When: 1st Saturday of each month (Except December, January & February) unless otherwise advised. NOTE: NO MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN JULY AS THE ILLAWARRA FELTMAKERS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE SOUTH COAST FIBRE MUSTER

Cost:
$10 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

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Sunday, 3 July 2022

Beginner's Feltmaking Workshop - Saturday 3rd September 2022 NOW FULL

FELTMAKING 2022 - BEGINNERS’ WORKSHOP A Beginner's Workshop will be held on Saturday 3rd September 2022 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 a mug. Tea and coffee is supplied. Bookings essential: Numbers are strictly limited to 6. 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. All materials will be supplied as well as comprehensive notes to take home along with your finished piece. 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. We will be following whatever Covid protocols are in place in September. Should the workshop be impacted by restrictions that make it impractical to proceed, the date will be rescheduled.

Sunday, 20 March 2022

BEGINNER'S FELTMAKING WORKSHOP - 7TH MAY 2022 - CANCELLED

A Beginners’ Workshop will be held on Saturday 7th May 2022 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. 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. All materials will be supplied as well as comprehensive notes to take home along with your finished piece. 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. We will be following whatever Covid protocols are in place in September. Should the workshop be impacted by restrictions that make it impractical to proceed, the date will be rescheduled.

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.