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March Felt Frenzy

  • Saturday, 18th March 2017 at 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ 248 Highfield Rd Hartwell

    Hello Victorian Felt makers
    We had a very successful start to our felting year in…

Martien van Zuilen Treasure Nests and Vessels: Form and Textures in the 3rd Dimension

  • Monday, 13th March 2017 at 9:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday, 14th March
    Location: Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria 655 Nicholson St, Carlton North VIC 3054

    Create refined vessels while exploring the potential and unique qualities for surface design…

Enfolded double-wall felt "vessel" with Sachiko Kotaka (NSW/Japan)

  • Saturday, 3rd June 2017 at 9:30am - 4pm, Sunday, 4th June 2017 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 248 Highfield Rd, Hartwell

    Participants will learn how to make a seamless double wall felt vessel.  Each participant will…

**Full house**Pine Needle Scarf with Leiko Uchiyama (Ireland/Japan)

  • Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at 9am - 4pm, Sunday, 24th September 2017 at 9am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd.( crn. Milverton st) Hartwell 3124

    We are going to learn the pine needles technique which is a very fine lacy felt and incorporate…

Victorian Feltmakers to Participate in Lost Trades Fair 2017

  • Saturday, 11th March 2017 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 12th March
    Location: Kyneton Racecourse, Campaspe Place, Kyneton, Victoria 3444

*****Workshop Now Full. Discover Felt! with Anna Ashton

  • Saturday, 8th April 2017 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ, 248 Highfield Rd (cnr Milverton St.), Hartwell

    This is a one day workshop for total beginners, exploring wet felt processes. 

Camp Jungai Felting Retreat May 19th -22nd 2017

  • Friday, 19th May 2017 at 3pm - 1:30pm Monday, 22nd May
    Location: 475 Rubicon Rd Thornton Vic

    This felting retreat is in a beautiful bush land setting with comfy areas to sit and take in…

Felt Frenzy 2017

  • Saturday, 21st January 2017 at 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: 248 Highfield Rd Hartwell

    Our first Felt Frenzy for 2017 should get us all back in the swing.
    If you did not manage…

February VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 18th February 2017 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    At our first gathering for 2017 we will have the fibre shop, library and equipment hire open…

*Wait List Only* Felt Foldings with Andrea Noeske-Porada from Germany

  • Saturday, 15th July 2017 at 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday, 16th July 2017 at 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ, Hartwell

    In this workshop students will create and felt 3-dimensional intricate constructions and…

Exit 16 Exhibition

  • Wednesday, 9th November 2016 at 11am - 5am Sunday, 27th November
    Location: 69 Smith Street Fitzroy

    Opening Night Saturday 12 November 4pm-6pm

    This is an exhibition of graduating…

Felt Frenzy

  • Saturday, 19th November 2016 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ 246 Highfield Rd Hartwell

                                       Last Felt Frenzy for 2016

                     Let's…

FREEDOM CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP: Pam de Groot

Posted by Sarah Louise Ricketts, Thursday, 6th October 2016 @ 3:21pm


  • Just 3 Places remain in this 3 Day Workshop

    Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13

    Abbotsford Convent (Melbourne)

    Pam de Groot presents a workshop in which you will make prefelt yardage to create garments with twists, pocketing and swales, using minimal patterns. 

    You will exploit the amazing properties of felt for garment creation. This course challenges you, the maker, to trust the process of discovery and let your creativity run free. Be ready for thrills and delights on this rollercoaster ride! 
    Some felting experience is essential.

    Click to book!

    Did you know?

    Current (fully paid-up) members of the VFI receive a 15% discount on all FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops. This means you can book into Pam's workshop at the same price as the Early Bird, even though Early Bird bookings have closed. That's just $450. A saving of $75, simply because you are a member of the VFI. (Note: trybooking.com will charge you the full rate ($525), and we will refund $75 to your card.)

    Venue

    Abbotsford Convent 
    1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Vic., 3067

    Location: Sacred Heart Ironing Room & Little Ironing Room

    Contact FELT|WEAR|ABLE for information:

    Jan Everett            0411 468 819 
    Sarah L. Ricketts     0410 107 529

    feltwearable@gmail.com
     







*Save the Date* 14th Felt-Makers Convergence 2017

  • Sunday, 24th September 2017 at TBD
    Location: Toowoomba, University of Southern Queensland

    When: 24-29 September 2017
    Venue: Toowoomba, University of Southern Queensland.…

Wild Fibre for Felted Fashion, with Pam Hovel

  • Saturday, 11th February 2017 at 9:30am - 4pm, Sunday, 12th February 2017 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ, church hall, cnr Highfield Rd. and Milverton St. Hartwell

    A two day workshop making a cape or poncho using raw wool such as English Leicester.

FELT FRENZY

  • Saturday, 17th September 2016 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ 248 Highfield Rd Hartwell

    All members are welcome to join our Felt Frenzy day.
    Bring your own felting equipment…

Grampians Texture 2017

  • Saturday, 18th March 2017 at 9am - 4pm Thursday, 23rd March
    Location: Halls Gap Victoria

    Put the dates in your diary now!

FELTernative 2016 Exhibition

  • Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 at 10am - 5pm Sunday, 28th August
    Location: Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122

    FELTernative aims to change your perception of contemporary felt and raise public awareness of…

FELTernative 2016 Exhibition (Save the Date)

  • Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 at 11am - 4pm Sunday, 28th August
    Location: Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

    A special Opening Event will be held 2 – 4 pm,

    Saturday 6 August, 2016.

    It would…

Let’s start at the very beginning – novice felters ABC with Phyllis Hoffman

  • Sunday, 21st August 2016 at 9:30am - 4pm, Saturday, 27th August 2016 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: Harwell Church of Christ, church hall, cnr Highfield Rd. and Milverton St. Hartwell

    If you have always fancied felting but didn't know where to start, this is the workshop for…


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