As participants prepared to leave after EAC’s latest workshop, ‘Needle Felting for the Holidays,’ held on November 21, the most common sentiment shared was, “This was so much fun. I can’t wait to go home and make more!”

Ann Cannizzaro (left) welcomed participants for a fuzzy afternoon at EAC.

Popular EAC Instructor Ann Cannizzaro led an exceptionally enjoyable afternoon of crafting, covering various felting techniques. She had prepared a kit for each participant, and demonstrated easily attainable felted creations for the holidays. Her thoughtful teaching style was augmented by the talented Jenny Robish, a felting enthusiast who brought along an array of her own felted creations to inspire the students, and helped as needed with technique.

“What a great way to spend a rainy afternoon and begin this festive season!” enthused Alison Brennan, EAC’s Education & Outreach Coordinator, who mentioned at an EAC staff gathering this week that lately she is enjoying spending free time creating with her felting kit!

Those interested in learning at EAC should stay tuned for announcements of upcoming winter workshops, or drop a line to Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org.

For more felting, check out a story from last winter featuring felted works by Jenny Robish, Chris Grannis, Lauren Koss and Robin Leavitt:
https://eastportartscenter.org/2021/01/eac-workshop-students-share-heart-felt-creations/

Having Fun with Kool Aid by Cynthia Morse
Cynthia Morse contributed this image of her Kool Aid-dyed fleece to last winter’s Covid Creations exhibition, an online offering from EAC’s Washington Street Gallery.