Eucalyptus printed hottie covers (Whakatū)

Learn traditional felting techniques and eco-printing to make your own hot water bottle cover.


$67.00 per person



About this experience

Mar 23, 10am-2pm

Make a cosy felt cover for your hot water bottle using traditional wet felting techniques, then dye it with locally gathered eucalyptus leaves to create a beautiful and colourful eco-printed design. These unique hottie covers are made from natural Aotearoa New Zealand merino wool and are durable and snuggly for cold winter nights. They also make great gifts!

Please note:

  • Please bring two towels and a bag for your towel and hottie cover as they may still be wet after the workshop.

  • Your hot water bottle (so you can try it on for size).

  • All other materials and tools will be provided.

  • The eco-printing process takes several hours, so you will need to pick up your finished hottie cover after the workshop. Pick up times are between 5-6pm on Saturday or 9am-5pm Sunday.

  • 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.