Winter is coming, so its slipper workshop time!
In this class you will learn the basics of wet felt making by making your very own felt slippers from natural NZ wool! Wool is a sustainable and local resource, which makes a warm and durable slipper. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and create.
You will learn:
How to make a pattern using a resist
How to ‘wet felt’ using soap and water
How to make 3D felt objects
You will leave with a custom designed pair of slippers and the skills to continue felting at home... be warned, it's addictive!
Please bring two towels. All other materials will be provided.
This workshop is held at XCHC, 376 Wilsons road, Waltham. Pedro's cafe will be open onsite with a range of delicious food and drinks.
Book online: https://www.enrichme.io/course/284/make-your-own-felt-slippers
Simone Bensdorp: Felt maker / Artist / Teacher.
I have been creating all my life, I trained first as an illustrator then a teacher before falling in love with felt making. I enjoy making both practical and artistic felt works, which range from slippers to sculptures! My experience comes from countless studio hours creating, plus I have studied with several international felt makers. I have exhibited in national textile exhibitions and currently sell my work through my business Wild Felt. For the past year I have been teaching regular weekend felt making workshops, I am passionate about keeping this traditional craft alive and thriving.