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.
2014 Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo on 21-23 February 2014. Be inspired by the entries in the Felting section, many made by our members. See demonstrations of how felt is made. Find out about membership and beginners workshops.
Our meetings, library and shop are open to members only. Non-members are welcome to come along to one meeting to 'check us out'. Read more about membership.
See the Members' pages for forms, news and announcements.
Our 2014 workshop program is now available. Read more on the workshop pages.
News and events of interest to felters.
The Canberra Region Feltmakers demonstrate feltmaking in the
Craft Exhibition at The Royal Canberra Show as well as
entering a large number of items in the Felt section.
Read more about CRF at The Royal Canberra Show
Each year Canberra Region Feltmakers holds an exhibition,
fashion parade and bazaar to showcase and sell work made by
members over the previous year. The handmade felt pieces on
exhibition are unique and typically use a range of fibres
including wool, silk and alpaca - as well as woven fabrics.
This colourful event is popular, with a host of regular
visitors as well as many new faces each year.
Read more about Rapt in Felt Exhibition
The technique for this workshop has evolved from the
childhood play of folded paper, which the Japanese call
'kirigami'. In this workshop, fabrics, pre-felts or
pre-nuno-felts will be folded (ori) and then cut (kiri),
recreating the kirigami paper technique as a feltmaking
Read more about Orikiri Felt with Sachiko Kotaka
Done a little felting? Want to know more and build on those
basic skills? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn how
to incorporate other fibres, which fabrics felt best, to
make good firm edges and how to know when your felt is
‘done’ properly. Experiment with rat tails and simple
resists to make pockets, windows and tunnels in your felt.
There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Read more about Intermediate Workshop
Nuno-felting, “shibori” and garment patternmaking with
Read more about Wearable Art 3D Marvels
In this workshop participants will explore the various
methods of making felt with holes, empty spaces and lacy
design as well as cobweb felt.
Read more about Open Spaces and Lacy Felting
Hat Finishing - A further refinement to the art of felt hat
Read more about Brims and Trims with Liz Evans