Monday, 31 January 2011

January's drop in making a camera case.

The topic for January's drop in was making a camera case using a resist, here is Gail Cooke, Feltmakers North's secretary, helping new members Vicki Harvey and Joanne Cairnduff with their cases.
 Marguerita and Marie were working hard!

The morning was a relaxed but informative drop in with all the members going away having successfully made a case for their cameras! Liz Nicholl with new member Clare Martin working hard, both ladies produced beautiful pieces of work.
Sharon came all the way from Garvagh, she produced a vintage style camera case in antique pink!

Next Month we have a slight change to the programme we will be making a vessel (the april and February workshops are swapping over) a resist will be provided so just bring your usual felting equipment and merino tops!
The proforma's are now available for the exciting all day bag workshop on the 26th March with the tutors from Dublin, this is workshop runs from 10am-4pm in Hillsborough Village Centre, materials are provided all you need to bring is your felting equipment, the cost members £45 non members £55, this is an ideal opportunity to increase your skills and spend a whole day being creative. Places are limited so it will be decided by a lottery if you would like a proforma to apply for a place please email
Next drop is February 19th starting with coffee at 10.15 and felting at 10.30, come along and join in the fun, at The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Programme for 2011

January 22nd 10.30-12.30 Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.
Using a resist; we will be making a small camera case or bag by the use of a resist.

February 19th 10.30-12.30 Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
Baubles and Beads which can be used in jewellery making or added to pieces.

March 19th 10.30-12.30 Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.
Spring flowers, we will be making flowers in every colour !

April 16th 10.30-12.30 Island Atrs Centre, Lisburn.
Small vessel, again using a resist to make a 3d vessel.

May 21st 10.30-12.30 Island Arts centre, Lisburn.
Agm but not just any Agm Feltmakers North AGM with a difference!

March 26th we are having our first All Day workshop with Eleanor Roche and Hilary, both are very experienced felters and a joy to work with, their talent and enthusiasm is immense. The workshop will be to make a bag and places will be limited, priority is given to members but then if places remain it will be open to non members. It will run from 10am -4.00pm, there will be application forms at the January meeting and I will be emailing them to members in the next couple of weeks. If non memebers are interested you can contact me at it will be a great day and one not to be missed.