Convergence is a gathering of felt makers and sharing knowledge is the underlying theme. It is four full days of immersion and indulgence in every aspect of felt making suitable for all levels of experience. Anyone interested in felt making and textiles should attend. There is no need to belong to a formal textile organisation or felting group. Just come along, learn, share, felt and have fun.

Bunbury Felting Group - 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence ABN 62663714697

The 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence was a fabulous five days in October 2011 at Bunbury Western Australia.

The Convergence may be over but we are still felting so please join us at the Bunbury Felting Group blog.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Amelia Project

Meet Amelia -

Amelia Bearhart in the grounds of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School 1994

Back in October 1994 the 3rd Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence was held in Bunbury Western Australia.  This was the first Convergence to be held in Australia as previously they had all been held in New Zealand.  

Amelia was created to enable those New Zealand felters who were unable to come to Bunbury to still  attend in spirit.  She was made of felt by one of the New Zealand felters and we think you will agree she is a rather special character.

 Left -Margie Bern (SA) with Ozzie Friend
Right Derryn Pittar (NZ) with Amelia

Amelia was accompanied by her diary.  She attended all the talks and workshops at the Bunbury Convergence and kept a day by day record of all she did.  The diary was taken  back to New Zealand  with her so that those who could not attend would still be able to participate by knowing what went on.

Amelia (with diary in backpack) on way to Convergence tutorial.

Unfortunately we have lost touch with Amelia and we would really like to have her as our special guest at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence to be held in Bunbury WA in October 2011.  Do you know where she is?  IF her diary is still in existence it would make interesting reading - we believe Beryl Denton (pictured below) was active in helping Amelia keep her records. 

Amelia with Beryl Denton (NZ)

Can you help us find Amelia?  Do you know where Amelia's diary is?  Please send any information on to us and email with any news.


stencil helen said...

Oh I hope you find Amelia, she's gorgeous.

The 2011 Convergence Committee said...

Yes Stencil Helen, she is a sweetie isn't she. We believe we are close to finding her so keep reading the blog for news. We wonder what she looks like now!

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