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*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
     







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…

*NOW FULL* Dazzling extended edges and impressive nuno techniques with Brigitte Haldemann

  • Friday, 7th October 2016 at 9:30am - 4pm, Saturday, 8th October 2016 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ church hall, 248 Highfield Road (cnr Milverton Street)

    You will be guided through many steps in finishing and extending edges.  We will explore nuno…

*NOW FULL* Expanding surface felting techniques with Catherine O'Leary

  • Sunday, 18th September 2016 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ church hall, cnr Highfield Rd and Milverton St. Hartwell

    This workshop explores many different applications of feltmaking, with woven fabrics and silk…

Felt Frenzy

  • Saturday, 9th July 2016 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ 248 Highfield Rd Hartwell

    Felt Frenzy is set up for members to be inspired and creative in a warm and friendly…

December VFI General meeting

  • Saturday, 3rd December 2016 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    At our next gathering the shop, library and equipment…

Frocktober VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 15th October 2016 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    "Bring a friend to Froctober"

    Visitors welcome. 

August VFI AGM and General Meeting

  • Saturday, 20th August 2016 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Our AGM will be held at…

June VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 18th June 2016 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    At our next gathering the shop, library and equipment…

April VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 16th April 2016 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    At our next gathering the shop, library and equipment hire opens at 10:00 am. The General…

Anita Larkin Workshop: Nature's Forms

Posted by Sarah Louise Ricketts, Thursday, 7th April 2016 @ 6:19pm

  • Join the fabulous Anita Larkin to look at the intricate and beautiful shapes to be found within natural objects. 

    A shell, a seedpod, or an image of a microscopic life form, can all be infinitely inspiring when you are make felted sculptural forms. Students are asked to bring as inspiration a shape that is found in nature. Anita will discuss approaches with you and help you learn various strategies for making those shapes in felt. Among the skills learned would be how to work with many resists at once, inserting resist pockets in the body of a felt, using thick pre-felts, felting around wire, and felting without resists by modeling directly in the hand. 

    Be inspired by the possibilities of shapes able to be made in felt.

    Early Bird to April 23/VFI members' discount $265
    After April 23/non VFI members $295

    Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 9.30-4.30, at the Hartwell Church of Christ.  Be quick! Only 10 places and 5 have already been taken.

    For registration form: feltwearable@gmail.com

    Note: This is a FELT|WEAR|ABLE presentation, not a VFI Workshop.
    FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops
    are convened by Jan Everett & Sarah Louise Ricketts.


Learn to Make Felt with Phyllis Hoffman

  • Saturday, 7th May 2016 at 9:30am - 4pm
    Location: North Ringwood Community House 35-39 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North

    Using fine Australian Merino wool tops you will complete a beautiful felted scarf in this…


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