Scottish Feltmakers New Year newsletter




A Guid New Year to one and all!!  As you will see a busy year ahead for us all!  Please read through the diary notes and jot down particular  dates in YOUR  OWN  DIARY  as soon as possible.  Hoping many of you will make it to Dunblane next Sunday 12th January.  This will be an opportunity to discuss future workshops you may be interested in attending and discussing exhibition pieces.  Regarding Felt Fantastic Exhibition please read diary notes CAREFULLY  to meet deadlines.  Submission form was sent to you on 4th Nov. Get in touch if you cant find it on you machine. Ann

Notes for your Diary

  • January 12th: Meeting at Braeport Centre, Dunblane – 10.00-4.00) – Volunteers needed to finish off stitching Heritage panels on to new backing fabric (12 more to do). Ewa will demonstrate digital printing and various ways of transfer printing on to felt (bring your own laptop if you wish to install software on to your own machine for future use)
  • 2014 Summer School Bookings will be available at January Meeting (See below for more information)
  • 2014 Barony Exhibition ‘Felt Fantastic’ – Publicity images to Ewa – Deadline February 1st
    • Submission Forms and Exhibition Fees to Ann Ross – Deadline March 15th
    • Delivery of exhibits to Ann – Deadline April 21st
  • March 6th-9th: Creative Stitches Show at SECC, Glasgow
    • Setting up on 5th March – Contact Ann if you are able to help, and whether you are able to be on the Stand during the Show
  • ‘Felt Fantastic’ Exhibition at the Barony Centre (West Kilbride) – Sat. 26th April – Sun. June 29th
  • April 26th: Meet the Makers – 1.00 – 4.00pm – Notify Ann if you will be coming
    • ‘Where Felt has taken Me’, Talk by Jenny Mackay – 2.00-3.00pm
  • April 27th: ‘Felt Road to Mongolia’, Talk by Ann Ross – 2.00-3.00pm
  • May 10th: Workshop – ‘Drawing and Painting with Fibres’, Ewa Kuniczak – 10.00-5.00pm (Adults only)
  • May 24th: Workshop – ‘Scottisn Plant Dyeing’, Ann Ross – 10.00-5.00pm (Adults only)
  • May 25th: Workshops – 10.00-1.00pm & 2.00-4.00pm – Planning for 2 Community Panels, Ewa Kuniczak – ‘West Kilbride in Felt’ – Anyone who is interested
  • June 7th: Workshop (Adults only) – 10.00-5.00pm – ‘West Kilbride in Felt’: making the panels
  • June 8th possible reserve day if required to finish panels
  • June 14th: Workshop (Children), Ann Ross – Session 1 10.00-1.00; Session 2 2.00-4.00pm – ‘Bonnie Butterflies’
  • June 28th: am Workshop for Children, ‘Funky Felts for Kids’, Ann Ross (10.00-12.00); pm Workshop (Adults) ‘Felt Jewellery for Adults’, Ewa Kuniczak – 1.00-4.00pm
  • June 29th: Workshop (Adults) – ‘Fashion Felts Accessories’, Ewa Kuniczak – 10.00-5.00pm
  • June 30th: Dismantling of Exhibition. Make sure you make arrangements with Ann for the return of your work.
  • August 5th-8th: Scottish Felters Summer School – Braeport Centre, Dunblane
    • ‘Colours of Scotland’ – 2 x 2-Day Natural Dyeing workshops with Ann Ross
    • ‘Fabulous Fashion Felts’ – 4-Day Felt Garment Workshop with Ewa Kuniczak
    • Details available and Bookings to Ann Ross by July 14th
  • Sept. 2nd – 30th: ‘Cloud Felts’ Exhibition – Ewa Kuniczak, Ann Ross, Jenny Mackay, and Mhairi Campbell
  • Sept. 4th, 2014 – January 31st 2015: ‘Felt Fest’ at the Towerhouse Museum and Gallery, Hawick, Exhibition of Hertage panels and Scottish Felters – further details to be arranged, so watch this space!!!!

You can see we have a very busy year ahead, with plenty of opportunities to show your beautiful, imaginative work ( and hopefully, sell)!


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