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    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT

     Saturday General Meeting 

    This meeting is running on Zoom. See newsletter for more details.

    11am Speaker: Lynne Sanders
    11.30am Display Table

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
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    Exhibition Opening

    Please note new date for the opening.

    Please join Canberra Region Feltmakers (Australia) online for the opening of the Canfelt Along For Convergence Exhibition. You will see the felted jewellery work of many talented Canfelt Along participants. As best we can tell, this time slot will start at 9pm in New Zealand; 5pm in Western Australia; 10am in London and 5am on 24 September in New York.

    Dress in your finest felt jewellery and be ready to enjoy your favourite beverage and snacks/nibbles. We are feeling excited to see you all online at last and to put faces to the names and jewellery creations.

    Please register so we can email a Zoom link to you on the day before. 

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    Promotional video

    • 9 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Textile Works Meeting Room, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
    • 2
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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, creating 3D shapes and most importantly, how to tell when your felt is fully felted.

    After introducing you to the magic 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 feltmaking: from workshops at the National Folk Festival, demonstrations at the Kingston Bus Depot Markets, classes with school groups and leading community felting projects to create large scale works including banners, a 'nesting tree' and a reading cubby. Her current interests include exploring how felt making can intersect with other art forms - particularly live theatre and film making. 

    Other information

    Workshop level: Novice, beginner

    What's included in the fee: your pack of wool, one day workshop in small class, loan of some feltmaking equipment.

    What to bring: please refer to this list  of requirements that you will need to bring with you to participate in the workshop. 

    Backup plan if COVID restrictions are in force: if we are unable to run a face to face class due to COVID restricitions, participants will be offered an online alternative workshop using Zoom.

    Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

    • 10 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 19/70 Mclaurin Crescent Chifley
    • 20
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    Transformations: final gathering

    The fourth (and final) gathering for the 'Transformations: Hanging by a Thread' project will be on Sunday 10 October, 11-00am to 12.00 noon at Textile Works.

    Feel free to bring along your work in progress for the exhibition (design, materials or the work in progress). Also bring along any unfinished projects and/or interesting materials (to donate) that could do with some TRANSFORMATION.

    Open to CRF and CWS members.

    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT

     Saturday General Meeting 

    What's happening at this meeting for members:

    11am Meeting activity: TBA
    10.30am - 1pm CRF shop, library and market table open
    1pm  General Meeting and Display Table

    BYO lunch and catch up with other members.

    If you are on the roster, please arrive at 10am to help set up and most importantly, plan to stay after the meeting to clear up.

    The red tin will welcome your $5 cash payment for room use or you can pay online

    • 8 Nov 2021
    • 28 Nov 2021
    • Online

    TEXTILE WORKS GALLERY 

    See the puppets come alive!

    Wool, silk and other fibres are transformed by Canberra Region Feltmakers into quirky hand-made felted creatures.

    Creative artists including photographers, script writers, actors, improvisers, musicians and videographers from the Canberra Region and beyond bring the puppets to life in unexpected, entertaining and at times thought-provoking ways.

    Catch their work in the virtual gallery and YouTube video playlist - to be launched 8 November.

    Some of the puppets will be available for purchase from Canberra Region Feltmakers' Open Studio on 12-13 November. 

    This event is presented as part of the annual DESIGN Canberra festival (8-28 November 2021) which celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design. A Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre initiative.

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Textile Works Gallery

    TEXTILE WORKS GALLERY 

    This exhibition will showcase collaborative artworks made by members of Canberra Region Feltmakers and Canberra Spinners and Weavers.

    Open Studios will be held by both groups at Textile Works in tandem with the exhibition. In the Open Studios visitors will be able to see textile artists at work.

    Visit our Exhibition Shop where hand made felt items including garments, accessories, gifts and homewares will be available for sale.

    This event is presented as part of the annual DESIGN Canberra festival (8-28 November 2021) which celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design.Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre initiative.

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Textile Works Gallery

    TEXTILE WORKS GALLERY 

    At our Open Studio you will be able to see feltmakers at work creating a range of innovative pieces. You can also find out more about conceptual design and construction processes as they relate to feltmaking. 

    You can also pop into the Textile Works Gallery to see 'Transformations: Hanging By A Thread' and visit our Exhibition Shop where hand made felt items including garments, accessories, gifts and homewares will be available for sale.

    This event is presented as part of the annual DESIGN Canberra festival (8-28 November 2021) which celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design. A Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre initiative.

    • 27 Nov 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT

     ANNUAL General Meeting 

    What's happening at this meeting for members:

    10.30am Christmas Party begins
    12pm Annual General Meeting

    Bring plate of food to share (COVID permitting) and catch up with other members.

    If you are on the roster, please arrive at 10am to help set up and most importantly, plan to stay after the meeting to clear up.

    The red tin will welcome your $5 cash payment for room use or you can pay online

 

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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