Wet Felt: Felting a Pair of Tabandy Funky Wool Boots

In this two and half hour workshop, you will learn how to turn a two-dimensional pattern into a three-dimensional Pair of Funky Wool Boots for winter hosted by Tabitha from Tabandy Farm.

This innovative class welcomes people of all ages. All materials are included such as the Boot pattern, wool, grippy mat, boot molds (your own feet), and soap. Felting is the ancient art of making a wool fabric or sculpture with wool or fibre using heat, friction and/or water with soap. 

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will take place on the 14 July Creative Fibre Event at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Beginners are welcome - no previous experience necessary
  • Please bring a copy of your confirmation email either print out or on mobile

ABOUT TABANDY FARM

Tabandy Farm specialises in homegrown wool and fibre for spinners, felters, weavers, textile artists and craftspeople. Their wool is grown from Licorice-all-sorts flock of rescued and pre-loved sheep, and they support Australian farmers of rare sheep breeds in the Bega Valley. 

Tabandy Farm offers expertise in choosing the right wool for your project. They also custom design and create beautiful clothing, accessories and home wares. River Cottage Australia and the Australian Permaculture Festival in Canberra hs featured Tabandy Farm.

See more of Tabandy Farm through their website, Facebook, or Instagram. See samples of their tutorial videos on their YouTube page.


Macrame Pot Hangers with Annette Boyd - 14 July, 2019 - 10am & 1pm

In this two and a half hour workshop, you will learn several basic macrame knots - handy for making all kinds of home decor items and accessories.

You will take home a beautiful plant hanger of your own design. All materials are included. Each participant will walk home with their own macrame pot hanger made from 100% cotton.

Two sessions are available: 10:00am-12:30pm, and 1:00pm-3:30pm.

 

Additional Information:

  • The workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Adult supervision is required for those under 16 years
  • This workshop is for the Creative Fibre event on 14 July, 2019

 

ABOUT ANNETTE

Annette, from Annette Boyd Art and Design, uses natural materials to create beautiful handmade Macramé sculptures, hanging pots and wall hangers. She has also been a casual stallholder at the Old Bus Depot Markets.

Annette is well-known throughout Canberra as an artist, maker, and teacher. She uses natural materials to create beautiful handmade Macramé sculptures, hanging pots, and kooky owls.

 

In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


Rug Punch Embroidery by Feltfine

In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to do rug punch embroidery (aka punch needling) with the Amy Oxford Rug Punch Tool. They will learn how to plan a design, select the best yarn for their design and how to rug punch.

Rug Punch Embroidery is a fun craft for people of all ages. An age-old craft, punch needling has seen a recent rise in popularity. Rug punching is an easy skill to learn and results in near instant gratification. All you need is a rug punch tool, yarn, and backing fabric stretched across a frame. It's like colour-by-number for yarn!

Participants will receive a 20cm x 20cm frame with backing fabric attached and have a selection of yarns to use for their project. For the duration of the workshop, participants will use an Amy Oxford Rug Punch Tool, which will be available for separate purchase from the FeltFine market stall.

For more information, please see Oxford Punch Needles in the Feltfine Collection.

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners 
  • Adult supervision is required for those under 16 years

ABOUT FELTFINE

Feltfine specialises in selling raw materials and tools to fibre artists. They love sourcing new animal and plant fibres and colour combinations to spark creativity. This workshop will be headed by Feltfine owner Clare Thornley.

Find out more about Feltfine by visiting their website www.feltfine.com.au and following them on Facebook @Feltfine and Instagram @Feltfine.

 

In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


Fabulous Felted Flower Brooch by Creative Silk

In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to layout wool onto silk and the process of wet felting.

Craft a beautiful 3D flower brooch into bloom. This is complete with attaching stamens and a stem. The ticket price covers all materials. Other colurways are available. Please see Creative Silk at stall 142 at the Old Bus Depot Markets for samples.

 

Additional Information:

  • The workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Adult supervision is required for those under 16 years

ABOUT LYNNE AND CREATIVE SILK

Lynne Sanders is a permanent stallholder and has attended the Old Bus Depot Markets since its inception in 1994. She is a silk painter, machine embroiderer and has been felting for over 15 years. She is deeply passionate about the combination of fine silks with merino wool and uses them extensively in her work as well as silk  and other exotic fibres

Find out more about Lynne and her works by visiting her website www.creativesilk.com.au and by following her business' Facebook page @CreativeSilk and Instagram page @CreativeSilk1.

 

 

In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


Needle Felting Introductory Class with Tabandy Farm

In this two hour workshop, you will learn the basics of Needle Felting with Tabitha from Tabandy Farms.

This beginner’s class is welcome to both adults and children over the age of 10. All materials are included such as the necessary felting needle, foam, and wool needed to complete a three-dimensional character. Felting is the ancient art of making a wool fabric or sculpture with wool or fibre using heat, friction and/or water with soap. 

Additional Information:
  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Beginners are welcome – no previous experience necessary.
  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult

 

ABOUT TABANDY FARM

Tabandy Farm specialises in homegrown wool and fibre for spinners, felters, weavers, textile artists and craftspeople. Their wool is grown from Licorice-all-sorts flock of rescued and pre-loved sheep, and they support Australian farmers of rare sheep breeds in the Bega Valley. 
 
Tabandy Farm offers expertise in choosing the right wool for your project. They also custom design and create beautiful clothing, accessories and home wares. They have been featured in River Cottage Australia and the Australian Permaculture Festival in Canberra.
 
See more of Tabandy Farm through their websiteFacebook, or Instagram. See samples of their tutorial videos on their YouTube page.
 
 
If you encounter any issues with purchasing tickets for this event, please inform the Old Bus Depot Markets Team at media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331.

Crocheted w/ Love: Corner2Corner (C2C) with Frances Carleton

This message is to inform that this event has been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this must have caused for any interested participants.

We will be in touch to issue full refunds. For any enquiries your purchased tickets, you can reach us on media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

 

In this two hour crochet workshop, you’ll be provided with everything you need to start crocheting a 100% natural fibre item, just in time for winter.

Learn the basics of crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love. This will cover casting on, single crochet, double crochet and finishing. You’ll learn a range of stitches that will put you on the path to a lifetime of crochet.  

A kit with all the necessary materials for the workshop will be provided (value more than half the cost of the workshop). Each kit includes fibre, hook and handouts which will include the pattern to take home. 

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Some experience in crocheting is advised
  • Participants will be provided with some information on the history of crochet, and a list of resources so they can continue to crochet – and make almost anything once the basics taught in this class are mastered!
  • A minimum of 6 participants are required for the class to run.
  • Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please have your confirmation email handy either a print out or on your mobile device

 

ABOUT FRANCES

Frances from Crocheted w/Love creates a unique range of hand crocheted items, made from only premium natural fibres, such as wool, merino, yak, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, and llama down.

No patterns are used and every item is a one-off, never to be repeated. As such, each item is unique and has a name, just like a work of art. 

 

In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


Crocheted w/ Love: Poppy Brooch with Frances Carleton

This message is to inform that this event has been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this must have caused for any interested participants.

We will be in touch to issue full refunds. For any enquiries your purchased tickets, you can reach us on media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

 

In this two hour crochet workshop, you’ll be provided with everything you need to start crocheting a 100% natural fibre poppy brooch, just in time for winter.

Learn the basics of crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love. This will cover casting on, single crochet, double crochet and finishing. You’ll learn a range of stitches that will put you on the path to a lifetime of crochet.  

A kit with all the necessary materials for the workshop will be provided (value more than half the cost of the workshop). Each kit includes fibre, hook and handouts which will include the pattern to take home. 

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Participants will be provided with some information on the history of crochet, and a list of resources so they can continue to crochet – and make almost anything once the basics taught in this class are mastered!
  • A minimum of 6 participants are required for the class to run.
  • Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please have your confirmation email handy either a print out or on your mobile device

 

ABOUT FRANCES

Frances from Crocheted w/Love creates a unique range of hand crocheted items, made from only premium natural fibres, such as wool, merino, yak, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, and llama down.

No patterns are used and every item is a one-off, never to be repeated. As such, each item is unique and has a name, just like a work of art. 

 

In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


Pin Loom Discovery with Julie Hofer

In this two-hour workshop, you will be provided with everything you need to weave plain or patterned squares to make a beautiful lavender sachet.

Participants will weave plain or patterned squares suitable to make a beautiful lavender sachet. This workshop will discuss joining methods & patterns including reading a pattern chart. This workshop is welcome for beginners and for those with a bit of experience with a “weave it” style pin loom.

Everything needed is supplied including an assortment of looms, needles & scissors on loan for participants' use. This also includes an assortment of coloured 100% Australian Alpaca wool supplied by Alpaca Ultimate to weave squares. Lavender or pot pouri are available to fill finished sachet/s.

Participants are welcome to bring their own particular yarn.

Participants have the option to purchase a four-inch square regular loom to use at the workshop. It will be an added fee of $40 (normally valued at $45) to be paid at the workshop.

 

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Adult supervision is required for participants under 16 years

ABOUT JULIE

Julie Hofer with her husband Joe, own Petlyn Fibre Products and Petlyn Park Alpacas. In 1999 they purchased their property and bought their fist girls, Pearl & Monica. It was Julie’s love of the fibre and interest in learning to process their own fleeces which took her on a search to find the appropriate tools needed. After finding it difficult to obtain combs and other fibre processing items in Australia, they embarked on an 18-month research and trial to create their own.

New products are added to their range periodically, which usually start from requests coming from other like-minded fibre lovers who are always on the lookout for more tools. 

Julie enjoys spinning, weaving, felting, and sewing. She finds that her main constraint is not having enough time. Along with the 200+ coloured alpacas, they have three grown children, two granddaughters, and a grandson.

Visit their website: petlyn.com.au

 

In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


Wet Felt: A Tabandy Nuno Felted Patterned Scarf

In this two and half hour workshop, you will learn how to use wool on silk to create a beautiful and fashionable scarf for winter.
 
This innovative class welcomes people of all ages. Wool in a variety of colours, as well as silk, will be provided to complete a designer felt scarf. All other materials will be included too such as a grippy mat and soap. Felting is the ancient art of making a wool fabric or sculpture with wool or fibre using heat, friction and/or water with soap. 
 
Additional Information:
  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Beginners are welcome - no previous experience necessary
  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult

ABOUT TABANDY FARM

Tabandy Farm specialises in homegrown wool and fibre for spinners, felters, weavers, textile artists and craftspeople. Their wool is grown from Licorice-all-sorts flock of rescued and pre-loved sheep, and they support Australian farmers of rare sheep breeds in the Bega Valley. 
 
Tabandy Farm offers expertise in choosing the right wool for your project. They also custom design and create beautiful clothing, accessories and home wares. They have been featured in River Cottage Australia and the Australian Permaculture Festival in Canberra.
 
See more of Tabandy Farm through their websiteFacebook, or Instagram. See samples of their tutorial videos on their YouTube page.
 
 
If you encounter any issues with purchasing tickets for this event, please inform the Old Bus Depot Markets Team at media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331.

Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool

Visit our dedicated webpage www.canberrawoolexpo.com.au for more information.

Wool is timelessly popular. Just ask the many craftspeople from Canberra, the region and interstate who come to create, demonstrate and sell this most fabulous of fibres. It’s a great time to meet and speak with wool producers, craftspeople and artists. See a range of demonstrations from hand-spinning to weaving.

Watch shearing demonstrations and learn about the process of collecting wool from the sheep. There will be four shearing demonstrations each hour from 10:30am on both Saturday and Sunday.

If it can be created in wool, you may just find it at the markets. Browse and buy hand felted garments and accessories, designer knitwear, weavings, funky beanies and farm label knitwear. There’s also a vast array of woollen yarns, including hand spun and hand dyed yarns.