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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Come along to a More Felting for Beginners evening (if you have done a beginners felting workshop)

Watch our behind-the-scenes 2016 fashion parade video

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See our 2017 workshop program and online bookings.

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

For members

We've moved to I9/71 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley

Membership renewals are due by 30 June. Renew and pay online now.

Members' Saturday felt play days 10am - 3pm on 30 September and 11 November $5 - more information in the newsletter.

Members can Log in for access to the Members' area.

Forms

Out of the Box sales form

Sales form for any event.

Latest news

Craft and Quilt Fair

10 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Come and see our work at the Craft and Quilt Fair. Talk to felt makers. Watch demonstrations. Find out how to get involved with our group.

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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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Fibre Couture

14 October 2017 - 15 October 2017

Fibre Couture is an exciting and innovative fashion parade followed by high tea and exclusive access to the Fibre Couture Bazaar. Combining the talents of members of ACT Textile Arts Association and the Canberra Region Feltmakers, the fashion parade will showcase wearable art created from diverse textile media including handmade felt, shibori and fabric embellishments.

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CRF Open Studio

24 November 2017

We will be holding an open studio in Chifley as part of Design Canberra. All welcome. More information coming soon.

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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

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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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Nuno-Felted Botanical Print Scarf with Pam Hovel

21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

During this two-day workshop, we will make a nuno-felted scarf or wrap using paj silk and fine Merino wool. We will then dye the piece using the fascinating botanical-print method. While we are waiting for the dye pot to work its magic we will make another scarf using tissue silk, incorporating different fabric manipulation techniques and can be in colours of your choice. This workshop is about exploration while letting your creativity run free……and enjoying the experience. 

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