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

Monday, 12 November 2012

Wearable Art & Viva la Gong


Greetings to All,

The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc have won the Red Point Wearable Art Award for 2012 with an entry titled Gallygaskin - all felted of course!
The Wearable Art Showcase took place last Friday evening and was part of the Viva la Gong celebrations. 
Gallygaskin was a creation inspired by the pantaloons worn by gentlemen in centuries past.
Andria was our very accommodating model.

Two members, who only joined the group this year, also had entries in the Accessory Showcase section. Our "Robyns" are great examples of what imagination, a little bit of experience and some daring can achieve. Have a look at the photos to see "Gallygaskin",  Robyn H "A Bird in the Hand" and Robyn M "Meeting on the Lily Pad hat".
Congratulations and a big thank you to all involved in Wearable Art Awards.

While "Gallygaskin" did us proud, .
The Red Point Art deserves an award too for such a wonderful evening of fun and great entertainment. It was an inspiring program with something for everyone.We wish to say thank you for making it possible, for giving the people of the Illawarra a creative focus and for that all important ingredient  - plain good fun. 
We appreciate all that has obviously gone into arranging such a show.





Viva la Gong
Thank you must also go to those who rallied on Saturday to be at McCabe Park for the Viva la Gong festivities. We had our tent and the new banner in the Creative Hub right next to the Wishing Tree. We couldn't have wished for better, as it brought the children to our ball making table in droves. Ball making work was made easy with so many helpers coming along. So thank you to Diana, Marianne, June, Simone, Robyn H ,Rachel, Anita and Barbara for your assistance we really appreciated everyone’s effort.