving craft. You can easily fix most mistakes.
  • Needle felting requires only a few basic tools so it’s an affordable hobby to get started in.
  • It’s a portable craft. You can do felting pretty much anywhere you go.
  • Needle felted creations make wonderful and unique gifts.

The process of felting requires focus and concentration, so it seems to have a bit of a meditative quality. This creates a sense of peace and calmness in you while you work on your project.

Projects From Past Classes