When: 1st & 3rd Saturday each month
Time: 10am to 3pm.
Cost: $5 for venue hire ( includes free tea & coffee)
Where: Shellcove Community Centre (corner of Southern Cross Boulevard and Hinchenbrook drive in ShellCove NSW)
What to bring: Please bring everything you need for felting & your lunch & drink
Contact: theillawarrafeltmaker@westnet.com.au or
The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc, P O Box 4247, SHELLHARBOUR NSW 2529

Sunday, 9 April 2017


Please feel welcome to come to our 6th Annual Exhibition "Felt Connected"at the Old Fire Station Kiama, 40 Wentworth Street Kiama ( cnr Terralong & Wentworths Sts ) from 2nd to 7th June 2017. Meet the Artists at an informal session on Saturday 3rd June between 2 & 4pm.

Connection is the very nature of felt, the connectedness of fibres, colours, techniques, images, objects etc.
con-nection, -junction, -jugation
fusion, joined, united, linked, hinged,
junction, seam, stitch, gusset, graft, entwine
inter-link, bridge over, span, chain
fix, fasten, bind, braid, splice, knit, buckle


Friday, 3 February 2017


Beginners Feltmaking Workshops in 2017

Learn fundamental feltmaking skills with Anita Larkin, for only $90 a class!

Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited. Payment will secure your place in a class. All materials and equipment provided. Bring lunch.

Contact to book: anita@anitalarkin.com   0416148202   www.anitalarkin.com           
Shell Cove Community Centre: cr Southern Cross Bvde /Hinchenbrook Dr
Felt a Hat                   5 August  (10am - 3pm)
You will have a fun day learning the skills of how to make your own unique felted hat. Anita will share with you how to make a pattern for a resist and calculate ‘shrinkage’ for your hat. Learn the resist method of feltmaking, in which students will be working directly from the soft tufts of wool into a beautiful felted hat with your own hands. There is no sewing. This method of making a felted hat is magic!


Felt a Bag                  16 September  (10am - 3pm)
You will learn the skills of using a resist in feltmaking, to make your own unique felted bag. Anita will share with you how to make a pattern for a resist for your bag as well as how to include pockets and flaps into your design. Please note: Handles for your bag will need to be sewn on by you after the class.

Monday, 1 August 2016

South Coast Fibre Muster- Aug 12 & 13 2016

 
Get ready for a weekend of fibre delight!
 
Come along & see
  •  best sheep in show
  • Demonstrations
  • Wool lovers
  • Handmade garment & accessories
  • Traders & Suppliers
  • Local fibre groups happy to share knowledge
 
 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

2016 Exhibition

Reflections Exhibition

June 8-13, 2016, Old Fire Station, 40 Shoalhaven St, Kiama
(cnr Terralong and Shoalhaven Streets)

An exhibition  showcasing artworks using felt as the primary medium. Come along & be  introduced  to the wonderful world of felt

Reflections conjures up images of sound, light, heat, colour, movement, water, mirrors, shimmering and glitz as well as more abstract ideas. It can also encompass thoughtfulness, meditation, reconsideration, resonance, perception, observation, reflections of a journey, life, holidays.
 
 

Monday, 25 January 2016

First Felt Day 2016

The first day for 2016 is Saturday 6th Feb.

Muster 2016 painted by Robyn Henley

Monday, 30 November 2015

Final Meeting Day - Saturday 5th December 2015

Final Meeting Day - Saturday 5th December, 10 am- 3 pm Shell Cove, Community Centre
Come along & join us for our Christmas Celebrations.

We will start the day making pre-felt squares that will be made into a blanket for the raffle at Fibre Muster next August in Gerringong. You just need to bring yourself, as all the wool & feltmaking equipment will be supplied.

Please bring a plate/dish of lunch to share.


Merry Christmas

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Bendigo Wool & Sheep Show 2015

Congratulations to TIF members  Eleanor Brash, Barbara Wyles , June Bennett & Melinda Binkins bringing home prizes from the Australian Wool & Sheep Show.
Melinda's dress
67. Wearable Art is art that can be worn
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2015 Fashion Parade. Picture: Zoe Phillips
Eleanor's hat52. Hand Felted Article / Garment – commercially produced pre-felt / needle-felted batt

 

link to all results
https://woolcraftbendigo.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2015-woolcraft-catalogue.pdf




 

Anitas upcomming felt workshop


Learn fundamental feltmaking skills with Anita Larkin,

one of Australia’s best-known feltmakers, for only $85 a class!

Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited. Payment of $85 will secure your place in a class. All

materials and equipment provided. Bring lunch.

Contact to book: anita@anitalarkin.com 0416148202

About Anita: www.anitalarkin.com

Shell Cove Community Centre: cr Southern Cross Bvde /Hinchenbrook Dr

Felt a Scarf - Nuno Felting October 3rd (10am - 3pm)

You will learn how to make a fine felt scarf that incorporates fabrics into the body of the felt. This is

called Nuno felting. Experiment with felting directly into the body of various fabrics to create unusual

textures, rippling and ruching of the fabrics occurs naturally during this process. This is an inspiring day

full of colour and texture. Discover how to blend colours in wool together as well as the possibilities of

delicate lightweight lace felts. Seen them in the boutiques? Now make your very own!
 
 

Exhibition August 8 & 9

 
Come along & join us on Saturday at Red Point Art.
There is a day filled with art stalls, music & open studios.