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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


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!


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

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 248 Highfield Rd Hartwell. Church of Christ Hall Milverton Rd

                                           FELT FRENZY March 23rd 2019

           This will be an opportunity to get back into the felting swing and have a chat before our VFI year begins in February.  Always nice to catch up after the break.

    Go to the website to book your place $10.00 deposit and $5.00 cash on the day. BYO lunch and your felting equipment.

     If you have a friend niece or granddaughter who would like to know what this felting caper is all all about bring her along, just to have a play or simply observe, there would be no charge for her, after all we are trying to encourage the next generation of felters aren't we!!

    A reminder to all members that our Fibre Shop will be open on that day and if you are needing a top up after the break or before the February meeting we are there for you!

    Any queries contact Margot <margotling46@gmail.com>

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Church of ChristHall, 246 Highfield Road, Hartwell

    Committee will meet at 9.30am.

    Fibre shop and Library will be open at 10.00

     General Meeting at 11.30 

     Guest Speaker

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


    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