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In this workshop Simone Bensdorp will teach you how to make felt slippers using natural, undyed, New Zealand wool and traditional felting techniques. Wool felt-making is the oldest known way to make fabric, simply by combining wool, soap and water. This handmade product requires no fancy machines or chemicals, it is a simple practice that anyone can learn and use to make their own clothing.
Please note: This workshop is for adults only please, as it is not suitable for children.
Upstairs in the former Boys' High building
Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard.
|Beginner||6 hrs||In Workshop|
Bookings are Non-refundable
A partial credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation. Please advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop.
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given.
Simone Bensdorp is a textile artist and teacher with a passion for sustainability and creativity. Her work is grounded by a philosophy of resourcefulness, using local, repurposed and sustainable materials wherever possible. She is committed to keeping traditional felt making skills alive, while continuing to expand and push boundaries with contemporary techniques.
Simone's workshops aim to equip people with practical skills, whilst providing a safe space for creative expression and learning.
We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.
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