When: 1st & 3rd Saturday each month

Time:
10am to 3pm.

Cost:
$5 for venue hire ( includes free tea & coffee)

Where:
North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre,
28a Meehan Drive.
KIAMA DOWNS. NSW 2533

What to bring:
Please bring everything you need for felting & your lunch & drink

Meetings have finished for 2017 and will resume on Saturday 3rd February 2018

Contact:
theillawarrafeltmaker@westnet.com.au or
The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc, P O Box 4247, SHELLHARBOUR NSW 2529

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.

Monday, 13 July 2015

CANCELLATION OF MEETING DAY - 18TH JULY 2015

                                                       

As the The Australian Sheep & Wool Show, being held in Bendigo from 17th - 19th July 2015,.
 coincides with our next meeting day it has been decided to cancel the meeting secheduled for 18th July.
The meetings at Shell Cove Community Centre will resume on Saturday 1st August 2015.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Exhibition 2015 Roving




FELTMAKING WORKSHOP

FELT A HAT

July 4 (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!

Learn fundamental feltmaking skills with Anita Larkin 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 www.anitalarkin.com



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

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Black & Coloured Sheep Festival @ Robertson 2.5.2015 & Tallong Apple Festival 3.5.2015

Black & Coloured Sheep Festival @ Robertson  2.5.2015

The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc  will be part of the Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders Annual Wool Festival. This is taking place on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at the Robertson School of Arts Hall Illawarra Highway, Robertson.
It opens at 10.00 am and doors close at 2.30pm. Entry is free and tea and coffee etc will be available
 
As this date clashes with our first meeting day for the month of May, it has been decided that there will be no group meeting at ShellCove on the 2nd May 2015.
 
Instead, we hope you can join us at Robertson.
A wonderful showcase our work will be available to view or buy.
This is a chance to purchase fleece, wool and woollen products as well as spinning and weaving supplies. 
 
Its your opportunity to join in the woolly experience.
 
 
Tallong Apple Festival Sunday 3rd May
We look forward to seeing you  at Tallong Apple Festival, Sunday 3 May -  


We will be making felt apples & balls.


Fleece to Garment Challenge
Felt Makers: We will ask you to make an adult size French beret.  We hope you have lots of fun and I am confident you will produce a beautiful beret!

We will have a trophy for the spinners/knitters and another trophy for felt makers, plus some small prizes for participants.

There will be yarns & fibre for sale , and felted items at both felt makers stalls. Others will demonstrate weaving, knitting from the fleece and lace making, plus a quilting display. We hope it will be a pleasant and fun day for all.

For more info go to:
http://www.tallong.com.au/tallong_apple_day_festiva_12.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Martien van Zuilen’s workshop




The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc has invited Martien  to conduct a workshop in felted jewellery making. The details are as follows:

Jewellery Adorned –Felt Sculpture on a Precious Scale Workshop with Martien van Zuilen – 16th & 17th May 2015

This workshop is for those with intermediate to advanced skills. Cost is $250.00.

A deposit of $100.00, payable on submission of the enrolment form, will secure your place. The balance will be due 9th May 2015. How to pay options are noted on the enrolment form. Bookings are strictly on a first come, first served basis and a Waiting List will be maintained if necessary.

Participant numbers are strictly limited to eleven.

The workshop venue is the Shell Cove Community Centre, cnr Southern Cross Boulevard & Hinchenbrook Drive, Shell Cove NSW 2529. The times will be 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday 16th May and 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday 17th May.

Please note: All workshop related enquires and  for enrolment forms please e-mail to Diana Henderson at tifworkshops@westnet.com.au 


Monday, 26 January 2015

First felt day for 2015 & beginners Workshop dates

Our first felting day  for 2015 will be Saturday February 7th.




Beginners Feltmaking Workshops in 2015 with Anita Larkin

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

Felted Jewellery February 21st (10am - 3pm)

Feltmaking is a fun and sumptuously tactile craft. Anita will teach you techniques of making solid felt forms such as beads, discs, earings, bangles, rings and cords. Students will then be guided into developing their own designs, felting forms together into wonderful felted jewellery pieces and/or little textile sculptures. A wonderful introduction to feltmaking, and the wide range of shapes possible in felt.

Felt a Hat July 4th (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 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!