Sunday, 14 February 2016

First meeting for 2016

Happy New Year and welcome back everyone.
We hope you all a good Christmas and New Year and are ready for another busy year of felting.

We held our first monthly meeting on the 5th Feb, Jean Braund talked about making pods with resists and showed us what she had made. We all then went off and started our own pods and hopefully will have a great selection to show you after next months Show and Tell. 

We would like to welcome Vicky Henderson and Peta Knapton, our two newest members to the group and look forward to felting with them.

Already we have quite a few events organised for the year, though I'm sure more will be added as the year goes on;

We start off with BFG members Kerry Gelmi and Sue Smorthwaite eentering work for the Sculpture By The Bay competition and Exhibition in Dunsborough from the 5-7th March (on the long weekend). Kerry has entered a metal sculpture and Sue a felt piece.

The SSAC Makers Market and Vintage Fair and the Balingup Small Farm Field Day's are in April as well as a 3 day workshop with Nancy Ballesteros from Treetops Colour Harmonies

The Common Threads Wearable Art Competition and Showcase is in May. Sue Smorthwaite is through to the final Judging of  the competition in March.

We are making beanies for the  25th Alice Springs Beanie Festival and competition and some of us are going to Alice Springs for the event at the end of June.

In July we will be having our annual exhibition in Bunbury and in August we will be taking part in the SSAC Fire, Fibre and Fine Arts Exhibition also in Bunbury.

In September we have our Felting Camp in Augusta and in November our Christmas lunch and the SSAC Christmas holding our regular monthly meetings, workshops and Show and Tell.

More details will be posted nearer the dates of the events.

February Show and Tell

Jean Braund with her fantastic pod.

Maureen Foss's Alpaca wool jacket from the Fiona Duthie workshop held in November.

Helen O'Neill with her scarves she made from the Fiona Duthie workshop and we are all glad to see Lorraine McArthur looking well after here hip operation.

Ren Devery's groovy leg warmers

Denise Reid modelling her daughter Natalie's felt hats (Love the shape of the fedora)

Sue Smorthwaite's pods