For our third Canfelt Along, we are celebrating life and festivity. Our members will share some of their favourite felting techniques and ideas to help you celebrate in felt. We are excited to again bring you this 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, different feltmakers will share ideas for making wild and wacky felt objects that can be used to decorate festive wreaths and table centrepieces. We will also show you how to make the base for a wreath using garden materials. The instructions will include short videos demonstrating techniques or written notes and photos. There are no set times. You can work on the project when it is convenient to you during the five weeks and do as much or as little as you choose.
While these instructions 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. Part of the fun is seeing what everyone creates starting with the same information.
Before the Canfelt Along begins you will be given a materials list. Many of the materials can probably be sourced from your stash.
A basic knowledge of how felt is made is assumed. The instructions will be in English.
Registration is essential. Entry in the exhibition to be held in November is included. This event is open to all felt makers. Secure online payment is available through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account).
Join a social day felting with fellow felters. This is a relaxed, fun time when CRF members can explore felting techniques, work on a project of your own choice alongside other felt makers and share ideas. There may also be collaborative projects happening. Bring your own wool and felting equipment.
Join in the Collaborative Coat making project if you choose.
The CRF shop is likely to be open.
Registration is essential
Payment for the day of felting can be done online when you register or by paying the invoice online, by direct deposit or by card at a Saturday meeting. The fee is to cover your share of the room hire costs for the day.
You can also just drop in to visit the shop or say hello. Please register but there is no charge for this.
What's happening at this meeting for members:
Cost is $5 which includes the lucky door prize (remember to get a ticket when you sign the attendance book). The fee is to help cover the room hire costs.
Registration is optional but makes it easy to pay. Payment can be done online when you register or by paying the invoice online or by direct deposit. You can also register and pay using the Wild Apricot Members app.
Another option is to just turn up and pay on the day.
Prince Buggly is a six legged, winged critter that is full of character. During the course of the day you will have fun creating and personalising your own wet felted critter. These critters may be used as a Christmas tree decoration, a conversation piece or a collectable.
Special Note ‘Buggly’ critters are not suitable as a child’s toy.
In this workshop you will learn how to:
Demonstrations and examples are used throughout the workshop.
Juliana was first introduced to feltmaking in 2016 and is passionate about creating unique, quirky and one-of-a-kind felt items. Living on a farm, she finds that a lot of her inspiration for her feltmaking comes from her surrounds.
Juliana has won many Grand Championships the latest being Overall Felting Champion Royal Canberra Show 2022.
With a background in teaching children and in adult education (including running craft workshops), Juliana has planned a fun day of feltmaking and looks forward to guiding you through the process.
Workshop level: Participants must have completed a beginner course and be familiar with wet felting techniques.
What's included in the fee: One day workshop in small class, a small materials pack and loan of some feltmaking equipment.
What to bring: please refer to the Requirements list - critter workshop 2022.pdf that details the equipment/items you will need to bring with you to participate in the workshop.
COVID restrictions: If we are unable to run this course due to COVID restrictions, you will be notified and your workshop fees will be refunded.
Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.
This 2 day workshop is all about making felt on a precious scale! Learn a variety of innovative techniques to make uniquely shaped components suitable for jewellery, small sculptural works, embellishments and more.
Make ingenious beads (aptly named Scrunch, Spike, Dotty, Fangs, ColorCuts, and Twirls), cords and chains, sculptural closures. We will use fine merino wool and incorporate a range of novelty fibres, sumptuous silks and fabrics, wire and tubing, and recycled materials, to create felt components for one-of-a-kind pendants, brooches, necklaces, earrings, bangles, 3D sculptural forms and more, more, more…
The motto of the workshop is: ‘anything is possible’; the focus is on ‘quality in creativity’. This is a hands-on workshop with in-depth demonstrations, attention to detail and lots of 'play time'.
Whether you are interested in jewellery, sculpture, embellishments or mixed media, this workshop will provide much inspiration and technical ‘know-how’, resulting in inspired creations finished to a high standard.
All levels of experience welcome.
What's included in the fee: Two day workshop in small class, a materials pack and detailed notes.
What to bring: please refer to the Materials list - Felt Adorned workshop 2022 that details the equipment/items you will need to bring with you to participate in the workshop.
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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