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Needle Felted Bonsai

This is an art class led by Conservatory educator, Nicole Tabit.

Create a miniature, 3D felted bonsai tree! Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting fibers together, in this case with wool and a felting needle. Participants will be led step by step through creating their bonsai sculpture, from twisting wire to create the trunk, to applying wool roving to the wire and foam forms to bring your tree to life!

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate; all supplies provided. Having thimbles or finger protection is not necessary to felt, but sometimes finger pricking happens. Please feel free to bring thimbles or fingertip guards!

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Instructor: Nicole Tabit Nicole Tabit is the Community Outreach and Education Program Coordinator at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Her degree is in Natural Resource Management and Visitors Services from The Ohio State University. She loves to hike and be outdoors, but she also loves to create and combine her love for the arts and environment by tying natural elements into her art projects.