Our FeltLOOM® needle felting machine is ideal for researchers, students and designers to experiment with and produce innovative, custom designed felted fabrics using a range of fibres. The FeltLOOM® is easy to use and can produce modest quantities up to a maximum width of 150 cm.

Our FeltLOOM® supports fabric development using a diverse range of fibres for apparel, accessories, interior design, technical and electronic textiles.  It enables designers to combine their hand crafted design techniques with automated needle felting technology.

Use of the FeltLoom will only be granted to those who have attended our 1 day felting workshop - see link below.  You will learn about materials, design techniques and how to operate the machine safely during the 1 day workshop.  Thereafter, accessing the Feltloom will be via our regular supervised 3 hour felt making sessions that accommodate up to 6 participants.  Email us to go onto our felt making mailing list so you are informed in advance of the dates and times of these sessions.

Short courses and workshops

When attending our 3 hour making sessions, you will be obliged to bring your own materials.  Details of materials and suppliers will be given to you to at the 1 day workshop.

3 hour making sessions: $70 including GST.

Short courses and workshops

Take a short course or workshop and increase your expertise in a range of textile and design areas.

Our workshops

Contact us

Peter Heslop
Tel: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6222
Email: peter.heslop@aut.ac.nz

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