When: 1st & 3rd Saturday each month (Except December & January)
10am to 3pm.

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

North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre,
28a Meehan Drive.

Annual Membership fees: Adult (17 and up) $40.00
Student / Youth (6-16 years) $25.00

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

theillawarrafeltmakers@gmail.com or
The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc, P O Box 4247, SHELLHARBOUR NSW 2529

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Workshop with Marjolein Dallinga

Form in felt/ Felt in form Workshop with
Marjolein Dallinga
On 24 & 25th April, ten of our members gathered at the Werri Beach Progress Hall to be inspired by Marjolein’s approach to using coloured wool and textiles, loose fibres and threads in the felted form.
We were assured that there was no compulsion to produce an object by workshop’s end. Rather we were on a journey, a process of experimentation and discovery. Marjolein encouraged us to use our emotions and memories as the basis for colour choices in our first project. So we laid out many layers of different coloured wool fibre interlaced with pieces of fabric, fibre and threads. At times this was a challenge for those who felt a need to know where this was heading. For others it was a chance to throw off the shackles and just go wild with colour and texture.
When all this was complete, the mystery deepened as we were instructed to gather sections, knot them securely and wait for it to dry. Then two hours or so of cutting will reveal all, reassured Marjolein. That we had to do at home as time was running out.
Our second project was to create a small 3D object based on a design of our own choosing. Here Marjolein demonstrated the benefits of very fine layers using variegated colours. By day’s end we all had something to show for our efforts.
It was a great chance to learn new techniques and Marjolein was most generous in sharing her knowledge and experience.
Below is a photo of the group hard at work, some of our finished creations and our President, Anita with Marjolein.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Wool Day Canberra

We had a fun day at the Bus Depot Markets Wool day.
Meet lovely people & picked up some  wooly felting supplies.
Our feltmakers stall- heaps of hats