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October 2020

THE HEART-FELT MANDALA: COLOUR, DESIGN + SURFACE DECORATION IN HANDMADE FELT

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - October 4 @ 4:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$230

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 approach to design and mark-making techniques unique to the felt medium. Particular foci include colour blending and fibre effects, pattern…

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Felting around an object

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$50
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 for the felt to shrink around the object to create a well felted piece.  Holes can be formed in the…

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Beginners Workshop – 17th October

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$50
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November 2020

Pockets and multiple resists.

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$50
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 can be applied to create a broad range of effects.  We will make a sample pocket that can be turned…

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Soft Figure Needle Felting with Vimol Imsanguan

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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$65

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 armature winding.Soft figure needle felting is used to create decorative items mostly for hanging or framing purposes.   You’ll take home…

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December 2020

Feltwest Christmas Bazaar

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - December 6 @ 2:00 pm
Craft House, Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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Free

Hand crafted high quality accessories, garments and homewares in wool & silk. Direct from the makers. Unique artisan designs. Hand made in Western Australia. Shop local buy local

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