News and Announcements

3 day workshop Mandala Felt with Martien van Zuilen

  • Friday, 30th October 2015 at 8:15am - 4:15pm, Saturday, 31st October 2015 at 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday, 1st November 2015 at 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: North Ringwood Community Hall (NRCH) at Parkwood, 35-39 Tortice Dve, North Ringwood, 3134.

    Make a rug inspired by traditional design principles of the ‘Mandala’ (a Sanskrit word…

Half day workshop-Mother and Child felt-learn to felt with your child. Phyllis Hoffman

  • Saturday, 14th November 2015 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    This gentle and ancient craft is perfect for children, since it involves only wool,…

Olga Finkel and Kate Gorman Exhibition

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 @ 8:21am

  • This is an invitation to Olga Finkel's exhibition opening on Saturday 18 July 1pm-3pm at Panoply Gallery, 222 Toorak Road South Yarra.

    The exhibition runs from 16-30 July 2015


Two day workshop-Can't Resist a Resist! with Brigitte Haldemann

  • Saturday, 22nd August 2015 at TBD, Sunday, 23rd August 2015 at TBD
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Explore the sculptural capacity of wool fibers and learn a variety of innovating felting…

Online Surplus Sale from Fibre Fusion

Posted by Sarah Louise Ricketts, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 @ 10:55pm

  • Fibre Fusion is offering 30% off selected colours in

    • Felbi Prefelts
    • Divine Wooltops
    • Shimma Silk Fibres

    while stocks last, but only on-line from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3, until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

POP-UP Workshop - Poncho Panache with Jan Everett

  • Friday, 31st July 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    In this one day workshop participants design and make a simple versatile nuno felt poncho that…

    • 8 people attended

FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops Second Half 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th June 2015 @ 3:59pm

  • 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)

    More Workshop Information and Dates

Kate Horner - Master Classes in Gippsland in August 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th June 2015 @ 3:33pm

So you want to take your own pictures and put me out of business? Learn how to photograph your feltwork with Andrew Barcham.

  • Saturday, 27th June 2015 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: North Ringwood Community House, 35-39 Tortice Dve, North Ringwood

    Andrew teaches workshop participants how to take effective pictures of their own feltwork. This…

Silk Hanky Panky Workshop with Nancy Ballesteros

Posted by Sarah Louise Ricketts, Thursday, 21st May 2015 @ 12:27pm

  • Just 3 spaces remain - be quick!

    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. 

    One of Nancy's beautiful scarves plus, at right, location map for the venue


    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.

    Dates:   Friday & Saturday, June 12 & 13, 2015

    Venue:  Mycelium Studios, 255-259 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, Vic., 3067.

    Times:  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (please arrive at 9:45 each day)

    Cost:     $199 - does not include materials

    Remember - be quick!

    Workshop presented by FELT|WEAR|ABLE (Jan Everett & Sarah Louise Ricketts)

    For Registration form, please contact them through or text Sarah on 0410 107 529.

Nuno Bead Meditation workshop with Nancy Ballesteros

  • Sunday, 14th June 2015 at TBD, Monday, 15th June 2015 at TBD
    Location: Open Drawer, 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell (Hartwell Village)

    Please note different starting times
    Sunday, 14 June, 11-4

Rapt in Felt Exhibition - Canberra Region Feltmakers

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Monday, 20th April 2015 @ 9:56am

  • Canberra Region Feltmakers invite you to their Annual Exhibition and Bazaar 2015.

    Exhibition opening
    5.30pm Tuesday 26 May 2015 by Helen Musa.

    Then open Wednesday 27 May to Saturday 6 June 2015.

    10am - 4pm Saturday 10 am - 3pm Closed Sunday.

    Fashion Parade 11am Saturday 30 May 2015.

    Venue: The Q Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre via Lowe Street Queanbeyan NSW

Australian National Brooch Show 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Saturday, 18th April 2015 @ 6:49am

  • 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.

    Any further questions? See our website FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), or email us at

    All the detailed information about the Australian National Brooch Show 2015 is on our website

Bespoke Yarn & Fibre Shop Opening

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 2nd April 2015 @ 8:49am

  • Where: 21 Virgina street Mornington 

    When: Saturday April the 11th 10am 2015

    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.  

    To find out more about us visit [Gotland Sheep and Fibre Australia]

The Murrindindi Beanie Festival Victoria

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 26th March 2015 @ 1:03pm

  • 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.

    More information

    Entry forms

Pam Hovell Nuno Felting, Fabric Manipulatiion & Eco Printing 2 day Workshop

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 24th March 2015 @ 6:52pm

  • This will be a fun and interactive two day workshop, with a bit of physical activity, standing and rolling (with arms). 

    Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June, 2015.

    For further information click link below.
    Bendigo workshop flyer.pdf


Cross Pollination is on again! Textile and Fibre Event in Colac

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 17th March 2015 @ 6:46pm

  • Artists working in textile & Fibre are invited to submit a 3 Dimensional Artwork for exhibition. 

    Entry Form


13th Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 22nd February 2015 @ 7:44pm

  • Auckland, New Zealand from Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2015

    This will mark 25 years of Convergence, first held in Taupo, New Zealand in 1990. The venue will be the Quality Hotel in Parnell 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. or mail to Convenor SHFC2015, 50 Whitaker St, Te Aroha, New Zealand 3320.

Nuno Notan Yardage Workshop

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 10th February 2015 @ 8:35am

  • Please download information about this fantastic workshop with Maude and Carol Bath here

A4 Art Australia 2015 - Calling for Entries

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Monday, 9th February 2015 @ 2:22pm

  • The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria are calling for entries to A4 Art Australia, an initiative and exhibition opportunity.

    Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to 4 A4-sized artworks for the exhibition.

    Deadline for receipt of entries: FRIDAY 27 February 2015 

    Entry cost: Entry is $10 (AU) per work.

    The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria has all details, conditions of entry & online entry form

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