More than a decade ago, Jennifer and Melissa's lifelong love of fibers and fiber craft led them into the world of needle felting. They began needle felting gnomes and their woodland friends. Customers in their store were constantly asking: “How do you make them?” “What is needle felting?” This prompted the sisters to begin teaching felting classes and producing their own felting kits to allow people to start creating their own villages of gnomes, and to take a stab at needle felting.
They have spent the years since teaching workshops all over the country, have been invited to create art pieces for Vogue Knitting Live (in both Seattle, WA and New York, NY), and have made instructional videos with Interweave press.
Jennifer and Melissa are regular teachers both at Vogue Knitting Live NYC and the NY Sheep and Wool Festival – two of the largest knitting/fiber shows in the country, offering workshops with the top teachers in the industry. Their business has grown to include retail trade shows, wholesale kit sales, and endless creative opportunity to make their tiny wooly friends.
Jennifer and Melissa take each step in this amazing business with gratitude that people far and wide are embracing their artwork and vision of this gentle, though sometimes scary place called, Going Gnome.
Email Jennifer and Melissa at GoingGnome@yahoo.com
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Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023