Felt bowls (Whakatū)

Learn traditional felting techniques to make a felt bowl with natural, un-dyed Aotearoa wool.

Cost:

$35.00 per person

Duration:

2h

About this experience

Mar 23, 3pm-5pm

These felt bowls are made from natural, un-dyed, Aotearoa wool and crafted using traditional felting techniques. Wool felt making is the oldest known way to make fabric, simply by combining wool, soap and water. This handmade material requires no fancy machines or chemicals, and is a simple practice that anyone can learn and use. Design and make your own bowl and leave with the skills to continue felting many other items at home.

Please note:

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

  • All other materials and tools will be provided.

  • This workshop is suitable for adults.

Cancellation

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.

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

Your Host

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Simone 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.