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, July 7, 2011

See the Snowy Creek Felting Machine in the Traders Hall

Our 11th December 2010 post was all about the Roller Felting Machine developed by Paul and Christine Harrison.  They started their business - Snowy Creek Engineering about 15 years ago when they escaped from city life in Melbourne and started breeding alpacas in country Victoria.  From there came an interest in felting and Paul put his engineering background to good use and developed a felting machine.

When we wrote the post about them in December they were not sure whether they could join us at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence (it is quite a big piece of machinery to get all away across the country) but they really wanted to get here as they have been to other convergences and are big supporters of the bi-annual event.

We are now very pleased to tell you that Paul and Christine are going to be here in October and are transporting one of their Roller Felting Machines over for all of us to see.  We are very excited about this because Paul and Christine are going to be running demonstrations throughout each day and want you to participate by bringing something to felt on the machine.

So bring some fabric and wool and make a scarf.  Your piece should be no bigger than 125 centimetres by 35 centimetres.  You will need to  book a time with Paul and Christine to take it over to the Snowy Creek Roller Felting Machine and watch the rolling done for you!

Thank you guys, this is going to be a great opportunity for us to see the Roller Felting Machine in action.

In the meantime Snowy Creek Engineering also create and sell needle felting equipment (they are very kindly donating a needle felting kit as a door prize at the Convergence) so pop over to Traders Hall now by clicking on their name in our right hand sidebar and have a look at what they do.

The Snowy Creek Roller Felting Machine

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