Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas

As we settle down to enjoy some time to enjoy our friends and family over the Christmas period here are some of the photos from our lovely Christmas lunch at Gloria's.

Great selection of food courtesy of everyone who brought a plate and of course Gloria who cooked the ham.

The theme was red so everyone was wearing it.  Marrianne had made her amazing dress on her knitting machine.

Marrianne's dress detail

Marrianne was not the only one showing off something she had made.  Kim kindly modelled Val's WOW bra

Kim and  the proud bra maker.

Don't know what the joke was but it certainly made us laugh

Maureen had some more prize winning alpaca creations -

The colours in this vest are just gorgeous-

Close up detail

Kim had made a beautiful flower edged scarf -

And a bright pink one -

Great day ladies.  Have a wonderful Christmas and see you all first Friday of February.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Our Stall at the Stirling Street Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair

Thank you to everyone who donated a piece of felt to raise money for the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence 2011.  It was all displayed on our stall at the Stirling Street Arts Centre Christmas Fair and we think you will agree it looked fabulous.

We sold lots of pieces and raised a substantial amount towards the Convergence but also raised awareness of the Bunbury Felters Group and of course, how we use beautiful Australian merino wool to create our fabrics, garments and accessories.

A big thank you to Darriel who demonstrated the felting process and manned the stall on one of the hottest days of the year. 

It was an important  day for Stirling Street Arts Centre too as the Christmas Craft Fair raises funds to keep the Centre running for the local community to enjoy. We love being part of  Stirling Street,  and the Committee do a great job  - thank you to all .

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

New Book

Hats Made Easy

Many thanks to Jenny Tate who very kindly donated it to us.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Happy Anniversary Gloria

Our best wishes to Gloria celebrating her golden wedding anniversary today.

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Bussleton Show Winners

Congratulations to Sue Seaman and Joan Kent on their recent prizes from the Busselton Show.

Joan won first prize and second prizes in the Furnishing Category for the seats she did for our recent exhibition.

She also got a second prize for a nuno scarf in the Felting Category  whilst Sue Seaman received
the first prize for a pink nuno stole (it also got a special award from the Busselton Spinners and Weavers). Sue also received a "highly commended" for an openwork stole with machine embroidery in some of the spaces.

Well done ladies. If you want to see pictures of their pieces, keep checking out the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence blog as they'll be featured there.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Craft Fair

It was a bit of  a hot day but still the crowds came to the Stirling Street Art Centre's Christmas Craft Fair today.

Our stall

Lots of beautiful felt for sale

 Fortunately we were right below the fans.

On our table

On our table

A big thank you to everyone who donated pieces for sale.  We raised several hundreds of dollars to go towards the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence.  Thank you also to Darriel and Jacqui for running the stall.  We also raised lots of interest in the great art of felting and promoted out group and the Stirling Street Arts Centre's felting workshops. It is rewarding to see how interested are in our craft and appreciative of our work.  It really looked great.
Detail from one of Jean's pieces
Again a big thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

November Meeting - Demos

Many thanks to Lorraine for her talk on designing on a dressmakers dummy.

The individual pieces pinned

It starts to take shape

Thanks also to Val for demonstrating the woven felt hearts for those who weren't at camp -

Before felting

After felting-

Friday, 19 November 2010

How we Felt

Here's Kaylene at the November meeting. 

Telephone conversation, eating lunch, felting.... How many things can you do while creating something wonderful?

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Making Faces

Didn't you love the masks on the 12th November post.  Here are some of them being made-

Spring has Sprung

Look - a pair of willywag tails have decided to use Helen's sculpture on her veranda for their home.  They are very busy building two nests!   - Helen says she has never seen them build two nests before - perhaps one is for weekends away.

Do you think the nests look like Helen's felt vessels?

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Welcome to our Newest Member

At our November meeting, at the back of the room working hard away while the rest of us were talking was our newest member - Jo.

Under Sue Seaman's expert tuition, Jo has been creating some rather excellent sample pieces -

 and some nuno -

Jo wanted to create a flower corsage as per Lizzie Houghton's book "Felting Fashion".

Looks like she's succeeded.

Absolutely lovely Jo.

More Camping it Up

Guess who are behind the masks -

Answers on a postcard to....

Friday, 12 November 2010

Full on October

Gosh October has been a busy month!

Starting the month was the  Fire and Fibre Exhibition at Stirling Street Art Centre with our fabulous seats in their second exhibition.

The middle of the month had our first stall at the  Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Fair.  It was a great success with hundreds of dollars raised towards the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence   Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this an outstanding success.  Your generosity with your time and felt is much appreciated.  Such a great venue we will be having a stall here each year to give members' an outlet for all their great creations and give the group a fund raising venue.

Wrapping up the month was Camp where a wonderful creative time was had by all who attended. Kudardup was a really great place.

Davida's dying workshop was soooo colourful.  Look in at a later post to see the end result.

Felters in action -

There's a lot of concentration going on here!  Later posts will show some the of the results.