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This Saturday Toss n Tell

Our stall at the Perth Makers Market Heathcote is coming up fast May 23rd. I hope you have been making some beautiful pieces to sell. We all know that COVID put the kybosh on so many selling opportunities it's hard to know what the market might be like in these times. With that in mind we thought it would be good to dedicate this Toss n Tell to all things Market Stall. We will talk about the logistics and expectations including entry fee, inventory lists, packaging, display, tagging, delivery, and on the day.
Bring along anything you would like discussed. Such as display mechanisms (for example stands for jewellery), presentation, your tags, Feltwest tags (which will be available for you to take home), the inventory list, even the delivery container and especially - what prices the consumer might be prepared to pay for our wares. As we are both makers and consumers we should test it out. Hence the SILENT PRICING activity.

How will it work?

Silent pricing is similar to a silent auction. First we will have a discussion about a pricing formula: how they work, what's included, percentage calculations, and importantly what you the maker gets. But, as we all know there is theory and there is reality! To help us understand what the market might pay for your pieces we will have a silent pricing. Items will be placed anonymously on a table so please don't have your name or tags on your work. Next to the work will be an envelope and some slips of paper. Each person can write what they would pay for the work - anonymously - on a slip and place it in the envelope. We will then collate the prices and discuss the results.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about markets and even if you don't have work for this market - remember:
This is a test run for the very busy and extremely well patronised Christmas Markets.

Workshops Open

As I am typing this there is only 1 spot left in Alison's Felt & Stitch - Nuno & Beyond workshop. First in best dressed! Katrina's Seeds & Pods is the perfect way to extend your 3D felting skills and create gorgeous pieces inspired by WA's amazing native pods and seeds. Get in quick as Katrina is a very experienced tutor and her workshops sell very fast. A great opportunity!
Our Skill Extension program is going great guns and there are 2 more open for bookings; 2 Way Pockets & Craters. For those attended the Shibori demo/mini workshop the Craters session is the prefelt method we touched on. Scroll down for full details.

Its going to be a jammed packed day - bring your work, bring your questions, bring your ideas but most importantly bring yourselves!

See you Saturday.

9:45am – Toss n Tell - All things market.
10:45am – Library Open
11:15am – Perth Makers Market Stall Silent Pricing

Perth Makers Market - Feltwest Stall

Perth Makers Market - Feltwest Stall
@Goolugatup Heathcote Feltwest has successfully secured a stall at the extremely well attended Perth Makers Market at Heathcote on May 23rd 2021. The Perth Makers Markets have a huge reputation for quality Western Australian handmade items that have been curated to provide a fantastic range. We plan to use the May market as a learning experience for another stall at …

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Bookings Open - in workshop date order.

Felt & Stitch - Nuno & Beyond

1 spot left!!!!!

a workshop with Alison Gomes In this 2 day workshop you will make and take home your own unique scarf. You will be guided through the technique of nuno-felting (the art of adding fabric to wool before you felt it). You will learn all things related to making nuno-felt, such as how to choose your fabrics, different ways of combining …

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Felt & Stitch - Nuno & Beyond

Skills Extension - 2 Way Pockets

pockets and multiple resists
Learn how to make two different types of pockets to include in your felt bags – or even in scarves or teapot cosies! Each participant will make two sample squares - a patch pocket and a flap pocket. After this session, participants will have the skills and confidence to add pockets to a range of felt projects.

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a workshop with Katrina Virgona Come along for a fun day learning how to wet felt some intriguing 3D forms inspired by seeds and pods. Participants will discover ways to use a basic resist to create (and recreate) multiple variations of naturally occurring objects. With projects to suit both beginners and more advanced felters, this workshop will suit all creative …

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Skills Extension - Craters

sara quail felt shibori
Felted craters can be so much fun, they can be hollow, or erupting with felt or other textiles and give a fabulous deep and earthy texture to felt wall hangings or sculptures. Join us to make a felt sample with a variety of filled and hollow craters. This workshop will give participants the skills to make a larger piece using …

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