Monday, 23 October 2017

Gems from our October meeting

OCTOBER - Members shared their newest work

Carmen Tryer, a very new member, showed this uniquely ultra-fine hand dyed wool.

                    Kylie's lovely needle felted angel

Sandra's eye-catching vest created at
workshop in the Whitsundays

Carol's Nuno silk wrap
Linda's Nuno wrap
 Kylie's silk dress with a recycled top

Kylie's bag with rose
                                             Sue#1's lattice wrap

Kylie's made to order earrings

Friday, 13 October 2017

Some current news at last...

Dear Felters....Technology did not allow me to post images while in Europe. It seems an iPad is beyond the pale!

Therefore this is catch up time................

The BFG Felters Downunder have been very active, as usual, over the last few months.....

Overall winner in the Ag Art Competition at the Dardanup Bull and Barrel last weekend

whose garment won the prize for the "Best Out of Town" entry

 Well done ladies

A new member and textile artist Carmen Tyrer from Waroona won 1st prize at the Waroona Show

Not a little bird, but rather a large one by the name of Laurence overheard Colleen reporting that 
"Carmen showed us her beautiful and complex wraps made with ultra-fine local wool, hand dyed and using her own techniques to enable the wool to be felted". 
Laurence is good at eavesdropping as he has also heard some hints that Sue Smorthwaite's work has been selected to go on show again. He is yet to find out more!

It has been reported that Sue#2 is back in Oz. and at the October meeting she gave an excellent demonstration to get the group thinking about interesting edges that add more detail to scarves, clothing, sculpture.

Sue# shows her edges............

...........and what a variety!

Val's edges in progress

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Posting a little of France to inspire

This administrator has had a heap of trouble over the last months trying to keep the blog going from other continents........Technology, you got me beat for a while there! 

Here, however are a few captured textures I would like to share, from small French country villages to whet your felt-making spirits, and hopefully fill in the gaps over the last months! Although I was not able to gather actual felted work, inspiration was all around...........enjoy and create!




Further congratulations

Natalie Jackson is to be congratulated for her entry in Fire and Fibre exhibition. She received the People's Choice Award for this striking hat and scarf. 

Well done!!

  The fabulous and hugely talented Natalie Jackson submitted this #hat and #wrap into the #Stirlingstartcentre #fire&fibre exhibition. Natalie won the #viewerschoice award and sold both pieces.  #bunbury #bfg #felt #feltro #chapeau #wearableart

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


CONGRATULATIONS to our former Group Leader Colleen Castledine on her Judges Choice win at the annual Fire, Fibre and Fine Arts at Stirling Street Art Centre. This is a well deserved prize for her beautiful jacket.