Wherever there are sheep and wool, communities have made felt
Canberra Region Feltmakers has existed since the early '90s to support and encourage all those interested in this versatile and exceptionally creative activity. Although based in Canberra, our membership spans not only the local region, but Sydney and the rest of NSW, and also includes a number of interstate and international members. Read more about membership.
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This annual event for Canberra Region Feltmakers used to be held in Jindabyne but now happens at Tuross. Members can book in to attend for individual nights or the whole retreat. Five days of feltmaking in a fun, informal atmosphere. This is not a formal workshop but an opportunity to share ideas, techniques and stories.
Convergence is a gathering of felt makers from the Southern Hemisphere and other parts of the world. Sharing knowledge about feltmaking is the underlying theme. It has become customary to hold a Convergence every two years, alternately in Australia and New Zealand.
In this two day workshop we will explore the properties of raw, untreated natural wool fibre such as English Leicester, Mohair and Alpaca locks as well as other natural fibres (silk, flax, banana, soy, bamboo etc)You will learn how to create different textures on lightweight, drapeable nuno-felt with exciting visual and sensual properties. You will design and make a felted garment with individualised styling such as a cape, poncho or wrap. Let your wild side rise to the surface. Expect to get in touch with your primal instincts during these two days.
This one day workshop is designed to give those new to felting the basic skills to start creating beautiful felt items. Over the day you will learn about laying out your fleece, wetting down, rubbing, rolling and fulling and most importantly, learning when your felt is fully felted.