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Our Workshops and skill shares

Our workshops generally run for one or two days, which allows for extended development of skills and work on larger projects.

Skill shares are shorter events for members led by our members and focused on a particular technique or topic. Information is shared, questions are answered and we all learn from each other.

We keep our groups small to allow everyone to have some personal attention from the tutor. Our tutors are experienced felt makers from the local region as well as visiting tutors from other parts of Australia and the world. 

Places can fill fast so don't delay booking.


Upcoming workshops and skill shares

    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Scout Hall, Kett Street, Kambah (beside the Burns Club)
    • 3
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     WORKSHOP 

    Let's make a hat!

    Work with experienced milliner and felter Robyn Toohey to make a cloche, beret or a trilby style felt hat.

    During the workshop you will learn how to:

    • lay out a felt hood on a resist
    • add surface embellishments (if you wish to bring some)
    • felt the hood and finish the edges well
    • block the felt to create the hat shape of your choice

    Please give some thought to which style of hat you would like to make. Members can borrow hat blocks from the CRF Library at the June General Meeting.

    At the end of the workshop you will have a hat that you can decorate at home after it has dried. Decorations might include brooches, feathers, ribbons and flowers. CRF runs activities and workshops from time to time where you can learn to make these things.

     

    YOUR TUTOR: Robyn Toohey

    Robyn studied millinery at CIT and has a Certificate 3 in Millinery and has attended many International Millinery Forums that were held in Wagga Wagga, attending workshops with International and Australian milliners.

    She has been designing bespoke millinery since 2007 using quality millinery fabrics and commercially made felt hoods. One of her millinery designs won Fashions on the Field at Queanbeyan Races and another was a finalist in the Canberra Black Opal Fashions on the Field.

    Robyn joined the Canberra Region Feltmakers (CRF) in 2011 as she wanted to make her own felt hoods, giving her flexibility over the choice of fleece, colour and design. She has attended many felting workshops through CRF, learning new techniques with both International and local tutors. She has experience in felting with merino and alpaca fleece.

    Other information

    Experience level: Experienced beginner/Intermediate.  

    What to bring: Please refer to this materials list to see what equipment you will need to bring with you on the day.  Bring your own lunch and snacks - tea and coffee will be provided.

    Parking: Free parking is available.

    Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

Beginners

Workshops for beginners are run 2-3 times a year. If there are no beginners workshops listed, add yourself to our Beginners Feltmaking waitlist to receive an email when bookings for the next beginners workshop open.

Waiting list

If a workshop is full you can still use the workshop booking form to put your name on the waiting list. If places become available they are offered to people on the waiting list in the order their bookings were received.

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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