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Experience hosted by Samantha

3 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Join me in my art studio in glorious Jervis Bay where we will make a felted vessel or sculpture using soft, colourful wool fibres.
Over 3 hours I will show you the magical processes of wet felting.
We will use a "resist" to make your vessel by wrapping it in luxurious fibres.
I will show you how to decorate the surface of your vessel, then use the wet felting method to turn all those loose fibres into a textile. The magic really happens when we remove the resist and turn a flat textile into a 3D object!
I will share with you some of the secrets of working with and sculpting wool fibres, from how to layout your fibres, to shrinkage and high-quality finishing.
In my studio I provide a wide range of materials and colours that you can combine in your vessel.
Everything you need is right here, including skin-friendly olive oil soap that we use to "fuse" the fibres - and some lovely hand cream to restore your hands when we're finished.
Your one-of-a-kind bowl can be used for trinkets or jewellery on your bedside table, or even hang it on the wall! Keep it yourself or give it as a gift to someone special.
Other things to note
Wet felting can make your clothes damp when excess water runs off the table. Most people find it easier to felt while standing up, so I recommend comfortable shoes such as sneakers.
Join me in my art studio in glorious Jervis Bay where we will make a felted vessel or sculpture using soft, colourful wool fibres.
Over 3 hours I will show you the magical processes of wet felting.
We will use a "resist" to make your vessel by wrapping it in luxurious fibres.
I will show you how to decorate the surface of your vessel, then use the wet felting method to turn all those loose fibres into a textile. The magic really h…

What's included

  • Food
    A small selection of snacks such as biscuits or nuts will be offered
  • Drinks
    Tea and coffee are on offer - we have full cream cow's milk and soy milk, E...
  • Equipment
    All materials and equipment for felting provided, we keep a wide range of l...

Meet your host, Samantha

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I’m an artist working with fibre and textiles to create sculptures, wall hangings and wearables - mostly in felt. I exhibit annually with the group, untethered fibre artists inc in regional galleries around Australia.
I love to teach people the unique qualities of wool and silk fibres, how they can be blended and moulded into incredible objects such as vessels and scarves.
Felt is an ancient and magical textile that has modern applications in the home, on the body and as art!
I am thrilled to share my passion for fibre arts here at Dwell Studios.
I’m an artist working with fibre and textiles to create sculptures, wall hangings and wearables - mostly in felt. I exhibit annually with the group, untethered fibre artists inc in regional galleries around Australia.
I love to teach people the unique qualities of wool and silk fibres, how they can be blended and moulded into incredible objects such as vessels and scarves.
Felt is an ancient and magical textile that has modern applications in the home, on the body and as art!
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Where you'll be

These workshops take place in my special felting studio at Dwell Studios. My working studio is fully stocked with all the fibre and textile supplies we need to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind vessels. You can choose from a wide variety of wool fibres in many colours, silk fibres, some fabrics and other surface design embellishments. In this light, clean and airy studio you will be comfortable and creative at the same time.

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please wear clothing that can get a little bit wet, but no apron or protective clothing is required