This year we are holding our Rapt in Felt Exhibition at our new premises in Chifley.  The new venue has provided opportunities to explore a different way of showing our work and we hope that you will come along to see our new home and enjoy our Exhibition and Bazaar and performances by Chrysalis Theatre Company.

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.

 

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https://www.trybooking.com/VDGF

 

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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 on Tuesdays with Canberra Spinners and Weavers.

Wednesday Evening Drop-In 5.30pm-9.00pm (first Wednesday each month)

Members' Saturday Drop in Days 7 July and 6 October from 10am.

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Latest news

A Celebration of Wool

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

See us demonstrating felt making and running short workshops on this special celebration of  wool at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston ACT. Markets open 10am - 4pm.

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Jindy by the Sea

30 July 2018 - 7 August 2016

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.

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Workshops

Olga Finkle Painting with wool photo portrait

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

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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Improvisation and Inspiration : Rapt in Felt Teacher Workshop - 4 June 2018

4 June 2018

Learn a range of improvisation games and exercises that you can use with your students across the curriculum. Discover how to explore ideas and stories using drama-based techniques (drawing on the Exhibition as inspiration). Consider how you might foster your students’ creativity, collaborative skills, and capacity to respond to a range of artworks through the use of drama. 

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Introduction to Felting : Rapt in Felt Teacher Workshop - 6 June 2018

6 June 2018

 

Learn the secrets of this ancient craft. The techniques and processes that you will learn in this hands-on workshop are very easily transferred to the classroom. All students can learn to felt in a very short time, with little equipment and inexpensive materials. Consider how you might use these techniques to inspire your students to make innovative and creative artworks.

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Dyed Felt

Dyeversity with Rachel Meek - 8 September 2018

8 September 2018

During this one day workshop, students will be introduced to the wonderful world of dyeing with Landscape Dyes. Techniques of dyeing fibre (wool tops, silk, alpaca etc) yarns, felt and silk fabric will be explored - both microwave and pot dyeing. You will learn how to mix colours to create your own personal palette, overdye colours on silk fabric/felt and use simple resists on silk fabrics/felt.

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Nuno resist

Nuno Resist Workshop with Rachel Meek - 9 September 2018

9 September 2018

 

In this one day workshop students will produce 5 or 6 samples showing different techniques to create textured, draped, interesting felts using merino wool, masking tape as a resist and the fabric of their choice. Techniques will include laying out masking tape in different patterns, comparing cutting fabric with cutting felt, cutting pre-felt rather than fully felted, easy removal of masking tape and felting techniques. 

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