The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. [VFI] is a non-for-profit organisation with over 100 members. These are feltmakers ranging from beginners to advanced. We meet regularly to share the latest feltmaking techniques, keep up-to-date with happenings in the world of felt with natural and synthetic fibres. Our organisation is all about sharing and supporting the development of the feltmaking community.
Membership is available to feltmakers of all standards. There is no requirement that you can even make felt. All you need is an interest and desire to learn about this ancient, yet wonderfully modern, flexible technique to create anything from wafting materials to solid sculptural structures.
To join us go to Subscriptions menu. Statement of Purposes
To support and encourage people in the promotion and pursuit of the art and craft of hand felting in its many forms, and in combination with other handcrafts.
To provide social settings for group felt work, demonstrations, workshops, and the exchange of ideas, both local and international.
To enable the exhibition of members’ work to showcase the high standards that are being achieved in the many mediums of felt making.
VFI Membership Benefits
A workshop program at discounted prices to members. Workshops are available for beginners through to advanced.
Free online classified listing of member feltmaking activities.
6 friendly general meetings run bi-monthly (see Events page for details):
Fantastic social day with like-minded creators. A valuable time to learn about VFI activities and ethos.
Guest speaker and/or demonstration
'Show and Tell' of members' work - Be Inspired!
Library of books and feltmaking equipment to hire
Guest traders and VFI members traders' stalls
Fibre shop for all your feltmaking needs at discounted prices
Interactive Felting Frenzy days, gathering with fellow feltmakers working on your own projects at your pace. Although not a workshop, this is a great opportunity for sharing ideas and helping each other.
VFI's annual feltmaking retreat in regional Victoria. The retreat is two or three days of feltmaking mentoring and relaxation. This event is also fully catered (no cooking!). See Events page for details.
VFI's bi-annual exhibition 'Felternative'. See Events page for details.
A library of books, magazines, videos and equipment, such as hat blocks and shoe lasts, for hire.