Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

We wish all are friends and followers a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Near.
We look forward to sharing all our felting news and photos with you again in the new year.

Happy Felting.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Gift Exchange

Our Christmas Gift Exchange project this year has been Pin Cushions.
An amazing variety of felt pin cushions were made and eagerly exchanged at the Christmas party.....such a talented bunch!

Does anyone know what a collection of pin cushions is called?

Made by Sue#2

Made by Margaret

Made by Ann

Made by Penny

Made by Kim

Made by Colleen

Made by Julie

Made by Jean

Made by Kerry

Made by Brenda

Made by Vicki

Made by Kayleen

Made by Val

Made by Emma

Made by Jane

Made by Denise

Made by Catherine

Made by Sue#1

Made by Jacqui

Seasons Greetings

Hello everyone, Sue#2 here,
A huge Thank You to Val for doing our Blog for us, I have a hard act to follow!

I will be using the relative quiet of the Christmas break to navigate my way through the instructions she has left me and hope to continue her good work.
So please be patient.....and keep looking at the Blog as it develops.

At our Christmas party on the 6th December, Sue Seaman was made a Life Member of the Bunbury Felting Group. Sue has been felting since the 1980's and has continued to support the creative development of new and old felting members since then. Sue willingly shares her knowledge of wool and felt, is always game to give things a go and lend a hand when asked. 

Sue is a big asset to the group as well as a great lady. Well done Sue.

Life Member Sue Seaman

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Last meeting of the year was Friday the 6th December where a gathering of the felting group enjoyed lunch in Yallingup at a members house.  An annual general meeting of the program for 2014 - looks very exciting, information of the program will be posted on the blog at a later date. Votes on positions also changed - a big thank you to all those taking on new positions.   Our outgoing leader Kerry Gelmi resigned after 2 years in this position and voted in was Sue Smorthwaite our new leader of the Bunbury Felters.

 Kerry Gelmi
Thank you Kerry from
All The Bunbury Felters

 Sue Smorthwaite
 Bunbury Felters Leader

These were some of the wrapped presents under the tree.  All members made a pincushion, they  came in all shapes and forms.

I would also like to say goodbye as this is my last blog post and welcome Sue Smorthwaite as the blog master.  A big thank you to all the followers of this post and we look forward to Sue's blogging from the Bunbury Felters.

Friday, 29 November 2013


The annual Christmas Fair is nearly upon us - Sunday 1st December at the Stirling Street Art Centre - Bunbury Felters will have a stall made up of scarves, hats, bags, wraps, eco dyed felted garments and books.  
Stirling Street Arts Centre
Corner Charles and Stirling Streets
(see the map in the right hand side bar)

There will also be lots of other stalls selling unique hand crafted goodies including felt of course.

Sunday 1st December
10.00am - 3.30pm

Friday, 22 November 2013

More from the camp weekend in Augusta.

Jane Paterson wearing Kerry Gelmi's hat
Designer: Jane Paterson

Designer: Kerry Gelmi
Using recycled wool blankets
Jane modelling another bolero made with laminating felt

Monday, 18 November 2013

November's meeting was show and tell from the August camp weekend - very busy felters in two half days did 12 mini workshops here are some of the results.

 Emma White wearing some of the boleros tops from laminating method

Emma White's bag strap was a recycled leather belt

Vessels in vessels in vessels:

Sue Smorthwaite

 Julie Williams made the above vessels

Jean Braund made the 2 above vessels

Thursday, 31 October 2013

4 new books have just arrived for our Library resources - will have to wait until our meeting tomorrow to view them.
 by Sheila Smith
by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
for the International Lace Award
edited by Lindie Ward 
by Nancy Schwab
by Candie Cooper

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

More felt pieces, eco dying, soap making, 2D & 3D pieces in nuno method or laminating of layers these were taken at the annual camp in Augusta, Western Australia  (a beautiful part of the South West of Western Australia).

 soap making

 lunch time

Thursday, 24 October 2013

17 Bunbury Felters packed up there cars for a 3 day weekend camp away in Augusta, Western Australia. This is our annual event where each member attending did a mini workshop and look at the results WOW. Great company, lots of chat, wonderful food and wine and 3 days of fabulous felting.