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This month at Toss n Tell its "Bring a problem" day. Got a piece of felt work that isn't doing what you want it to? Bring it along and the collective knowledge may have a solution.

We have opened the latest Skill Extension class - Cracked Earth - it sold out last time so jump in quick! There is still time to book for the beginners workshop this Saturday and Palimpsest Jewellery workshop is also open and raring to go; with materials supplied and the variety of skills you'll learn $50 is a bargain! See below for booking links.

There is still one day left to check out our fabulous exhibition Marks Over Time as tomorrow is the last day. 😪 It was a huge success with a lot of sales - everyone involved should be very proud of our collective efforts. Maybe we will start planning another one! 😉 More images below.

How long since you checked out our Library? There are tonnes of new books, magazines, and equipment for our Members to borrow. Scroll down for a review of a new book kindly donated 🙏 by Vicki Dempster and Norwegian felter Tone Tvedt. Thanks to Diny for the reviews - much appreciated.

If you need to contact any of the committee - the main emails are at the bottom of each eNews.

See you Saturday.

Workshop Bookings Now Open

Palimpsest Jewellery with Soosie Jobson

a workshop 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 …

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Palimpsest Jewellery with Soosie Jobson
Beginners Workshop September 17th

Beginners Workshop September 17th

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Skill Extension - Cracked Earth

In this extension workshop we will learn how to make the fabulous ‘cracked earth’ surface design. Participants will make a unique sample square.  Examples will be available to show how this technique can be altered using different shapes and colours, and used to make a unique and interesting texture on bags, sculptures, vessels etc.

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Skill Extension - Cracked Earth

Marks Over Time


Liz Owens - Seeds of Change


Jo Ganon - Hope


Vimol Imsanguan - Still

New in the Library

Tone Tvedt “ Myk og Fargerik Filting I Ull - 2017. ( Norwegian Felter)
Thank you to our member Vicki Dempster who presented this special book to Feltwest on behalf of the author after her recent visit to Norway. Vicki met author Tone Tvedt after visiting her shop. The book although written is Norwegian is filled with ideas for projects (wet and needle felted) and photos of the process of making them every step of the way. The materials required are indicated in “centimetres and grams”, and the word “merino” is familiar !
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Most felters won’t necessarily need google translate to understand what ‘s written. The book includes patterns for some projects. It is ideal for beginner felters, looking for relative simple ideas but using different techniques such as how to stencil, lay mosaics and construct a rose. It is nice to check out what is felted in different countries! Well worth a good look.

History of art at Stirling Libraries

Local artist Monia Allegre will be presenting a series of talks on the history of western art at Stirling Libraries. This season of talks will run across six sessions and will cover the birth of Renaissance Art up to Contemporary Art in the present day.
Monia Allegre Bekcic is a visual artist, who creates sculptural artworks with a variety of materials. Monia has had an number of works installed around Perth and has exhibited at Sculptures by the Sea.

The series of talks will take place at the Stirling Libraries Karrinyup, Inglewood, Dianella, Scarborough, Mirrabooka and Osborne between Thursday 1 September and Thursday 24 September 2022.

Contact Us

President Liz Owens - feltwest.president@gmail.com
Vice President Soosie Jobson - feltwest.vicepresident@gmail.com
Treasurer Claire Russell - feltwest.treasurer@gmail.com
Secretary Jo Ganon - feltwest.secretary@gmail.com
Workshop Co-ordinator Cynda Empsall feltwest.workshops@gmail.com
Skill Extension & Beginners Sue Eslick feltwest.eventscalendar@gmail.com

Detailed contacts list available here

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