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Nordia House

Hop into Spring: Frog Felting (sold out)

Hop into spring with a new felted frog friend!

Hop into Spring: Frog Felting (sold out)
Hop into Spring: Frog Felting (sold out)

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA

About

Tickets include materials.

Appropriate for Ages 8 - 16

Cost:

Nordic Northwest Members: $30

General Admission: $40

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We are excited to be welcoming adults and children to this workshop. Everyone is welcome! Anyone participating in the class must pay the ticket fee. Adults accompanying children who are not actively participating are allowed to come without charge.

This is the perfect time to hop on into spring! This is your chance to make your very own frog to celebrate the beginning of the season!

Needling felting is a fun craft and once you start it is hard to stop! By poking a special needle into colored wool, you can sculpt anything you can imagine. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. In this class you'll make a clever little mushroom home. After the workshop you will be equipped with the skills to needle felt all kinds of animals and other small sculptures.

Fiber arts is a huge part of the culture in the Nordic countries. Felting has a rich history in the Nordic countries and there is a huge modern revival. The history goes beyond modern record keeping. During the cold months in Nordic countries crafting (especially fiber arts) is a great way to pass the time along with using resources that were traditionally on the farm and the land. Join us in this Nordic tradition with a modern take.

About your instructor, LeBrie Rich

LeBrie Rich has been exploring the visual possibilities and emotional resonance of felted wool since 2004. Her work has appeared internationally in a variety of settings, including museums, galleries, storefront windows, and art-vending machines. Venues that have shown her work include the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space in New York, NY; Portland Art Museum and Blackfish Gallery both in Portland, OR; and Albus Gallery in Fukuoka, Japan. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Rauschenberg Residency (2013/2015), Ucross Foundation (2018), and Kayamori House (2012) in the mountains outside of Nara, Japan.

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