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Toss n Tell this coming Saturday

February 17th 10am-3pm

We have a terrific line up for our first Toss n Tell for 2024. The wonderful Peta Korb will be unravelling the world of needle felting in preparation for her Eastern Barred Bandicoot workshop. The workshop is such good value - you can start as a beginner and progress rapidly to wire armatures under the excellence guidance of Peta, and - the price includes the materials required to make the Bandicoot. Its an excellent opportunity. There a only 4 spots left so jump in now.


10:00am Doors Open & Library Browsing

10:30am Toss n Tell
Bring along your latest work to share.

11:30am Peta Korb Needle Felting Essentials and then her Country Chicks Creations pop up shop


A huge thank you to our Membership not only have you booked out Sara's amazing Cobweb Scarves and Versatile Viscose - the Nanga Bush Retreat is completely sold out. It sold 90% in 60 minutes!
If you would like to be on a waiting list email us.

Discovery Days...

There are 3 spots left for our Poly Clay Play Days - jump in quick. Its fabulous value $100 for 9 sessions. Scroll down for full details. Starts April 2nd.

PS It doesn't matter if you miss a session we will catch you up!

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They will be scheduled in advance so please forgive us if anything has booked out or there are changes but it is still included in the eNews. Always best to check the web site for up to date info. If in doubt email us to check.
Bookings Open this Saturday for the fabulous Simple Stitches: Infinite Possibilities. Especially designed for us by Embroidery Guild tutors this workshop will give you the confidence explore and extend your stitching on your felt. This workshop is a bargain. Book early.

That's all for now - as always scroll down for more info and check the home page.

Toss n Tell - February 17TH 10AM - 3PM

Welcome back! Needle felting essentials with Peta Korb Peta Korb of Country Chicks Creations will join us for the first Toss n Tell of the year and welcome you to the world of needle felting. Unravel the confusion about needle sizes and shapes and how best to use them. What other tools are there along with fibre choices for different …

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Toss n Tell - February


A 2 day needle felting workshop Create a Eastern Barred Bandicoot in a two day workshop with textile artist Peta Korb of Country Chicks Creations. Peta first created an Eastern Barred Bandicoot for a short film and has designed this workshop for beginners or those wanting to expand their knowledge of needle felting and creating with wire armatures, building and …

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Poly Clay - Conditioning Clay

This session: Equipment & Tools. Conditioning & storing clay. We will explore the fundamentals of polymer clay along with 3 exciting techniques that will allow us to compose beautiful buttons, toggles, beads, focal pieces and fasteners for felted wearables. Participants will be able to make a variety of items from the included clay depending on their choices. For example the …

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Poly Clay - Conditioning Clay

Simple Stitches: Infinite Possibilities

April 6th - Bookings Open Feb 17th

Simple Stitches: Infinite Possibilities
Embroidery offers infinite possibilities. This workshop invites exploration of a simple range of stitches and their adaptability. In a small group, a facilitator will guide you through a simple, single stitch to create a small sample as a reference point. Then, changing length or direction of stitch, thread weight and/or color, proximity or repetition, you are on the way to creating any number of free-form variations.

There are no boundaries.

The participants will repeat this process with a different stitch, either from the Straight Stitch family, Cross stitch, or Knots & Chains families. All the while creating different lines, marks, outlines, filling-in or to play with movement.
The effects of stitches vary with the background fabric, so you may wish to try your newfound techniques on your own felted textiles with the guidance and support in developing your own personal compilation.

Materials included in cost: Needles, fabrics, selection of threads

A selection of textile threads and fibres, stitch accessories, sample fabrics and pre-loved books will be available for purchase.

Participant Experience Level: Beginners to more experienced.

This workshop will be facilitated by Jennifer Walton. A teacher, Jenny has been a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild since 2003 and Group Leader of the Guild’s Innovative Stitches Group for several years.

The group, formed in the early 2000s to cater for a growing number of Guild members who wanted to extend their skills beyond traditional embroidery to design and contemporary textile techniques.

Monthly workshops give members skills in techniques needed including embroidery, felting, fabric collage, and fabric manipulation. The group also works together to encourage and help members develop their own artistic style and interests.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Signals, Cyphers and Stories: A stitched history of telecommunications’ at Wireless Hill Museum in 2021 and ‘Enshrined’ at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda October 2023.
The facilitators will be 3 experienced embroiderers, who have each exhibited work as individuals and contributed pieces to form group installations.

Bookings Open February 17th

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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 feltwest.workshops@gmail.com
Skill Extension & Beginners Sue Eslick feltwest.eventscalendar@gmail.com

Detailed contacts list available here

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