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.

We have a new logo!  From November 2018 you will see this appearing on our stationary items and in our newsletter.

Design Canberra exihibition 2018

Our Many Hands Make New Work exhibition and bazaar was held on 16 November and Saturday 17 November. Part of Design Canberra, the exhibition showcased the results of collaborative textile projects by Canberra Region Feltmakers and Canberra Spinners and Weavers.

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

Ways to stay in touch...

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Come along to a workshop

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

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Felt by Bernadette Sheahan

For members

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

Felting Fun Evenings 5.30pm-9.00pm (first and third Thursday each month) at Textile Works

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

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Latest news

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.


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.


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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Delicate Fitted Nuno Vest/Top

27 March 2019 - 28 March 2019

In this two day workshop you will cover, quality and creativity, achieve accurate pattern construction to create a durable garment. The first step is to plan and construct a personal plastic pattern for a vest or top or tunic. May, will show her unique method of laying the fibre in special direction using fine merino to achieve a lasting garment.  This takes little longer but well worth the time. During discussion on the final afternoon tutor will talk about quality finishing of the garment after felting.May 3


Beginners Workshop

13 April 2019 - 13 April 2019

Canberra Region Feltmakers offers one day workshops to introduce those new to felting to the basic skills needed to start creating your own beautiful felt pieces. Each tutor brings their own skills and creativity to their workshop for beginners.



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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