When: 1st Saturday of each month (Except December & January) unless otherwise advised.

Time:
10am to 3pm.

MEETINGS WILL RESUME ON AND FROM SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2021.

DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS, SOCIAL DISTANCING & SANITISING PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE. AN ATTENDANCE REGISTER REQUIRES NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER TO BE ENTERED ON ARRIVAL

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

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

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

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

Instagram: theillawarrafeltmaker
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Thursday, 18 February 2021

BEGINNER'S WORKSHOP - BASIC FELTMAKING

FELTMAKING 2021 - BEGINNERS’ WORKSHOP 1st MAY 2021 A Beginners’ Workshop will be held on Saturday 1st May 2021 Cost is $80.00 and includes all materials. Venue: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre; 28A Meehan Dr, Kiama Downs. NSW 2533 Time: 10.00am to 2.45pm. Bring lunch and drinks Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited to 6. Payment will secure your place in the class. Contact Eleanor to book: by emailing theillawarrafeltmakers@gmail.com This workshop is being run in conjunction with The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc During this introductory course you will learn how to lay out fleece, the felting process and how to recognise when your felt is fully felted. You will also learn how to incorporate textural materials such as fabric and threads. We will also touch on the use of resists to create a seamless hollow to make an item such as a phone or an ipad cover. All materials will be supplied as well as comprehensive notes to take home along with your finished pieces. Felt is a versatile textile and is not confined to clothing, accessories or industrial purposes. It has sculptural qualities. Together with your imagination and this introductory course, a new and exciting world awaits. Should the workshop be impacted by Covid 19 restrictions beyond our control, it will be cancelled with full refunds.

Friday, 13 December 2019

- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19
FELTMAKING - BEGINNERS’ WORKSHOPS FOR 1ST AUG 2020

Costis $80.00 and includes all materials and a felting kit to keep. 
Venue: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre; 28 Meehan Dr, Kiama Downs. NSW

Time: 9.45am to 2.45pm. Bring lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited. Payment will secure your place in the class. 

Contact Eleanor to book:by emailing theillawarrafeltmakers@gmail.com 

This workshop is being run in conjunction with The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc

Over the course of the day you will learn how to lay out fleece, the felting process and how to recognise when your felt is fully felted. You will also learn how to incorporate textural materials such as fabric and threads. We will also touch on the use of resists to create a seamless hollow. 

All materials will be supplied and will include everything you need to start on this wonderfully creative adventure. You will also receive comprehensive notes to take home along with your finished pieces. 
Felt is a versatile textile and is not confined to clothing, accessories or industrial purposes. Its sculptural qualities, along with your imagination, will allow your creative potential full reign. 

Monday, 8 July 2019

BEGINNERS' WORKSHOPS 2019 - NOVEMBER'S IS FULLY BOOKED. DETAILS FOR WORKSHOPS IN 2020 TO BE AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER

Beginners’ Workshops for 2019 will be held on 4th May, 7th September and 2nd November. Cost is $80.00 and includes all materials and a felting kit to keep.

 Venue: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre; 28 Meehan Dr, Kiama Downs. NSW Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited.

 Payment will secure your place in the class.  Contact Eleanor to book: by emailing theillawarrafeltmakers@gmail.com or
phone 0419 973 957 

This workshop is being run in conjunction with The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc Over the course of the day you will learn how to lay out fleece, the felting process, how to calculate shrinkage rates, and most importantly how to recognise when your felt is fully felted. You will also learn how to incorporate textural materials such as fabric and threads. We will also touch on the use of resists to create a seamless hollow. All materials will be supplied and will include everything you need to start on this wonderfully creative adventure. You will also receive comprehensive notes to take home along with your finished pieces. Felt is not confined to clothing and industrial purposes; it has sculptural qualities that allow your creative potential full reign.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Beginners Feltmaking Workshops 2018

North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre; 28 Meehan Dr, Kiama Downs

Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited. Payment will secure your place in the class. All materials and equipment provided. Bring lunch.

Cost: $110 includes all materials and equipment.

Contact Anita to book: anita@anitalarkin.com   0416148202  
This workshop is being run in conjunction with The Illawarra Feltmakers

INTRODUCTION TO FELTMAKING
          
            Saturday 3rd November 2018   (10am - 3pm)
You will learn essential skills in the ancient craft of feltmaking. The class begins with making a small flat felt piece that incorporates textural materials like fabric and lace.
This will be followed with learning how to use a resist between the layers of wool in order to create a seamless hollow vessel.
Anita will share with you how to make a pattern for a resist. You will be amazed at the feltmaking process, and the potential it holds for creative adventures.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

2018 SOUTH COAST FIBRE MUSTER

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
GERRINGONG NSW

Traders attending include:

Belisa Cashmere

Come in Spinner

Feltfine

Glenora Weaving & Wool

Loomex

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; 


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.