With mosaics, even as an absolute beginner, you can create great results. In this workshop we will explore ideas, learn about different techniques and materials. You will be designing, glueing and grouting an item. There is a choice of making a planter, stepping stone, house number or mirror.
Half day creative workshop for individuals or small groups In half a day you can create a small mosaic or a colourful felted bag, wrist warmers or cushion cover. Our purpose-build studio is spacious and well equipped. A walk through our native and edible gardens, as well as morning or afternoon tea, are included. “Crafternoon Tea” The… [read more]
During this short workshop you will learn the fundamentals of flax weaving. We will first cut flax leaves from the Mahoe Hills garden. You will then learn how to prepare the fax before weaving which includes boiling and dyeing the leaves. One of the advantages of boiling the flax is less final shrinkage. Your flax… [read more]
You will learn how to use a variety of accessible garden plants to create wonderful colours and patterns on fabric. We will be dyeing wool, alpaca fibre and natural fabrics.
The intermediate/advanced workshop is suitable for students who have some previous felting experience and would like to expand their knowledge and learn new techniques. You will create a more technical item using templates to create three dimensional felt pieces, including layering and inlay techniques along with incorporating other materials such as beads, threads and/or found items.
In the beginner’s workshop students will learn the basics of wet felting. The main materials used are wool, alpaca fibre and a variety of recycled fabrics. We will also look at other techniques such as nuno and dry needle felting. You will make a small felted bag in your materials and colours of choice. We will also make some beads and buttons that can be used in a variety of ways.