Illawarra Feltmakers Incorporated (IFI) Update

Yes, that’s right they are now officially incorporated! Their next meeting at the Shellcove Centre is on Saturday, September 19. They would love to see more feltmakers at the gatherings on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Even if you can only make it for an hour or two – the more the merrier.
Thanks to all who were present at the meeting for incorporating the group. This was a very productive meeting and they have now drafted a constitution, with the generous assistance of the Victorian Feltmakers Inc and sent the forms in to the Fair Trading Department. Also thanks to Melinda Binkins who has drawn some ideas for their logo. They will be using these ideas to make their banner on October 3. They will form their first committee on that day, International Felt Day. If you are interested in standing for a position on the committee but will be unable to attend the International Felt Day, let Anita know so that she can put forward your nomination. There is much to be done, but if we all take on a small part it won’t be so big a job. And much more fun.

International Felt Day
As part of the 2009 United Nations International Year of Natural Fibres the world is having its first, coordinated International Felt Day on October 3. All over the world felt makers will do felt activities. IFI will celebrate felt and make a collaborative felt banner for our group in the colours yellow through to red, as well as forming our first IFI committee.
When: 10.00am – 3.00pm, 3 October
Where: Shellcove Community Centre, corner of Southern Cross Boulevard and Hinchenbrook Drive, Shell Cove, Shellharbour
Bring: Everything needed for felting as well as some wool fibres and /or prefelt. Fibres in yellow through to red
Info: Anita Larkin,
In other feltmaking news:
Feltmaker Sandie O’Niell sent this information to IFI:

A few years ago I set up a yahoo group AussieFeltmakers. I am now back in the driver’s seat of this online group and when doing my weekly web site hunt stumbled across your web site.
Please feel free to join Aussiefeltmakers, or to recommend it to any of your members. It is a group of people interested in making felt, using a variety of techniques. Membership is moderated so that we only have feltmakers from Australia or NZ, there are plenty of other groups that do a great job internationally. Our members come from all across Australia.

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