Workshops

Workshops are run throughout the year to provide members and non-members with new skills and ideas on a range of felting techniques and applications.  Our workshops are always very popular so please book early to secure your place using the Add to Cart option on the workshop outline page. (If you are completely challenged by the online booking system, you can use the old application form: PDF or Word file). Full payment is required 8 weeks before the workshop to secure your place.

If a workshop is full you can still put your name on the waiting list using the online booking system or contacting the workshop co-ordinator.

Workshops for beginners are run regularly.

Workshop fees are worked out based on tutor fees, travel costs, venue hire charges and any other costs such as if the tutor is supplying some materials as part of the course fee.

Our workshops are usually held at our meeting room at I9/71 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley, ACT from 10 am–4 pm. Attendees are required to arrive 30 minutes prior to the class starting and to set up tables for the workshop.  At the completion of the day everyone is asked to help pack up the room including putting tables/chairs in the store room and making sure that the room is left clean and tidy.

Tea and coffee are provided but bring your own lunch.

A requirements list will be emailed to you after your payment has been received.

We have More Felting for Beginners evenings if you have done a beginners workshop and want to make more felt in a friendly, supportive environment.

Watch our speed video about one of the many ways to make felt.

 

Revamped Felt Workshop with Sachiko Kotaka - 14 & 15 March 2018 (Wed & Thurs)

Sachiko Kotako Revamped felt 1

14 March 2018 - 15 March 2018

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.

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Painting with wool with Olga Finkle - 12 & 13 May 2018 (Sat & Sun)

Olga Finkle Painting with wool photo portrait

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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