Yorkfeltmakers

contemporary & creative feltmaking for the textile artist

 

 

 

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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.
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Blog: http://yorkfeltmakersgroup.blogspot.co.uk

York Feltmakers Programme 2017 Dates and Timings
We normally, but not always, meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month. NB: April 8, June 24 and December 16th 2017.
Workshop bookings are open 1 month in advance.
The small hall will always be open for the full day for members not doing the workshop

21st January
12.30 - 4.30pm

Annual Social
Our annual festive celebration of food and felt.

Lunch followed by exchange of ideas and experiences.

18th February
12.30 - 4.30pm

Techniques Forum
Sharing the tricks of felt making, we will have a useful list, made up from everyone’s suggestions.

18th March
10.00 - 4.30

Whole day for all
In the morning Galina will share a laminate technique to make a small bag and show how she incorporates a bag clasp fastening.
Afternoon: continue work on own projects.

8th April
10.am - 4.30pm

Whole day for all
Learning acid dyeing and Thermofax printing. We will work on a rota for the dyeing so that everyone can have good practice.
Lunchtime AGM

20th May
10.00 - 4.30pm

FULL DAY WORKSHOP with LIZZIE STARR
Artist, ceramicist, felt maker. From collage to felt.
'Choose what you love and look at the world like an artist.’
Show, tell and make felt - all welcome

12th - 17th June
Early booking recommended.

SKEEBY RESIDENTIAL
for learning, sharing and being inspired with both free and guided sessions.
Come for the whole week or less. (contact irisbrunton@hotmail.com)

Fri 23rd June

Best day for Woolfest
Cockermouth. Car shares organised.

24th June
12.30- 4.30

‘Moving on’
Anne Barnard will take the lead on techniques that we would all like to perfect.

15th July
10.00 - 4.30

FULL DAY WORKSHOP with EMMA FOUNTAIN
Well known for her “taxidermy in Felt” will lead a needle felting day with a difference.
Sculpting stylised woodland animals on armatures.
Show, tell and make felt - all welcome

6th August

Tockwith Show
YFM in The Discovery zone for children

16th September
12.30 - 4.30

Techniques Forum.
How do we do it!
(Bring pieces to show or sell at Masham)

30th September - 1st October

Masham Sheep Fair
YFM will be showing!

21st October
10.00 - 4.30

FULL DAY WORKSHOP with VIVIENNE MORPETH
Nuno with Uzbekistan silk
Show, tell and make felt - all welcome

18th November
10.00 - 4.30

Exhibition for YFM members and friends
for viewing and sharing our work and experience completed over the year.

16th December
12.30 - 4.30

Christmas Things

 

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