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Hello reader

Hope you are all enjoying our beautiful weather - it is glorious!

Its not only the weather that is gaining momentum there is a myriad of events happening soon so make sure you scroll down all the way to get the details.

We have 3 workshops open for bookings: We have added a couple more spots to Soosie's sold out Palimpsest Jewellery and as materials are supplied there is still time to book for this Saturday. Cracked Earth is filling up fast - its a great technique that can be applied to so many different situations. Martien's workshop is now up and open for bookings. Scroll down for more info.
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.
We have streamlined the procedures so product already submitted doesn't have to be re-submitted electronically as it is still in our Square system. All new stock will go through the usual steps.
You also no longer need to do a shift at the markets. Full details and how to pay the $10 fee is on the new Members Area page.
Delivery days are October 15th at Toss n Tell and First Tuesday November 1st.

As always remember to login first to get Members rates and access to the Members Area.

Happy reading and enjoy the sunshine!


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

Skill Extension - Cracked Earth

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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Coiled Vessels with Martien Van Zuilen

a workshop with Martien Van Zuilen Learn to create colourful Coiled Vessels and small platter in this workshop with Feltwest member and popular tutor Martien van Zuilen. Over the two days, you will learn a variety of techniques to combine the art of making hand-felted cords with the (basketry) technique of coiling. We will start with making a variety of …

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Coiled Vessels with Martien Van Zuilen
Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase is proud to be part of the 2022 Mandurah Arts Festival
Immerse yourself in all things arts and culture: 14-16 October
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2022 Showcase Tickets
The moment we've all been waiting for - tickets are now on sale for the Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase!

Join us for one of two spectacular performances combining dance, theatre and film at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre this October.

Awards Night
Saturday 15 October, 7:30pm
Experience the Showcase in all its grandeur at the opening night performance, including the announcement of the 2022 competition winners.

Accessible Performance
Sunday 16 October, 1:30pm
Bring the family along to this inclusive, matinee performance including several accessibility features, such as Auslan, audio description and a relaxed performance setting.

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The Mask-erade by Bella Robson
Photo by Stephen Heath Photography

International Scarf Exchange 2023

The Handweavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild has been asked to host the 2023 International Scarf Exchange. The aims of the International Scarf Exchange are to preserve the skills of spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet and felting, to expand the wool craft network, and to challenge each crafter to produce their best original work.
Participation in the scarf exchange involves you selecting 150grams of washed and prepared fresh natural fibre, which must be free from any contamination or strong odours. This will be crafted into a scarf, shawl, bag or hat, gloves/mittens or socks, by another participant in the exchange. In return you will be required to craft a scarf, shawl, bag or hat, gloves/mittens or socks using fibre sent to you.
Registration Period: Closes Monday 28th November 2022
See the website for full details and forms to be completed.
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Image: Margaret Bradford-Seeley, Banksia attenuata (Candlestick Banksia) (detail), 2020, watercolour on paper, 65 x 55 cm. Photograph by Churchill Images.
The Sum of Us celebrates the work of a group of students brought together by a botanical art course in Perth with artist and fellow student Margaret Oversby. The group continued to meet with Margaret arranging sessions in Bullsbrook to allow the pursuit of their passion and exploration of various styles of botanical art. Margaret has since passed away. This exhibition acknowledges her role in the formation of this diverse, supportive, and talented group, with a selection of her works on display.


Opening Saturday 24 September 2022 | 2pm - 3.30pm | Gallery 2

Registration essential, click here >Continues 25 September 2022 - 26 February 2023
Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 3pm | Closed Mon, Tue & Public Holidays
Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2
7190 Great Eastern Highway Mundaring

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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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