Sat, 18 May | Opendrawer

Beginner's Felting

Learn the basics of wet felting in this one day workshop
Booking is Closed
Beginner's Felting

Time & Location

18 May 2019, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Opendrawer, 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About This Workshop

In this beginners workshop you will learn how and why wool felts, an easy method to lay out the wool roving to obtain a light, professional and even felt. The class is a creative, process oriented workshop designed to develop your felt making skills in a playful, experimental manner. A multitude of techniques will be shown and explored.

You will take home the sampler silk/wool scarf that you have created on the day. Hopefully you will be inspired with your newly learned skills and continue the journey of felt making.

Date: Saturday 18 May, 2019.

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Class fee: $145

Materials fee: $40 to be paid to tutor on the day (contains 2m tissue silk, 150 gr of fine Merino wool tops in 2 colours.)


  • 2.5 m x50cm bubble wrap. – all one piece (New, not recycled please! Available from Bunnings )
  • 1 pool noodle (min. 50cm long)
  • 1 old bath towels
  • Olive oil soap
  • 2 litre plastic bowl (ice cream/yoghurt)
  • 2.5 m x 50cm tulle or curtain mesh
  • 2 Lt plastic bottle with holes punched in lid or spray container
  • sharp pointy scissor
  • Painters drop sheet (Bunnings)
  • 2 supermarket plastic bags
  • Note pad

About the Tutor:

Brigitte Haldemann has been making handmade felt for close to 20 years. She has been attending many workshops taught by local and international artists. Brigitte has participated in numerous group exhibitions, community projects and exhibited solo. Brigitte has been teaching felt making through the VFI and Opendrawer. She loves to share her felting skills and the fabulous endless creative possibilities this ancient craft has to offer.

Wool tops for further projects are available from:

  • Opendrawer, 1158 Toorak Road, Camberwell (Hartwell Village) Ph. 9889 7227
  • Winterwood toys-Shop 9 Colman Road, Warranwood. Ph. 9879 0426.
  • Fibre Fusion (by appointment) 19 white Ave, Kew East, Victoria. Ph. 9859 8081
  • Hand Spinners and Weavers, 655 Nicholson Street, Carlton North VIC 3054 Phone (03) 9387 9222

  • Beginner's Felting

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