Felting Workshop with a Local Felt Master in Riga

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36 EUR

Take a break from wandering the streets of Riga and create your own felted masterpiece under the guidance of a local felt master! This workshop takes place in a cool café and is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian

Highlights

  • Learn how to felt with a local felt master
  • Create your own felted picture of Riga
  • Have a cosy chat about life in Latvia
  • Get inspired – wool felting could become your new hobby!

Description

Felting is an 8000-year-old craft that ties ancient times with the present. Legend has it that it was first discovered by the Sumer civilisations. It was also one of the first techniques used to transform fibres into cloth.

There are two ways to make felt. In this workshop, you’ll learn the dry needle felting method. Using special needles, you’ll feel like a sculptor handcrafting your masterpiece – a felted picture of Riga. You can frame it and use it to decorate your home, or give it to a friend as a gift.

Needle felting, the atmosphere of the creative Spiker quarter, sipping coffee in breaks and discussing life in Latvia will have a peaceful effect on your mind and nerves.

Extra information:
- Prior felting experience is not required
- This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up
- The felt master speaks Russian and Latvian fluently
- The English interpreter will take part in the workshop to ensure clear instructions and good conversation

What’s included & not included

  • All tools and materials
  • Your own felted picture of Riga
  • Food
  • Drinks

Meeting point

Masavas iela 12 k-1, Riga

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

One of the best tourist activities I have participated in!
I would reccomend this workshop to anyone who wants to produce a unique reminder of their time in Riga. Not only is there a chance to choose the view you like best and add personal touches, you are also participating in one of the local traditions. The skill of the feltmaster is clearly evident and she was very good at teaching and coaching you to produce a quality piece. Not only that, she is a lovely person and the conversation and local info from the feltmaster and her helper was great. We had a fun time and a few laughs. The setting at the art cafe is also great! We cannot thank Angela and Aleks enough.
5 stars!
It was so fun and informative, and I ended the day with a beautiful piece of art.
I've always been keen on DIY workshops, but had never done any felting. Thanx to Diana Granta (by the way, her master pieces are museum worth) she had shared her professional secrets and made felting fun. I would highly recommend this workshop for any individual who wants to learn smth new or improve his/her master crafts; to a bunch of friends or family as its great quality time. Diana is friendly and easy going person, who can explain complicated things easy. Thanks to Riga Rocks for perfect event organization, I will gladly join any other of your workshops. You are awesome!
Fantastic and creative atmosphere helped me to learn new things as well as inspired for creativity. Diana had organised a great company and was a really experienced teacher - she told us the insights of wool as a material and then helped create my own wool item. I was happy because with a help from the teacher it turned out great and im sure i learned a new thing that I can try later myself.
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Tour operated by: Riga Rocks