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Hello reader
It has finally arrived! Toss n Tell is this Saturday and there is a fantastic schedule of events starting with a Welcome and then a double demo with Sara & Soosie.

But first the all important COVID rules.

Whilst many of the COVID-19 rules have been eased the Phase 5 easing that was planned for Saturday has not fully eventuated - these are the rules that need to be strictly adhered to:

  • 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.

Now we have them out of the way lets talk about the fun stuff

Bookings Open

Sara's Circular Scarves is sold out and there are only 4 places left in my Elevation & Plan: Techniques in Reversible Design workshop - I will be available to discuss the workshop and will bring a pile of samples for you to look. If you are inexperienced but would like to attend - talk to me.

MVZ - Image 2 - Mandala -Martien van Zuilen - Blue Star
Martien Van Zuilen's Heartfelt Mandala workshop is also open - be quick as Martien's workshops fill up fast. For full details on any of our events check the calendar on the site.

There is also a Beginners Workshop happening on Saturday you can still book if you are quick.

Skills Extension Program

There are also 4 workshops of these short but intensive 3 hour foundation workshops focused on fundamental felting techniques open for bookings. At $50 they are excellent value for such individual tuition.

Links here:

skills extension August 2020 needlefelting mice

Library Open

Our library is an amazing resource of all things felt and will be back in business. There are books, magazines and some equipment for a full run down on the borrowing rules talk to Vimol or Jill - they will be happy to help.

Pop-up Shop

Sara will be bringing a selection of her Unicorn Fibres products in our first return Pop-Up Shop.


Toss n Tell is all about sharing

TnT is a great opportunity to share, ask questions or for advice - bring along any felt you have made or is in progress - recently or in the past. We love to hear about each other's experiences - both good and bad - and learn from each other. Don't be shy bring something with you - we will all love it. In particular anyone who participated in Sue Eslick's Hat & Cosy workshop please bring along your fabulous creations for us all to see. Or indeed Peta's needle felting back in February - wow was that this year it seems like such a long time ago.
toss n tell
  • 9:30 Open
  • 9:45 Welcome Back
  • 10:00 Shrinkage Rates vs Percentages with Soosie Jobson
  • 10:30 Felt Flowers with Sara Quail
  • 11:30 Pop-up Shop, Library & Bookings open
  • 12:00 TnT & Lunch
As always but especially now - please clearly write your name & phone number in the Attendance Book and put $2 into money box towards tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and venue hire and take a raffle ticket, which puts you in the drawer for FeltWEST credit voucher. Don’t forget to sign out when you leave.
I think that's all I have to tell you. I am so looking forward to seeing you all and talking endlessly about felt!

See you at 9:30 Saturday.

Cheers Soosie

PS - Remember the Special $30 COVID Renewing Membership - only till 31st July.

Wrap - Elevation & Plan – Techniques in reversible design with Soosie Jobson

In this workshop participants will use the Elevation & Plan approach to create a cohesive design on a reversible garment that has elegant drape. We will use a resist shape that can be used to produce multiple styles and, when combined with our inspired designs, participants will create a piece of wearable art. Reversible garments have extra considerations in both …

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Wrap - Elevation & Plan – Techniques in reversible design with Soosie Jobson


In this 3.5-day class (one 2-hour evening session followed by three full days), you will make a rug inspired by design principles of the ‘Mandala’ (a Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle’). Mandala designs appear in many cultures and reflect a well-balanced composition of individual parts that come together to form an integrated whole. In this in-depth class, we explore a distinctive …

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