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Paperfelt Illuminated

  • 6 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • 7 Apr 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Scout Hall, Kett Street, Kambah (beside the Burns Club)
  • 2


  • For CRF members. Includes supply of some specialist materials.
  • Workshop fee for people who are not CRF members. Includes supply of some specialist materials.

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Light up the room with your own felt lampshade!

Wool, paper, and ink together produce a unique and inspiring marked textile that illuminates more beautifully than other combinations. Paper adds unique textural and sculptural qualities to the felt, which we emphasize with bold ink work added to our final felt forms. In this class we cover resist work, paper selection and sources, and ink for felt design. Our main project will be a cylindrical table lamp.

We’ll also explore a small sculptural lighting project. Lighting hardware - sources, bases and construction will be covered during the course. For beginning to intermediate feltmakers. Knowledge of basic feltmaking and a curiosity in exploring new materials is essential! 

YOUR TUTOR: Fiona Duthie (Canada)

Fiona Duthie is an artist/maker recognized for her dynamic surface design. She explores personal narrative using mainly textiles, focusing on relationships between people and place, and our psychological states and responses. She starts a new piece with the story and creates tactile metaphors in form, material, and process to best communicate that narrative. Fiona first encountered feltmaking in 1996 and it immediately became her medium and passion. She has a full-time studio practice based on Salt Spring Island, BC, and has exhibited her work in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, the UK and Australia.

Other information

Experience level: Experienced beginner/Intermediate.  Participants should be familiar with basic felt making and able to create a light-weight, even layout. 

What's included in the fee: a two day workshop in which students have the option to make a table lamp or a hanging lamp.  Your tutor will be providing the hardwareNote:  you will need to bring your felting supplies and other materials as specified in the list of requirements below.

What to bring: please refer to this materials list to see what equipment you will need to bring with you on the day. 

Backup plan if COVID restrictions are in force: if we are unable to run this workshop due to COVID restrictions, participants will be contacted and alternative arrangements will be made.

Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

Canberra Region Feltmakers Inc

Meetings:  Scout Hall, Kett Street Kambah, ACT

(next door to The Burns Club)

Post:  PO Box 455 Curtin ACT 2605

ABN: 16 718 242 055

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