Workshops

 

Workshops are run throughout the year to provide members and non-members with new skills and ideas on a range of felting techniques and applications - and occasionally other transferable skills such as dyeing or beading. 

Our workshops are always very popular so please book early to secure your place.  The workshop program is usually published on the website in the first few months of the year, but updates are released throughout the year.

Bookings

Bookings are made using the Add to Cart option on the workshop outline page.

(If you are completely challenged by the online booking system, you can use the old application form: PDF or Word file).

Full payment is required before the workshop to secure your place - after booking an invoice will be provided 6-8 weeks prior to the workshop setting out the payment options and due date.

Waiting list

If a workshop is full you can still submit a workshop booking to put your name on the waiting list.  Cancelled places are offered to people on the waiting list in the order their booking was received.

Beginners

Workshops for beginners are run 2-3 times a year. Add yourself to our Beginners Feltmaking waitlist if you would like receive an email when bookings for the next beginners workshop open.

Workshop costs

Workshop fees are worked out based on tutor fees, travel costs, venue hire charges and any other costs such as if the tutor is supplying some materials as part of the course fee.

Workshop arrangements

Our workshops are usually held at our meeting room at I9/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley, ACT from 10 am–4 pm.

Attendees are required to arrive 30 minutes prior to the class starting and to set up tables for the workshop.  

At the completion of the day everyone is asked to help pack up the room including putting tables/chairs in the store room and making sure that the room is left clean and tidy.

Tea and coffee are provided but bring your own lunch.

A workshop specific requirements list will be emailed to you after your payment has been received.

Felting opportunities

We have Thursday Evening Felting (experienced and beginners) if you have done a beginners workshop and want to make more felt in a friendly, supportive environment.

 

Watch our speed video about one of the many ways to make felt.

 

Delicate Fitted Nuno Vest/Top

May Jacobson Hvistendahl2

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

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Beginners Workshop

Lis Mertens student sample 2

13 April 2019 - 13 April 2019

Canberra Region Feltmakers offers one day workshops to introduce those new to felting to learn 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.

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Nuno Wrap

Jackie1

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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