Felt slippers (Ōtautahi)

Learn traditional felting techniques to make your own natural, un-dyed, Aotearoa wool felt slippers.


$158.00 per person



About this experience

  • Jul 28, 10am-4pm SOLD OUT

Warm, cosy, and completely unique, these slippers will keep your feet snug all winter long. Learn how to make felt slippers to fit your own feet using natural, un-dyed, Aotearoa wool and traditional felt-making techniques, combining wool, soap and water to make a durable fabric. The felt-making skills taught in this session will be able to be applied to many other items.

Please note:

  • Please bring two towels (old bath towels are fine). 

  • It is a good idea to bring a spare bag for your towel and slippers as they may still be wet after the workshop.

  • Please bring a bar of soap - any type of soap is fine, but note you will have it on your hands a lot of the time.

  • All other materials and tools will be provided.

  • This workshop is suitable for adults.


Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays, and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking
Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.

Your Host

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Simone Bensdorp is a dynamic textile artist and an experienced teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for creativity. Her work is grounded by a philosophy of resourcefulness, using local, repurposed and sustainable materials wherever possible. Simone is passionate about keeping traditional felt making skills alive, while continuing to expand and push boundaries with contemporary techniques. Her practice includes working with felted wool, and plant dyes and inks. Simone is teaching eco-printing, eucalyptus printed hotties, felt bowls, and felt slippers.