Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wellington Area Felters Retreat, February, 9 - 12 2017, Waikanae NZ

Hi all Fabulous Felters
Remember the Wellington Felters Retreat is only a month away. If YOU haven't registered yet I think there's still a few spaces left. this long weekend is  for felters from everywhere, not just Wellington.
I have attended this retreat for several years now and have met wonderful people, learnt new techniques in our casual sharing atmosphere, shared techniques I knew. I've created and seen others create fabulous felt creations, from rugs and wall hangings, to handbags, hats and dresses, along with needle felted creatures. It's all here!
All catered for and in comfortable modern accommoation at El Rancho Christian Camp in Waikanae.
Contact Lynn at asap. If you scroll down far enough you'll see photos of retreats from other years. It's so much fun, you'll be glad you came and make it an annual event on your calendar.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Embellished Nuno Felt Art Vest/ Waistcoat workshop March 2017 Taranaki NZ

WORKSHOP CANCELLED. If you'd like a workshop in your area, and have a few like minded friends, find a venue and contact me. I will come to you. :) 
Thanks to those who could support me at this time, please accept my apologies.

Hi felty friends, if you're interested in attendinG this workshop in March 
Embellished Nuno Felt Art Vest/ Waistcoat workshop with Bernice Mitchell (aka Heartfelt Bernice). Learn shaping, layering, texturing and fabric manipulation creating your own seamless, embellished, lightweight vest using silk tissue and merino as a background. Cost $295 includes accommodation and catering at Eltham Presbyterian Campsite, Taranaki. Minimum 8 students required, max 12. Confirmation needed by 6th January 2017,
Just one example shown, your only limitation is your imagination, and maybe I can help with that ;)
please contact me ASAP at or my facebook page heartfelt bernice mitchell

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

HeARTfelt Bernice, Seamless Art Vest Workshop, March 2017

Embellished Nuno Felt Art Vest/ Waistcoat workshop with Bernice Mitchell

4pm Fri 10th March - 3pm Mon 13th March 2017

Learn shaping, layering, texturing and fabric manipulation creating your own seamless, embellished, lightweight vest, using silk tissue and merino as a background.

You will begin with learning various surface embellishment techniques and sampling your fabrics to decide on how you will decorate your chosen garment. 
You will learn tips for shaping and designing your garment, which will be individually suited and fitted to your body shape using a superfine layout.

Cost $295, fully catered (not special diets) and includes accommodation at Eltham Presbyterian Camp, Bridger Place, Eltham, Taranaki.

Minimum 8 students required, max 12. 

Confirmation with $100 deposit needed by 6th January 2017 to enable camp booking, 
Contact Bernice through check out my Facebook page here HeARTfelt Bernice Mitchell

Ladies at Tauranga workshop

Reversible using a Sari as foundation layer

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wellington Felting Retreat 2017

Sharon and Lynn have organised the Felting Retreat once again in 2017 from 2pm 9th - 12th February, a fully catered camp in comfortable accommodation at: El Rancho Camp, Waikanae.

This is a wonderful weekend of fun and friendship for felters from novices to fairly good. 
People come from as far away as Auckland and the South Island to meet together and spend 3 whole days and nights (if necessary) creating amazing stuff from wool, catching up with old friends and making new ones. the French bakery and cafe nearby is worth the trip too.
Here are some photos from 2016 Felters Retreat.
Please email Sharon at for registration form and details.Space is limited, so you will want to get registered before it's full up!  See you there :)

Thursday, 22 September 2016

HeARTfelt Bernice Mitchell Art Vest workshop, Tauranga

HEARTFELT Bernice Mitchell 2 day workshop
Tauranga Club Rooms
Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre, 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga
Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd October 2016
9 am to 4pm
Embellished Nuno Felt Art Vest/ Waistcoat/Poncho
2 Day workshop
In this workshop you will create your own seamless embellished sleeveless long or short lightweight vest or Poncho using silk tissue and merino as a background. Learn layering and fabric manipulation. 

We will do a sample to experiment with texturing with various fabrics and fibres then go on to create your own unique garment.

There may still be a space or two available in this workshop. Please email for more info.

Ladies at the Tauranga vest workshop in August 2016 with Bernice
ladies of Tauranga show off the back of their vests.

Karen Workman workshops in Wanganui

With renown felter Karen Workman
Sunday: October 16tH
            Session ONE:  9am-11.30am             $60
“Neck Warmer”
Create quickly a sumptuous piece from luxury merino and silk fibreC:\Users\Ross\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\9N3HLBZ1\20160721_130426-1.jpg
Lay out fine felt and create a fine art piece to keep your neck beautifully warm.  Could create two, or take home fibre to create another at home.  
             Session TWO 1pm-3pm                       $60
    “Surface Design Embellishment”
Lay out felt.  Samples to create pockets, flaps, texture, windows, holes, dreads, loops, inserts etc
Come and play with one of NZ’s top felters. Both workshops are suitable for new and experienced felters.
Contact Creations Gallery and Gifts: Ph 06-3484229:
Bookings essential.
Or pop in : 25A Drews Avenue, CBD. Wed-Sunday: 10am-3pm

Monday: October 17th        $100
3-D Felting and Surface Design
   (9am-3.30pm with a shared lunch)
Hat, Bag, Slippers, Mittens  -
Or Cushions    -
You Decide!!
Learn Basic skills, using resists, to create any of the above, then decorate creatively!

Contact Creations Gallery and Gifts: Ph 06-348-4229: Bookings essential

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Jane Craske Workshop report

The Southern Fun Felters were very lucky to have Jane Craske come and teach us how to make her Vegan pelts
.This is where she Needle feltes locks in, then wet felts it
We had a great day with everyone going home pleased with what they made
Thanks Jane

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Felting in Taranaki

Felters Special Interest Group- all welcome...
3rd Thursday of each month, beginning 18th August
Hine St, Disabled Citizens Rooms
$2 each session to cover room expenses
The New Plymouth Creative Fibre group is commencing a special interest group for people interested in extending their feltmaking expertise. This is NOT a learn to felt class, though beginning felters are welcome. It is NOT a taught workshop, but rather a collaborative exploration of techniques and applications.
At each session the agenda for the following will be set by common agreement.

Southern Fun Felters

A Day for Learners, THERE WILL BE HELP
September 2, 2016
Anglican church Hall
Blyth street Cromwell       $5 HALL FEE
Things to bring  
1 Meter Bubble wrap,200 grams wool roving or slivers ,2 old towels
!/2 pool noodle  1 thin plastic drop sheet or old net curtain ,1 bottle for water, a couple of old towels, Painters drop sheet,1/2  Pool noodle, Merino Roving or slivers 200gms  Plastic Bottle for water
for more information contact: Bev Muir 034450987 Heather Kerr 034434151 Maureen McKenzie 034488842
fun Felters