Masterclass felting workshop

Treat yourself to a felting experience extraordinaire!

Felt master Natalya Brashovetska is teaching how to make a bag in the stunning landscape of a culturally rich region in the heart of Sweden.

31st of july-2nd of august 2024

Tovad handväska.

During the workshop you will learn wonderful things

All who has some experience of wet felting is welcome to join!

Natalya is teaching in english.

Sketch and calculate

The course starts with sketching your bag design. You decide on the size, the length of the handles, whether to add pockets and decoration.

You then create a template and calculate how big it needs to be to take into account the shrinkage of the wool.

Working the wool

Natalya shows you how to effectively work with wool. How to make overlays and the best way to work with short fibers.

You will get tips on how to shrink the bag to get a symmetrical end result. She will show you how to use a sander to felt, but also the process of rolling the wool.

Designing the surface

You will learn a clever solution to work the bag handles to the desired length developed by Natalya.

Depending on how you choose to decorate your bag, you will learn techniques such as shibori, “watercolor with wool” or creating 3D elements.

After the workshop

By the end of the course, you will have made a bag. You will also have learned how to use a single template to make many more models.

But that’s not all!

You will also have access to a video lesson to make a backpack or a carpet bag.

et us know if you want to buy the beautiful bag lock for that project.

Your teacher

Natalya Brashovetska med en väska på armen.

Natalya Brashovetska is a Ukrainian-born felt maker and designer living in Cyprus. She creates custom-designed clothes and shoes from handmade felt. Natalya also teaches both individually and in groups as a professional trainer.

Meet the organizers

Moa Borén

Organizer and assisting teacher

Moa Borén

got to know Natalya in 2015 during a felting course outside Amsterdam. Since then she and Natalya have known each other. Moa has been felting since 2000 and has taken courses at HV skola (Handarbetets Vänner in Stockholm), for Natalya and Judit Pócs.
Moa and Anna got to know each other at HV skola, a reputable school for students training to become textile artists.

Bild på Anna Rosén.

Organizer, Böle textile farm

Anna Rosén is a textile teacher and has been felting for many years, and is the owner of the farm where we will be felting for three days.

Anna’s farm in Böle dates back to the 16th century

During the workshop, we are in a historically rich environment at Böle textilgård in Svärdsjö. The course is held in the former barn. We enjoy coffee and lunch in the beautiful garden.

A course with Natalya is an extraordinary experience. Her great commitment to each student makes it easy to learn.

One template – many bags

Sign up now!

Maximum number of participants: 10

5/10 booked

July 31-August 2, 2024

Böle, Svärdsjö in Dalarna

Low fare

5.600 SEK

Course fee.
Lunch and coffee included.

Most affordable

8.700 SEK

Course fee.
Lunch and coffee included.

Part in camping cabin. Low standard, but great location.

Materials included

Most convenient

10.900 SEK

Course fee.
Lunch and coffee included.

Accommodation in a hotel, with breakfast.

Materials included.

More questions?

Don´t hesitate to get in touch with Moa at Freedom of craft.

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