Comments on: Using Needle & Wool Felting to Help People With Dementia http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Aneesha http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/#comment-30932 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:56:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2769#comment-30932 Hi Angelina ~ Thanks so much. I just visited your video and loved it ! Yes, let’s connect ~ All of my contact info is on my website http://www.arpanaaneeshastudio.com
All the Best !~ Aneesha

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By: Angelina Blasich http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/#comment-28382 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:30:08 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2769#comment-28382 How wonderful to find this! I am a fiber artist and an MSW/school social worker. I also work with veterans and individuals with dementia, using needle felting as a therapeutic tool. I would love to speak with you about your practice and the applications you ahve found thus far. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. Cheers! I just posted this first video on YouTube to help people understand the basics of the therapeutic felting process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82_xcYJua8

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By: Aneesha http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/#comment-16400 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:05:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2769#comment-16400 Connie ~ That is very exciting to me. As a classroom teacher, I used many hands-on activities to support the curriculum and found that the activities and working in small groups benefited self esteem and good healthy team work. Are you working with themes? I used to love integrating literature and art….One group of ladies I’m currently working with has just completed a large felted tree in conjunction with The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Also, even though I have only seen this book by Susanna Wallis, it looks like a great resource for needle felting projects: http://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Needle-Felting-Susanna-Wallis/dp/1844482510

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By: Connie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/#comment-16092 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 18:00:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2769#comment-16092 Thank you for sharing about needle felting. I work as an elementary school counselor. I’ve begun having small groups of students work on soft sculpture (sock monsters), I think after this project we will try the needle felting. I love that introducing something new to folks takes away the fear of failure and encourages exploration, needle felting is one of those inspiring activities. Thank you for sharing.

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By: Aneesha http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/#comment-15901 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:25:25 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2769#comment-15901 Hi Leigh Ann ~ Thanks so much ~
The felting project is very well received. Everyone can do it. It is easy. The results are immediate. It is extremely versatile. Some of the projects I’ve done with felting are: wallets, ornaments, and a large group project done in conjunction with the story, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I have found that having a sample to show the consistency is helpful.

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By: Leigh Ann http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/using-needle-wool-felting-to-help-people-with-dementia/#comment-15839 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:09:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2769#comment-15839 Aneesha, thank you for your lovely post. I am an art therapy graduate student. Last semester I completed a project where I taught myself wet and needle felting and did some research on using felt in art therapy. I would love to hear more about how your group has responded to needle felting and the wool as a material.

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