Saturday, 27th May 2017 at 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall

    Felt frenzy will be on the 27th of May. If you were unable to join us on our retreat which is our 'Big Felt Frenzy' come and join the happy band of feltmakers on that day.
    BYO lunch and all your felting equipment.
    Go to the website to book a ticket $10.00 non refundable with $5.00 cash on the day

  • ***Now Full ***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 experiment with shape as well as doing open work on the outer vessel wall.

    Some students may choose to create headwear, a bag or garments instead as part of this workshop.  The technique can also be used for bootmaking (but not as part of this workshop).

    This workshop is ideal for an intermediate/advanced level feltmaker.

    Sachiko was the assistant to Polly Stirling when she was experimenting with and named the 'Nuno' style of felting.  She has also developed a number of other techniques, eg calamari, orikiri and weft felt.


  • Felt Wearable: Nancy Ballesteros-Scintillating Stripe Sequences

    Friday, 16th June 2017 (all day), Sunday, 18th June 2017 (all day)
    Location: Camberwell

    Please note Day 1 is Friday and Day 2 is Sunday. 

    Everyone loves a good stripe, but if you have ever tried to create one you realise it is definitely a challenge!

    With Nancy, you will learn how to design great stripes using guidelines based on the Fibonacci Sequence Principles. A colour plan for your stripes is essential, so you will first explore relevant colour theory and exercises to develop these skills. Final felted compositions can have multiple applications from homewares to wearables.

    VFI members pay Early Bird rate - not limited to time.

  • Meeting: Guest Speaker Nancy Ballesteros

    Saturday, 17th June 2017 at 11:30am

    Saturday June 17th. 
    Library, Fibre and Hire Shops open at 10am
    Meeting commences at 11.30 ish
    BYO Lunch.
    Nancy Ballesteros will not only be our guest presenter on the day, but will also have lovely goodies for us to purchase.
    Look up her website for inspiration.

  • *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 foldings. Andrea will guide the students through the whole process beginning with reading a folding pattern, folding a paper model, and transferring it into felt.  Besides this Andrea will show students how to build up sharp, clear edges and points.  This universal technique can be used for a number of other applications.

    Experience with felting is required.  The ability to have fun with contructive projects is helpful.  Mathematical understanding is not necessary.

    Andrea's creative interest is primarily in abstract, reduced and form based spatial art.  In her current artistic work, the construction take first place, though the changeability and liveliness of the finished object are also important.  Andrea loves to explore felt's potential for spatial creation. 

    A materials fee may be payable to the tutor direct, but it will not be more than $25, we will provide more details nearer the time.

    This is a member only workshop.  If it is full a waiting list will be created.  E-mail the contact below if this is the case.

  • Feltwearable: Hang Onto Your Hats with Wendy Bailye

    Friday, 4th August 2017 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell Church, Camberwell

    FELT Wearable: Hang onto your Hats! with Wendy Bailye.

    A fabulous two day workshop that is a happy and stress free adventure into the world of hatmaking. Suitable for all levels. Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August at Hartwell Church, Camberwell, Vic. 
    For more information and to book a place go to our website http://www.feltwearable.com

    VFI members pay Early Bird Rate regardless of time paid.


  • Felt Wearable: Wendy Bailye Flowers and Felty Frou Frou

    Sunday, 6th August 2017 (all day)
    Location: Camberwell

    Wendy Bailye (QLD)

    Flowers & Felty Frou Frou [1 Day Workshop]
    Sunday, August 6 - see http:www.feltwearable.com to book

    VFI members pay Early Bird Price regardless of time paid.

    Don't worry if you haven't made a hat, Flowers & Felty Frou Frou is a stand-alone workshop and the beautiful pieces can easily become fascinators, brooches - treasures of many types.


    Images ©2017 Wendy Bailye

    All rights reserved. Used by permission.

  • ***NOW FULL***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 that into a scarf.  We will combine the technique with delicate  fine regular feltmaking.  

    I was inspired by pine needles spread on snow in my home town of Sapporo, Japan.  It is a unique technique to give you a different point of view about feltmaking, it is also something that only your hands can do.

    Intermediate level of feltmaking required.

  • *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. Accommodation is in single rooms at the McGregor College.

    For More Information
    Convenor:  Ms Marilyn Jensen O.A.M
    Email: rosevalegirl@gmail.com 
    Web site: http://www.feltmakersshfc2017.com/ (this will be up very soon)

  • Tafta Inc: Geelong Fibre Forum - Artist Retreat

    Sunday, 1st October 2017 at TBD
    Location: Geelong Grammar core

    Tafta Inc presents Geelong Fibre Forum – Artist Retreat

    October 1st – 7th, 2017 Geelong Grammar, Corio, Victoria

    International and Australiana Tutors Residential and Non- Residential Options

    More details visit  www.taftainc.com.au

    Email: info@taftainc.com.au

  • Faces in Felt by Chris Lines

    Saturday, 7th October 2017 at 9am - 4pm, Sunday, 8th October 2017 at 9am - 4pm
    Location: Abbotsford Convent, 1Heliers Street, Abbotsford 3067

    This workshop is for the ones who would love to learn to create felted portraits. The detailed images of faces are made with fibres in a natural colour palette.
    Chris will demonstrate in class how to digitally manipulate your photographic images to produce a "master" from which you work.
    For a quick start you need to supply Chris with a photo in a digital format (colour or black and white,between 2MB - 8 MB) in advance.

    Intermediate level of felting necesary.


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