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