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.

Rapt in Felt Colour Dance Fashion Parade and Bazaar 2019

This event will be held on 14 and 15 September in collaboration with Warehouse Circus.  This promises to be a different take on a fashion parade and entertainment.  Put the dates in your diary now.

3.45pm Saturday 14 September

1.30pm Sunday 15 September

3.45pm Sunday 15 September

Rapt in Felt exhibition 2018

Read our stories in the exhibition catalogue and watch excerpts of poetry being improvised based on stories of the exhibition in the Performance Project. Read Harriet Elvin's speaking notes for the Exhibition opening

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

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Felt Fun Evenings 5.30pm-9.00pm (first and third Thursday each month) at Textile Works
$5 paid on the day for members, $10 for non-members

Circus felt fun day - Saturday 8 June 10 - 3pm at Textile Works. We will make juggling balls and other items for use by Warehouse Circus in our fashion parade
$5 paid on the day for members, $10 for non-members, some wool supplied.

Tuesday Drop In Days (with Canberra Spinners and Weavers) - 10am - 3pm and 5.30pm-8pm on Tuesdays at Textile Works.

Sunday Drop in Days, 4th Sunday of the month 1pm-4pm at Textile Works. Come along and learn other textile techniques including rug making and braiding.

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Canberra Show winner's work previously on display at Textile Works Gallery.

Textile Works Gallery

Public and members-only exhibitions each month in the Gallery. Upcoming exhibitions include the following.

Adorned - Exotic Textiles exhibition

29 March - 28 April (members only)

Funky Hottie Covers exhibition

7-24 June

Open to public 15–16 June and 22–23 June, 10am–4pm, Silent auction from 3pm on 23 June

This joint exhibition is a fundraiser for CRF/CSW. Hot water bottles with covers for sale by silent auction. Bright! Fun!!!

Colour Dance exhibition

2-28 July (members only)

Think wearable art! Think colour! That mad piece of wearable art that you have always wanted to make but have been too frightened to try or perhaps too modest to flaunt! These pieces also be seen in the fashion parade after the exhibition.

 

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More Canberra Show winners previously at Textile Works Gallery

Latest news

CRF at the National Folk Festival

19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019

Canberra Region Feltmakers participate at the National Folk Festival (NFF), an annual event which is always a great success.  This year we will run workshops as part of the NFF programme.

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Jindy by the Sea

15 July 2019 - 22 July 2019

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. A week 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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Craft and Quilt Fair

15 August 2019 - 18 August 2019

Come and see our work at the Craft and Quilt Fair 15-18 August 2019. Talk to felt makers. Watch demonstrations. Find out how to get involved with our group.

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Workshops

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Nuno Wrap

11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019

In this one day workshop you will be making an elegant Nuno felt wrap, using a lightweight silk fabric background and pre-felt merino wool shapes in a pleasing design. The borders will be framed using pre purchased wool batts. This is an elegant wrap for evening occasions, or lightweight for travelling.

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Felt Garment Rescue

9 June 2019 - 9 June 2019

This one day workshop will be looking at "Fitting, Finishes, Fixes, Combining UFO's", adding to and taking away for a much better fit. There will be lots of fun learning from each other’s felt mysteries. Christine loves felt but often find it a challenge to get the best finishes and fit, so she will be sharing a few tricks learnt during her thirty years of working with textiles.

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Textures and Patterns in Nature

12 October 2019 - 13 October 2019

A workshop to explore the colours, patterns and textures in the natural world that can inspire your felt work. Join Wendy on a sampling journey creating from natures palette.

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The Art of Embossing

14 October 2019 - 14 October 2019

This class is a creative, process oriented workshop designed to develop your felt making skills in a playful, experimental manner. You will make a lovely lightweight embossed scarf and some great samples.

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