york felt makers


contemporary & creative feltmaking for the textile artist

Meetings Diary

NOTICE: Due to the upheaval of Covid 19 we are unable to release the 2021 programme until restrictions are eased. We are planning on sharing felt making ideas and projects on a monthly basis in our newsletter. All ideas and suggestions for maintaining our creativity skills, emotional support and friendship are necessary and most welcome. Email ideas to our secretary Carol or to Polly.

We meet at Dunnington Reading Rooms on a monthly basis. Start/end times will vary depending on activity.
Basic materials will be provided for beginners but please bring along an old towel and, if you have it, your felting kit.
Please note that for sessions with invited external tutors bookings will open one month before the workshop.

(First visit free) £5 for non-members. £2 members.

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York Feltmakers Programme 2020 Dates and Timings

We normally, but not always, meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Workshop bookings are open 1 month in advance.
On YFM skill share meeting days the hall will be open for members to work from 10.00am – 4.00pm. With the lead skill share session starting at 12.30pm.
On a tutor lead workshop day members can work on their own projects from 12.30pm. Refer to diary.

Date Event
18th January 12.30pm - 4.00pm - Lunch and Social Event.
'Hungarian Felt' with Anne Barnard. An illustrated talk following Anne and Jean's felting journey and workshops in Hungary.
15th February

10.00am - 4.00pm - Members session
11.00am-12:00pm - Committee Meeting
12:30pm - Skill Share* 'Outlines', with Anne Barnard/Jean Drysdale. Exploring beautiful Kazak designs and meanings.
19th September

10.00am - 4.00pm - Workshop: Magical Eco Dyeing with Jane Hare.
Experimenting with leaves and grasses to create striking designs in natural colours.
12.30pm - Members Session
Additional room available for those not attending the workshop.
17th October 10.00 - 4.00pm - Members Session.
12.30pm - Skill Share
'Autumn Finds' with Carol Forbes. Uisng a combination of wet and needle felt to make leaves, acorns, mushrooms, mini-pumpkins to use on wreaths, bags, brooches etc.
21st November 10.00am - 4.00pm - Members Session
11:00am - 12:00pm - Committee Meeting
12.30pm - Skill Share
'Moving On' with Margaret Chalmers. Explore the challenge of working with resists with really surprising results.
12th December 10.00am - 4.00pm - Members Session
12.30pm - Skill Share
'Mr. and Mrs. Claus' with Jill Wilson. Make enchanting needle-felted snowmen, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Christmas Puds for the tree.

*A skill share is an informal session with a demonstration and the opportunity to practise a particular felt making skill.