FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops and their art-and-education arm, Felt.with.Attitude, are the brain children of artist-feltmakers, Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts.
The workshops aim to bring the very best in feltmaking tuition, inspiration, and application to Australian felters.
You could make this next week! Places are still available for Atsuko Sasaki: ONE OF A KIND BAGS. Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10 at the Abbotsford Convent. $395 for 2 tutors, approx. $30 materials. You will come away with one of these incredible bags.
Treat yourself - you know you're worth it!
Fiona Duthie : SHADOW FELTING and FELT DAMASK (November 2015)
Join Nancy to explore the many design possibilities for nuno felting with Silk Hankies, utilizing only small amounts of wool. Several strategies will tackle handling the hankies as they can indeed be very frustrating. You will learn a unique method of abstract painting with the wet hankies. You will be designing on BOTH sides of the scarf. Silk fabrics can also be incorporated into the design along with the hankies. Emphasis will be place on QUALITY FELT.
Specific fulling techniques will be taught to ensure proper felting. Embellishment ideas to be explored as time allows, particularly machine and hand embroidery. At least one and possibly two scarves can be accomplished during the workshop.
Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to 4 brooches (small wearable artworks) for the exhibition. Both 2D & 3D works can be submitted.
The Australian National Brooch Show 2015
An initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. (CAS)
This is the eighth time we have held The Australian National Brooch Show - an exhibition of small wearable artworks.
This popular exhibition showcases small wearable artworks made by both established and emerging contemporary artists and offers all participating artists the opportunity gain exposure for their art at low entry cost. Artists can enter either 2D & 3D works.
By having a theme of small wearable artworks, artist's have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post. Each time this exhibition has grown, and the 2014 exhibition was the largest exhibition of contemporary brooches in Australia. Last year we had 278 brooches on public display, representing 84 individual artists. We had good publicity and many favorable comments and good sales! (we sold over 25% of the works on display). This year is the FIFTH year the exhibition has gone on tour to two venues.
The Australian National Brooch Show is run by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. The Society is a non-profit organization, run on a voluntary basis by artists for the benefit of artists and those interested in the arts. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and was founded in 1938.
This year The Australian National Brooch Show will again 'tour' to two different venues in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia).
Exhibition on show:
South Yarra: showing 2 June - 30 July 2015
Fitzroy: showing 6 August - 25 September 2015
Entry is $5 (AU) per work.
Entry deadline: Return completed entry forms, correct payment and your works, by 22nd May 2015.
All entries to be submitted by Australia Post. Entry fees can be paid by PayPal / cheque / money order / credit card / EFT.
Each artist can enter up to 4 Brooches (small wearable artworks) - see entry conditions.
Nestled at 21 Virginia street Mornington is a snug shop known as Knit Alpaca.The people who are operating this space are a mohair, alpaca and gotland sheep breeder.The focus of our journey is to have direct contact with our customers,you could say from paddock to back. All our products are manufactured locally, using enviro friendly methods, no harsh chemicals, which change the nature of the fibre.
Yarn,rovings,and knitted garments available, gotland rovings in prismatic colours will be released on this day. All products original, as small batches produced after shearing. Your contact at the shop is Fiona who is the mohair breeder.
It’s never been easier for crafty people to get involved in an art competition. All beanie entries for the 3 day Beanie Festival Exhibition must be received by July 8th. 2015.
The Murrindindi Beanie Festival is a member of and very proud to be supported by MIM – Made in Murrindindi a community based, not for profit group promoting products, and art and craft produced locally in the Shire of Murrindindi. MIM is a member of Regional Arts Victoria.
Exhibition is on: 17th - 19th July 2015
Where: St John’s Anglican Church Hall, Downey Street Alexandra, Victoria
If anyone from Vic Feltmakers would like to volunteer to do a felting demonstration at the festival, please contact organiser. Details on entry form.
This will mark 25 years of Convergence, first held in Taupo, New Zealand in 1990. The venue will be the Quality Hotel in Parnell www.theparnell.co.nz Only 10 minutes to downtown Auckland, Sky tower, ferry services to Waiheke Island, Devonport etc.
After Convergence it is very easy to travel elsewhere within New Zealand, for example if you wish to attend Wearable Arts in Wellington. firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Convenor SHFC2015, 50 Whitaker St, Te Aroha, New Zealand 3320.