11.12.22 Felted Gnomes with Mia Waisman

Regular price $75.00 Sale

Saturday, November 12th ・ 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Back by popular demand! This good luck symbol is a perfect addition to your home or as a gift. It takes at least 16 steps to needle-felt a gnome, and Mia will guide you through each. The fun part is you get to choose colors for your gnome’s nose, fists, coat, boots, and hat. Many techniques to be learned in the workshop can be applied to felting other creatures, both real and imagined! No experience necessary. Adults and children ages 8 and up are welcome.

Cost is $75 and includes materials and use of a shop foam pad and felting needle. You’re welcome to bring a double-needle if you have one or purchase the tool at Portfiber. It would help speed up your progress.

Mia is a fiber artist based in Portland. Through a variety of needle- and wet-felting techniques, she creates whimsical 3D wool sculptures that are oftentimes functional objects such as children’s toys, home decorations, holiday ornaments, conversation pieces, and jewelry. She draws her inspiration from nature and everyday life. Mia holds a BA degree in Education and a BS in Marketing Communications. She has been felting for over 12 years and has shared her knowledge and love for felting with children and adults at various venues in the Greater Portland area. Mia’s work can be viewed at