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, 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!