Thursday 6 February, 2.30-4.30pm, Felt-bowl making with Simone Bensdorp, Rekindle at Okains Bay for Waitangi Day

This workshop is held at the Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum on Waitangi Day.

Please note that the workshop price does not include the $10 entry fee for adults to the museum (children $2, pre-schoolers are free). Please bring cash for this and please do note that this is the museum’s key fundraising day, so do come along and support them!

We are honoured to be taking part in Waitangi Day commemorations at Okains Bay on 6 February 2020. As part of this, we have been invited to present some workshops at the wonderful Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum.

In this workshop Simone Bensdorp of Wild Felt will teach you how to make a felt bowl 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 bowl and leave with the skills to continue felting at home. 

 

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.

 

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

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

We are grateful to the support of CNZ, which has allowed us to offer this class at a subsidised rate.

There are 6 places available in this workshop and booking is essential, and non-refundable.

 

 

 

 





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