What you'll do
On arrival you will be greeted by Tom, Hilda, Dylan, the gate keeper kitten's and your smiley craft expert Lori. While sipping tea or coffee you will be shown various felting techniques and there will be a brief overview of the slipper making process while the cats decide on which music to set the mood. Once you are settled in we will begin by laying out the fiber in a relaxed and meditative manner. You will be guided through the felt-making process in a beginner style step-by-step. After we have laid out our wool, we will decorate our surface using luxurious natural fibre. We will finish by shrinking, fulling and felting the fibers until they intertwine into a beautiful pair of durable felt slippers to take home. ★ Valuable take home souvenir and keepsake! ★ A memorable experience ★ Great with friends for a fun crafternoon ★ Perfect for a couple or on a date ★ Strong, durable, lightweight for travel
Born Canadian artist and maker, I love to share my felt-making knowledge with others in the heart of where the best wool is grown on green pastures, right here in New Zealand. Honing this ancient practice for over five years, I have been teaching felt making in the community and meeting many visitors. So far over 100 slippers have been handcrafted by locals and visitors to the community. I am excited to share my knowledge with you so you can learn this authentic technique and take home your own specially made New Zealand souvenir.
Drinks are included in the rustic cottage booking.
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Where you'll be
We will conduct our workshop in a brightly decorated 1920's clean and rustic New Zealand cottage that is kept toasty warm on cool winter days. Help yourself to a late morning coffee or tea upon arrival. Meet and greet Tom, Hilda and Dylan, the gatekeeper kittens. Note: Group bookings of 4-6 will be held at a boutique hotel in Rotorua. 1 hot beverage is included. Drinks and lunch are available for purchase at the hotel.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Standing or sitting activity , physical movement of wrists, arms, shoulders lasting up to 5 hours with breaks.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Group bookings of 4-6 guests will be priced at a discounted rate. Don’t see your date? Send a message with your preference.
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