Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Workshop News!

Application forms are now available for our next three exciting workshops, the first being for members only with our very own Gail Cooke on March 22nd!

For the second and third workshops we are bringing Jeanette Sendler over from Scotland for two one day workshops on Monday 14th April and Tuesday 15th April, check out workshop section for more details. 

If you would like to apply for any of these workshops apply to Ann at 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Bumpy start to January!

Dorothy Dinsmore got us off to a bumpy start in January, by adding bumps to our felt, using marbles, glass pebbles or buttons! She had a great range of samples to inspire and illustrate the technique!
Dorothy's amazing samples, in which she had used various aids to make a range of shapes.
The turnout was terrific so much so we had to change the layout of the room, however we Felt it was taking us back to our school days, so we have a better plan for next month!
A very handsome visitor who popped in to see us and ended up joining in!
Work in progress, the plaiting bands are still in place!

This is the technique where the beads are enclosed between lays of wool, which gives great texture.

January was an extended felt in , which meant that people could apply to stay for the afternoon session, During the afternoon Dorothy gave her gentle instruction on how to use this technique on a scarf!
Here are some photos of the afternoon session and comments from the evaluation sheets!
"Enjoyed the workshop, plenty of samples and ideas to inspire members"

"Teacher supportive while also suggesting areas to improve"

"Excellent value for money"

"Excellent course standard and teacher support"

"love to learn new techniques, enjoyed everything"

"Have attended several workshops and each one gets better!"

"More advanced classes please"

We have some very exciting workshops coming up in March and April! Firstly our very own Gail Cooke will be taking a workshop using native wool to make a bag. This workshop is being sponsored by Feltmakers North and will be for members only! Applications forms will be available from Ann soon, keep an eye on the workshop felt in page.

On 14th and 15th of April we are having the lovely Jeannette Sendler from Scotland, she is taking two one day workshops, so at least if you cannot manage two days you could apply for one of the workshops! We have been successful in our request for funding from The Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee, which is a tremendous help as it enables us to offer workshops at a reasonable price!
I will keep you posted about application forms and prices as soon as I can! So keep checking the blog!
Finally we look forward to seeing you all in February, when Elaine will making felt flowers with us in the morning then there is free felting in the afternoon when you can use the room to felt, there will be no tutor just fun felting! this is free for members and £3 for non members! Dont forget to bring along any felt items that you have made recently for the show and tell!
See you on the 15th February at 10.15 am
fiona harvey. 
Many Thanks to Gail for the photos of the afternoon session! 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I have added to the workshop/felt in page all the dates for 2014, so you can pop them in your diary! There are some exciting workshops and felt ins planned although not all are confirmed yet, however as soon as they are I will let you know!

For January extended Felt in, Dorothy will be teaching us how to add bumps to our felt, in the morning. Then in the afternoon the lucky people who have applied for a place and been successful, will put this new knowledge in to practice and make a scarf, with bumps! 

If you are attending either the felt in or coming for the day you will need to bring, some flower pebbles, or marbles or flat buttons, we will provide elastic bands to secure these. Also bring your usual felting kit and for those in the afternoon session bring extra wool to make the scarf. 

We are looking forward to seeing you and having more fun felting together!
Thanks to Dan Corbett for the photo above of a former workshop.

Felt in Saturday 18th January Hillsborough Village Centre, starting at 10.15 am!
Fiona Harvey