The price for this four-week 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 current course dates. To register your interest for this course, or to be notified when registration opens for the next class, please fill out the contact us form with the class name (Bags) and date in which you are interested.
During this 4 week course you will have the opportunity to make at least 3 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 (they make very thoughtful gifts) 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.
Week 4 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
You will receive a Paypal invoice from Teri Hodgson.
2022 Class Schedule
Registration for the next class will open on Mar 2nd 2022
The first tutorial will be posted on Mar 17th 2022, with another tutorial posted in each of the following 2 weeks. The class forum will remain open for you to share your work and ask questions until Apr 28 2022.
Another class session will be held in fall of 2022 with dates to be determined at a later date.
Dates subject to change without notice.
To sign up for this class, please fill out the contact form below.
If you would like to receive an email reminder just before registration opens, please fill out the contact us form here, please add “bag class” in the comments section.
Registration for this course is now closed for the August 2021 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.