Canberra Region Feltmakers

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Our Workshops

Our workshop tutors are experienced feltmakers from the local region as well as visiting tutors from other parts of Australia and the world. Our workshops generally have a limit of 10 participants to allow everyone to have some personal attention during the day. Places can fill fast so don't delay booking.

Upcoming workshops

    • 31 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT
    • 1
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    You will be led through the process of making a suitable design for your zipper brooch and shown how to deal with preparing and stitching the zipper to your backing cloth.

    This is a repeat of the workshop on 10 October.

    Methods of colour mixing the fleece will be explored and then how to control the fleece while needle felting it into the spaces of the design.

    Finishing of the brooch with a suitable backing cloth and attachment of the clasp, completes the process.

    Workshop fee: $75
    A $40 deposit is payable at time of booking. This can be paid when you book or later by direct deposit to the CRF bank account (details are on the invoice). You will receive an invoice for the balance approximately 4 weeks before the workshop.

    Level: Any

    Tutor: Alyson Robinson (NSW)

    Workshop terms and conditions

    COVID 19 protocols

    Requirements list

    About OUR tutor

    Alyson Robinson

    After training in Melbourne as an art and textiles teacher in secondary schools, Alyson taught mostly art as she followed her military husband around eastern Australia and to Malaysia. On the way she was able to expand her knowledge and experience in all things textile, through various groups like the Creative Group of the Embroiderer’s Guild in Adelaide, Fibres and Fabrics in Townsville and the ACT Textile Art Association. Designing, knitting and sewing garments is a passion, but there has also been dyeing, printing, needle-felting, fabric manipulation and embroidery used in images and sculpture. 

    Jewellery making has complimented a special outfit, whether Alyson has been using ceramics, enameling, beads, silver or textiles. Needle-felting is a relatively new strand to her jewellery making after discovering zipper brooches on Pinterest.

    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Tenants' Room 1, 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT
    • 3

    Ever wondered what felt is and how it is created?

    Level: Novice, Beginner

    Canberra Region Feltmakers offers one day workshops to introduce those new to felting to the basic skills needed to start creating your own beautiful felt pieces. 

    You will learn about Merinos, microns and mommie, from experienced  tutor, Lynne Sanders, who will guide you through  the skills of 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 for you to take home.

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

    The fee for this workshop includes a pack of wool.

    See the Workshop Terms and Conditions.

    Tutor: Lynne Sanders

    Lynne Sanders is a professional felter who has been felting for 17 years, attending workshops with many local and international tutors. Previously, she has been a silk painter and machine embroiderer, holding a Certificate in Fabric Decoration from CIT Canberra.

    Her creative life is in pursuit of fine drapable felt for wearables and scarves with an emphasis on design and surface decoration.


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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