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Design Your Own Felted Mushroom

Learn about the mushrooms found in our state while we practice needle felting techniques. You will leave with a felted mushroom, or a few, of your design and making! Participants are welcome to come with images of mushrooms they want to make. Many examples and reference images will also be available. Instruction will be provided on needle felting techniques and supplies and achieving the desired mushroom form and design. We will discuss fungi biology, functional anatomy, local ecology, and foraging while we felt!

This workshop is hosted by the incredible Cultus Bay Gardens on Whidbey Island. We will have the unique opportunity to create while immersed in nature and surrounded by beautiful old-growth Washington just a short distance from the Puget Sound. Come spend the day on the island with us! 

Space is limited to 12 participants to ensure a high level of instruction. 

Cultus Bay Gardens

Saturday, June 8th

10 am - 2 pm (bring your lunch)

$89 - includes all supplies, pie, & tea

For registration, please visit the Cultus Bay Garden website:

Cultus Bay Gardens Registration

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Felting Mushrooms of the Bog

Are you captivated by the hidden world of fungi? Do you yearn to explore bog habitats and create whimsical mushroom masterpieces? Look no further!

Begin your day with a guided tour of our unique 10,000-year-old peat bog. Our skilled naturalists will immerse you in the science behind bogs—discover how these enchanting wetland ecosystems support diverse life forms, including fascinating fungi.

After exploring the bog habitat, you’ll be brimming with inspiration! Join our felting workshop, led by specialist Dr. Alison Webb, a Shadow board member and founder of Pacific Northwest Biology. Dr. Webb will provide step-by-step instructions on needle felting techniques, allowing you to sculpt your very own Amanita mushroom. Whether you’re a beginner or have experience in needle felting, this workshop promises a delightful blend of art, science, and nature.


All proceeds from this workshop will go directly to SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve to support their education and wetland conservation missions. 

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

Saturday, June 29th

1 - 4 pm 

$65 - includes all supplies, felting instruction, and guided bog tour

For registration, please visit the SHADOW website:

Event Registration


Felting Mushrooms of the PNW

In this 2-hour workshop, we will learn about mushrooms found in our state while we practice needle felting techniques. Participants will leave with a felted mushroom of their making! The project will change with the seasons, each featuring a popular mushroom in our state.​

Winter: Wood Conks

Spring: Morels

Summer: Lobster Mushrooms

Fall: Chanterelles

At the following King County Libraries in 2024:

For registration information, please visit the KCLS website and events calendar.

Shoreline Library: January 13th (Wood Conks)

Issaquah Library: January 14th (Wood Conks)

Issaquah Library:  March 3rd (Morels)
Federal Way Library: March 9th (Morels)

Mercer Island Library: April 6th (Morels)

Des Moines Library: April 13th (Morels)

Duvall Library:  June 30th (Lobsters)

Sammamish Library:  August 20th (Lobsters) (Teens & Adults)

Woodinville Library:  September 7th (Lobsters) (Teens & Adults)

Maple Valley Library: November 9th (Chanterelles)

Bothell Library: December 7th (Chanterelles)

KCLS Event Registration

Many of these workshops are offered at King County Library System locations in Western Washington State. Registration is required, and it can be completed at by searching for an event under the calendar tab.

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