This workshop is held in our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.
In this workshop, Simone Bensdorp of Wild Felt will teach you how to make a cosy felt cover for your hot water bottle, 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.
You will design and make your own felt hottie cover and leave with the skills to continue felting other basic objects at home.
Please bring two towels and a bar of soap, plus your hottie (so you can try it on for size!). All other materials will be provided. It is also a good idea to bring a spare bag for your towels and case as they may still be wet after the class.
There are 8 places available in this workshop and booking is essential, and non-refundable.
Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try to 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.
We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has enabled us to offer this at a subsidised rate.
The price covers a portion of the: tutor's wage, workshop rent, materials & the labour to collect them, tools & their maintenance, electricity, insurance & other overheads. We are working to keep workshop prices as low as we possibly can.
Management of COVID-19 risk:
Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members; hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.
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.
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