Saturday 22 October, 3.30-5.30pm, Ōtepoti Dunedin: Felt-bowls

Come along this Labour Weekend and learn how to make felt bowls with Simone Bensdorp. This workshop is located at the O Block Hub, on the corner of ANZAC Ave and Minerva St in Ōtepoti Dunedin. More detailed information about location and parking will be provided prior to the workshop.

In this workshop Simone Bensdorp will teach you how to make a felt bowl using natural, undyed, Aotearoa 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.

Please bring one towel, all other materials will be provided. It is also a good idea to bring a spare bag for your towel and bowl as they may still be wet after the class.

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

At this stage face masks are required for this workshop unless you have an exemption.

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 reliant on full workshops to cover our considerable travel costs from Ōtautahi Christchurch. Therefore, bookings are strictly non-refundable unless we can be advised in enough time to be able to sell your ticket to someone else.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you think you may not make it so we can try to do this for you. You may also choose to transfer your booking to another name. If Rekindle needs to cancel the workshop for any reason, you will be fully refunded


This Rekindle Ōtepoti tour is generously supported by our hosts Dunedin School of Art, The Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, and Res.Awesome (check them out, they are awesome). We are ever grateful to Creative New Zealand for continued support of Rekindle.


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