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Felt Applique on Stretch

  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Textile Works Meeting Room, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
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  • Discounted price for CRF members
  • Workshop fee for people who are not CRF members

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 WORKSHOP 

This is a repeat of the workshop scheduled for 29 May.  In the workshop you will use almost felted prefelts or softly felted pieces to create free form cut away felt.  You will cut and sculpt interesting shapes which can be appliquéd to stretch garments or can stand alone small artworks/adornments.

 

a follow up workshop for those interested in learning machine appliqué techniques is scheduled for 20 June.



OUR TUTOR

Chris White has a background in garment design and custom manufacturing in her small business. Follow her passion in this workshop, making cut-away felts to create new appliqué embellishments which can be added to existing stretch garments. This method can be extended to making borders, scarves, jewellery and trims.

Other information

Workshop level:

From advanced beginner. You should have done a beginners workshop before registering for this one.

Materials list

Basic felting equipment for a small project, extra towel.

Scissors, a medium general cutting pair and a small sharp pointed pair.

Practice pieces of felt for cutting, from leftovers, roughly A4 but odd shapes can be fun too.  An old piece of blanket or wool fabric is OK.

A piece of felt for your project, about 50cm x 50cms about 80% felted but should be a little bit spongy. Can be used to decorate a garment, stretch, knitted or woven or pieces. Your felt could also be a stand-alone collar, scarf or neckpiece.

You may have time for more than one project.

Sewing machine in good working order, your sewing equipment with thread of suitable colours for top stitching. For hand stitching bring thicker threads and suitable sewing needles.

Garment of choice for reinventing.

Layout

The felt layout starts with a medium thickness of dark contrast wool tops or prefelt. The second and third layer should be in a design and colours suitable for your project. Coloured prefects work well.  After cutting and felting to finish, the under colour will surround your cut work giving a profile to the design.

COVID plan: CRF has a COVID plan in place at the venue. If we are unable to run a face to face class due to sudden COVID lockdown, participants will be offered the alternative of an online workshop using Zoom.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch and snacks.

Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

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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