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Design Ideas for Felt with Anita Larkin

For all queries, please email the Feltwest Workshop Co-ordinator at feltwest.workshops@gmail.com or phone 0417900972

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03/04/2020 @ 9:30 am 05/04/2020 @ 4:30 pm


This is a really exciting one with a very different approach to design!

The course looks at depth into the design process for making a felt item, functional or otherwise. 

Students will use music, doodling, and collage as design tools to create ideas for innovative felt projects.  Explore collage with paper, with resists and also during the actual felting process.  We will cut-re-arrange, and laminate, using chance and selective intuition to drive initial ideas. 

This workshop will leave the feltmaker with a whole range of completely new ideas and practical prototypes for making innovative creations in your future making.

Check out Anita’s work on her website:  https://www.anitalarkin.com/

Skill Level Required:  Intermediate.  Participants must have made a felted form using a resist.


  • Dates:                Friday 3 April – Sunday 5 April 2020
  • Time:                  9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Venue:              Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora (Perth)
  • Cost:                  $330 for the workshop
  • Refreshments:  Morning and afternoon tea provided.  Please BYO lunch.
  • Notes:
    • A materials list will be sent out to all participants 4 weeks prior to the class.
    • Approximate materials cost is up to $100 (but may be much less depending of what you have in your stash). 


Anita Larkin attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts in 1993 and is currently completing a Doctorate of Creative Arts at The University of Wollongong.  

Anita has exhibited broadly in Australia and internationally with many of her works now in public collections such as Wollongong Art Gallery, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Wollongong University, The National Textile Collection and The Australian War Memorial Art Collection. Group shows include, Sculpture by the Sea, The Wynne Prize AGNSW, UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award, The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, The Blake Prize, The Tamworth Textile Triennial, Sculptural Felt International, and The Beijing International Art Biennale.

Anita has been teaching sculpture and feltmaking since 1994 and is currently a sessional lecturer at The National Art School. Larkin is represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney.



Craft House

Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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