• AGM & General Meeting

    Saturday, 19th August 2017 at 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell

    " VFI   Our next get-together is on Saturday 19th August.

    AGM at 11.30 followed by general meeting and a shared lunch. Guest Speaker will be Bonnie from Kraft Kolor. "

    • 2 people are attending
  • Nino Felting with Catherine O'Leary Workshop

    Saturday, 16th September 2017 (all day)
    Location: Siteworks, Brunswick

    More details: http://thisismoonlight.com/product/felt-to-sew-catherine-oleary/

    Dates: September 16 and 17, 2017
    Cost $200
    Times: 10am until 4pm both days
    Location: Siteworks, Brunswick

    Catherine O’Leary will be teaching us to use nuno felting to create a light-weight robust fabric completely of your own design. You have the option to bring along a template from your own sewing pattern and to use this to guide your felt design, or simple come along and make some scarves!   At the end of the workshop you will have some your very own fabric, and the skills to create more.

    Dates: September 16 and 17, 2017

    Times: 10am until 4pm both days

    Location: Siteworks, Brunswick

    Included:  Snacks and tea/coffee.

    Base Materials: I will send a list of recommended materials and suppliers to you and you can source your own.

    Decorative Materials:  You will bring along a collection of very lightweight or sheer silks, cottons or linens, and threads in colours and patterns that appeal to you to decorate your fabric.  These could be secondhand scarves, offcuts or from your own stash.

    Payment: $200, 

    Direct Debit details and booking at: admin@fibreshedmelbourne.com


  • Felt Frenzy September 16th

    Saturday, 16th September 2017 at 9:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Church of Christ Hall Milverton Rd Hartwell

    I know many of you have attended workshops over the past couple of months and this coming Felt Frenzy could be a good time to come and put your new skills into practice OR maybe you are wanting to start a garment, hat or wrap to wear to Frocktober, what ever your excuse is to find time to felt, this is a good day to do it, come and join the felt frenzy girls for a 'felty chat' and some felting fun.
    CLICK on buy a Ticket $10.00 non refundable deposit will give you a place with a payment of $5.00 cash on the day
    Look forward to seeing you there.
    Any queries please email Margot at the address above 
     

  • ***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.

     

  • KINGLAKE RANGES 2017 ART SHOW

    Saturday, 25th November 2017 at TBD, Sunday, 26th November 2017 at TBD
    Location: Kinglake Community Centre Cnr Whittlesea-Kinglake & Extons Rd Kinglake

    2017 VFI are supporting Kinglake Community by donating a large Felted Dog (made by our members) to be raffled or auctioned by The Rotary Club at the Kinglake Rangers Art Show in order to help raise funds for their community.
    They are inviting VFI members to exhibit TEXTILE works of art , there is no particular theme and there is Prize money for first and second places
    The enrty form must be received by Friday 10th November and items received by 23rd November. 
    All items must be for sale there is a 20% commission on sales.
    Full details and entry forms are available on the website: kinglakeartshow.com.au 
    or for any further information please contact margot
    margotling46@gmail.com


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