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Felt making in a local art studio

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 17 reviews.Christchurch, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Simone

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll have a chat about what you would like to make - items to choose from include a bowl, cell phone case, coin purse or felt landscape. After you choose what wool you like I'll demonstrate the felting process, then you'll get hands on into felt making. This process involves working with wool, soap and water to make a fabric that will be shaped into your final product. This is a fun and relaxing activity, and you will leave with your very own felt creation!

What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide all the wool and felt making equipment needed to make your c...
From $65
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Simone

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an experienced felt maker and lover of all things creative. I regularly run felt making workshops at XCHC, a creative community space in Christchurch. I am the founder of Wild Felt, a small business selling original textile art and accessories. I am also a qualified teacher and love helping people connect with their creativity through felt making.
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Where you'll be

This experience takes place at XCHC (the Exchange), a creative community, co-working space and cafe in Waltham. There are 20+ artists, makers and designers working in the studios here, plus a venue for creative events and exhibitions. Its a great place to meet people and get inspired!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Jackie
January 2020
Felting with Simone at The Exchange was SUCH a great experience. I would do it again! She is an excellent teacher, creative, and knowledgeable about her craft. Simone shared a great deal of her own experience and knowledge of the history and culture of felting with me as we talked while I worked on my bowl. She also gave my local tips on other local crafting opportunities. The venue was great too and I had made a new friend in Christchurch by the time I left the co-working space. If you get the chance definitely enjoy trying out this locally-relevant craft with Simone!
Felting with Simone at The Exchange was SUCH a great experience. I would do it again! She is an excellent teacher, creative, and knowledgeable about her craft. Simone shared a grea…
Christopher
July 2019
This was a lot of fun! We learned a lot and had a nice take-away to remember the experience. Simone is warm, and super friendly. Well worth breaking out of being a tourist and engaging with someone local
Ella
April 2019
Dear Simone. Thanks a great deal for not minding our mistaking the class venue and wait for us, eating up 30 minutes of your time. The local art studio at EXCH is an experience itself, a bonus! It’s a lovely time together. You make a good teacher to teach us the gist of things as quickly as 5 minutes and patiently guiding us every step along the way. It’s been great talking, and all that stress relieving criss-cross, front-back working with the colors, the softness of the wool and turn them into so useful little things. God bless you all at Christchurch.
Dear Simone. Thanks a great deal for not minding our mistaking the class venue and wait for us, eating up 30 minutes of your time. The local art studio at EXCH is an experience i…
Gleb
February 2019
Super fun and relaxing experience! The workshop itself is very much worth it, and the opportunity to take home something you create yourself makes it that much better.
媛媛
February 2019
Simone has offered us an absolutely fantastic experience. Me and my sister all loved what we did, and left with successful pieces of work in our hands. Simone herself is also quite knowledgeable and experienced about felt making. We liked her a lot. The space she has chosen for doing this is also young and full of energy. Highly recommend!
Simone has offered us an absolutely fantastic experience. Me and my sister all loved what we did, and left with successful pieces of work in our hands. Simone herself is also quite…
Judith
February 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Simone was very flexible in her approach tailoring the workshop to my skill level and desire. My knowledge was certainly extended. Simone's friendly approach and the fact that she made one alongside me helped me feel at ease to ask lots of questions and grasp the ideas and concepts, which in turn mean I can try things away from her guidance. I completed a bowl in the 1 1/2 hours but now understand the process. I left with a smile on my face, more knowledgeable and keen to use my bag of wool at home. Thank you Simone. You are a taonga.
I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Simone was very flexible in her approach tailoring the workshop to my skill level and desire. My knowledge was certainly extended. Simone's f…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

I don't provide food or drinks with this experience, but there is a great cafe on site!
We will be working in a public co-working space, so other people may be working on different projects around us