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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Out of the Box exhibition  t Belconnen Arts Centre includes our five felt poles and other work from our members

Celebration of Wool Day 17 May at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston

Our felt exhibition - Rapt in Felt 2016

RaptinFelt2016 

Tickets for our raffle are available from CRF stand at Celebration of Wool Day and at Rapt in Felt. Here is the fabulous prize.

 CRF raffle prize

Photos and video from Rapt in Felt 2015.

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Rapt in Felt Exhibition

31 May 2016 - 11 June 2016

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.

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Jindy by the Sea

5 August 2016 - 9 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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Workshops

Beginners Feltmaking 1

2 July 2016

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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Wild Fibre with Pam Hovel

13 August 2016 - 14 August 2016

In this two day workshop we will explore the properties of raw, untreated natural wool fibre such as English Leicester, Mohair and Alpaca locks as well as other natural fibres (silk, flax, banana, soy, bamboo etc)You will learn how to create different textures on lightweight, drapeable nuno-felt with exciting visual and sensual properties. You will design and make a felted garment with individualised styling such as a cape, poncho or wrap. Let your wild side rise to the surface. Expect to get in touch with your primal instincts during these two days. 

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Beginners Feltmaking 2

29 October 2016

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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Nuno Notan Fabric with Maude Bath

19 November 2016 - 20 November 2016

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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