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, June 30, 2011

Important Convergence Announcement - Final Payments Now Due

Just a note to remind you that any outstanding Convergence fees are due to day. 

For more information on how to make payments please click here.

Past Convergence Attendee Amelia Bearhart  Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School 1993

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How to Make a Felt Koala Bear

Are you a Martha Stewart fan? 

Her website is full of amazing crafts including some felting ones.  We just found these  instructions for creating a needle felted koala bear. 

Image Martha Stewart
Click here for the instructions and do watch the video for all the details.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Make Your Convergence Banner

It has been a tradition of past Convergences for all attendees to felt a banner to be displayed and then sold to raise money to help finance the next Convergence.

We will be supporting this tradition in October and we therefore need you to bring a felt banner to the Convergence. 

Here are some ideas from the 10th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence in Masterton, New Zealand -

Don't they look wonderful.

So get making yours now.  Each banner should be sized approximately A4 (that's about 12inches by 8.5 inches for those of you who like things in the old money).

Colours, embellishments etc are completely up to you, so have some fun and fly your banner on our wall.

They will be put on sale to raise money for the next Convergence in 2013.  Oooooooh!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

The show is over.

Photo Toni C

We hope you enjoyed our fashion show. We certainly had fun and loved creating all the felt that you have seen on the beautiful models. 

A big thank you to all the gorgeous girls, to the hair and makeup artists, to our wonderful photographers - Toni C and Lyn Pix, to the Bunbury Felters for creating the garments, to Kerry Gelmi for organising us and to the fabulous team at Southwest Fashion Festival .  We couldn't have done it without you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

Every good fashion show ends with a finale of bridal or evening wear and ours was no exception. 

This beautiful evening dress by Genevieve Snare who designs under the label Ingenue, is enhanced by a sculptural neck piece created by Kerry Gelmi.

And on these cold winter evenings a warm out layer is required.  Another dress by Genevieve Snare under the label Ingenue covered with this glamorous cloak by Val Hornibrook. 

All photos Lyn Pix

Monday, June 13, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

This gorgeous nuno scarf is by Val Hornibrook

As you can see this piece is large enough to truly transform the classic black dress which is what the power of good accessories is really all about.

The precise lines illustrate Val's skill.  They are not easy to achieve as we felters know all too well.

All photos Toni C

Friday, June 10, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

The winter season is now upon us and the mornings and evenings are definitely cold so this dramatic coat is just what we need.

Photo Lyn Pix

It's by designer Lorraine McArthur who is a very talented felter and produces lovely smooth even felt. 

Photo Toni C

Photo Toni C

Lorraine is also extremely good at working with colour as you can see.

Photo Toni C

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Important Convergence Announcement - Final Payments Are Due 30th June

Just a reminder that all final payments of  Convergence fees are due on the 30th of June.

Credit Card Payments

If you paid your deposit by credit card we will debit the card used for the initial payment for the outstanding balance on 30th June.

However, if you:
  • wish to use a different credit card for the balance, or
  •  the expiry date for your original credit card has now passed, or
  • you wish to pay your outstanding balance by another method
please let us know as soon as possible by emailing  us at .

Note: we can only accept credit card payments by Visa and Mastercard.

Cheque / Money Order Payments

If you wish to pay the balance of your fees by cheque:

Cheques should be made payable to -
 Bunbury Felting Group - 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence 2011

and posted to -
Felt Convergence
P O Box 403
Capel,  WA 6271.
Internet Banking Electronic Funds Transfer
If you wish to pay your outstanding fees by EFT our banking details are on your Information and Enrolment Form. 
Please put the words "Final Payment" as a reference when you complete the online banking transaction and make sure the transaction shows the name of the person registered to attend the Convergence.
(If you have mislaid your Information and Enrolment Form please email us at  to request the banking details).
Looking forward to seeing you all in October.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

Here's a fabulous nuno scarf by felt designer Val Hornibrook.

Geometrics make everything pop don't they.

All photos Toni C

Thursday, June 2, 2011

South West Fashion - Art to Wear Organic Fashion

According to Vogue Italia we are to look out for a new trend  - the details collar.  This collar, made of felt of course, was created by Jacqui Gibson.

Photo Lyn Pix

Photo Toni C
It is designed to be worn around the shoulders to transform plain tops and dresses.

Photo Lyn Pix

Photo Toni C
It is formed from layers of merino wool and silks and decorated with glass beads and silk cord.

Photo Toni C
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