Friday 22 July, 2–3.30pm, Craft Opportunities- Wet Felt Making for youngsters

Come along and learn how to wet felt with Simone Bensdorp in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building.

Children aged 6-8 years may attend with an adult to support them. Children aged 9 years and over can attend on their own.  

This workshop is free/low-cost for Community Service Card holders, though donations are appreciated. The standard workshop price of $36 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page. 

In this workshop, Simone Bensdorp will teach you how to make felt using a traditional wet felting technique. We will use natural merino wool to create a flat piece of felt, which can be embellished with your own designs. 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 felt, as they may still be wet after the class.

Bookings are non-refundable 

A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.

Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 

Why?

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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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