Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Hello to everyone we met at The Creative Stitch Show in Belfast, so pleased to see that lots of you have been checking out our blog! I hope you liked what you saw and that you will continue to follow us! I think I can say that everyone that manned the stand at the show really enjoyed it, and thought this years show was great, with lots of interesting stands! On saturday when the show was going on, we had our felt in at Hillsborough Village Hall, Ann and Barbara instructed us on making felted pens, and everyone had great fun!
All the girls listening carefully to Barbaras instruction!
It was interesting to see the different variations that were produced.
It was definately a great way to spend a morning relaxing and having fun with felt!
Next Month is the AGM which is for members only, all members will be getting an email with the details, which will include details of the FREE workshop, with Kathrina Hughes from Dublin.Then in June we have a felt in and that is last felt in until September.
Keep checking the blog for updates as we will be adding dates as they are confirmed and we have such an exciting year ahead planned, more details after the AGM.
Hope that you are all enjoying your felting.
Fiona Harvey

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Creative Stitch Show

Liz Nicholls and Barbara Campbell on Feltmakers North stand at The Creative Stitch Show, Belfast. Sorry about the photo its a bit dark, but Im having trouble with my technology, and of course its not just one item that is playing up! The stand looked really well and in the first morning there was great interest. This year for the first time we were running hour long felting workshops, and they were booking up quickly!

I will upload some more photos of the exhibition next week, so keep checking the blog or sign up to get a notification everytime there is a new post!
There is a felt in as usual this Saturday, so hope to see you at Hillsborough Village Hall at 10.15am

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Feltmakers North's first exhibition opened last night at The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, the exhibition looked amazing in the ideal setting of the The Arts Centre. Friends and family plus the vice lady mayor of Lisburn came along to see the varied forms that felt can take. As you can imagine an exhibition like this takes a lot of organising so we had \Dorothy Dinsmore head up our Exhibition sub committee. Below are some of the committee helping exhibit the pieces!

 We were all delighted with the response of our members they rose to the challenge and produced some amazing pieces from; vessels, wall hangings, dresses, chess set, tea set, teddies and even a penguin! The exhibition is on until the end of the month so please call in and have a look!

 It was also a good chance for all the members to socialise and catch up with each other!


In this photo I am helping Jane try on a beautiful scarf made by Lesley Blackstock, which Jane went on to buy and was absolutely delighted with her purchase!
When all the work was done it was time to relax and have a laugh!
Feltmakers North will have a stand at The Creative Stitch Show, Belfast starting on Thursday 18th and running till Saturday 20th April. We will still be having our monthly felt in in Hillsborough Village hall, on Saturday 20th at 10,15. Ann and Barbara will be taking the felt in and the topic will be felted pens! We look forward to meeting you soon.
Fiona Harvey