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Discovery Days

Play Explore Learn Starting April 2024 Poly Clay Play Days We will explore the fundamentals of polymer clay along with


by Fleur Riley Nancy gave a very interesting talk about how the silk hankies were made and I’m sure the

Hat Workshop with Sue Eslick

by Fleur Riley The choice for the hats was endless.  As you can see by the many different styles of

Christmas Party 2020

With such a turbulent year it was lovely to see so many of our long term members at the Christmas


Vimol Imsanguan presented a wonderfully busy workshop on her soft figure needle felting techniques. The day started with learning the


Katrina Virgona is running a felting workshop (FELTED BANGLES, RINGS & THINGS) on Saturday Sept 5th from 10am-1pm at the Mundaring Arts Centre. If doing

November Toss n Tell & Christmas Party

We had a wonderful 2019 FeltWEST wrap up at TNT on Saturday 16 November with an abundance of beautiful, felty

February 2020 Toss n Tell

by Renita Mroz We kicked of our first TNT of the year with a wonderful Mini Demonstration from Sue Eslick


On Saturday 1 February, 12 Feltwest members were treated to an excellent one day workshop, presented by Peta Korb. At

Vale Val Gilmore

We received some sad news just before Christmas that one of our Life members has passed away. Val was instrumental


Report by Cynda Empsall MINI DEMO Peta Korb gave a Mini Demo on making Christmas decorations using wet and needle

Workshop Review: THE ART OF ADORNMENT – Soosie Jobson

OCTOBER 2019 – Report by Renita Mroz + Sara Quail Soosie’s Campfire Beanie Soosie opened the workshop by talking about the

Workshop Review: EARTHY FELTED VESSELS – Pam Hovel

SEPTEMBER 2019 – Report by Peta Korb All of us with Pam and our Earthy Felted Vessels August 30, 2019

Welcome to our new committee 19/20

Hello my name is Soosie Jobson and I am the new President of Feltwest.  Nice to meet you all.  It

Workshop Review: 50 SHADES OF GREY (FELT!) – Wendy Bailye

Report by Jean McKenzie On Friday 2 August this year thirteen very enthusiastic FeltWEST members gathered at Craft House to learn from

Retreat Report 2019

The venue was exactly what you want for a retreat, the food was very tasty and made with love, the

Circular Cobweb Scarves tutor Sara Quail 4 May 2019

Circular Cobweb Scarves, tutor Sara Quail- report by Renita Mroz Apologies for very late reporting on Sara Quail’s wonderful one-day

Toss N Tell June 2019 Report

Mini-workshop Martien van Zuilen instructed us today on the principles of using inclusions to create interesting raised surfaces. She also

Toss ‘n’ Tell Report Saturday May 18 2019

Mini Workshop – CRACKed EARTH At today’s tutorial, Liz Odd instructed members on the principles of felting items to achieve

Nuno Felt Tops Workshop – tutor May J Hvistendahl

May J. Hvistendahl is an internationally renowned felt artist from Norway. Since 1985 she has operated her full time felting

Toss ‘n’ Tell Report 16 March 2019 Saturday

Toss ‘n’ Tell Report 16 March 2019 Saturday Mini – demo Playing with Silk Hankies   Nancy Ballesteros gave a

Tote-lly Squared Workshop Report – tutor Sue Elsick

Tote-lly Squared Workshop 2 -3 March 2019   We had a great couple days at the Tote-lly Squared workshop presented

Toss N Tell Report Saturday 16 Feb 2019

FeltWEST February 2019 meeting Mini-workshop – Fibre Finesse for Felt Today Sara Quail kindly demonstrated the use of plant fibres

Big Ink Workshop – Tutor F Duthie Reporter M van Zuilen

Big Ink – Surface Design + Garment Construction FeltWEST started its 2019 program with a truly creative bang. Big Ink

Workshops Coming Up 2019

Coming In 2019

FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell November

Saturday 17 November Xmas Party Everyone brought tasty nibbles for our Christmas Party and chatted and laughed the lunch away. 

Catherine O’Leary Jacket Workshop Report

Catherine O’Leary Sculptural Felted Jacket Workshop Nov 2018   Catherine O’Leary is a textile artist from Melbourne. She has been

FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell October

FeltWEST Toss ‘n’ Tell October Report Demonstration/Mini Workshop Martien van Zuilen – Creating Tunnels and Using Armatures In this mini

Katrina Virgona Workshop – Felt and Textile Jewellery Report

FELT AND TEXTILE JEWELLERY WORKSHOP – BODYCHAINS AND MORE Saturday 6 October 2018 Renita Mroz   Katrina lived in Fiji