Absolutely! I have divided up the workshop menu into beginner, intermediate and advanced level projects. Start with any of the beginner level classes to learn the basics of both needle and wet felting forms.
For a wealth of information and videos showing a variety of felting techniques, I'd start with YouTube. There are several well known fiber houses such as Living Felt, Sarafina Fiber Art, and Bear Creek Felting that sell quality products, have felting information/tips on their websites and also offer free and paid tutorials. Instagram and Facebook also have a wide variety of pages/groups that are fun and informational. Locally, The Oklahoma Mini Mill is a fiber mill and retail shop. The owners are super friendly and knowledgeable about all things fiber and can also connect you with fiber producers in the state and beyond.
That depends. I too wondered this when I first discovered felting. I purchased an inexpensive kit with all the fiber and tools to get started needle felting. I found the fiber "just ok" and the needles were worse. (Although, I didn't realize it until I ordered from another website.) I have found that spending a little more on quality typically leads to not only a better end result but felting is also faster and less frustrating. There are probably some kits and supplies that are good quality online, but you should do your homework first. Also, I love the idea of purchasing fiber from local producers and supporting small business when I can...just my two cents. =)
There are two ways you can participate in a workshop that is either not offered right now or is not at a convenient time for you.
The $15 studio fee covers your use of the studio space, felting needles, felting foam and other "non-consumable" tools/supplies. It does not cover any wool or other materials that will end up part of the finished felted piece. You may bring in your own fiber or it can be purchased from me. For large projects or if you have specific fiber type/colors you need, please allow at least 1 week for any special orders that may need to be placed.