Monday, June 18, 2018

Dates for your felting calendars

Chch South Library exhibition
Saturday 21 July to Saturday 11 August

We have booked exhibition space at Christchurch South Library for an exhibition from Saturday 21 July to Saturday 11 August (finish date yet to be confirmed). We need your work to display. Preferably work that has not been displayed at the library before. We are eager to get a range of work, not just masterpieces. It is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Southern Felters and the work always looks wonderful in their display area. You can bring your items to the next felting day Saturday July 7th. Or you can get them to Jane Dolan's place, contact Jane. We will be asking for helpers closer to the time.

Creative Fibre Canterbury Branch Exhibition

14-23 September.  Entry forms are available from Canterbury Branch.  You need to be a member of Creative Fibre to enter this.


Our next felting day
Saturday 7th July

Victoria has offered to demonstrate making a felt cowl neck. this will be $10 in addition to the material costs and the usual door fee. Get in touch with Victoria Halliday so she can keep track of numbers and let you know what to bring.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Some photos from our last felting day


Photos from Saturday 5 May.  Dont forget the felting day - This Saturday 9th June

Barbara King's wonderful coat made on
Charity van der Meer's course






Felting day this Saturday

Saturday 9th June
Nothing special planned this Saturday but looking forward to seeing the finished results from Jane's vessel workshop last month - don't forget to bring along whatever felting you have been doing. Looking forward to seeing everyone and we welcome new visitors, just turn up.
9.00 am - 3.00 pm
$10 door charge, bring your lunch

Halswell Hall on the corner of Halswell Junction Road and Halswell Road, Christchurch.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Woolfun day June 9th

This clashes with our next felting day June 9th but I'm happy to advertise it anyway.  Hoping to see everyone at our felting day though.

Woolfun Day
June 9, Saturday any time between 10.15 am and 4 pm

Come and sit by the fire and enjoy a relaxing day working with wool with like-minded people in a small group. Coffee and tea provided. Bring your lunch and your "crafty" project.
Bergli Farm at 265 Charteris Bay Rd, Teddington.  For information ring Rowena on 3299118 or 0274-829-410

Saturday, May 19, 2018

'Make a Hold-All' competition - Motueka Arts Coucil

Motueka Arts Council
'Make a Hold-All' competition

Our autumn/winter competition in 2018 is to make a Hold-All. If it holds the goods - it's good to enter eg. hats, gloves, boxes, bags etc. Entries close close Friday 28th of July. For more information and to download your entry form visit their website. 
http://www.motuekaonline.org.nz/news/stories17/030317s1.html

Competition and Exhibition 2018 – ‘Create to Celebrate’
Festivities and Occasions of Culture 

Class 1 – Created with any fibre and/or yarn - any method
1st prize - $50 sponsored by Mapua Creative Fibre
Most innovative entry – wool pack sponsored by Cruella’s Natural Fibre Boutique
Most outstanding entry using natural coloured wool - $20 sponsored by The Woolshed

Class 2 – Created with threads and/or materials with a woven thread – any method (eg. fabrics, plastics, canvas)
1st prize - $50 sponsored by Nelson Building Society
Most innovative entry - $50 voucher sponsored by Cushla’s Village Fabrics

Class 3 – Created using materials or combinations from the earth (eg paper, wood, clay, flax, shells etc)
1st prize - $50 sponsored by Nelson Building Society
Most innovative entry - $50 voucher sponsored by ITM, Motueka

Class 4 – Created by a person aged 16 years or under - any materials and method
Special prizes for the best entries created from fabric, wood or any other material
Sponsored by Heart Gallery Mapua, State Cinemas Motueka and Animal Farm Upper Moutere

Creative Fibre Experience 2018 is now open to all Creative Fibre members.

Creative Fibre Experience 2018
This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair, Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton Thursday 6-Sunday 9 September 2018.  An entry form pack (entry form, conditions of entry, packing slip) can be downloaded from the creative Fibre website.

Awards:
Selectors’ Choice $300
Sponsor: Events Expertise

Colour Award Product to the value of $100
Sponsor: fibre2go

Design Award $100 voucher
Sponsor: Majacraft

First Time Entrant Bag of Product
Sponsor: Prudence Mapstone

Outside the Square $100
Sponsor: Creative Fibre Waikato Area

http://www.creativefibre.org.nz/creative-fibre-experience-2018/

Monday, April 30, 2018

Felting day Saturday 15 May, All welcome

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday 5 May, 9 am.  I believe Jane is going to be making one of her wonderful felted vessels.  She is happy for people to watch how she does it.  This is not a lesson as such.  As usual everyone else is welcome to bring their own projects to work on and share ideas.

Dont forget something for the display table so people can see your finished items from last time or what you have been up to since.  Bring everything you need for felting plus  $10 door charge and your lunch.

Exhibition at Christchurch South Library
19 July to 10 August

We are booked to have an exhibition at Christchurch South Library (Beckenham).  We have had exhibitions here previously and it is a great venue with a huge number of visitors using it each day.  It is relatively easy to hang the felting and we can get it high enough that people cant touch or damage it.  The felting also looks fantastic hanging on their walls.

We will be calling for items to put in the exhibition and volunteers to help mount and/or take down the exhibition. 

Lynette Hartley
SOUTHERN FELTERS