Wet Felted Hat Workshop with Joanne Barr
Join Joanne for this fabulous workshop
Learn to make a simple flower brooch and a cloche or small brimmed felt hat.
Wet felting can't be rushed, so enjoy this slow-paced workshop while you learn the techniques to create your own unique hat.
Participants leave the workshop with not only a hat and brooch, but are equipped with the skills, knowledge and necessary equipment to continue with the art of wet felting at home.
All materials and morning tea are included. Additional leather trims for hat bands will be available for purchase on the day.
BYO Lunch or purchase from one of the local cafes, deli or bakery
This workshop will be held at the CWA Hall Kurrajong, 58 Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong NSW
About your tutor
Joanne Barr, is a Milliner and farmer based in Currabubula and has a studio near Walcha NSW. Jo has been making hats for over 18 years and has been creating wet felt hats for 5 years. Jo recently gave up her full time high school teaching job to allow her to focus on her farm and also set up a Millinery business called JAMB Hats and Millinery.
Jo has had a passion for textiles most of her life, that began with her grandmother teaching her to sew as a child. She studied Textiles and Design throughout her schooling and then went onto study Applied Science specialising in Textiles at University. This lead to her being employed in a textile mill (spinning, knitting, dyeing and finishing mill) as a technician. Jo's work within the Textiles Industry continued for many years where she took on many different roles for various companies. She has always had a love of fibres, textiles, fashion and agriculture and an interest in hats and learning the art of felting enables her to blend these passions, where she get to work with Australian agricultural produce (fibres) to create beautiful hats.