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Hello reader

Our Annual General Meeting is this Saturday

Our Workshop Co-ordinator Cynda Empsall is retiring from the position this year. We would like to give a huge thank you to Cynda who picked up the mantle under difficult circumstances and has done a stirling job. If you would like to join the committee please nominate yourself via the online form or speak to a committee member before the start of the AGM.
All of the details and forms are available under the Members Area of our site.

Schedule for the day

9:30am Sellers setup
10am Doors Open &
Trash & Treasure
11:30 Toss n Tell -
Bring along a treasure
12:30 AGM then stay and have a cuppa.
This Saturday is also our annual Trash & Treasure. Doors open at 9:30am for sellers - setup a table with all your destash items. Suppliers also welcome but please one table each. Then 10am for the bargain hunters!
Sue Eslick's Perfectly Perky Pouches workshop is open for bookings. This workshop isn't just about basic 3D resist felting so if you already have a handle on that - pun intended - come along anyway as you will achieve a very high end finish on your bag with perfect edges and handles. Sue is our Hat & Bag specialist so book your spot now and make your bag something very special.
We are also very pleased to announce 2 new workshops. The first - Colour Play a workshop with the wonderful Alison Gomes. Alison's work speaks for itself - it is always a beautiful balance of just the right colours, and of course, perfect felt. Many of you have asked for this workshop so be quick bookings open this Saturday.
The second is a fantastic new technique - Wool Underglass with Vimol Imsanguan, who is known for her amazing creations and skill as a needle felter. Her pieces in our recent Marks Over Time Exhibition were truly brilliant in both topic and execution. Bookings open midnight September 16th.
We also have a our final beginners workshop coming up, and the last two Skill Extension workshops.

For all details keep scrolling or go to the event on the home page of our site.

See you Saturday!

Perfectly Perky Pouches - Felted Bag Workshop Saturday September 2nd

Perfectly Perky Pouches - Felted Bag Workshop
Estimated materials list $20

Resist Material for sale at workshop

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a workshop with Sue Eslick

Learn the basics of 3 dimensional wet felt making and create a unique bag from fine merino wool.  Using soap, water and massage, we will create a seamless felt bag. You will learn how to add handles, flaps or pockets – the possibilities are endless!

Basic templates will be provided that can be adjusted to each individual design.

Suitable for beginners or those who would like a refresher.

Colour Play - October 7th & 8th

a workshop with Alison Gomes

We are surrounded by colour everyday. It's everywhere we look, in everything we eat and everything we wear. It would be truly hard to imagine a world without colour. Yet, when it comes to using colour, it can be a mystery! Why do some colours work so well together while others don't? And how do …

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Colour Play

Wool Underglass - November 4th & 5th

a workshop with Vimol Imsanguan

Wool Underglass
In this workshop, you will create picture using wool and various types of fibres. You will learn to layer wool for background without felting, then create detail with various techniques to manipulate wool into shapes and design including needle felting.

Experience level: All

Estimated materials list $20

About Vimol

I am self-taught needle felter since 2013 who enjoys working with various types of wool to create both 2D and 3D sculptures. I especially enjoy felting dolls, fantasy creature and landscapes. You can see more of my work at:

https://www.facebook.com/WoollyBirdsAndFairy or https://www.instagram.com/woollybirdsandfairy/

A picture paints a thousand words.

Wool has a soft ethereal quality to it which makes it perfect to paint with. Like oils, pastels, and watercolours, wool can be blended and shaded to create soft hues and palettes.

Join Vimol in a new technique and bring out your inner painter. Using various techniques to create depth through layering, and fine detail you will create a watercolour like painting.

Bookings Open September 16th

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Skills Extension - Craters - September 5th

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 their new techniques.

Skill Extension - Fine laying for Nuno Wearables - October 21st

Explore the options for creating fine drapeable wearables using fine laying techniques. The main reason wearables have no flow or lightness is due to too much wool. But don't I need those 2 thick layers? The simple answer is No! Come along and learn how it is done.

Achieve drape through laying:

Beginners Workshop September 16th

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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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