The price for this course is $100 NZ (approx. £50 GBP $70 US, $87 Canadian, €59, $93 AUD) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students. Please see below for the next course dates. To register for this class, fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
During this course you will have the opportunity to make at least 3 different bags / purses.
In week 1, we will make an animal themed spectacles/phone/pencil case, this could be in the image of your favourite pet or a friend’s pet (these cases make very thoughtful gifts), your favourite animal or a mythical beast of your own imagination! We will use multiple resists, introduce some nuno felting and learn how to make a closure entirely from wool.
In week 2 we will make a small to medium shoulder / hand bag (purse to our US friends), this tutorial will demonstrate how to add internal pockets, a magnetic clasp, adjustable shoulder straps and take shaping the bag to the next level so the bag has a flat bottom and stands up on its own.
The week 3 tutorial is a little more ambitious, we will be making a backpack with adjustable straps, multiple internal compartments and internal pockets.
Weeks 4-6 will be a chance to catch up if you need to take a week out or to make more bags, you might like to apply your own design to a bag, I will be on hand to answer any questions and talk through any challenges your design might create.
As with all the online courses there will be lots of opportunity to share your work with the rest of the group and share ideas. If you have any questions about this course please drop me a line here.
The content of this workshop is suitable for felt-makers with some experience, you do not need to have made a bag before but if you are confident making felt pods, bowls etc. over a resist you will be able to make these bags.
Next Class Dates
This class runs twice each year:
Registration opens in the first week of March and October
The first tutorial will be posted on the third Thursday of March and October, the remaining tutorials will be posted the following 2 weeks. The class forum will remain open for you to share your work and ask questions until the end of April / November respectively (you will have approximately 6 weeks in total to make your bags, post photos for feedback and ask questions).
Dates subject to change without notice.
Registration for this course is now closed for the March 2022 session. If you would like to be notified of the next open registration, please fill out the contact us form here with the name of the class in the comments section.