When: 1st & 3rd Saturday each month

10am to 3pm.

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

North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre,
28a Meehan Drive.

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

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

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Our 7th Annual Exhibition "Felt - it's our language" will be held at the Old Fire Station Kiama, 40 Wentworth Street, Kiama from the 8th to 13th June 2018.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


To all feltmakers, knitters, spinners, weavers and lovers of wool and fibres,

The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc will be hosting the
2018 South Coast Fibre Muster on
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August 2018
at the Gerringong Town Hall, Fern Street

Traders attending include:

Belisa Cashmere

Come in Spinner


Glenora Weaving & Wool

Handmade in the Highlands


Looms and Spinning Wheels

Petlyn Fibre Products

Reynolds Yarns

Virginia Farm Wool Works

Waratah Fibres

Yarn Hub

2018 Fibre Muster - Best Sheep in Show Competition

Email theillawarrafeltmaker@westnet.com.au for an entry form and

  • Make your own sheep, or an item with a sheep theme, to be
    part of the flock at the Muster; Live sheep cannot be accepted due to
    quarantine regulations;
  • Maximum overall size for individual entries: 30 cm x 30 cm x
    30 cm; Maximum overall size for group entries: 60 cm x 60 cm
    x 60 cm;
  • Any technique (e.g knitting, weaving ,felt, crochet) using a minimum of
    50% wool (not acrylic yarn) or natural fibres;
  • Limit of one entry per person or per group;
  • $2.00 fee per entry;
  • Prizes for each category: Open, Junior, Group sections; +
    Peoples’ Choice Award; 

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


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