405: Felted Tea Cosies

There are few things more satisfying or invigorating than a good cup of tea! Join felt artist Martien van Zuilen and make a unique hand-felted tea cosy made to fit your favourite pot.

Learn to make seamless felt and, as importantly, to add all manner of design work on the surface of your cosy. Think colour, patterns, beads, loops, textures and more. Think funky, traditional, or jazzy. You can spruce it up or tone it down – it’s your cosy and you can embellish if you want to.

Coffee lovers (think plungers) are of course very welcome too!

Course Code: 405

Time: 9.30am – 4:45pm

Dates: Thursday 6th & Friday 7th Jan

Cost: $200

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages: 14+

Renata Wright

Martien van Zuilen

Martien van Zuilen is a renowned felt artist and tutor living in Perth, WA. She exhibits her high-quality and distinctive felt art nationally and internationally. Since the late 1980s she has tought felt-making workshops at all levels of experience throughout Australia, in Europe and throughout the USA.

Martien runs the artisan dyeing studio Colourant Dyeworks, supplying hand-dyed fibres and fabrics to feltmakers and textile artists worldwide. She is the founder of the Victorian Feltmakers, the current editor of Felt (Australia’s national felting magazine) and the Convenor of Fibres West Inc.

Alongside her studio practice, it makes for a busy and creative life! Martien holds a PhD in Anthropology (2013) with a study on the significance of textile art practices in contemporary Australia. Her artwork is regularly included in international publications, including several books and numerous specialist arts magazines.