Friday, December 8, 2017

Dates for felting days 2018

We have booked the hall for our felting days 2018 so put them in your calendars now.

Saturday 3rd February
Saturday 3rd March
Saturday 7th April
Saturday 5th May
Saturday 9th June
Saturday 7th July
Saturday 4th August
Saturday 8th September
Saturday 6th October (World wide Felt United Day)
Saturday 3rd November
Saturday 8th December

Usual place, Halswell Hall
9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Lynn Evans's felt house made at last year's Glenroy retreat

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A few photos from our Glenroy Felting Retreat Nov 2nd to Nov 5th 2017

A visit to the local second hand shop - which was very glad to see us

Lynn Evans's lovely work
The busy hall at Glenroy

After dinner entertainment

One of Millie Haussmann's special personas

Anna Harris's scarves

Lynette Hartley's tassled bag

Gwenneth Loomes sheep hat

A sample of the work created - sad the weekend is over

Felting day this Saturday 11 Nov 2017

Quick reminder - we have a felting day this Saturday.  We have nothing in particular planned.  I hope everyone who attended Barbara's vest workshop last time brings along their results so we can admire them.  Usual time and place (see the bar to the right of the blogsite). All welcome, bring your lunch, $10 for the hall and cash if you want to purchase any wool or other goodies.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Felting day and vest course

I hear October's felting day was a great success and Barbara's vest making course was well attended.
Barbaras vest class underway
Notice the back of Barbara's vest 

Other people go on with their own work - Peter

And Victoria

Monday, October 2, 2017

Don't forget - Felting this Saturday

Saturday 7th October  All welcome.  Bring your lunch, $10 hall charge and cash if you want to be tempted by any of Anna's lovely wools.  Barbara is running a vest class but everyone else will be working on their own felting as normal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Next felting day - vest making - Saturday October 7th

Southern Felters is offering a vest-making workshop at our next felting day Saturday October 7th. You can come along to the fleting day and do your own thing as usual or participate in Barbara's workshop    Barbara King is going to tutor a basic short seamless vest which will be one layer of viscose and two layers of merino or merino and silk. You must have previous felting experience please and preferably have worked with a resist. Numbers will be limited.

It is essential that you contact Barbara AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to register on 021 2900 283 or  You will not be able to participate if you do not contact Barbara beforehand. Ask Barbara to send you information and a list of the materials you will need.

Cost: There will be a $3 charge for the template, $5 for tuition, $7 for the Viscose, $10 hall charge as normal - Total $25 plus the cost of your wool.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Invitation to "Woolfun Day"

This get-together-day is not part of Southern Felters but we are happy to let members know it is on.

Woolfun Day
Saturday September 9 at 10:15 a.m., at 397 Marine Drive (town side of Charteris Bay Yacht Club). Bring your wool or tapestry project and come and sit by the fireside. Please contact Philippa on 027 224 2421 with any questions.
Philippa Drayton