Felt Slippers with Petra Hilsen

Course Overview

Keep your feet warm this winter

Learn to make your own sustainable wool felted slippers.

You will learn to make a slipper template, lay out wool over a resist, decorate the felt with various materials, wet felt and shape your own personal slipper.

Cost includes materials, delicious morning tea and lunch

Teacher Profile


Petra has been exploring the possibilities of felt making for many years

Felt helped me to contain myself  and allowed me to work creatively. I love the design and sculptural abilities the felt offers and make items that have a practical use as well as uniquely designed and are fun. I love to play with colour and shape.

Materials List


What to bring:
1-2 old towels
2 pieces of bubble wrap 1×1 m
1 bucket
Sharp scissors
Notebook and Pen
Tape measure
All other materials included in cost

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.


27 Jul 2019


9:30 am - 4:30 pm