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Basics and Beyond

  • 10 Aug 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Scout Hall, Kett Street, Kambah (beside the Burns Club)
  • 9

Registration

  • For CRF members
  • Workshop fee for people who are not CRF members

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 WORKSHOP 

Ever wondered what felt is and how it is created?

Canberra Region Feltmakers offers one day workshops introducing those new to wet felting to the basic skills needed to start creating your own beautiful felt pieces.

In Basics and Beyond your tutor will guide you through techniques for laying out wool, wetting down, rolling, fulling, and most importantly, how to tell when your felt is fully felted. You will also explore a range of felting techniques to embellish (aka decorate) your flat felt.

After introducing you to the basic skills of felt making, your tutor will assist you to create a unique project to take home.

We look forward to sharing the magic of felt making with you.


YOUR TUTOR: Lynn Petersen.

Lynn has been a feltmaker for 20 years. What she loves most about felt making is that it is a very forgiving art form and often surprises her with unexpected results.

Lynn has worked with a wide range of people to help them discover the joys of felt making: from classes with school groups, seminars at conferences, workshops for CraftACT and leading community felting projects to create large scale works.

Her current interests include exploring how felt making can intersect with other art forms to communicate ideas and connect communities. Her latest multi-arts project 'Small Blessings' held at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) involved a great deal of community engagement whilst making felt.  Her next community project to hit the streets, 'Words In The Wind' (supported by TAC), features the creative use of textiles to explore and communicate ideas about place. 

Other information

Workshop level: Beginner

What materials are provided:  wool fibre and felt making equipment.

What to bring: 

  • 2 x old bath towels
  • 1 x plastic bucket or plastic bag (to take home your wet felt)
  • Sponge (or dish cloth) to mop up excess water
  • Disposable latex gloves if hands are sensitive to water or soap
  • Scissors
  • Notebook and pen

Food: Please bring your own lunch and snacks. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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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