Wherever there are sheep and wool, communities have made felt

Canberra Region Feltmakers has existed since the early '90s to support and encourage all those interested in this versatile and exceptionally creative activity. Although based in Canberra, our membership spans not only the local region, but Sydney and the rest of NSW, and also includes a number of interstate and international members. Read more about membership.

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Royal Canberra Show 24-26 February 2017 - we will be demonstrating feltmaking in the Felt section of the Craft Fair

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CRF at The Royal Canberra Show

24 February 2017 - 26 February 2017

The Canberra Region Feltmakers members enter their work in the Felt section of the Crafts Expo at The Royal Canberra Show. During the show they act as stewards for the Felt section. Drop in to say hello and see feltmaking demonstrations.

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Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence

24 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

convergence.jpgConvergence is a gathering of felt makers from the Southern Hemisphere and other parts of the world. Sharing knowledge about feltmaking is the underlying theme. It has become customary to hold a Convergence every two years, alternately in Australia and New Zealand.

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Workshops

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Nuno Notan Fabric with Maude Bath

4 March 2017 - 5 March 2017

During this 2 day workshop Maude will help you create individual Notan designs and teach you how to Nuno felt the design onto a 3 metre piece of silk chiffon.

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Beginners Feltmaking - Mar 2017

11 March 2017

This one day workshop is designed to give those new to felting the basic skills to start creating beautiful felt items. Over the day you will learn about laying out your fleece, wetting down, rubbing, rolling and fulling and most importantly, learning when your felt is fully felted.

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Fingered Gloves Workshop with Gay Staurup

6 May 2017

In this one day workshop, we will be having fun making a pair of fingered woollen gloves. Making felted gloves is quite fiddly and you will need to be prepared to be precise. You can decorate your gloves at home once they have dried.

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Hooky Flowers Workshop with Maggie Whyte

3 June 2017

In this one day workshop we will have fun making hooky felt flowers. Students will learn rug hooky techniques to use with left over felt. Maggie will bring lots of samples with her. Each student can choose to make their own brooch design using their own felt, felt beads, and other fibres. These brooches can then be used with scarves, vests and wraps.

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Facetted Jewellery Workshop with Andrea Noeske-Porada

22 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

Inspired by Origami Artists like Paul Jackson, Eric Gjerde and others, Andrea will guide the participants through the process of creating intricate felted three dimensional constructions and foldings for jewellery and small felt objects.

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Beginners Feltmaking - Sept 2017

9 September 2017

This one day workshop is designed to give those new to felting the basic skills to start creating beautiful felt items. Over the day you will learn about laying out your fleece, wetting down, rubbing, rolling and fulling and most importantly, learning when your felt is fully felted.

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