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Toss n Tell – 17 March 2018 – Fantasy Flowers

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This year we are doing things differently!

9:30am – Doors open – start felting!

10:00am – 11:30am – Fantasy Flowers: a hands on demonstration and mini workshop with Sara Quail.

This will entail making flowers with a simple resist and using directional felting / fulling techniques. The method is simple and will suit beginners, while a myriad of design possibilities, will appeal to more experienced felt-makers.

 

What to bring:

  • Merino wool tops (or batts) in different colours – small amount, no more than 50gm in total. A good opportunity to use up odds and ends.
  • water dispenser –  ball brause  or  squirt bottle
  • container for water/soap solution
  • soap – olive bar or dishwashing liquid
  • bubble wrap – no bigger than 50 x 30cm or 2 small pieces +/- 30cm square or your preferred felting mat & net
  • scissors – small and sharp
  • pencil
  • sushi mat, small bamboo blind or small piece of drawer liner
  • tea towel / small towel
  • teaspoon – (and no, there are not enough at craft house!)
  • tweezers
  • optional:
    • a decorative twig to attach flowers to, strong neutral thread to match, needle with sharp point and an eye big enough for the thread
    • Very small amount of decorative fibres e.g. Silk, soy, tencil, viscose etc.

Resist material will be provided – courtesy of donation by Jill Jodrell

This will be an expanded version of our previous demonstrations but now includes a hands-on opportunity to try out the new technique under the guidance of a skilled tutor.   Different felt techniques will be taught each month by our own experienced felt makers.

A free a mini-workshop  – this will be an expanded version of our previous demonstrations but now includes a hands-on opportunity to try out the new technique under the guidance of a skilled tutor , Sara Quail.   More details and materials list will be updated soon.

11:45am to 12.30pm – Lunch and sharing felting news and new work.

12.30pm to 1:30pm Library & Bookings will be open. 

The following have been added to our  library

  • Gentle Threads by Judit Pocs
  • The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff
  • Filz Fun magazines x 2
  • 3 x DvD s by Liz Evans:  126 Tips for Feltmakers, Pots and Pods & Layers for Feltmakers
  • A leather toolkit for use by members at Craft House only.

12:30pm to 4pm – Felting time – more time for you to continue practicing what you learning in the morning, or work on your own felt project.

4:00pm – Pack n Clean

4:30pm – Close

Details

Date:
March 17
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Feltwest
Email:
info@feltwest.org.au

Venue

Craft House
Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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info@feltwest.org.au