• Painting With Wool with Olga Finkel

    Saturday, 3rd March 2018 at 9am - 4:30pm, Sunday, 4th March 2018 at 9am - 4:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ hall. 246 Highfield Road, Hartwell

    In this workshop students will be introduced to methods of “painting with wool” using prefelt as canvas, felt needle as a brush and wool fibre as paint. They will make a portrait of a girl in fancy headwear using a paper pattern, concentrating on precise lines  while also having the freedom to express their creativity.

  • Felt Frenzy dates for 2018

    Saturday, 17th March 2018 (all day), Saturday, 12th May 2018 (all day), Saturday, 14th July 2018 (all day), Saturday, 8th September 2018 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall 248 Highfield Rd Hartwell

    March 17th May 12th July 14th Sept 8th Nov 10th

  • Beginners Felting with Phyllis Hoffman

    Saturday, 7th April 2018 at 9am - 4:30pm, Sunday, 8th April 2018 at 9am - 4:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ hall. 246 Highfield Road, Hartwell

    This workshop is designed for beginners covering the basics of felting and nuno felting.

    Day 1 you will be shown how to design and felt a beautiful felt scarf using fine Merino wool tops, silk roving and other textures.

    Day 2 you will learn what nuno is, why and how it works. How to test to see which fabric can be used for nuno felting and how to design using a variety of methods to lay out the wool on the silk/fabric. You will be given the choice of making samples, a sampler with a variety of techniques or design your own scarf/wrap using the nuno technique.

    Phyllis Hoffman
    Born in South Africa I have been living in Australia since 1993.
    Textiles and design have always filled my life having learned most through books and "University of Disaster". In 2004 I stumbled on Felting and took it with great passion.
    Now I create one of a kind "Mixed Media/Textile Art" to wear and for the home.
    I teach at various Community Centres in Australia and Overseas.
    My inspirations come from colour, texture and my life in South Africa.


  • General Meeting Days 2018

    Saturday, 14th April 2018 (all day), Saturday, 9th June 2018 (all day), Saturday, 11th August 2018 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ hall. 246 Highfield Road, Hartwell

      Feb 10th 2018 April 14th 2018  June 9th
    2018
    Aug 11th 2018 October 13th 2018 Dec 1st 2018  

  • Felt Wearable: Cathy Moon -Naturally Dyed Shibori Silk Jewellery

    Friday, 27th April 2018 (all day), Saturday, 28th April 2018 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell

     2 Day Workshop

    In Naturally-Dyed Shibori Silk Jewellery, Cathy Moon invites you to discover how to make stunning jewellery pieces using naturally dyed Shibori. Traditional Shibori techniques will be used to create three dimensional forms that can be fashioned into sculptural wearables. Earrings, necklaces and arm cuffs will be made over the two days. There is also the option to further embellish your creations with beading.

    A great two days of fun for all levels of experience.

    go to  http://www.feltwearable.com to enrol
    feltwearable@gmail.com

     

  • Felt Wearable: Cathy Moon -Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Silk Scarves

    Sunday, 29th April 2018 (all day)
    Location: Hartwell

     Natural Indigo and Naturally-dyed Silk Scarves is a stand-alone workshop just for you. Cathy will have the indigo pot on and ready for your shibori treats to be dip-dyed into your own unique silk scarf. How wonderful!

    http://www.feltwearable.com to enrol and for more informations

    Earlybird discount for VFI members

     

  • 'EL KANAH' VFI Felting Retreat 2018

    Friday, 18th May 2018 at 3am - 10am Monday, 21st May
    Location: El Kanah 975 Buxton Rd Marysville Victoria

    El Kanah is a one-and-half-hour drive from Melbourne set overlooking beautiful bush land 

    This comfortable modern resort was re-built after the 2009 bush fires.
    Please go to their website for more information https://elkanahmarysville.org.au/

    The El Kanah Felting package includes:

    Shared accommodation incl a balcony, with ensuite facilities and all linen provided

    Three Dinners 
    Two lunches
    Three continental b'fasts
    Dietary requirements are catered to  ( and there is no kitchen duty roster)

    Included is a lovely airy room in which to felt, close by there are areas to sit outside or cosy lounges inside,tea and coffee facilities are also close by.
    Our Felting room and accomodation are all on one level with the dining room upstairs.

    TICKETS Costs will be :

    Early Bird          $340.01 till the end of March
    Full price           $ 350.00 starting April 1st

    Please note at this stage we are unable to accommodate non felting companions until all felting places are filled.
     
    Bookings open on February 5th, please note the date and go to the website then to book your place.
    any queries please email Margot on the address below

     


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