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Marks Over Time Exhibition

One of the wonderful things about exhibitions is that you can really challenge your creativity. Not only is it a completely different audience from our regular external events like markets and shows, the criteria of a theme adds another dimension to your work. This was evidenced by the array of diverse pieces in our last Exhibition MACRO|micro. We have included more images below to hopefully inspire you. As Marks Over Time is coming up soon we thought it prudent to go over the details. The exhibition is open to all financial members of Feltwest and we encourage everyone to participate. All of the info is on the web site in detail but here is a list of the key points to ensure we are all on the same page. If you are not sure of anything concerning the Exhibition please ask any of the committee or simply reply to this eNews.

Admin & Entry

  • Must be a Financial Member
  • Artist's Statement for each piece
  • Artists Bio
  • Complete Registration - Open 1st - 31st July
  • Statements & Bio 15th August
  • Delivery to Gallery 22nd August
  • Opening night 25th August
  • Unsold collected 19th Sept
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Exhibition Pieces

  • All work must be original and not copied.
  • Created in the last 18 months.
  • All works must be for sale and not previously exhibited.
  • TAFE Commission is 30%
  • Up to 3 pieces in the main Marks Over Time theme - but at least 1
  • Can be any type of felt and any size.
  • Mixed media accept.
  • At least 1 Timeless Scarf
  • Must be approx 150cm x 20cm
  • No colour used - only, black, white and greyscale of any combination.

Workshops Open for Business

Beginners June 18th 1pm - 4pm

We have a Beginners Workshop June 18th - this is a great way to learn the fundamentals of making good quality felt in an excellent Tutor to Participant ratio. Held over 3 hours, these sessions are not just for absolute raw beginners, they are perfect if you have been dabbling for a while and would like to hone them or even to refresh your feltmaking. Bargain at $50.
There is still time for that last minute booking - there are 3 spots left in Nancy's workshop and if you have been teetering jump on the site and do it now. If you need to buy things for the materials list - jump on Nancy's site and she will deliver it to the workshop. Read more

Hanky Panky with Nancy Ballesteros

There are also only 2 spots left for Kats Exploring Natural Dyes on Silk. It will be an informative and fun workshop utilising everyday items so you can easily replicate the technique at home.

Exploring Natural Dyes on Silk with Kat Weka

In this 1.5 day workshop we will explore obtaining colour from plant material and natural dye extracts. This is a hands on workshop with lots of opportunity to experiment. You will learn how to prepare silk for dyeing. How to obtain beautiful colours from ordinary food items in your kitchen. Basic techniques and safety procedures of natural dyeing will be covered and you will get plenty of practise in experimenting with different plant material, to see what colours you can achieve in different dye baths. In addition we will explore a range of natural dye extracts.

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Exploring Natural Dyes on Silk with Kat Weka

Skill Extension - Solid & Hollow Cords

Join us to explore how to make solid and hollow felt cords, including getting good shrinkage, and some of the fun things that you can do with them including jewellery, puppets and lunar landscapes!

Vale Shirley Maher

Some sad news this week. Shirley's daughter let us know that Shirley Maher passed away recently, aged 86. She was a member of Feltwest for many years and contributed to many of our events over the years including several Exhibitions.
Our condolences to the family.
Felt the Water Exhibition 2007

Embroiderers’ Guild of WA – Teaching Embroidery Course

This four day Course will give the confidence and skills required to run and plan a great class or workshop. It will help you become the kind of tutor that results in happy, satisfied students.
Dates: July 3, 17, 30 and 31
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm on each date.
Venue:Guild House
565 Canning Highway
Alfred Cove
The Teaching Embroidery Course content includes:
• How adults learn so that you can effectively engage with your students.
• Setting realistic and achievable objectives.
• Organising your material and writing lesson plans that work.
• Communication and presentation skills to facilitate learning and gracefully manage
difficult situations
The cost for this course is very affordable.
Embroiderers’ Guild WA members $120
Non members $240
Bookings can be made via the Embroiderers’ Guild WA website. Click on the Lessons tab, then click on the Workshop Calendar tab. This will take you through to the workshops page. Click on the Teaching Embroidery Course link and register online following the prompts.
Registrations close: 27 June 2022

Hat Workshop with Sue Eslick

Hat Workshop with Sue Eslick
by Fleur Riley

The choice for the hats was endless. As you can see by the many different styles of hats made.
Many different variaties were used to get the final look on their hats. Some choose to use silk tops, silk tissue or variegated wool. The look was individual to each person who partipated.
The workshop ran very smoothly and fun was had by all.
All the ladies went home with their hats fully felted and drying of their hat blocks.

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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:

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