The Stable Bag

This class is suitable for felt-makers who are comfortable felting over a resist (not suitable for beginners).

Together we will make a beautiful, but very practical project bag for your knitting / crochet and other crafts. The design of these bags is such that they make a convenient basket to work from when set on the floor or a table but by simply lifting the handles, the bag closes and becomes a shoulder bag.

We will use multiple resists to construct the bag and add pockets, we will plan the shape and placement of the pockets too. I will share how to make a long felted cord and attach it seamlessly to make a continuous loop after threading it through the eyelets in your bag.

When: 10am – 6pm, Saturday 1st June 2024

Where: The Old School Rooms, Greenhithe, nr Auckland

Price: $135 per person for Creative Fibre Members, plus a small fee for materials (wooden dowel, eyelets and wool)

Please bring with you: 

  • your usual felting equipment suitable for a resist approx 70cm square
  • approx 1.5 m of resist material, I will have some for sale if you don’t have enough or large enough pieces
  • if you would like to use your own wool fibre, you will need 200-300g of wool that makes a tight felt (Merino, Polwarth, Corriedale and Finn all work well) or I can provide 300g of Merino (solid colours) for $30 in your choice of colours. I recommend using wool tops for the rope handles, it is possible to use sliver but is a bit more fiddly to lay out
  • three towels (2 tea towels or hand towel size), and a medium size towel (approx 1 metre long)
  • a small to medium sized pair of sharp scissors, with at least one pointy blade that you can push through felt
  • a plastic bag to take your damp felt and towels home in
  • pencil and paper if you like to take notes
  • a bamboo blind or ridged mat (if you have one)
  • a waterproof apron if you have one (optional)
  • your lunch and/or snacks (tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided)
  • any favourite felting tools you have (optional)

Booking is essential. Please contact me to book your place.

I will have a small selection of tools and materials available to purchase for class participants, let me know at least 24 hours before the class if there is something you would like in my Etsy shop to receive a minimum 10% discount.