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Good afternoon reader
Only 8 days till our Annual General Meeting and of course our fabulous annual Trash & Treasure. All notices and forms for the AGM are on the site under Members then Annual General Meeting. Please remember that only financial members are entitled to vote.

AGM & Toss n Tell

As we are still under the same rules as the last Toss n Tell we have to ask for table bookings as the number is limited. Booking a table is the same process as booking a workshop - add the product to your cart and proceed to checkout - it is a zero dollar amount so no payment is required but it does secure you a table. Bookings are under Member Bookings or Annual General Meeting in the web site. (Remember to log in first)

Have a clean out and make some money! We are looking for:
  • Felting & Textile materials and supplies
  • Felting & Textile related books
  • Handmade items like jams & pickles
  • Clean fabrics & textiles for felting
  • No commercial traders
AGM Toss n Tell - August
  • 9:30 Doors Open and setup
  • 10:00 Trash & Treasure,
    Library & Bookings Open.
  • 11:30 AGM
  • 12:00 Lunch & Toss n Tell
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Monthly Workshops

We have a couple of spots left in our monthly workshops:

Elevation & Plan: Techniques in Reversible Design with me



Remember to log in to get the Members prices.
MVZ - Image 2 - Mandala -Martien van Zuilen - Blue Star

Extension Skills & Beginners Workshops

These programs are designed to extend or refresh your felting skills. Concentrated 3 hour workshops with a great tutor participant ratio. There 4 left for this year -

Layering up prefelts and differential shrinkage

Join Jean and Sue to learn how multiple layers of prefelt at different stages of the felting process can be used to form three dimensional shapes. A light prefelt will only have shrunk a little bit, whilst a firm prefelt will have shrunk quite a lot. When prefelts at different stages are felted together the differential shrinkages create a three-dimensional …

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Layering up prefelts and differential shrinkage

Felting around an object

Felting skills extension
It is fun to felt around a rock or other object, but there are a few simple tips that you need to know to ensure that the wool is able to shrink properly to form tight, firm felt. Join us for a fun session learning how to lay wool around an object eg, a balloon or ball, creating sufficient space …

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Beginners Workshop - 17th October

Beginners Workshop - 17th October

Pockets and multiple resists.

pockets and multiple resists
Use of multiple resists can create exciting and multidimensional shapes in your felt. This session will show how to use multiple resists to make complex forms, and will teach how to get a firm shape to the work, as well as how to incorporate silk fabric to add extra nuno texture. Samples will be provided to demonstrate how these techniques …

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Library News

Can you please return all library items by Saturday 15th August as we are implementing a new shiny library system and would like to stock take and photograph our catalogue. If you have library items and can not attend this month's meeting please arrange to have someone else return the items. In particular there are hat blocks that haven't been returned from Sue Eslick's workshop in March.

Last but not least...

Thank you all so much for the July Toss n Tell - besides everyone putting in such an effort with the COVID rules we also had so many amazing felt pieces to admire - 2 tables worth - brilliant. This month we would all love to see the beautiful scarves everyone made at Sara's Circular Scarves workshop and any other felty things you have made lately or in the past. I love pieces with a story.

I must admit I am equal parts excited and nervous about the AGM with the very peculiar year that 2020 has been I think I am now prepared for anything. Famous last words. But going on how our membership has come together I'm sure if all else fails we will still have felting fun. See you soon.

Cheers Soosie


Have you got a name badge or name necklace? We'd love to see them.

Aaahhh I nearly forgot...

We may have a selling opportunity this year... to be announced at the AGM.

A quick reminder about the COVID rules:
  • Please do NOT come to Toss n Tell if you feel unwell in any way - please stay home.
  • Maintain 1.5 mtr distancing
  • Maximum of 75 people in the hall
  • Only 3 people in the kitchen at any one time
  • Only 10 people in the studio at any one time
  • Name and phone number must be clearly printed in the attendance book at the Welcome desk
  • No shared food or drinks - please bring your own cup/mug for tea and coffee and cutlery for your lunch.
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: