Sunday, 31 December 2017



2018 - a fabulous year for our members with an exciting programme, workshops & felt designers. 

Beginning with the Improving Skills workshop on the 13th. A felt-in on the 20th led by Elaine when she will be exploring prefelt & prefelting with you. This is followed by a free-felting afternoon. A busy opening month. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A few more pics from Saturday

FELT IN 16th December

What a festive felt in with Christmas music, jumpers, earrings, hats, glasses and even antlers.

To begin with Gail reminded all of the great workshops arranged for the new year. In January "Improving skills" should not be missed particularly if you have not been felting long. This will introduce & review many techniques required to produce even more beautiful felt work. There are only a couple of places left so send forms to Jayne asap.

The next felt session is 20/01/2018 & will be looking at pre-felts. This will be followed by a felting afternoon. As always, this provides an opportunity to work on a larger piece or even just finish a current project.

In the New Year Jayne will email application forms for the March workshop with Gabriella Kovacs & Gabi McGrath joining her to assist. Two well known and amazingly talented felters, we are so lucky.

Over the coming months we are reminded to think about pieces to submit for the next exhibition with a working title of 'Felt Alive'. The committee have worked hard to put an exciting programme on for 2018 so please avail of the sessions to support the group and improve your skills.

Committee work never ends
Jane manning the busy sales table.

Mandy & Dorothy managing the very successful Bring & Buy table

At our felt in this morning Sara talked about natural fleeces from sheep found around the UK. Advising which felted well or otherwise. In addition Sara brought samples of various fleeces. Indeed the only thing missing was Sara's sheep πŸ‘ (Baaaaad girl). Sara talked through the process from shearing to forming batts, roving, pencil roving and how to 'ping' a single lock to determine if the sheep was healthy. 

Sara continued with laying and felting the basis of a name badge & instructing our feltees which can be seen below. 

Then we went on to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch supplied by Feltmakers North. Thank you Ann for collecting this and to those helping to set up including our tea ladies which keeps us all caffeinated. 

This is our last felt in of the year so a Merry Christmas to you & yours & best wishes for 2018. To paraphrase the late great Brucie ......... keeeeeeeeeep felting! 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


What a treat this Saturday will be. So much happening.

First we have Sara Foster Jardin taking the Felt-in with a focus on creating name badges, so needed by both new & longstanding members. In advance, thank you Sara as I am dreadful at remembering names!

So get out your kit & some extra bits to adorn & spice up your work.

The sales table will of course be managed by Jane who again has some great wintery colours in the stash. 

In addition, there will be the opportunity for everyone to sell/purchase some items. If you have any felty items you wish to sell please mark clearly with your name & price and give to either Mandy or Helen who will be managing this table after the felt-in. Items can be anything associated with felting whether it is a piece of your work, roving, silks, yarns, equipment, books etc. This is a great opportunity to clear out your drawers leaving room for your new year stash :)

Our annual Christmas lunch will follow with lots of goodies & more time to chat & browse the sales. 

& finally don't forget to dig out those christmas hats, glitzy jumpers & sparkly earrings.