Needle Felting a Woodland Critter
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Holly Williams and her husband, Courtney moved to the North Georgia Mountains over 18 years, where they began their adventure of raising alpacas. While Holly was new to the textile arts when they first found themselves with a barn full of fiber as soft as cashmere, it quickly became a main focus of Holly’s art.
Holly reluctantly received a BA in Studio Art, “I didn’t want grow up to be a starving artist, but I
couldn't stop taking art classes”. Fast forward 27 years and Holly has been teaching felting and fiber arts classes on her farm for over 14 of them.
Holly is also a glass bead artist (Lampworking) and hand sculpts her own glass beadwork used in her jewelry designs. She has taught glass lampwork bead making at the John C. Campbell Folk School and plans to other online video classes in lampworking in the very near future. While glass bead
making has taken a bit of a back seat to fiber art recently, she still enjoys playing with fire and uses the beads to accent her wearable fiber art pieces.
Courtney and Holly host tours on their alpaca farm, teaching visitors about alpacas, and the exquisite fiber they produce. She also teaches many different types of fiber art classes, that include a warm, farm to table style lunch during the one day classes. For more information on Holly’s work,
classes and the alpaca farm, please visit: www.farmfeltandglass.com.