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Design & Wine with Andrew Black - Needle Felting Critters


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Come and learn how to turn wool into fun creations through Needle Felting. By gathering wool roving together and poking it with a special barbed needle you will be able to shape wool roving into all sorts of creatures. Join us at Design and Wine where you will be guided through the steps to create an adorable little bunny of your own just in time for spring.

Andrew Black’s work is abstract, comprised of painted wood constructions that sometimes include bottles, Milagros (Mexican charms), feathers and other found objects and explores relationships of color and shape. Residing in Reston, VA he has been creating some form of art, from an early age, from drawing cartoons as a child, to concentrating on printmaking in college and working as a graphic designer for his 36-year professional career. He has been producing fine art for over 35 years and has always found that it is the process of creating that draws him into making art. He found an affinity with wood soon after graduating from college and have been working with it since the early 1980s. Recently he began exploring wood turning and plans to begin incorporating some spindle work into his art.

Andrew is a graduate of James Madison University and has been a Graphic Artist since entering the workforce in 1980. He has been the head of the graphics department at the U.S. General Services Administration for the last 33 years and looks forward to retiring in June, 2017, which will allow him to focus more time on creating art.