Treasured Nest Workshop Report



Over a Friday and Saturday in early July, twelve  very enthusiastic Feltwest members, ranging from novice to very experienced, gathered at Craft House to learn from our own Martien van Zuilen.

What a very enjoyable and informative workshop!  Martien was well prepared with comprehensive notes for everyone and a table full of examples of her treasured nests, pods and vessels.

The workshop focused on creating a 3-D felt vessel using a resist and incorporating techniques for surface design.  Techniques included such things as:

  • combining colours in the pre-felt stage, using carders
  • adding interest to the vessel surface, using extra wool and felted cords
  • sewing with threads and yarns
  • making tunnels

Martien’s extensive knowledge and experience showed through in her presentation of the workshop.  She was generous with her time to all participants, answering all questions and stopping to help where required.  This was reflected in the extremely positive feedback given by participants at the end of the workshop.




Thank you Jean.