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AGM this Saturday

We are counting down to the AGM this Saturday, with our usual Trash & Treasure and meeting, we are also so pleased to be awarding a new Life Member. Come and join us for morning tea with scones, jam & cream (plus gluten free options) and celebrate our treasured Life Members. Scroll down for full day's schedule and AGM agenda.
Soosie Jobson's Palimpsest Jewellery workshop bookings are now open.

This workshop is another discounted thank you to the Membership for your wonderful support over the past 3 years.

Materials are included and full details are further down. Jump in quick it sold out last time.
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Marks Over Time Exhibition

A very big thank you to the 23 felters who have registered for our exhibition! We can't wait to see your pieces and look forward to their delivery Monday 22nd. Opening night is Thursday 25th and all of our financial members are invited. A separate eNews to current members with the invite and RSVP instructions will follow this eNews.

But, of course, everyone is invite to see the exhibition!

If you are on Facebook please share one of our many posts about it with your social network. This is an opportunity to spread the Feltwest word and showcase our organisation. The invite below is downloadable from the Exhibition Media Download page under Members in the menu.

Palimpsest Jewellery with Soosie Jobson

a workshop with Soosie Jobson

Palimpsest Jewellery with Soosie Jobson
A palimpsest was a mediaeval way of recycling. Parchment was a prized commodity and not to be wasted: scribes and scholars would scrape back the ink to rewrite a text leaving subsequent layers faintly visible through to the top. This soft ghost like effect would hint of things past and remind us of the story beneath. What better way to tell story than to use what we already have?
All of those beautiful little pieces of leftover felt, the odd and precious bead, glorious threads, scraps of divine fabric or exquisite handmade papers that accumulate in our studios can be set free using this recycling technique.  I love that we can use less to get more.

We will take the challenge in this one-day workshop to use only what we have.  Materials are supplied for this workshop all you need to bring will be your own tools like scissors, needles, notebooks that will be in the materials list  but you are welcome to bring your own little treasures.  Either way we will make beautiful earrings, brooches, and necklaces that will tell us stories every time we wear them.   You can also bring treasures to share or swap which will add another layer upon each others' stories.
Experience level: beginners to experienced – all welcome. Return participants more than welcome – do the things you missed last time plus a few new surprises.

Studio Detritus has been an ongoing series of workshops that focus on using what we have rather than acquiring more yet getting more in the end. Soosie has been a practicing felt and textile artist for over 30 years and has won awards, prizes, and been featured in many exhibitions and publications around the world.

Magnetic brooch clasps will be for sale $5 at the workshop.

Materials are supplied.

August Toss n Tell - AGM Trash & Treasure

August Toss n Tell - AGM Trash & Treasure
  • 9:00 Setup for Trash & Treasure
  • 9:30amTrash & Treasure
  • 10:30am Morning Tea New Life Member
  • 11:30am AGM
It's that time of the year our AGM is around the corner. As we are being told that a new COVID wave is about to hit us this winter we understand if you are hesitant to attend the AGM, but if this is the case, please complete the proxy vote form so we can form a quorum and hold the meeting. Or we will have to hold it again later in the year.
All details are below and on the website under the Members section and include:
  • Previous meeting minutes
  • Agenda
  • Both online and downloadable forms for nomination and proxies
  • Trash & Treasure Table booking
But on a brighter note we will still be having our annual Trash & Treasure, and importantly a morning tea to honour our Life members and welcome a new Life Member. We ask that you book your free table for Trash & Treasure, and please ensure that your goods are moth free as we had several complaints from last years event. If moths are found in your items we would expect that you would refund any money paid to the purchaser and remove the items from the hall immediately.

Make sure your login and are a financial member to book a table.

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Agenda 2022

Opening of Meeting and Welcome
Attendances and Proxies
Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting - Corrected Profit & Loss Statement
Business arising from previous minutes
Disclosure of any conflicts of interest
Treasurer’s Report
Presidents Report
Handover to Convenor
Declaration of Positions Vacant
Election of Office Bearers and other members of the Management Committee
Welcome new Committee
Any Other Business
Close of meeting
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.
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