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.

 

 Design Canberra Open Studio 25 November 2017

 

Our Fibre Couture fashion parade, high tea and bazaar is a wrap

Fibre Couture 2017 at the Belconnen Arts Centre

Photo by Belconnen Arts Centre

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Non-members are welcome to come along to one meeting to 'check us out' and may also attend our workshops.

For members

The 2017 CRF AGM will be held on 25 November 2017 at 19/71 Maclaurin Street, Chifley starting at 1pm. See the Nomination and Proxy Forms (Word or PDF)

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Latest news

CRF at The Royal Canberra Show

23 February 2018 - 25 February 2018

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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Workshops

Sachiko Kotako Revamped felt 1

Revamped Felt Workshop with Sachiko Kotaka - 14 & 15 March 2018 (Wed & Thurs)

14 March 2018 - 15 March 2018

Sachiko is inspired by the Japanese 'Boro' concept and revamps her works to create new pieces which are more tactile/complex. In this workshop Sachiko will inspire and assist you to give new life to your old felt or nuno-felt pieces. You will have a lot of fun fulfilling the potential of a piece; or creating a new piece using your accumulated felt.

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Olga Finkle Painting with wool photo portrait

Painting with wool with Olga Finkle - 12 & 13 May 2018 (Sat & Sun)

12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018

In this workshop, you will be introduced to my method of "painting with wool" where pre-felt will be your canvas, felt-needle your brush and wool fibre your paint. You will make a portrait of a girl in fancy headwear using a paper pattern, concentrating on precise lines while also having the freedom to express your creativity. At the end of the workshop we will also discuss different methods of framing.

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