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.


Felt handbag made by Jackie Hartley. Photographer, Lorraine Walter

See us at

Rapt in Felt: Our Stories 2,3 June and 9, 10, 11 June 2018 at Textile Works, 19/71 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley, ACT.

Ways to stay in touch...

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Come along to a workshop

Watch our 2016 fashion parade video

... and watch our How Felt is Made video

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

For members

Members' Tuesday Drop In Days 10am - 3pm on Tuesdays with Canberra Spinners and Weavers.

Wednesday Evening Drop-In 5.30pm-9.00pm (first Wednesday each month)

Members' Saturday Drop in Days 7 July and 6 October from 10am.

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Latest news

A Celebration of Wool

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

See us demonstrating felt making and running short workshops on this special celebration of  wool at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston ACT. Markets open 10am - 4pm.


Jindy by the Sea

30 July 2018 - 7 August 2016

This annual event for Canberra Region Feltmakers used to be held in Jindabyne but now happens at Tuross. Members can book in to attend for individual nights or the whole retreat. Five days of feltmaking in a fun, informal atmosphere. This is not a formal workshop but an opportunity to share ideas, techniques and stories.


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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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