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 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

Membership renewals are now due (you don't have to login to renew your membership but it helps)

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

Many Hands Make New Works - 10.30am Sunday 26 August.

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

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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Craft and Quilt Fair

9 August 2018 - 12 August 2018

Come and see our work at the Craft and Quilt Fair 9-12 August 2018. Talk to felt makers. Watch demonstrations. Find out how to get involved with our group.

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Workshops

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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