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Victorian Feltmakers Inc is a not-for- profit organisation of  approximately  150 members ranging from beginning  to advanced feltmakers. We meet regularly to share the latest feltmaking techniques and to keep up to date with happenings in the world of felt. Our organisation is all about sharing and supporting the development of the feltmaking community. 

Regular Events: Meetings    Frocktober Fashion Parade     Workshops All Levels    Exhibitions     Publications   Felt Frenzies    Pop Up Stalls    Equipment Hire    Library

BECOME A MEMBER

We meet every second month and begin our day with a committee meeting. Meanwhile members arrive from 10.00am  to browse through our fibre shop, library and pop up stalls. We have a quick general meeting before lunch. After lunch we usually have a guest speaker and Show and Tell.

Beginners Workshop. Register Below.

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From our felt Exhibition 2018

Past issues of Feltlines have been added to the site. Definitely worth a look!



 "A COLOURFUL WORKSHOP”

On a cold winter’s weekend 9 lucky participants enjoyed a “colourful” workshop with tutor Elizabeth ArmstrongMany hours of laying out multiple layers of fibre and lots of rolling produced a varied selection of colourful felted pieces. The pieces of work created offer unlimited potential for embroidery by hand or machine using a variety of threads and stitches.

On the second day of the workshop, more multiple layers of fibres and fabric were prepared for rolling to pre-felt stage. Interesting shapes of the pre-felt were cut and applied to a thin felt batt. Many colourful pieces were produced suitable for transforming into a variety of items such as bags, cushion covers, wall hangings, hats, baby blankets, bird hangings, etc.

Elizabeth was an inspiring and well organised tutor, offering many ideas for felt making techniques. Lots of very colourful samples of her work and supplies of her hand dyed fibres were displayeto encourage our creativity.  

A book called “FELT HAPPY” was produced by Elizabeth in 2013 and should be a  "must have" in your felt maker’s library. It is available on-line.Elizabeth also runs classes at her home in Springvale and has work on Instagram and Facebook, listed under STUDIO FELTER.     Eva McDonald 

Upcoming events

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell
    Register

    Description

    Elements and Principles of Design, applied to a Scarf 

    Have you often wondered why something you make just "works" or "doesn't work"? Can you analyse why?

    We will cover the basics of the Design Elements and Design Principles theory, including colour, shape, line, pattern, balance, hierarchy etc. drawing your designs, then printing your chosen motives on silk.

    The 1st Day will focus on design theory and printing. The 2nd on making a scarf with your design.

     

    Tutor Biography

    I have been interested in Design and textiles since a child, many years ago. It has always been part of my professional and personal life including my graduating folio from university.

     

    I graduated with a design degree then worked in industry before commencing teaching. I have coordinated and taught in many design programs at both secondary and TAFE levels for the past 30 years.

     

    My specialty was in teaching senior students to achieve high ATAR scores and entrance to their preferred tertiary courses. Many of my students have been selected for TOP Design and exhibited at Melbourne Museum.

     

    • 4 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 5 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

     

    Needle Felted Sculpted Dolls with Phyllis Hoffman

    With the use of barbed felting needles and wool fibers we will explore the magic of sculpting dolls. The lifelike quality of wool lends itself as the perfect medium for sculpting dolls and Fantasy figures. These can be influenced by drawings, photos or ‘as you go’ simply exploring the techniques and seeing the character emerge. Sculptural needle felting is fun and easy to learn. In this workshop you can create a character of choice. Learning this technique will get your creative juices flowing.

    More photos and information are available on Phyllis’s website www.phylsfelt.com