Monday, 23 May 2011

Feltmakers North unveil their Logo!

Here is the Logo for Feltmakers North!!

From left to right Dorothy Dinsmore who made the logo into a felt poster, Fiona Harvey, Chairperson Feltmakers North, Rachel Julca the designer who won the Logo Competition.

The AGM last saturday was a great success so for those of you who missed the event, I will give you a quick recap! Anne McCullough was elected onto the committee, to fill the place vacated by Denise Baker who sadly had to stand down. Two very exciting workshops were announced for over the summer;
The first being a 2 day summer wrap workshop using silk fabric on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June, our tutor will be Cristina Garcia from Kilkenny. This is a tremendous opportunity to indulge in the creative process of making some extremely fine and beautiful felt.  For this course we are delighted to have recieved funding from Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee, this was a terrific help and enabled us to have the luxury of spreading the workshop over 2 days for a mere £100 for members and £135 for non members!! (if you would like a application sheet just email me the closing date for applications is 8th june priority will be given to members!
The second treat in store over the summer is on saturday 20th August when Dorothy Dinsmore is taking a workingshop on needle felting animals(I know this sounds cruel but its not!!) This workshop is being held in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Members £35 and non members £45 the closing date for applications is 6th August again email me if you would like an application form, priority will be given to members.

We were delighted with the response to the membership in our first year and we hope we will go from strength to strength. As I am sure you are aware it is the membership which keeps an organisation like ours going. The membership has gone up to £50 as this is the first full year, which runs from 1st June to 31st May 2012, the committee and I feel it is still great value. So for those of you who are unware of the advantages of membership I shall list a few here; members ger priority on the specialist workshops throughout the year which there will be at least 4, also they get them at a reduced price. Members are able to attend all the monthly felting sessionas they are included in the price, each month we study a different aspect or technique in felting and broaden our knowledge, at the same time as making new friends and having fun! To renew or take out membership please contact Barbara Finlay e mail

Maria's Colourful Red Bag!!
The AGM concluded with Maria Geoghegan-White and Liz Nicholls give very interesting and informative talks on The Diversity and use of Colour in Felt! Maria told us all about the significance of the colours we choose to use or wear. Then Liz explained about mixing colours together and demonstrated how colours of fibre could be mixed by the use of a carding machine!
The Blog will be regularly updated over the summer so keep checking it! For those of you who do not want to miss out or just want to make life easier, I have added a little FOLLOW BY EMAIL (at the top of the page)so you can enter your email address,(and follow a few simple instructions) so everytime there is a post you will get a email letting you know the blog has been updated! It is quite safe and noone else will get the hold of your email address!

 Send me in photos of your felting and I will put them up if the photo quality is good! Dont forget to add your email address to the follow by email and get automatic updates from Feltmakers North!!