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March 2020

First Tuesday Felting Day – March

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$2
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Fantasy Hat or Tea Cosy with Sue Eslick

March 7 @ 9:30 am - March 8 @ 4:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$120

In this two-day class we will create a unique fantasy hat or tea cosy with complex design elements. Individual pattern templates will be drawn using each participant’s head/ tea pot measurements, and shrinkage factors will be discussed to create a resist.  We will felt around the resist to make a hollow form as the basis for our hat or cosy.  The application of additional design elements such as nuno, cords, spikes, flaps and pockets will be explored.  Techniques will be learned to full, shrink, stretch, steam and…

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Committee Meeting March

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Toss n Tell – March 21st

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$2

This month's Demo is Shrinkage Rates vs Percentage with Soosie Jobson

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Skill Extension Program – Three dimensional felt

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$50

Join Jean and Sue to learn how to felt around a resist.  A ‘resist’ is simply a physical barrier that keeps layers of wool apart and stops them felting to each other, and is the main way (though not the only way) to create a three-dimensional shape in felt.  In this session you will learn how to felt around a resist and how to full and block felt to make a robust three-dimensional object. Tips and techniques will be shared…

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April 2020

Design Ideas for Felt with Anita Larkin

April 3 @ 9:30 am - April 5 @ 4:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$330

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This is a really exciting one with a very different approach to design! The course looks at depth into the design process for making a felt item, functional or otherwise.  Students will use music, doodling, and collage as design tools to create ideas for innovative felt projects.  Explore collage with paper, with resists and also during the actual felting process.  We will cut-re-arrange, and laminate, using chance and selective intuition to drive initial ideas.  This workshop will leave…

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First Tuesday Felting Day – April

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$2
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Extension Skills Program – Nuno Felt

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$50
Felting skills extension

Nuno is a technique that incorporates fabric as well as wool, generally creating a soft, draping fabric, however, it can be firm, very textural and tactile.  Both results can be used in any creation to make a light flowing garment, or used to make embellishments such as cuffs or collars, or a highly textured sculptural piece. We will bring along a range of samples to inspire your creativity, and we will make two samples to learn techniques for these two…

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Committee Meeting April

April 8 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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May 2020

First Tuesday Felting Day – May

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$2
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