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Report from Woolarama

Feltwest participated the Wagin Woolarama this year for the first time in many years. Woolarama is one of the biggest agricultural shows in WA, attracting people from throughout the south west and Perth and took place over two days on 9th and 10th March. Feltwest had a 3x3m display where we were able to: Demonstrate […]

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Feltwest February 2018 meeting

Meeting – Saturday the 18th of February saw the first FeltWest meeting of 2018.  Attendance was higher than expected with about 40 people pouring in to catch the first day not only of the meeting, but of the new and (hopefully improved) format.  At ten thirty the group gathered for Sue Eslick’s excellent demonstration with […]

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Colour smorgasbord from Sara Quail dyeing workshop

Dyeing workshop Sara Quail

Dyeing 101 workshop with Sara Quail, Feb 2018. Techniques and tips for dyeing silk, cotton and other cellulose fibres. Sara’s aim was to teach participants how to pattern silk and cotton with fibre reactive dyes using a low immersion technique-ie by applying dye directly and manipulating the fabric. This was done using basic equipment in […]

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Jigsaw Weave & Felt with Martien van Zuilen

Workshop – Nov 2017 Presented by Martien van Zuilen, a FeltWest member and international tutor, participants spent a very pleasurable 2 days learning her unique Jigsaw Weave & Felt technique. With its strong visual impact, the opportunities to include this woven effect in handmade felt are endless – homewares, accessories and wearables or as accent […]

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