Canberra Region Feltmakers

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    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT

     Saturday General Meeting 

    What's happening at this meeting for members:

    11am Meeting activity: discussion and planning for Rapt in Felt: Reflections exhibition
    10.30am - 1pm CRF shop, library and market table open

    Forget Me Not felt flower posies for sale (fundraising for Karinya House)

    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 $3 cash payment for room use or you can pay online

    • 29 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Textile Works Meeting Room, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
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     WORKSHOP 

    More information coming soon

    OUR TUTOR


    Other information

    Workshop level:

    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.

    Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 14 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Textile Works Gallery

    TEXTILE WORKS GALLERY 

    • 1 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 5 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online and where you are
    Register

     CANFELT ALONG 

    We are excited to bring you this new concept combining fun, a little mystery, some novel felting techniques and the opportunity to display your work in an exhibition. Here is a chance to try something a little different.

    How does it work?

    Each week, for five weeks, you will be given clues by a different feltmaker for making wild and wacky beads for a necklace. The clues will include short videos demonstrating techniques or written notes and photos. You will be able to ask questions if anything needs extra explaining. There are no set times. You can work on the project when it is convenient to you.

    While these clues will take you through the overall process, there will also be the opportunity to use your own design creativity. This is not an exercise in everyone creating an identical item although there will be similarities.

    The profits from the Canfelt Along will be provided to the organisers of the Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence following the Felt Road convergence planned to be held in Canberra, ACT Australia in 2023.

    Materials

    Before the Canfelt Along for Convergence begins you will be given a materials list including some ideas for colour combinations. Many of the materials can probably be sourced from your stash. 

    Skill level

    A basic knowledge of how felt is made is assumed. The instructions will be in English.

    Registration

    Registration is essential. Entry in the exhibition is included. This event is open to all felt makers.

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Textile Works Meeting Room, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
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     WORKSHOP 

    Ever wondered what felt is and how it is created?

    REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON

    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 you will learn about Merino, microns and mommie. 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.

    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

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    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.

    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.

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Textile Works Meeting Room, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
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    Register

     WORKSHOP 

    Explore felt lattice and lace

    In this workshop suitable for feltmakers of all levels including beginners, we will experiment with the network felt method to make a scarf of your own design that is light weight and surprisingly warm.

    Network felt is a fun wet felting technique used to create felt with deliberate holes. It is also called felt lattice or felt lace and your explorations with line and embellishments can take it way beyond a simple felt lattice if you choose.

    We will begin by laying out wool to create a lattice pattern. To this we will add your choice of yarns, prefelt, silk or plant fibre. We will also look at incorporating light weight silk fabric and making felted fringes. By the end of this workshop you will know when your felt is properly finished.


    OUR TUTOR

    Sharyn Steel started felt making about 10 years ago and loves to share the tactile nature of this craft. She enjoys the versatility that felt making offers and the way it can be incorporated into her drawing and graphic design practice. Sharyn has also worked professionally as a workplace trainer and facilitated many adult training sessions.

    Sharyn was Felt Champion of Champions in 2020 at the Royal Canberra Show and has received first place for many of her entries in the Felt section over several years.

    Other information

    Workshop level: Beginners and up (completion of a Beginners Felt workshop would be helpful)

    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.

    Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Textile Works Gallery

    TEXTILE WORKS GALLERY 


 

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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