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2020 felt :: feutre canada felting symposium

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

(Note: In October 2021, this post was edited from the original as the Symposium was cancelled in early 2020 due to COVID-19. The wonderful instructor list has been retained but the event schedule details removed. A lot of hard work by volunteers went into the planning of this Symposium and members were really looking forward to connecting in person. Our next Symposium will not be held before 2023.)

The 2020 felt :: feutre canada Felting Symposium

Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta

from August 23rd to August 28th.


Our Superstar cast of Instructors include:

Diana Nagorna :: Ukraine

Judit Pocs :: Hungary

Marjolein Dallinga :: Canada

Rene Corder-Evans :: Canada & New Zealand

Kiyoshi Minon :: US

Pamela MacGregor :: US

Flora Carlilie-Kovacs :: US & Hungary

Eva Camacho :: US

We are excited to bring these very talented and accomplished instructors to the 2020 felt :: feutre canada felting symposium.

Diana Nagorna, who’s garments are stunningly beautiful, is travelling from the Ukraine to share her fashion and garment making knowledge with us.

For the first time, we will be offering needle sculpting workshops by the super talented Kiyoshi Minon.

We were also able to entice Pamela MacGregor out of retirement to be part of our symposium.

Starting next week, we’ll be featuring one of our instructors each week over the next 8 weeks, so stay tuned!

Red Deer College is our playground for the 2020 felting symposium. The Red Deer College Guest Accommodations located on campus offers everything from a large communal kitchen, suites, funky meeting areas, laundry facilities, a movie theatre and more.

Red Deer is centrally located in the province of Alberta, halfway between the Calgary & Edmonton international airports, which offer a wide range of flight options from all parts of Canada and the US.  Red Deer has a lot to offer depending on your interests so check out  Red Deer Tourism for a few ideas.

Our committees have been very busy working on the details to organize an exciting week of felting, education, inspiration and dialogue. We have incorporated a few new ideas, some of which we received on evaluation forms from past workshops and events.


Some highlights of the cancelled Symposium were to include: a welcome BBQ, a members-only exhibition, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 day workshops with a quiet day in the middle, tours of Custom Woollen Mills in nearby Carstairs for those interested in understanding processing fibre, a vendors' Hall, and a Fibre Trunk Show with boutique items and embellishments to take your artwork to the next level. Dyed and natural wool locks, shawl pins, dyed silks, buttons, etc. We also had an exciting AGM scheduled.

Credit: Judit Pocs :: Hungary

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