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
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.
Friday, 16th June 2017 (all day), Sunday, 18th June 2017 (all day)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com Web site: http://www.feltmakersshfc2017.com/(this will be up very soon)
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.