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.


Weaving: Woven Textile Art with Fibre Artist Julianne Ehlert-Connor

In this two and half hour workshop, you will learn how to weave with a loom and use weaving tools to produce a beautiful woven wall hanging. 

Woven Textile Art is a form of weaving which is highly textural, organic and can be intricate in design. Sydney-based Fibre Artist Julianne Ehlert-Connor from Fibre Art Australia will introduce you to weaving with a loom. You will be using various weaving tools during the workshop. Choosing from one of three colour fibre packs, you will be taught the skills you need to get started on your loom. Many of the weaving techniques will show how to use natural fibre (wool and alpaca) to create volume and texture in your weaving. You will use the fibre to create more than just a weaving. You leave with a piece of Woven Textile Art that you will be proud to display.

What participants will be learning: How to use a loom and weaving tools. Participants will also learn a range of weaving techniques and ways of using wool and fibre to create texture and designs in their weavings.

Materials included: A wooden loom and a fibre pack. This includes natural fibre such as woollen yarn, alpaca yarn and woollen roving with some hand-dyed by Julianne. Plus, take home a Beginner's Guide to Weaving written by Julianne. It includes detailed instructions with step by step photos of the techniques taught during the workshop.

Additional Information:

  • Schedules are available: 14 July 1pm-3:30pm 
  • This workshop will be held during Creative Fibre at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Please keep a receipt or confirmation handy either a print out on your mobile

ABOUT JULIANNE

Sydney-based designer Jullianne Ehlert Connor has over 10 years of experience in handmade designs. It was only a matter of time before she fell in love with fibre and weaving. Hand dyeing most of the yarn and fibre herself, she creates Woven Textile Art which is highly textural, organic and intricate in designs. Many of her pieces are influenced by the colours and contrasts of the Australian landscape.

Follow Julianne and Fibre Art Australia on Facebook @FibreArtinAustralia. You can also visit their online shop at www.fibreartinaustralia.bigcartel.com

 

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.


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.

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.


Wool Combing with Julie Hofer

In this two-hour workshop, you will be provided with everything you need to participate in a variety of wool combing techniques.

Participants will cover all aspects of wool combing from basics to using the combs for blending fibre types and colours. All combs will be on loan so participants won’t need to bring their own. The use of diz will also be explored for participants to produce their own top. 

A kit with all the necessary materials will be provided inclusive with the ticket fee. A large variety of fibres are included to ensure that participants will be able to have a hand in 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.


Weaving: Woven Textile Art with Fibre Artist Julianne Ehlert-Connor

In this two hour workshop, you will learn how to weave with a loom and use weaving tools to produce a beautiful woven wall hanging. 

Woven Textile Art is a form of weaving which is highly textural, organic and can be intricate in design. Sydney-based Fibre Artist Julianne Ehlert-Connor from Fibre Art Australia will introduce you to weaving with a loom. You will be using various weaving tools during the workshop. Choosing from one of three colour fibre packs, you will be taught the skills you need to get started on your loom. Many of the weaving techniques will show how to use natural fibre (wool and alpaca) to create volume and texture in your weaving. You will use the fibre to create more than just a weaving. You leave with a piece of Woven Textile Art that you will be proud to display.

What participants will be learning: How to use a loom and weaving tools. Participants will also learn a range of weaving techniques and ways of using wool and fibre to create texture and designs in their weavings.

Materials included: A wooden loom and a fibre pack. This includes natural fibre such as woollen yarn, alpaca yarn and woollen roving with some hand-dyed by Julianne. Plus, take home a Beginner's Guide to Weaving written by Julianne. It includes detailed instructions with step by step photos of the techniques taught during the workshop.

Additional Information:

  • Two schedules are available: 18 May 1pm-3pm & 19 May 10am-12pm 
  • The workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Please keep a receipt or confirmation handy either a print out on your mobile

ABOUT JULIANNE

Sydney-based designer Jullianne Ehlert Connor has over 10 years of experience in handmade designs. It was only a matter of time before she fell in love with fibre and weaving. Hand dyeing most of the yarn and fibre herself, she creates Woven Textile Art which is highly textural, organic and intricate in designs. Many of her pieces are influenced by the colours and contrasts of the Australian landscape.

Follow Julianne and Fibre Art Australia on Facebook @FibreArtAustralia. You can also visit their online shop at www.fibreartaustralia.bigcartel.com

 

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.