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.

Design Canberra exihibition

Visit our Many Hands Make New Work exhibition 10am-3pm on Saturday 17 November. Part of Design Canberra, the exhibition  showcases the results of collaborative textile projects by Canberra Region Feltmakers and Canberra Spinners and Weavers.

Rapt in Felt exhibition

Rapt in Felt has now closed but there are still things to see. Read our stories in the exhibition catalogue and watch excepts of poetry being improvised based on stories of the exhibition in the Performance Project.

Our Exhibition was opened by Harriet Elvin, Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, which runs a number of the ACT’s major cultural venues, including the Canberra Theatre Centre, the Canberra Museum and Gallery, and three historic house museums – Lanyon, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga. 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.

For members

Members' Tuesday Drop In Days 10am - 3pm and 5.30pm-8pm on Tuesdays with Canberra Spinners and Weavers.

Many Hands Make New Works - 10.30am Sunday 6 October.

Thursday Evening Drop-In  5.30pm-9.00pm (first Thursday each month). Please note, if  arriving after 6pm access is via the back door near the storage containers. 

Members' Saturday Drop in Day 6 October 10am - 3pm (approx.)

Sunday Drop in Days, 4th Sunday of the month 1pm-4pm. Come along and learn other textile techniques including rug making and braiding.  Contact Maggie Whyte for further information.

Making Acoustic Boards Sunday 21 October 10am-12.30pm.

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Latest news

Jindy by the Sea

30 July 2018 - 7 August 2018

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. Nine 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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CRF at The Royal Canberra Show

22 February 2019 - 24 February 2019

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.

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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, with lots of felt items on sale and an overwhelming interest in the demonstrations and workshops we provide as part of the NFF programme.

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Craft and Quilt Fair

22 August 2019 - 25 August 2019

Come and see our work at the Craft and Quilt Fair 22-25 August 2019. Talk to felt makers. Watch demonstrations. Find out how to get involved with our group.

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