Wet Felting Class
with Annie Longmuir
Saturday 23 February 2019
10.30 am to 2.30 pm
Make a flower, small bag, pot, scarf or anything you'd like
Cost $35 plus fibre or byo clean fibre.
Bookings - contact Annie Longmuir 0407554416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"We're feeling pretty chuffed at NEA as one of our much loved textile artists, Annie Longmuir, has bought home a selection of prizes from the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo.
Annie received a first prize for a felted then dyed scarf/wrap (pictured below #1) and second for a shawl (pictured below #2) which she had designed and knitted with handgun superfine merino. Both were made from Wendy Beer's Beersheba super fine merino.
The dyed felt scarf also won a special prize for the best super fine merino, the Gordon Ford Memorial Prize.
Congratulations, Annie, from all at North East Artisans"
An Occasional Blog written by by Meralyn Vincent, Newsletter Editor (August Newsletter, 2018)
Annie Longmuir's knitting and crochet class at NEA on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7.30pm ($8 including coffee, tea) is a rallying point for Benalla's Winter Yarn Bomb - Annie can help to work out suitable patterns, show you how to knit or crochet flowers to decorate the plainer strips and squares and more.
Community members can also add to some knitted coloured strips while enjoying a coffee or chai at the Red Road Cafe. Cornelia Selover and Mary Kennedy joined in while on the volunteer roster during the week. The fact that knitting is supposed to be therapeutic seems to be true - they both look so calm in the photos below. .
You might also find someone to give you a lesson at NEA if you can't knit, as Seamus did this week. He proved to be a fast learner, taking on board Bev's grandmother's memory jogger 'In, Over, Through and Off'! with aplomb. He also looks quite serene, don't you think...
Annie and other NEA artisans, volunteers and friends are also involved in the Benalla Winter Yarn Bomb event's planning group which met on Friday 25th May at NEA, We'll continue to share news of their progress on our website.
Finally... North East Artisans is one of a number of venues at which knitted, crocheted other suitable textile work or balls of yarn can be left to feed into the late winter 'yarn bombing' of Benalla! Here's a link to a downloadable pdf flier for the event.
An occasional BLog...
Photos taken at the second of Annie's two felting workshops held in May 2018.
Make a nuno felted scarf using prefelts.
Cost $65 includes materials- black or white silk scarf, wool and silk fibres. In the class we will make wool prefelts, cut out shapes and felt them onto a silk scarf. The class will commence at 10.30 am on Saturday 16 December and will be at least 4 hours.
Bring 2 towels, a piece of dowel or broom stick, small sharp scissors and your lunch.
Contact Annie Longmuir 0407554416 for booking--pay by direct deposit to Annie to secure your place or pay on the day with cash.
Come and make felt. A felt flower, bowl, pouch or any other project you like or finish off an unfinished felt item. Cost $35 plus materials and this may depend on your project. (Or bring your own fibre). A felt flower $3; a bowl $4, a pouch $5. A larger item may require more than one session or work at home. Contact Annie for booking and bring cash to pay on the day. Please bring towels and your lunch.
A felting workshop for all skill levels: beginners to prior experience of felting. There is an option of supplying your own feltable wool or buying fibre from Annie. You can learn how to make flowers, a felt bowl, a small pocket or larger projects for experienced, but these will take at least 2 classes. Or you may have a felting project idea. This is the first of several classes per month, some during the week, some on a Saturday. $35 per session. Contact Annie if you are interested - 0407554416.
Come and learn knitting and crochet, or even new techniques.
Get help with any knitting or crochet projects that you may have.
Workshop suitable for any skill level.
with teacher - Annie Longmuir
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night
6 to 7.30 pm
Cost $8 (paid on the night)
Bring your knitting or crochet project. Tea/coffee provided.
Class numbers are limited so please email or SMS/ring Annie Longmuir to confirm your place by the Sunday before the class.
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 0407554416
Please give your name, contact details and skill level or the type of project that you may need assistance with.
At: North East Artisans
122 Bridge Street,
'From Fibre to Felt' is one of two free 'Door of Hope' courses offered by NEA in February to creative people with artistic dreams who are keen to develop a work for exhibition and possible sale, Taught by NEA artisan Annie Longmuir, 'From Fibre to Felt' commences on Wednesday 15th February from 10.30 to 12.3o pm and runs for six weeks.
'From Fibre to Felt' offers the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of wet felting; to change fibre to felt and to make an individual piece of 'felt art'. Felt can be made to create jewelry, bags, framed art, wall hangings, 3D objects such as decorative bowls or wearable art such as scarves .
Participants in the 'From Fibre to Felt' course will exhibit an individual piece of 'felt art' at North East Artisans during the Wall to Wall Street Art Festival in April.
Funded by the Tomorrow Today Foundation, the 'From Fibre to Felt' course is free-of-charge (including materials) to individuals 18 years and over residing in the Greater Benalla Rural City. Fliers and application forms are available on the Door of Hope web page, at the NEA gallery and gift shop, or from the Tomorrow Today Foundation.
Caught... in action...
Cornelia, caught here working on a portrait, is currently focusing on portrait painting and recently received two commissions.
Caught... in deep conversation
With artisans sharing rosters there are valued opportunities to talk about shared interests.
The foyer gallery is often a place for catching up and sharing ideas. Last week Margaret was caught sharing her samples of Daniel Smith water colours with Cornelia and Grace, while Shaun and Paul caught exploring the finer details of walking sticks drawing upon those crafted by Garth Mitchell.
Benalla Street Art Wall to Wall Festival
Benalla Street Art Map
Benalla Youth Action Committee
Juddy Roller Wall to Wall
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Table Top Games at NEA