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Lost Trades Fair

  • Saturday, 12th March 2016 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 13th March
    Location: Kyneton Racecourse

VFI Camp Jungai Felting Retreat May 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th 2016

  • Friday, 13th May 2016 at 3pm - 1pm Monday, 16th May
    Location: 475 Rubicon Road Thornton

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

WAFTA Juried Exhibition

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 3rd January 2016 @ 8:08am

  • To celebrate the first twenty-one years, WAFTA (West Australian Fibre and Textile Association) is inviting textile artists to submit entries for their juried exhibition to be held in June and July 2016

    Entries should explore and celebrate the emotionally evocative, tactile, sculptural and sensory qualities of fibre and textiles in the 21st Century. Entries close March 1st

    Entrants will be asked to push their practice to expand their engagement with the medium. The exhibition ‘twentyONE+’ will be held at: Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA from 17th June to 7th July 2016. 

    Online entries open 1st January, and close on 1st March. Entrants should submit photos of the completed work with the entry. 

    For full details of the conditions of entry see

    NOTE: WAFTA wants everyone’s work to be seen, so will be holding a ‘Salon de Refuses’ – a second exhibition – so all pieces entered will be exhibited. The ‘Salon de Refuses’ will be held in August 2016.

Timeless Textiles 'Brooching the Subject ' Competition

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 3rd January 2016 @ 8:04am

  • Fibre artists are invited to enter a “brooch” into ‘Brooching the Subject’ exhibition @ Timeless Textiles Gallery in July 2016. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded. 

    Entries close February 26th 2016

    Entry conditions: Artists can submit a brooch to be worn (approx. 15x15cm) or a wall brooch (approx. 50x50 cm). Limit of two entries/ person. Brooches need to be made using a fibre material or a fibre art technique. 

    For an Entry Form outlining all conditions, please contact or 0408483913.

Petite Miniature Textiles – Biennial Exhibition - Wangaratta Art Gallery

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Friday, 25th December 2015 @ 7:39am

  • Time to start thinking creative about 2016 - a year for textiles.

    The fifth biennial Petite – Miniature Textiles exhibition goes from strength to strength, with artists from around the country participating in this project, displaying contemporary textiles that are no larger than 30x30x30cm.

    Techniques and themes exploring everything from the joy of pure colour, texture and decoration, through to more serious contemplation on environmental and social issues and elements that propel textiles into the realm of art.

    Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 18 March 2016. Email submissions WILL be accepted.

    More information

Felt Frenzy

  • Saturday, 16th January 2016 at 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church Hall Milverton Rd Hartwell

    Seasons Greetings to all Victorian Feltmakers

    The first Felt Frenzy for 2016 will…

Solo Exhibition- Natural Progression- by Diane Mattiske

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 25th October 2015 @ 5:24pm

  • Please join Diane, a member of the Victorian Feltmakers for the Natural Progression Exhibition.

    12-25 November 2015

    Where: Chapel on Station Gallery, crn Station St and Ellingsworth Pde, Box Hill 3218 

    Hours: Tues- Fri 11.30am- 3pm; Sat 1- 4pm; Sun 4.30-7pm

    Contact Gallery:
    03 98905810

    Opening Night: Thursday 12 November 6-8pm

    Artist Talk: Sunday 22 November 4.30pm-7pm



Expression of Interest in the VFI's 20th Birthday Book

  • Saturday, 14th November 2015 at 12am - 12am
    Location: In cyberspace on Paypal, most likely

    This year, the VFI will produce its first published book - to celebrate its 20th…

2016 Wool Competitions

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 @ 9:02am

FeltWearAble Workshops - Fiona Duthie

Posted by Jan Everett, Sunday, 13th September 2015 @ 6:10pm

  • There are still a couple of places left in the Felt Damask workshop being run by FeltWearAble Workshops with Fiona Duthie the tutor. 

    Felt Damask explores developing a sophisticated, overall surface design pattern on our felt using different inclusion materials for emphasis. You will create highly wearable art pieces that are elegant and timeless and utterly unique. Materials for inclusion, motif and stencil patterning will be covered, as each participant develops their own repeating design pattern. A tunic, caplet or vest can be made in this workshop. 

    Saturday 7th November 1pm - 5pm, Sunday 8th November 9pm - 5pm.

    Cost $195 Location Hartwell, Melbourne.

    Contact for more information


Gotland Wool For sale

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 23rd August 2015 @ 3:19pm

  • Cheryl Crosbie of Granite Haven Llamas will be at the Melbourne Show on 19, 20 and 21st of September and Cranbourne Black and Coloured Wool Show on 27th September.

    Cheryl will be having Open Days for purchase of gotland fleece on 7th & 8th of November or by appointment.

    Address: 1730 Harrys Creek Road Marraweeney 3669 

    Phone: 0357908677 


20 Years of the Victorian Feltmakers - Open Day

  • Saturday, 24th October 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067 - The Linen Room

    Entry is free

    Fabulous felt, fun, friendship and fashion typify the Victorian…

3 day workshop Mandala Felt with Martien van Zuilen

  • Friday, 30th October 2015 at 8:15am - 4:15pm, Saturday, 31st October 2015 at 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday, 1st November 2015 at 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: North Ringwood Community Hall (NRCH) at Parkwood, 35-39 Tortice Dve, North Ringwood, 3134.

    Make a rug inspired by traditional design principles of the ‘Mandala’ (a Sanskrit word…

Half day workshop-Mother and Child felt-learn to felt with your child. Phyllis Hoffman

  • Saturday, 14th November 2015 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    This gentle and ancient craft is perfect for children, since it involves only wool,…

Olga Finkel and Kate Gorman Exhibition

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 @ 8:21am

  • This is an invitation to Olga Finkel's exhibition opening on Saturday 18 July 1pm-3pm at Panoply Gallery, 222 Toorak Road South Yarra.

    The exhibition runs from 16-30 July 2015


Two day workshop-Can't Resist a Resist! with Brigitte Haldemann

  • Saturday, 22nd August 2015 at TBD, Sunday, 23rd August 2015 at TBD
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Explore the sculptural capacity of wool fibers and learn a variety of innovating felting…

Online Surplus Sale from Fibre Fusion

Posted by Sarah Louise Ricketts, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 @ 10:55pm

  • Fibre Fusion is offering 30% off selected colours in

    • Felbi Prefelts
    • Divine Wooltops
    • Shimma Silk Fibres

    while stocks last, but only on-line from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3, until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

POP-UP Workshop - Poncho Panache with Jan Everett

  • Friday, 31st July 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    In this one day workshop participants design and make a simple versatile nuno felt poncho that…

    • 8 people attended

FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops Second Half 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th June 2015 @ 3:59pm

  • FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops and their art-and-education arm, Felt.with.Attitude, are the brain children of artist-feltmakers, Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts.

    The workshops aim to bring the very best in feltmaking tuition, inspiration, and application to Australian felters.

    You could make this next week!  Places are still available for Atsuko Sasaki: ONE OF A KIND BAGS.  Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10 at the Abbotsford Convent. $395 for 2 tutors, approx. $30 materials. You will come away with one of these incredible bags.

    Treat yourself - you know you're worth it!


    Fiona Duthie : SHADOW FELTING and FELT DAMASK (November 2015)

    More Workshop Information and Dates

Kate Horner - Master Classes in Gippsland in August 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th June 2015 @ 3:33pm

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