Monday, 21 May 2012

Feltmakers North 2nd AGM

Although we have been going less than two years, the time for our second AGM came round. The Committee of Feltmakers North decided as a thank you to our members, that we would organise a complimentary talk and workshop for when the business had been completed. It was a real treat as the tutor was Elizabeth Bonnar!! This meant that the members who attended were able to learn about the uses of silk in felting, when Elizabeth gave us a very interesting talk. After lunch, the members were able to try out new nuno techniques using a variety of materials.
                                          Elizabeth showing us the different forms of Silk.                                   
                                     Denise and Colette discussing which technique to try!

It was great to see such a variety of colours and techniques, the whole day inspired us all.

One member wrote to me afterwards saying:
What a wonderful follow to our AGM! It is going to be  a hard act to follow. We had the wonderful Elizabeth Bonnar giving us the benefit of her considerable knowledge of silk followed by a workshop on nuno felt. There was no charge for the workshop and a nominal charge for a bag of silk samples and enough merino to make a square silk scarf. Thank you very much to the organisers
Dorothy Dinsmore.

It was great to get this email, and I would like to thank the committee for all their hard work and long hours they put in to make everything run so smoothly and for us to have advanced so far in such a short period of time!!
The details of our forth coming programme were released at the AGM, which include an exciting international felter Charity van der Meer coming for our first residential week end! We are also running a lovely day workshop on the 11th August a light little scarf using a resist, so check out the workshop section for all the details.
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Fiona Harvey