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Hello reader

Just a quick newsletter - we have some fabulous workshops open for bookings right now. Martien's Felt Adorned: Jewellery and Sculpture on a Precious Scale
extends her demo at Toss n Tell. A great way to put into practice all the skills and knowledge Martien so kindly shared with us, all under her expertise tutoring. A great Christmas present or just treat yourself. Jump in quick as the spots are sure to get snapped up.

All of the Beginners Workshops are up and open along with the first Skill Extension workshop - the fabulous Cracked Earth technique.

Woohoo! 2021 here we come.

Felt Adorned: Jewellery and Sculpture on a Precious Scale

Felt Adorned: Jewellery and Sculpture on a Precious Scale
This workshop is all about making felt on a precious scale! You will learn a range of innovative felting techniques and create uniquely versatile jewellery components and small sculptural works to adorn.

Fine merino wool and a range of novelty fibres, sumptuous silks and fabrics, wire and tubing, foam, recycled materials, metals, and resists,  will be used to create one-of-a-kind, ingenious Pendants, Brooches, Necklaces, Earrings, Bangles, 3D Sculptural Forms and more. Bead forms include the aptly named Scrunch, Spike, Dotty, Fangs, Layered Twirls, and Liquorice Allsorts, to name a few. You will learn how to bring the various felted components together into a unified whole, turn felted cords into Flower Brooches and Pendants, and create felt-beaded chains and closures into distinctive bracelets, bangles, and necklaces.  The motto of this workshop is: ‘anything is possible’; the focus is on ‘quality in creativity’.  This is a hands-on workshop with in-depth demonstrations, attention to detail and lots of ‘play time’. Whether you are interested in jewellery, sculpture, embellishments or mixed media, this workshop will provide much inspiration and technical ‘know-how’, resulting in inspired creations finished to a high standard.

All levels of experience welcome; those with felting experience are set to expand their skills and ‘felt vocabulary’!

Materials fee of $15 payable to the tutor.

Materials on list are estimated at $40 – list will be emailed upon completion of your order.
For details of the Cancellation & Refund Policy click here

$145.00

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Skill Extension - Cracked Earth

Skill Extension - Cracked Earth
In this extension workshop we will learn how to make the fabulous ‘cracked earth’ surface design. Participants will make a unique sample square.  Examples will be available to show how this technique can be altered using different shapes and colours, and used to make a unique and interesting texture on bags, sculptures, vessels etc.

Participants will make a sample piece of quality felt.

All the felting equipment is supplied, and materials will be available for sale on the day (cost up to $5), so you just need to bring along your enthusiasm.

These classes are designed for inexperienced felters, or anyone wanting to refresh their skills or learn a new felting technique.  They are ideal for people who have completed the Feltwest beginners workshop and are keen to learn more, or gain the skills and confidence required to undertake a more advanced felting workshop.

Extension classes are kept small to provide a lot of 1:1 support to participants in a relaxed and helpful environment.  The sessions will focus on creating one or more samples on a specific technique.
For details of the Refund Policy click here

$50.00

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Beginners Workshop - March 20th
Participants will make a sample piece of quality felt.

FeltWEST beginner’s classes aim to teach the basics of the wet felting technique with merino wool, and how these can be adapted to make differing forms. The conclusion of the workshop, the participants will:
  • Understand the qualities of ‘good felt’
  • Understand the difference between a pre-felt, and fully felted piece
  • Understand how and why wool felts, and factors affecting different shrinkage rates
  • Understand that wool from different sheep breeds can be felted and will produce felt of differing qualities
  • Be able to pull wool and lay out finely and evenly
  • Be able to wet felt a sample square using the rolling technique
  • Be able to full a felt sample by tossing, scrunching and hand rolling, and options of using different tools such as washing boards.
Workshop outline
Classes will be of 3 hours duration with a maximum of 6 students per tutor.
Class are held on either the 3rd Saturday 1pm - 4pm or 1st Tuesday 10am-1pm please check the event details.
Participants are encouraged to come along early to meet FeltWEST members and join in the activities.
  • Workshops held at Craft House Alexander Park, Clyde Street, Menora, WA.
  • FeltWEST will have sample packs of wool available for $10.
  • All other materials are supplied
  • BYO Lunch
For details of the Refund Policy click here

$50.00

Beginners Workshop - March 20th

Beginners Workshop - June 19th

Beginners Workshop - September 18th

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: