Needle Felted Ocean Art Created by Second Grade Kids

Needle Felted Ocean Art by Cheryl Bowen and South Alabama Second Graders featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We’re always thrilled when kids and educators take an interest in fiber arts, and that’s why we were happy to receive this note from alpaca farm owner Cheryl Bowen:

“My husband and I have a small alpaca farm, Humming Star Alpacas in Silverhill, AL. We are excited to say there has been a lot of new interest in the fiber arts in our area (South Alabama). Several of the local schools, both private and public, are initiating bringing fiber arts into their curriculum.

I recently was asked to team up with a friend and a 2nd grade art teacher to teach the children about alpacas and their fiber — how to raise, harvest, wash, pick, card, dye and needle felt. While we used fiber from the alpacas we raise for this picture/felted piece, all the felting tools/supplies and other fiber supplies (silk, bamboo, some wool) we used we bought from Living Felt.

Forty-five 2nd graders learned to pick, card, and dye fiber and then to use it in a needle-felted art piece. Parents and teachers were inspired and they now have your business cards to order their supplies 🙂

I just had to share the finished piece with you! We are so proud of these children!”

— Cheryl Bowen, Alabama

Cheryl is teaching another program this year, we look forward to seeing what she and her students make!

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