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Needlefelt Zipper Brooches Workshop

  • 11 Jul 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Textile Works, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
  • 10


  • For CRF members

Registrations for this workshop have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In this fun workshop you will learn how to make brooches using zippers and fleece.

You will learn the process of making a suitable design for your brooch and how to deal with preparing and stitching the zipper to your backing cloth. Methods of colour mixing the fleece will be explored and then how to control the fleece while needle felting it into the spaces of the design. Finishing of the brooch with a suitable backing cloth and attachment of the clasp, completes the process.

Workshop fee

Members $120 (members need to log into website to get this price)
Non-members $150
A 50% deposit is payable at time of booking. This can be paid when you book or later by direct deposit or in person at a CRF meeting. You will receive an invoice for the balance approximately 6 weeks before the workshop.
See the Workshop Terms and Conditions.

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Alyson Robinson

After training in Melbourne as an art and textiles teacher in secondary schools, Alyson taught mostly art and followed her military husband around eastern Australia and to Malaysia. On the way she was able to expand her knowledge and experience in all things textile, through various groups like the Creative Group of the Embroiderer’s Guild in Adelaide, Fibres and Fabrics in Townsville and the ACT Textile Art Association. Designing, knitting and sewing garments is a passion, but there’s also been dyeing, printing, needle-felting, fabric manipulation and embroidery used in images and sculpture.

Jewellery making has complimented a special outfit, whether she has been using ceramics, enameling, beads, silver or textiles.  Needle-felting is a relatively new strand to Alyson's jewellery making after discovering zipper brooches on Pinterest.

Canberra Region Feltmakers Inc

Meetings:  19/70 Maclaurin Crescent,  Chifley ACT

Post:  PO Box 455 Curtin ACT 2605

ABN: 16 718 242 055

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