Shibori Felt by Bernice Mitchell

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Lockdown and We Will Remember Them

here's a net scarf I tried, it was fun to create, very stretchy as you can see and versatile!
also as it's ANZAC day I was going to make a poppy or two and then I remembered the red and black flowers I'd tried to make for a cushion many many years ago, when i wasn't as experienced. They were too floppy so I pulled them out and thought, they'd be appropriate to put in my window, then Thought, actually I'll give them a bit of hot, hard work fulling and strengthen them up a bit. She here they are, and I popped them in my workroom window which faces the street.
A great uncle of mine died in WW2 and an uncle spent a year or two in an Italian Prisoner of War camp,






 We Will Remember Them

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Lockdown Wall Hanging

Many of us are happily using our new 'free time' to explore our craft and also finish projects previously started.
Here is a beautiful wall hanging by Kathy Love, which she started at our  Wellington Area Felting Retreat in Waikanae in February
Please send me photos you would be happy to share on our blog, 
happy felting :)

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Creating whilst in Lockdown

Hi Felty friends
i sent an email out to all on our NZ Felting Interest group to send photos of what they were making while in Home detention and our very first one arrived back IMMEDIATELY!

It's good to keep lighthearted whilst maintaining the best procedures in this serious situation.

Here's Susan Shand's COVI
in Incubation

Friday, 31 January 2020

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just for laughs I'm posting this 'New comment' left by someone viewing an old post. I guess they want us to follow their link, which I have left out :)

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Southern Felters Group Information

Our group felting days are at Halswell hall again this year. Usually the first Saturday of each month. 9am -3pm. $10 door charge to help cover hall hire if you come to felt. Welcome and free to call into visit on the day. These group days are not teaching days as such but gatherings to come together with our own felting projects. We do hold workshops through out the year. More info can be found on the  Southern Felters blog and facebook page or e-mail Southernfelters@gmail.com
Dates for 2020, first Saturday of each month starting February. 
1st February
7th March
4th April
2nd May
6th June
4th July  
1st August
5th September
3rd October
7th November
5th December


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

4 PLACES AVAILABLE Dagmar Binder workshop March 2020

4 PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE VEST WORKSHOP BELOW
Due to  change of mind there are now 4 places available. 

Renown German Felt Maker Dagmar Binder will be visiting New Zealand in Autumn 2020,

Beginning in Eltham Taranaki with a live-in fully catered 3 day workshop, 
Saturday 28th - Monday 30th March. We will make 3D  surfaces Waistcoats  contact Bernice Mitchell, heartfeltbernice@gmail.com 

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Sunday, 8 December 2019

El Rancho Felting Retreat 13th - 16th February 2020

Howdy Doody BFF’s (Beautiful Fabulous Felters),

El Rancho Felting Retreat 13th - 16th February 2020
 I am calling for registrations for El Rancho, Can’t Beat ‘em then Join ‘em Felters Retreat 2020!!!  2020? Seriously folks, I feel that there is going to be something magical about the year 2020.  It just has to be full of great, wonderful things, one of these is our Felter’s Retreat in February.  Also, this retreat, we have the delightful company of Heike all the way from Germany again - Wunderbar!  A most excellent start to my registration list right there!  Now we just need at least another 26 people and we are set to go.  

To Register: contact Lynne  evans.lynn8@gmail.com

Monday, 18 November 2019

Visitors to NZ Write for information

Hello Felters;
My wife Cholpon and I plan on visiting New Zealand In February 2020. We are felters. gathering sheep wool from local farmers where we live in Gig Harbor, Washington State USA. We go through the process to make felted hats, scarves, tunics, blouses and dresses. For the past 15 years we have attended art shows along the pacific coast including Canada and a number of shows in the mid west.
Cholpon is originally from Kyrgyzstan and grew up making items from sheep wool. Now she is carry’s out the family tradition of designing and making wool items for the US market.
In February of 2020 we would like to travel to New Zealand for a month to celebrate our wedding anniversary and learn what we can about New Zealand’s sheep farms and the Felting arts and artist.
We would appreciate any help as to where to go to see felt artist at work, places to stay, and to sheep farms.
You reply would be greatly appreciated
Respectfully
Jon Ortgiesen/Cholpon Djumabaeva
Kyrgyzkonnection.net
Ph 253 8577890

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

UPDATED January 2020,Dagmar Binder, NZ 2020 workshops

4 PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE VEST WORKSHOP IN ELTHAM, TARANAKI

Renown German Felt Maker Dagmar Binder will be visiting New Zealand in Autumn 2020, with a number of workshops in both North and South Islands.
The workshops will take place in the following places, please contact the workshop facilitator listed with the area:

Beginning in Eltham Taranaki with a live-in fully catered 3 day workshop, 
Saturday 28th - Monday 30th March. We will make 3D  surfaces Waistcoats  contact Bernice Mitchell, heartfeltbernice@gmail.com 

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Auckland 3 - 5 April, contact Gemma Torr gemtt@yahoo.co.nz



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Blenheim, Mon 13th - 15th (?) April, 
Cherrie Mitchell, themitchellmob2@gmail.com










Ashburton, Fri 17th - Sun 19th April, Shona Schofield, shona@feltandfibre.co.nz



sorry for some reason I can't upload provided photos, but you can see more of Dagmar's intriguing work here :    Dagmar's website

Maximum student numbers 12 per workshop so do make contact with the workshop facilitator as soon as you can to let them know you're interested in attending.


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Monday, 22 April 2019

Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence 2019

Southern Hemisphere Felters Convergence 2019

Here's a warm invitation to take part in Felting Frenzy 2019,
being held in Queenstown New Zealand, 22-27 September 2019.
3*accommodation - in house program
Great tutors - interesting Traders
Exhibition - Fashion
Plenty to share and celebrate!

We'd love to see you there!
(friends welcome too.)

Registration:
Carole Hyndman: mandal37@xtra.co.nz

Accommodation :