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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

Back in the changing rooms the models hurry to change outfits.

Photo Toni C

Then out onto the catwalk.

Photo Toni C

This network felt wrap is by designer Jacqui Gibson.  It is made from  hand dyed merino wool , silk chiffon and silk fibres.

Photo Lyn Pix

Photo Lyn Pix

Photo Toni C

Sunday, March 27, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

This floaty nuno wrap is by Val Hornibrook.

All photos by Lyn Pix

Thursday, March 24, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

This fabulous jacket  is by designer Lois O'Brien.

Photo Toni C

Photo Toni C

It was first machine knitted and then felted.

Photo Toni C

Photo Toni C

The colour and the pattern are stunning.

Photo Toni C

Photo Lyn Pix

Photo Lyn Pix

Monday, March 21, 2011

South West Fashion Felt - Art To Wear Organic Fashion

The felt pieces created by members of the Bunbury Felting Group were displayed under the label "Art to Wear Organic Fashion" which really captures the essence of hand made garments produced from Australian merino wool and natural fibres.

The parade opened with this felt nuno wrap by designer Jean Braund.

Photo Toni C

Photo Lyn Pix

Photo Lyn Pix

Friday, March 18, 2011

South West Fashion Felt - Back Stage Hair and Makeup

Behind the scenes the models cope with the less glamorous business of getting ready.

It was a very hot day and the space allotted to the models for changing was on the squishy side which explains why all the girls are so slim! They still manage to text at all times though.

Hair and makeup are a big part of the models' look and each girl had their own hairstyle created with felt accessories.

Aren't they amazing.

Red felt balls were an integral part of the styling.

Here they are in close up.

And on another model.

A big thank you to Shiseido, and The Beauty Shop Bunbury who did the make up and our hairdressers Brooke, Cody and Lisa from Brooke Fiorre of Minninup Road Bunbury.
Red felt hair accessories created by K Gelmi and V Hornibrook.

Photos by Toni C.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

South West Fashion Felt - Back Stage

Organisation back stage is essential as the clothes must all  be sorted and laid out for each model to wear but at  first the pile of garments looks more like nightmare in teenage daughters bedroom!

Calm and order is methodically introduced with the garments labelled.

Each outfit has been photographed on the model at the run through and the photos and name tags put with each outfit to avoid mix ups.

And voila, all is neatly organised on the rail ready for the models.

All photos by Toni C

Friday, March 11, 2011

South West Fashion Felt

Over the next posts we will be sharing with you our experiences as designers showing our felt creations at the inaugural South West Fashion Festival.

To set the scene; it was a very hot sunny day so we were pleased that the parade was in an air conditioned marquee set up specially for the occasion.

Bicentennial Square Bunbury

The Marquee

The Bouncers

The Designers On Show

The Front Row

All photos by Toni C

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Felt in Tranquil Tasmania

One of the best things about coming to a Felting Convergence is making friends with amazing felters from across the globe.   Felters are such interesting people and busy with so many projects - not just felt.  Perhaps all that rolling gives us time to think and plan our business and personal lives in new ways.

One such busy felter is June Hope who recently  booked to attend the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence.  We noticed that as well as felting she operates a gorgeous retreat  Casa Verde near Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.  

She moved to Tasmania three years ago making a tree-change from hectic Melbourne where she ran a business.  Now her main interests revolve around felting and running her lovely holiday property.

It looks the most perfect place for creating beautiful felt.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Convergence Announcement - Please Read This Before Making ANY EFT Payments

As our recent post said, the fully residential places for Convergence have sold out and there are only a few remaining non-residential places available.

Therefore we are requesting that no one makes any payments to us for new registrations by the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) method. If you wish to make a payment for a new registration by EFT please email us first. This will help us to confirm that there is a place available for you before you pay. This will assist us with our administration by preventing us having to arrange to refund monies to you if the Convergence non-residential places have sold out when you apply.

Remember to email us if you want to go on our waiting list for Convergence full residential places. We will put you on our waiting list.

Thank you all for your help.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Convergence Announcement - We Are Nearly Full

Places for the Convergence have been selling like hot cakes since we released our Information and Enrolment Form giving all the details of the Convergence.

We have now sold all the fully residential places.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list for any residential places that come available please email us at

We have some non-residential places still available.  The number of non-residential places left are shown in the star at the top of our right hand side bar. 

If you would like to attend on a non-residential basis please complete your Enrolment Form accordingly and return it to us as soon as possible with the full payment.

If you need help with finding your own accommodation you may wish to contact the Bunbury Tourism office at

We look forward to seeing you in October.

The Felt in the Star - Dyed Silk and Merino Wool by D Palmer

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Convergence Announcement - Deposits Are Now Due

Just a note to remind everyone who wants to attend the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence that deposits are due on the 3rd of March 2011.

If you want information on the Convergence please email us at and we will email you the Information and Enrolment Form which contains full details.  Alternatively you can write to us at:
Felt Convergence,
P O Box 403
Capel, WA 6271.
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