3 times 5 hours long online course with Judit Pócs, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
the 7th, the 8th and the 9th of October, each day from 5pm to 10pm (CET)

5 + 5 + 5 hours live sessions

Two in one.

In this course, you can learn how to make a bag that functions as a handbag and a
shoulder bag at the same time.
The basis of the bag is given by thin factory made prefelt in a combination with 19
Micron Australian merino wool tops. The decoration is provided by silk inlay. The
wool strips between the silk inserts lend the graphic effect, and the wool fibres hiding
through the silk give it its painterly effect.
These are alternating pieces of Pongé 05 and Chiffon silk, resulting in two different
surface effects.
The shoulder strap can be attached to the handbag with a carabiner. You can use
leather, metal chain, cotton fabric, or even a felted cord as the strap. It can be
replaced at any time. The bag has a large pocket on the front and the handle part
serves as a cover.

I recommend this course to advanced feltmakers.

What will you learn?

  •  Bag design
  • The use of factory made prefelt in combination with 19 Micron Australian merino wool tops
  • Color design and blendig
  • Basic felting techniques
  • Creating a graphic pattern from pieces of silk
  • Inserting a metal half-ring into the bag
  • Thorough processing of silk and wool together
  • Shaping the bag
  • Manual sewing of the leather strap if required

How much does it cost and what is included in the price?

The price of the workshop is 180 EUR, which covers the following:
  • A total of 15 hours of online felting live workshop on the 7th, 8th and 9th of
    October, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 2022, each day from 5pm to 10pm
    (Central Europien Time), in English, when I will guide you through the
    process, step by step.
  • You can follow the course with the help of ZOOM app, which you can
    download for free to both desktop and smartphone.
  • You will have an access to the workshop’s whole recorded material, which will be available for 3 months after the live workshop.
  • A few days before the live sessions you will receive the templates and a
    printable step-by-step PDF instruction about the project.
  • Access to a live consultation in Zoom, where you can ask questions and share your works with others if you like.

List of materials and tools

  • Fine Australian Merino Wool in Roving (Wool top), (Micron 18-19) a total of about 200 grams. The total weight of my Bag without the strap is 215 g.
  • Fine and thin factory made Prefelt (Micron 18-20). I recommend you to buy it from Wollknoll (www.wollknoll.eu), the ones which are 180 cm wide and have ca.170 g/meter are perfect. You will need a piece of 100 x 180 cm (40 x 71 inches). -Here is a link- 
  • Chiffon 3,5 and Pongé 05, mixed pieces of silk, the size of the pieces depends on the pattern, the largest piece is approx. 60 x 90 cm (24 x 36 inches)
  • Bubble Wrap for the Templates, 100 x 100 cm (40 x 40 inches)
  • Two pieces of Bubble wrap for flipping the Bag, each 100 x 75 cm (40 x 30 inches)
  • Bubble Wrap for rolling, 100 x 160 cm (40 x 63 inches)
  • Bubble Wrap for rubbing, 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 inches)
  • A Mesh for covering the Bag during the massage, 100 x 75 cm  (40 x 30 inches)
  • IKEA mat Variera (with dots) it’s not an obligation, but might be practical to work on
  • Large paper, 60 x 90 cm (24 x 36 inches)
  •  Permanent marker
  •  Pencil, pen
  •  Rulers
  •  Sharpe scissors in different sizes, you will need sharp scissors to cut the silk
  • A big piece of Cotton Cloth for rolling (e.g. an old piece of Sheet) 100 x 120 cm (40 x 48 inches), a small piece: 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches)
  • Bowl for water
  • Hand soap
  • A small piece of soap with a sharp edge
  • Foam tube, minimum 100 cm long, approx. 6 cm in diameter  (40 inches long and 2,4 inches in diameter)
  • Towel for hand wiping
  • Synthetic Kitchen Cloth to absorb the Water
  • Wooden tools for shaping
  • Pliers
  • Two pieces of metal half-ring and two pieces of carabiner, the width should be between 16 and 20 mm
  • A leather strap with a width suitable for the carabiner (15 or 20 mm wide), the length depends on the individual, I recommend 120 cm ( 48 inches) measured with folds back. Link: 
  • You could also buy a bag strap complete with a carabiner, and then you just have to attach it to the half-ring inserted in the bag. Make sure that the metal parts are the same color.
  • Of course, a felted cord could be made instead of a leather strap, or it could be replaced with any other material. You can also buy a ready-made leather strap or metal chain with a carabiner.
If you sew the strap yourself, you will need the following items:
  • 1,5 or 2 cm wide and 120 cm (48 inches) long leather strap
  • a cork cube
  • an awl
  • 2 pieces of leather sewing needles
  • leather glue
  •  waxed linen on leather sewing thread