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FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell November

Saturday 17 November Xmas Party Everyone brought tasty nibbles for our Christmas Party and chatted and laughed the lunch away.  Here are a few pictures of a few attendees, sorry if we didn’t get you in a snap. Raffle prizes won by Kerri Bertucci and Sara Quail,  enjoy. Marion Messages Marion ask the members to […]

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Catherine O’Leary Jacket Workshop Report

Catherine O’Leary Sculptural Felted Jacket Workshop Nov 2018   Catherine O’Leary is a textile artist from Melbourne. She has been working with felt since 1990’s. On the first evening Catherine presented a slide show to FeltWEST of her past and present textile work. She works mainly in 3-D, often covering entire surfaces (like desks and […]

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FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell October

FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell October Report Demonstration/Mini Workshop Martien van Zuilen – Creating Tunnels and Using Armatures In this mini workshop Martien shared her technique of creating long tunnels in handmade felt and demonstrated how, once established, the tunnels could be used to accommodate armatures (wire, sticks, timber rods, feathers etc) to support and/or frame […]

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FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell September

FeltWEST Toss n Tell September 2018 Mini-workshop on Scrunchy Silk At today’s mini-workshop Karen Wood presented an application of nuno felting which she calls ‘Scrunchy Silk’ for making richly decorated collars and scarves. Karen learnt the idea some years ago from our member, Judy Barkla at a Retreat.   Scrunch up small pieces of silk […]

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