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FeltWEST Muresk Retreat 2019 30 May to 2 June 2019

30/05/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 02/06/2019 @ 4:00 pm

2019 Muresk Retreat 30 May to June 2, Thursday night to Sunday

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May 30 @ 4pm to June 2 @ 2pm $420 You can still book a place at the retreat, you have until midnight Tuesday 21 May.

  • Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June, 2019
  • Katrina Virgona workshop Friday 31 May, 10am to 3:30pm
  • Approximate cost of materials for Katrina’s workshop $10
  • Katrina Virgona presentation Friday 31 May, 7pm
  • Muresk Institute, 1 hour from Midland
  • $420 for the 3-day Retreat,
    • $315 for 2 days,
    • $210 for 1 day
  • Payment by installments by arrangement with FeltWEST Treasurer
  • Materials list for Friday workshop to be provided. Other projects up to you!
  • Lunches, dinners, accommodation provided.
  • BYO breakfast and cake to share.

FeltWest’s annual live-in Retreat will be held at beautiful Muresk agricultural campus near Northam from Thursday evening 30 May til Sunday afternoon 2 June 2019. Included in the price are Katrina Virgona’s Friday workshop, ‘Felted Lariats, Brooches and Rings’ and her Friday evening presentation ‘A Fetish for Fibre!’.

Accommodation is in individual bedrooms,

  • bedding included,
  • with their own air conditioning unit and
  • there are modern shared bathrooms.

Catered lunches and dinners will be served in the Homestead dining room. Trestle tables (2 per person or more by arrangement) will be provided to allow you to take on your dream projects over the weekend. Relax with a massage on the Saturday, provided at very reasonable rates.

Come along and felt to your heart’s content, be inspired by Katrina‘s workshop and presentation and enjoy the inspiration of other felters. No need to cook or do household chores for a blissful long weekend in an inspiring environment.

We encourage you to attend the full 3 days of the Retreat (arrive Thursday 4pm and depart after lunch on Sunday (early bird price $390 finishes 30 April) but it is also possible to attend for one day (includes one lunch, one dinner and one night) or two days (2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 nights).

A Retreat information kit will be provided once you have registered.


KATRINA VIRGONA is originally from North Queensland but has also lived in Fiji and northern NSW. She settled in Perth in 1984 after working and studying in various locations around Australia. Currently Katrina teaches art and fashion theory in the School of Design and Art at Curtin University. She also conducts various textile art and felting workshops.

In her studio practice, Katrina creates 3D artworks and contemporary textile jewellery pieces, drawing on a diverse range of materials including wool, wire, wood, metal, fur and human hair. Her work has been exhibited and published locally, nationally and internationally. She has just submitted two articles for the next FELT magazine to be released in June 2019. For more images see: https://katrinavirgona.com   or   IG @katrinavirgona





FELTED LARIATS, BROOCHES & RINGS workshop Friday 31 May, 10am–3:30pm

Have lots of fun exploring some easy felting techniques combined with stitching to create unique pieces of jewellery. Participants will learn to construct small sculptural components using wool, wire and fabric. These components can then be assembled on the day in various configurations to form funky pendants, neckpieces, brooches, rings etc. No felting experience necessary. Materials list provided in coming weeks.



A FETISH FOR FIBRE! presentation Friday 31 May, 7:00pm

Join Katrina Virgona on Friday evening May 31st to hear about the meanings and processes driving her art practice. She started using fibres and textiles as a vehicle for artistic expression in the late 1990s. Felting in 3D has been her preferred process for over 10 years but she also loves stitching, wiring, coiling, layering, assembling and binding. Materials most often include wool, wire, fur and hair. Interests and sources of inspiration include aspects of femininity, wearable weaponry, puzzles of aesthetic design, accessories from the Victorian era plus all sorts of objects associated with fetishistic, ritualistic and/or talismanic practices. Katrina will have two articles featured in the next issue of FELT magazine to be released in June 2019. See more artworks at: www.katrinavirgona.com & Instagram: @katrinavirgona



For all queries, please email the Retreat organiser, Sue Harrington at feltwest.secretary@gmail.com

For details of the Refund Policy click here

Note that it is possible to pay in increments.  Please enquire.

A Retreat information kit will be provided once you have registered.

Need a lift?  Or can provide one?  Let the Secretary know.

The early bird price of $390


30/05/2019 @ 4:00 pm
02/06/2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Muresk Drive
Northam, WA Australia
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