Felting the Avian Form

July 22 - July 23


Felting the Avian Form

Felting the Avian Form

This is a 2-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

Turning wool into felt is a little bit like magic.  Nancy will guide you in learning artful and practical skills to needle felt the avian form. Wrens to ravens, owls to blue-footed boobies, participants can make any bird they choose.

Begin by learning which fibres are best for needle felting and the different types of needles used.  Learn how to create and join different shapes, how to felt around a wire armature including making wire bird feet and various techniques for the creation of detailed feathers.

Participants should reach out to the instructor to discuss which bird they would like to make so Nancy can have the required colours of hand-dyed wool prepared.

Workshop supply fee of $35 includes use of the instructor’s hand-dyed felting wool, armature wire, one felting needle, and use of the instructor’s foam felting boards. Students who have felting tools are encouraged to bring them as well.  Multi-needle tools are encouraged, or can be purchased from the instructor ($22Cdn).



  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $35
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: None required

Price: $397

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Creative felt designer, and author of Next Level Felting, Nancy Wesley feels that turning wool into felt is a little bit like magic. Nancy trained as a graphic designer and travelled and adventured for many years before finally settling down in Canada to surround herself with art supplies and rescue dogs.

Click here to read more about NANCY WESLEY

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.