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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Latest news

A Celebration of Wool

20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

See us demonstrating felt making and running short workshops on this special celebration of  wool at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston ACT. Markets open 10am - 4pm.

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CRF Open Day

8 July 2017

We will be holding an open day at our new rooms in Chifley. More information coming soon.

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Craft and Quilt Fair

10 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Come and see our work at the Craft and Quilt Fair. Talk to felt makers. Watch demonstrations. Find out how to get involved with our group.

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Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence

24 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

convergence.jpgConvergence 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.

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Fashion Parade and High Tea

14 October 2017 - 15 October 2017

Save the date. This new initiative is a high tea and fashion parade jointly hosted by Canberra Region Feltmakers and ACT Textile Arts Association. More information and ticket sales coming soon.

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CRF at The Royal Canberra Show

23 February 2018 - 25 February 2018

The Canberra Region Feltmakers members enter their work in the Felt section of the Crafts Expo at The Royal Canberra Show. During the show they act as stewards for the Felt section. Drop in to say hello and see feltmaking demonstrations.

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Workshops

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Hooky Flowers Workshop with Maggie Whyte

3 June 2017

In this one day workshop we will have fun making hooky felt flowers. Students will learn rug hooky techniques to use with left over felt. Maggie will bring lots of samples with her. Each student can choose to make their own brooch design using their own felt, felt beads, and other fibres. These brooches can then be used with scarves, vests and wraps.

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Facetted Jewellery Workshop with Andrea Noeske-Porada

22 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

Inspired by Origami Artists like Paul Jackson, Eric Gjerde and others, Andrea will guide the participants through the process of creating intricate felted three dimensional constructions and foldings for jewellery and small felt objects.

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Nuno-Felted Botanical Print Scarf with Pam Hovel

21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

During this two-day workshop, we will make a nuno-felted scarf or wrap using paj silk and fine Merino wool. We will then dye the piece using the fascinating botanical-print method. While we are waiting for the dye pot to work its magic we will make another scarf using tissue silk, incorporating different fabric manipulation techniques and can be in colours of your choice. This workshop is about exploration while letting your creativity run free……and enjoying the experience. 

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