17th - 18th February 2018

Wool and Colours: Felting Workshop

Steffi Köhne, of the Feltrosofia project, has worked with felt for more than 20 years, designing and executing garments and small sculptures. In this course she shares her vast theoretical and technical knowledge.


17th - 18th February 2018;
10am - 6pm;

Price: 126 € - basic materials and shared accommodation included;
Meals are excluded. You can either bring your own or enjoy a light meal at cafe da Videira;
For beginners with or without experience;
7 - 10 people.


Stefanie Köhne

Textile Artist

Born in Detmold, Germany, she completed her studies in Art History at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, 1985-88.

Professional experience:

  • Production of unique pieces in leather
  • Production of tipis (native american tents)
  • Several workshops "How to make Tipis"
  • 2001 Creation of the company Feltrosofia with studio in Benfeita / Portugal
  • Since 2005 Manual Felting Instructor at CEARTE / Center of Professional Training of Handicrafts in Coimbra
  • 2006-2011 Manual Felting Training at CRAT / Regional Center of Traditional Arts
  • Several workshops on Hand Felting for adults and children
  • 2007 Certificate of Professional Training and Certificate of Professional Aptitude
  • Participation in several Craft Fairs and Medieval Fairs in Portugal and Germany
  • 2007 Participation in the National Handicraft Prize "Toys"
  • 2012 Participation in the FNA Contest "Bilros Lace as a Source of Inspiration"
  • Since 2006 Artisan within the network of the Schist Villages stores
  • 2013 Participation in the water project Musa, Craft + design Schist Villages
  • 2014 Participation in the L4Craft Schist Villages Project
  • 2015 Participation in the Agricultura Lusitana project
  • Since 2014 in charge of the Schist Villages Shop and Atelier Artefacto in Benfeita / Portugal.




Felting is an age-old technique of combining carded wool with the help of warm water, soap and our hands. The product thus obtained, the felt, is a durable and very versatile "fabric", excellent for the handcrafted production of garments and accessories and allows for a variety of creative and contemporary approaches.

Playing with colours and textures, each participant will make a felt ball to gain experience in this ancient technique and then a small piece of clothing or a panel, always with the support of teacher Steffi.

At the end of the course you will have a cosey piece to take home to face the last days of winter.



  • If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up 3 months before.

  • Group meals can also be ordered.