Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Change of time!

Basic and Beyond time change!
The time has been changed for the basic and beyond it will now start at 11am with coffee in the kitchen at Hillsborough Village Centre and will run to 5pm, looking forward to seeing you all there, but make sure you book a place with Ann first! email amccullough1949@gmail.com

Friday, 21 September 2012

Felt that Name!

It was great to start back to our monthly meetings and see all the familiar and some new faces. Dorothy took the felt in and we made name badges, that hopefully everyone will wear each month so we can learn everyones names!
  After some great instruction from Dorothy we started to felt and make our very individual name badges!     
   Some newcomers to Feltmakers North having a good laugh, while making their name badges!
        Some of the very varied designs made during the morning, we are all looking forward to seeing them next month, when they are completed!
This is a wee reminder of the great opportunity that is available to all on October 13th, we are having an all day workshop on basic felting, we will be starting at the beginning on how to make a piece of felt using different native wools, some locally produced for us in Co Down. We will be showing you how to nuno felt using a light fabric and a layer of wool, then moving on to make a rope from wool and using a resist. This is a fun filled day, packed with information, there are a few tutors so the groups will be small, so everyone will get individual attention if required! Due to the generous support of the Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee we are able to offer this all day workshop at a mere £12 for members and £15 for non members, in the cost of the workshop all the materials necessary are supplied. so all you have to do is bring along your lunch and a few towels, couldnt be easier!! To apply for this workshop please email amccullough1949@gmail.com she will forward you an application form!
Our next felt in is the 20th October when we will be learning how to make cobweb felt, this is beautiful fine felt, using very little wool, it is very luxurious and cosy, so a great technique to learn before the winter temperatures drop!   We hope to see you at one of these sessions if not them both! Keep felting!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Everyone Welcome!

Our new programme starts on the Saturday 16th September, and we are looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces! We will be making name badges with Dorothy Dinsmore, this is a great chance to learn the basic technique of felt making, and yet make something that people will be able to identify you with!! We hope everyone will wear their felt names badges each month so we can all get to know each other names. Dont worry if you have never felted before we have starter kits made up which are available to buy, plus we have a good supply of some lovely colours of wool to tempt you!
In October we are offering a great day to learn felting and take it a bit further. This workshop is all day and is called the Basic and Beyond, we will start with making basic felt in different varieties of native wool. Later in the day we will make felt encorporating a few techniques, again all the materials necessary for this are included in the price of £ 12 for members and £15 for non members another great value workshop from Feltmakers North, all made possible by the generous support of Lisburn Arts Advisory Centre.
September's felt in will be well worth a visit as all the information will be available for the next three months, and if there are any questions you can always ask one of the committee! There will also be the opportunity to become a member and take advantage of the benefits of being a member, every felt in no charge, priority on workshops also workshops at a reduced rate. Plus some of the workshops the committee are planning are very exciting so Im sure you do not want to miss out!
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Take care everyone and see you all soon.
Fiona Harvey