Monday, December 17, 2018

Felting FreNZy 
22 -27th September 2019

Just a quick email to alert you to the Southern Hemisphere Felter Convergence website & facebook page is all up and going.  The registrations are open.  Check their website, link below.

TAFAN dates and news

Latest information from TAFAN, the Textile and Fibre Artists Network

Declutter Sale.

We are now planning the declutter sale for next year. St Christopher's Church hall in Withells Road has been booked for the 13th April.

As we announced in the last newsletter we are doing the sale a little differently this year and are “selling” tables to groups and individuals rather than TAFAN collecting donated goods and selling them. This will give the groups a chance to raise money for their own needs.  You will be responsible for the running of your own table and will need to set up your own stall, provide your own cash float, and take all unsold good away at the end of the day.

We will have more details in early 2019 but at this stage we are seeking expressions of interest from any groups or individuals, and the number of tables required.   Txt or email me at 021 027 18941 or email .  I already have 7 tables pencilled in so do get in quickly as space is limited.

This is from 29th July to 17th August at the Linwood Community Arts Centre. We will be looking for some projects that could be taught in 2 hours for classes and demonstrations during the exhibitions.  And of course I hope you are all working on a piece of work to exhibit.

Happy stitching every one

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Felter's ballard

Click on the link below to see and hear the Felter's Ballard created at our 2018 Retreat, 5 days of felting fun at Glenroy.  More photos on our facebook page.

These are the felted, not the felters

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Creative Fiber Exhibtition

Congratulations to the members of our group who had work accepted and displayed in the Fibre Creations Exhibition at Canterbury Museum September  2018

Lynette Hartley, Jane Dolan, Catherine Wright and Anna Harris

Lynette Hartley's wallhanging

Jane Dolan's bags

Jynette Hartley's hooded jacket

Next Felting day

Saturday 6th November  9 am - 3 pm.  All welcome.

Friday, September 7, 2018

A lot to learn at today's felting day

 Betty Abbot showed us how to make silk paper, japanese i-cord and the various ways she adds interesting colours and textures to her felt as she makes it.  We also did our own felting and had a go at making silk paper.

Jane Dolan lost in her silk scarf selection
Betty with some of her delights
Silk paper making

Betty's felt
Betty's felt with knitting

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Betty has offered a silk paper demo a the next felting day Saturday 8th September

During the cowl collar workshop Betty Abbott shared some silk paper with her fellow felters and was surprised we didn't know much about using silk paper in felting.  Betty has offered to do at short demo at our next felting day (Saturday 8th September).  She will make up a bucket of paste and let people take a container home to do their own in the next couple of days.  One litre of paste will make at least 2x 45cm sq sheets of paper.

Betty used a lot of yarn in felt decoration/design.   She plans to bring along some of that to share so  people could see possibilities for stuff they probably already have available at home, but hadn’t thought of using.  She will also bring some fancy yarn for people to use too.   

What to bring
If possible bring along a crochet hook any size between 3 and 7 mm.

To make silk paper requirements would be a covered container to carry wallpaper paste – such as icecream or large yoghurt, a selection of silk sliver, a cheap paint brush 5-10 cm wide, half metre piece of shade cloth or insect screen – Mitre 10 Mega in Harewood Rd have two widths in stock at between $4.50 and $6.00 per metre approx which will give 2x50 cm sq or 4x50cm sq pieces, which will make 1 or 2 sheets of paper at a time, a plastic undersheet and a dozen hinged clothes pegs/bulldog clips. Insect screen is $6.11 per metre.

Betty thinks the demo/workshop will take about an hour.