What is a feltmakers convergence?

A Convergence is a gathering of felt makers, and the sharing of knowledge, experience and ideas is the underlying theme. The Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence has been happening bi-annually since 1990. Each convergence is a little different, reflecting the fact that a feltmaking group in a different location hosts it entirely voluntarily. A convergence is an amazing event and some feltmakers have been attending them over many years ensuring lifelong friendships. The convergence program differs from year to year as it is traditionally largely made up of feltmakers who volunteer their time to share their knowledge, ideas and experience of feltmaking. A convergence attendee can expect many inspiring tutorials, workshops, opportunities to display your work, a fashion parade, installations, community group projects, lectures, professional development, informal demonstrations, a place to felt to your hearts content, traders trading their supplies, many networking opportunities, and much laughter and camaraderie with other feltmakers. It is a whole week immersed in the wonderful stuff of felt. Eat, sleep, and drink felt if you are that keen! It covers every aspect of felt making and is suitable for all levels of experience, wherever you are at with your own feltmaking journey. The 12th Convergence will be held in The Illawarra Region of NSW Australia, 1st-6th September 2013. It will be hosted by The Illawarra Feltmakers inc. Come along, learn, share, felt and have fun.

Applications for enrollment are expected to go out October 2012. If you would like to be on the email list please let us know. 12thfeltconvergencesh@westnet.com.au

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Email Address

We now have an email address for your enquiries.
Please contact us with any questions.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Dates set for 2013 Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence

The date for the 12th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence will be 1st - 6th September 2013.
It will be held in the Illawarra region of NSW. 

Illawarra region view.
Photo from  Marianne

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Welcome to The 12th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence Blog

Hello Felters
The Illawarra Feltmaker will be hosting the 12th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence in 2013.

Welcome to our blog. We will start posting infomation soon.
Our email address is: theillawarrafeltmaker@westnet.com.au

This is  some of us showing the finished item from felting on International felt day 2011.