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Hello reader
Well done to all who attended Toss n Tell last Saturday - Nancy's Silk Paper demo was so informative and I'm sure we will see some lovely examples of it next Toss n Tell. The end of 2020 is coming at us rapidly but we still have many things on the go for the next few months.
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There are only 2 workshops left this year and Martien's Heartfelt Mandala is next. This extended workshop covers more than just rug making - Martien will take you through design techniques like colour blending and fibre effects, pattern inlay & shading, raised surfaces, and the textural effects of elementary stitch all skills which can be translated into all felt making. And best of all you go home with an incredible rug that will come from an heartfelt place.
The last workshop for the year will build upon the amazing Skills Extension Needle Felting Workshop run by our very own Vimol Imsanguan. This time Vimol will take you to the next phase of needle felting creating soft needle-felted figures and simple wire armature winding. You will take home several completed ornaments and have learned the skills to create many more. Great for Christmas ornaments and gifts!
Suitable for beginners.
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But wait there's more!

We have 2 Skills Extension and 1 beginners workshops to go. Felting Around an Object - 6th October and Pockets and Mulitple Resists 3rd Nov will be fun and relaxed workshops that cover fundamental felting skills to give you confidence to participate in other workshops. There are still a couple places left for Felting Around an Object.

Beginners workshop is October 17th.

Nearly finished

The Christmas Bazaar planning is moving along and more information about the processes will be shared soon but what I can announce are some of the activities that will be happening over that weekend - including an opening night, fashion parade, and morning teas. I love it when a plan comes together!

Have a good week.

Cheers Soosie

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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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Soft Figure Needle Felting with Vimol Imsanguan

In this one-day workshop you’ll be creating soft needle-felted figures such as hanging angels, fairies, woolly birds and a variety of bugs and bees.Come along and learn to: handle wool, use different techniques to form various shapes, and manipulate the wool to keep its desired form using a felting needle. You will also learn how to make a simple wire …

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Soft Figure Needle Felting with Vimol Imsanguan
Felting skills extension

Felting around an object

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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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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pockets and multiple resists
Beginners Workshop - 17th October
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