Zipper Needle Felted Art

  • Instructor: Rhonda Berman
  • Time: Sunday, 9:00–1:00 (4 hours)
  • Location: Kitchen
  • Class fee: $60
  • Materials fee: None
  • Class size: min 3/max 12
  • Minimum age: Very sharp needles are used, so it is preferable if students are at least 12 years old.
  • Skill level: Beginner. This class is open to all skill levels. If you can thread a needle you can do this art form. Needle felting experience is a plus but not a prerequisite for this class.



Each student will be making a brooch/shawl pin using zippers, roving, and embellishments. The zipper is hand sewn onto wool felt, making an outline of a design. The inside is then filled in with wool roving using the technique of needle felting. Then buttons, beads, metal, and other embellishments are added.

Students will learn also how to prepare a zipper and apply a pattern. Needle felting instruction will be included in this class, as well as embellishment tips and finishing options.