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.
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.
In this one day workshop we will have fun making hooky felt flowers. Students will learn rug hooky techniques to use with left over felt. Maggie will bring lots of samples with her. Each student can choose to make their own brooch design using their own felt, felt beads, and other fibres. These brooches can then be used with scarves, vests and wraps.
Inspired by Origami Artists like Paul Jackson, Eric Gjerde and others, Andrea will guide the participants through the process of creating intricate felted three dimensional constructions and foldings for jewellery and small felt objects.
During this two-day workshop, we will make a nuno-felted scarf or wrap using paj silk and fine Merino wool. We will then dye the piece using the fascinating botanical-print method. While we are waiting for the dye pot to work its magic we will make another scarf using tissue silk, incorporating different fabric manipulation techniques and can be in colours of your choice. This workshop is about exploration while letting your creativity run free……and enjoying the experience.