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Hello reader
Thank you to all our Members who attended our AGM last Saturday it was a very exciting day with 2 big announcements, and we have another one today.

Committee Changes

A big thank you to our retiring committee members: Jean McKenzie, Sara Quail, Lenore Fairfield, Vimol Imsanguan & Marg Bryan, we wish them all the best in the future and hope to see them again soon. Throughout the past year the committee did an amazing job during some very trying times and everyone stepped up to meet those challenges.

We are also very pleased to have 4 new members on the committee this year. We warmly welcome Diny Monaghan, Maureen Humphreys, Fleur Riley and Jo Ganon to the team and look forward to working with them. The full make up of our committee is further down this eNews and at the bottom of every page on our web site.

On to the announcements!

Marks Over Time Exhibition

Marks Over Time – Exhibition by Feltwest
We are extremely pleased to have obtained the Gallery Central TAFE for our first exhibition since 2016 the very successful MACRO|micro. Entry is open to all members as we are hoping to involve as many as possible - no matter what level of experience, or past participation in exhibiting your work you are encouraged to participate.
Marks Over Time Exhibition Process
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One of the wonderful things about a group exhibition is bringing everyone along on the journey.

To facilitate this - we plan to have a series of talks and activities designed to guide our membership from inception to exhibition, in September next year. These talks will be at each Toss n Tell covering topics such as our theme - Marks Over Time, artist statements and bios.
As part of this process we are also very pleased to announce our new Work in Progress (WIP) club – hands on felting days to foster mentoring and sharing of skills and techniques. This will also provide the perfect opportunity to discuss exhibition ideas or simply work on pieces. We plan to hold regular WIP days on the first Tuesday of every month, starting in September, with additional days added when the opportunity arises.
A focal point of the exhibition will be the collaborative work in the Timeless installation. Timeless is an exhibition within an exhibition with a contribution from every exhibition participant. It will be an installation of hanging scarves all made in greyscale, black to white, and of a similar size 1500mm x 200mm. They can made with any felting technique and embellished using any textile technique but the only colours are black through to white and any grey in between. The scarves will be hung so that viewers can walk through them like a forest.

All information about the Exhibition including the talks and sessions will be under the Members section of our website. Choose Marks Over Time from the menu that’s where you will find things like the Sessions, Registration Process & Entry Fee, the media and promotion kit for downloading, key dates and checklists. More information will be added as the dates are confirmed with Gallery Central but the general overall process is:
  • Attend the Sessions at Toss n Tell
  • Start your pieces
  • Attend WIP days
  • Register and pay online, upload artist statements & bios, and adhere to the key dates.
And of course our eNews will have everything you need at the appropriate time.

September Toss n Tell – Exhibition Theme – Marks Over Time and Timeless
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Our other news is a stall at:

Perth Makers Market Christmas - Feltwest Stall

Perth Makers Market Christmas - Feltwest Stall

@Goolugatup Heathcote

Feltwest will be at the Perth Makers Market @ Goolugatup Heathcote Sunday December 19th
Perth Makers Market is a handmade artisan market with over 150 stallholders, delicious food, live music and more. Thousands of people attend this market as it is one of the last before Christmas - it should be a fabulous day full of keen Christmas shoppers.

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All of the detailed information about entry fee and processes will be published soon but it will be similar to the May Markets - we wanted to let you know as soon as we knew so you can get started making your inventory. To help with your making we are going to have 2 Market Making Days as WIP Club events. All members are welcome to these informal but productive days at just $2 entry fee, but please help us manage the number of tables in the hall by booking your tables and paying the entry fee online prior to the day.

Market Making Days

Saturday October 2nd

9:30 - 4:30

BYO Lunch. Tea & Coffee provided


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Saturday November 6th

BYO Lunch. Tea & Coffee provided


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Market Making Day November

Workshops Open for Bookings Now

The end of our felting year is sneaking up on us and these are the last workshops for 2021.

Natural Rhythms Kimono Poncho

a 4 day workshop with Nancy Ballesteros

There is still time to book and participate in this fab workshop and a golden opportunity to create a garment you will cherish for many years to come.

September 2nd - 5th

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Skills Extension - Flaps & Fins

Skills Extension - Flaps & Fins
In this workshop we will explore different ways of making felt flaps and fins, and how they can be used to make dramatic features on your felt, or can form flaps on bags and purses. Participants will explore several different methods for making flaps and fins on their sample piece, and will develop the skills and confidence to add flaps and fins to other felt projects.
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Beginners Workshop September 18th

Beginners Workshop September 18th

Last one for 2021!

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Executive Committee & Co-ordinators

Office Bearers
President Soosie Jobson
Vice-President Liz Owens
Cynda Empsall
Jo Ganon
Treasurer Claire Russell
Workshop Co-ordinator Cynda Empsall
Library Co-ordinators Liz Owens & Diny Monaghan
Toss n Tell Co-ordinators Fleur Riley & Maureen Humphreys
Skills Extension & Beginners Co-ordinator Sue Eslick
New Member Liaison Alison Gomes
Feel free to forward this eNews to any like minded people who might like the opportunity to meet felters, learn and share new skills and generally do all things felty.
If you are not a member of Feltwest you are missing out on amazing workshops from experienced local, interstate and international tutors, and heaps of event opportunities like exhibitions and markets. Sound good? Join here: