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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

    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online with Zoom
    • 7
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     SKILL SHARE ONLINE 

    Your volunteer tutor is Lynne Sanders. In this Skill Share, Lynne will introduce you to more exotic fibres such as bamboo, banana, ramie, soy, pearl, mint, milk and viscose and show you how the different fibres can enhance your work in surprising ways.

    This is a repeat of the face to face skill share held in 2020.




    The exact timing is still to be confirmed but will be up to 3 hours. There will be Zoom sessions during this time and also some time for you to experiment.

    The cost for the Skill Share is $20.

    Limited places are available for this members-only event. Registration is essential. You need to be logged in as a member to book a place.

    If the skill share is fully booked, put yourself on the waiting list. If there is a cancellation we will go to the waiting list.

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Tenants' Room 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley
    • 0
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     SKILL SHARE 

    Your volunteer tutor is Jennie Curtis. Jennie was Editor of Felt Magazine for two years and has taken many photos for CRF over the past 10 years.

    Would you like to submit photos of your work but aren't quite sure how to take photos that show your work at its best? This will be a hands on session where you will practice using your mobile phone or tablet to photograph various types of felted items. We will look at setting up your photos - lighting, background and styling - and then selecting the photos to use and what you need to know about sending them.

    We won't be making felt in this skill share but you are welcome to bring along felt that you have made and would like to photograph.

    The cost for the Skill Share is $20. In addition, the red tin will welcome your $5 room fee for the day (you can stay longer and make more felt). Please sign in before going to the tenants' room.

    Limited places are available for this members-only event. Registration is essential. You need to be logged in as a member to book a place.

    If the skill share is fully booked, put yourself on the waiting list. If there is a cancellation we will go to the waiting list.

    • 13 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Textile Works Meeting Room, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
    • 3
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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 you will learn about Merino, microns and mommie. Your tutor Lynne Sanders 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, Lynne will assist you to create a unique project to take home.

    We look forward to sharing the magic of felt making with you.

    Lynne Sanders

    Lynne Sanders is a professional feltmaker based in Canberra. She has been felting for 17 years, has trained with many local and international tutors and sells her work at the Canberra Old Bus Depot Markets.

    Lynne has a background in silk painting and machine embroidery (including a Certificate in Fabric Decoration from CIT Canberra). Her fine, felted wearables and scarves often incorporate these techniques with emphasis on design, drape and surface decoration.

    Other information

    Workshop level: Novice, beginner

    What's included in the fee: your pack of wool, one day workshop in small class.

    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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