Saturday 19 February, 10am-12.30pm, Felt cup holder workshop

This class is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard, and is taught by Simone Bensdorp of Wild Felt.

Vaccination requirement: Anyone 12 and over attending our workshops at any level of the traffic light system must be fully vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination (My Vaccine Pass), to show at the start of your workshop. More details about how we are creating a safe space for you in our workshops that are held within an open public setting can be found HERE.

In this workshop you will learn wet felting skills to make a felt cup holder - perfect to help keep your drinks hot longer and stop your fingers getting burnt! You can use it to transform any vessel into a cup for hot liquids, such a glass jar or any cup without a handle. 

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 and accessories. We will use NZ merino wool, in natural shades of brown, grey and white. 

You will design and make your cup holder based on the size of the vessel you bring. Please bring your cup with you - it could be a glass jar, any cup with no handle, or your existing keep cup. Please also bring 2 towels and a bar of soap. All other materials will be provided.

Please note: This workshop is for adults only please, as it is not suitable for children.

There are 8 places available in this workshop.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

As we wish to operate as safely as possible, and protect the health of our communities, Rekindle will be running vaccinate mandated workshops from the implementation of the traffic light system, at all levels of the traffic light system.



This means that from Covid-19 traffic light system confirmation, anyone 12 and over attending a workshop at Rekindle must be fully vaccinated.


Mask-wearing is also a requirement at Orange & Red, and strongly encouraged at Green. Please visit our COVID policy page for more details.



Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space.



Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day, and they will be asked to leave. Refunds will not be given to unvaccinated persons arriving at the workshop on the day, and they will be asked to leave.

We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand.






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