Find a Sarafina Certified Instructor Near you 

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Delisa Eads-Wagar, Arkansas

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Email: metamorphosisinwool@gmail.com

I enjoy helping others find and fulfill their goals in felting in 2D wool painting,  2. D relief, and 3D sculpture.  I have been teaching felting since 2016 when I began working with the Arkansas Craft School (In person classes have been suspended since the pandemic.)  My specialties are detail work, wet felting, clothing design and structure, fantasy characters and steampunk; anything unusual, and needing problem solving, sparks my creativity, especially with students.  My felting friend, Sabine, and I developed the feather technique and tools which we shared with Sarafina.  I also worked with PBS on a children’s program which highlighted “felting as my friend.”  I am happy to be a Certified Instructor representing Sarafina Fiber Art.  I teach beginners through advanced felters combining my own skill set with Sarafina techniques.

I spend my time divided between The Ozarks in Arkansas and The Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia. Thank you for reading all of the way to the bottom.  I look forward to connecting and felting together!

Angelina Fleury, Connecticut

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https://awngi6.wixsite.com/americanmadecrafters

Email: awngi@cox.net Landline 860-698-2603/ Cell 860-748-8258

Angelina Fleury is a fiber artist and instructor based in Connecticut.  She specializes in instruction for needle felting, wet felting, fleece washing, and carding.  Her passion and penchant for fiber art shines through as a demonstrator and guest speaker at the various guilds, small business, and events she attends.  Angelina teaches at many local libraries to share the craft and introduce it to new felters.  She is also available for private and group classes on a regular basis.  Her home and studio are in Somers, CT.

Susan Tague, Connecticut

What do you want to create? Susan is available to teach you how to make your own special fiber creation using Sarafina felting techniques and projects.

Channel your inner artist and creative side by contacting Susan for an open and friendly classroom that promotes creativity and will inspire you to explore the world of felting.  Susan will teach techniques that are appropriately aligned with a student’s skill level and knowledge to ensure that they have an enjoyable learning experience.  So, contact Susan now to begin creating a special private class for you or a felting fiesta if you want to include a few friends.  

She will be teaching at several local yarn shops and at her studio in Windsor, CT and is willing to travel to teach. 

Feel free to contact her for more information.  sheepthrillsfiberarts@gmail.com

Marsha Minutella, Delaware

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Email:  Marsha@MarshaNealStudio.com  Blog:  Blog.MarshaNealStudio.com

Marsha has a BS degree in Entomology, and a MA in Ceramics and has come into teaching beginner needle felting classes locally after working at Sarafina Fiber Art (2014-present). If you have a space that can hold a class and want to have 5-10 students, please contact Marsha via email with information. Will drive up to an hour away for classes that have a minimum amount of students (details can be discussed via email.)

Patience Coale Renzulli, Kentucky

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Email:  Pcrenzulli@gmail.com

Patience comes from a family of teachers and married into a family of artists. Her felted sculptures have been juried into prestigious fiber art shows including the international Fantastic Fibers show of 2020, at which her piece sold. She is excited to share her love of this medium through the time tested successful Sarafina techniques.  Patience teaches at Ephemera Paducah and teach and do demos at the Art Guild of Paducah.

Gayle Mathues, Maryland

Email:  gemathues@yahoo.com

Gayle Mathues has been needle felting since 2017 in a serious way. Her specialty is 3-D animals but also works in wet-felting and 2-D dry felting. Gayle is arranging to teach classes starting in the spring of 2022 in her 'studio’ in her home. Gayle also has her work for sale at Off Track Art Gallery in Westminster, MD  and has participated successfully in many craft shows over the years, including the Carroll County Artists Studio Tour for the last 3 years. Gayle's style is primarily realistic with a touch of whimsey and humor in the sculpture's expression. Gayle can be found at 307 Beacon Mews Court, Westminster, MD 21157

Jackie Wingfelder, New York

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Email:  jackiewingfelder@gmail.com

As a Waldorf teacher for many years, Jackie slipped into fiber arts and never looked back. She annually shows her work at the juried Canandaigua Christkindl Market in Canandaigua, New York, where she has won the recognition of “Best in Fiber” and “Best in Show” several times. She teaches needle-felting, Waldorf dollmaking, and other fine and applied arts in and around her hometown of Buffalo, NY.   Jackie happily works with students 9-99 and if you are interested in learning more, please check out her website for upcoming classes or contact her at jackiewingfelder@gmail.com.

Sue Zuber, New York

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Email:  szuber11@yahoo.com

Sue is an accomplished felter with seven years of experience and an eye for proportions and details.  She has participated in many Level 5 Workshops with Sara in Maryland.  Sue is available to travel for instruction as well as conducting workshops on her farm in Rochester.  She teaches both 3D and 2D felting.  Check out what's new with Sue on her Facebook page! Please inquire:  585-746-4083 or szuber11@yahoo.com

Patti Cornelius, Pennsylvania

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https://archiesdragon.com/

Email:  pcornelius53@yahoo.com  Phone: 717-682-2552

Patti is a wool artist, a children’s book author and a teacher who taught cartooning and creative writing to young students. She loves sculpting a shapeless piece of wool into a unique piece of art. Her creations have appeared in shops as well as juried arts and craft shows.

Find out what lurks inside a bundle of wool by signing up for a needle felting class or requesting a class or workshop.

Debbie Paul, Pennsylvania

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Email:  debpaul24@gmail.com  Cell# 412-554-7477

Hi, my name is Debbie and I am from Acme, PA.  I am a knitter, crocheter, watercolorist and do colored pencil pet portraits.  I fell madly in love with felting from the first Sarafina tutorial I stumbled upon.  My husband and I own a Winery called Stone Villa Wine Cellars in Acme, PA.    I love to hold classes in one of our side rooms at the winery.  Classes are called Sip and Felt.  We work on our project first then share a little social time sipping wine and some lite snacks.  Will do private groups  and travel to other location sites.  Let’s get together and felt!   Stone Villa Wine Cellars, 461 Alice Rd.  Acme, PA 15610

Lee Charlton, Texas

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https://www.FeltingFarmerLady.com or ironbridge1121@gmail.com

Lee is happy to provide private lessons/feedback for folks at any level and love when people find 3-4 of their friends and request a specific class.  Lee will teach any Sarafina projects as well as her own projects, including needle felting, wet felting, dyeing locks, botanical print classes and spinning.

Sheila McCoy, Washington

Email: smccoyathome@hotmail.com

Small group workshops and individual instruction offered.  I'm located in the South Puget Sound area (Puyallup, WA). Contact me to be put on my mailing list and I'll send you information on upcoming opportunities.

Justine Heinrichs, Wisconsin

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Email: justineteachesfelting@gmail.com   262-305-7386

Hello, my name is Justine Heinrichs. I am an orchestra teacher of 35 years.  I discovered felting in 2017 and was hooked! I found my inner artist and the most satisfying and forgiving medium there is. I love and teach it all 3D, 2D, pet portraits, landscapes, needle felting and wet felting. There is nothing I find more satisfying than helping others find their inner artist too. I am available to teach workshops as well as small groups and one on one. I'm more than happy to help people troubleshoot their projects. I am here to help!

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Trisha Scott, Canada

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Email: turquoisejunglecat@gmail.com   1-778-708-7703

Stephanie Lester, United Kingdom

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Email: Info@stephanie-lester.co.uk 

https://tootique.co.uk/ and https://stephanie-lester.co.uk/

Stephanie still marvels at the process of needle felting that results in a fibre sculpture and likes to think of it as fibre alchemy! Whilst selling her own sculptures is a joy, and she has recorded many techniques on her YouTube channel: Tootique Channel, nothing is more enjoyable to her than sharing this fabulous process through live courses.

Stephanie will be advertising set courses on her website and Facebook pages but if you want to do something different or at a different level please contact her directly.  Individuals, groups and all levels – Stephanie will teach any Sarafina projects plus her own creations.