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Our Workshops and other training

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 for 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

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

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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