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Our Workshops and skill shares

Skill shares are shorter events led by our members and focused on a particular technique or topic. We have face to face and Zoom versions but either way, information is shared, questions are answered and we all learn from each other.

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

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

    • 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.

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:  19/70 Maclaurin Crescent,  Chifley ACT

Post:  PO Box 455 Curtin ACT 2605

ABN: 16 718 242 055

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