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STOP PRESS-- While we get our new website up and running, workshop information for July-December is available in this word file.

There is a smorgasbord of upcoming workshops planned for this year at a very reasonable fee level! We have a wide variety of renowned, inspiring tutors and hope that you might find something to tempt your creative taste buds and enhance your artistic repertoire.

Please note that the price for all QSWFA Workshops is now $60 members and $80 non-members per day. The price increase is to help our workshops remain varied, "up to date" and most importantly to run.

We want all QSWFA members and friends to have these creative opportunities and though the price may have risen slightly, we are still offering subsidised creative tuition for less than what you would pay for most private classes.

The first half year's workshops are listed below, stay tuned as there are many more to be listed! The full schedule will be available online soon.

For any queries regarding workshops please contact Phillipa Rooke
Ph 3369 2003 | Email : phillipa@powerup.com.au

How to Book Workshops

Full payment is required on Enrolment. Enrolments must be received 4 weeks before the date of the workshop and NO enrolment will be accepted after this date unless vacancies are available. Please return the enrolment form (PDF) together with your cheque for the FULL WORKSHOP FEE made payable to QSWFA Group Ltd.

Please note that the price for all QSWFA Workshops is now $60 members and $80 non-members per day.

Workshops for 2010 (up to mid-June)

Month Saturday Sunday
Mar 13 Felted Silk Garment
Phillipa Rooke
14 Felted Silk Garment
Phillipa Rooke
April 10 Skills in Spinning 11 Skills in Spinning
18 3 Bags Fulled
Jenny King
May 8 Brimmed Felt Hat with Trim
Phillipa Rooke
9 Brimmed Felt Hat with Trim
Phillipa Rooke
16 Surface Design Ideas in Felt
Phillipa Rooke
22 Cellulose Dyeing for Beginners
Elaine Karpowitz
June 12 Spindle Spinning for Beginners
Joan Apthorp

About the Tutors

See our tutors gallery for information about our wonderful tutors and what they do.

Workshop Details

13-14 March: Felted Silk Garment

Time: 9am-4pm
Tutor: Phillipa Rooke

Make a lovely light flowing silk garment which will make any outfit just that bit special. We will use fine tissue silk and wool fibres in the colours of your choice, and learn the nuno technique. This can be an overdress or a long vest type garment.

Requirements

I will have tissue silk, wool sliver and silk tops available on the day. If you are unable to access any of the other requirements please phone me on 3369 2003.

18 April: 3 Bags Fulled

Time: 9am-4pm
Tutor: Jenny King

This gorgeous little bag is one of "3 bags fulled" in Jenny's collection. This one is affectionately referred to as the Montville bag.

Learn how to crochet in this class even if you have never held a hook in your hand before. Left hand or right. Jenny is an experienced teacher who promises success at every level with a little patience from beginners. If you are a dab hand with a hook you will learn to read a pattern, work in the round, work unusual cords done vertically and work in 3-D. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated.

For really experienced crocheters you will make a bag in one piece in the round, and the simplicity of this design has simple yet intriguing construction that makes it a fun accessory or gift.

A detailed description to fulling( felting after crocheting or knitting) will be given.

Requirements:

8-9 May: Brimmed Felt Hat with Trim

Time: 9am-4pm
Tutor: Phillipa Rooke

This workshop explores the Swedish method of making a felt sun hat in the colours of your choice, and decorating it with felted flowers and silk fabric.

Requirements

I will have wool sliver available on the day, and some silk fabric bits for the band and decoration. Please phone me if you cannot obtain any of the other requirements on 33692003.

16 May: Surface Design Ideas in Felt

Time: 9am-4pm
Tutor: Phillipa Rooke

This workshop is for those of us who get a felting project underway, and then just 'dry up' when it comes to ideas for surface design. We will look at ways to get the creative juices going and make several pre-felted ready-to-go designs for later use, using different methods for inspiration.

Requirements:

There will be some wool sliver and fabrics available on the day.

22 May: Cellulose Dyeing for Beginners

Time: 9am-4pm
Tutor: Elaine Karpowitz
Materials fee: $20

In this workshop you will learn how to mix Procion Dyes and the auxillary chemicals. You will apply these to cellulosic, fibres using a low immersion technique. We will also produce a primary, secondary and tertiary colour chart.

Requirements:

Materials fee $20.00 covers all notes, dyes, chemicals, colour chart

12 June: Spindle Spinning for Beginners

Time: 10am-3pm
Tutor: Joan Apthorp

In this workshop you will learn how to use a handspindle to make thread from fibres. We will use prepared wool sliver, but fibre preparation will be discussed.

The spindle has been used by the whole human race for at least 10,000 years, and is still used in some parts of the world as the principal way of producing yarn for clothing. It is a very efficient tool.

Spindles are a portable and affordable way to make your own yarn. Even if you have a spinning-wheel, it is useful to have spindles to take when travelling, and to use when demonstrating.

Requirements:

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