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.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Where Are They Now - Claire Woolhouse

After our post on the 18th of May we were delighted to receive an email from Claire Woolhouse who had identified herself on the group photo.

Attendees of 1st Bunbury Felting Convergence 1994

Claire tells us that she is the young girl with long red hair standing right of centre with a black jumper on. She was just 19 years old and at university studying Art. The process involved in felting is what first attracted her to felting.  She loved the challenge of working on large scale pieces and would then use shibori techniques with indigo dye to add pattern and depth.

Claire now lives in the South West and teaches art.  She still felts and teaches felting  to her students.  She says they really enjoy it, especially the messy parts!

We totally understand, there is something magical about making your own cloth out of nothing but wool fibres, water and soap.
Thank you so much for telling us your story Claire and we look forward to seeing you at the next Bunbury Felting Convergence in October 2011.

If you recognise yourself in the group photo of 1994 please email us at and let us know what you have been doing since then.

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