Welcome to the International Feltmakers Association

The International Feltmakers Association is a not for profit organisation established to promote felt in all its forms. We welcome everyone with an interest in feltmaking from the beginner to the professional. Enjoy our website, get inspired and join us.

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Online Exhibitions

Visit our felt exhibitions

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Felt Matters

Our quarterly felting magazine

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View our online calendar

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Members Gallery

View the work of our members

Joining the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) brings many benefits

  • our quarterly journal, Felt Matters
  • opportunities to meet and network with members throughout the world
  • exhibition opportunities
  • exclusive member discounts
  • educational opportunities
  • opportunities to promote your own work
  • there is an established group of UK regional coordinators organising local activities and a developing group of international representatives
  • access to the members sections of the website
  • public and products liability insurance for all UK members
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News from the IFA

Upcoming Feltmaking Events

  1. Felted Textured Cushion / Hat & Neckwarmer Online Class

    31st December 2020 @ 8:00 am - 16th August 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  2. ‘Signatures’ textile exhibition

    25 March @ 11:00 am - 13 May @ 4:00 pm
  3. ReConnect – the IFA’s second online exhibition

    27 March - 31 December
  4. Design for Makers with Mandy Nash

    2 April @ 8:00 am - 6 June @ 5:00 pm
  5. Expressive Mark Making – Wet Felting online Workshop with Valérie Wartelle

    18 April @ 10:30 am - 9 May @ 12:30 pm

Working together in felt

You will find a wide range of events  listed on our site. These include anything from IFA-sponsored exhibitions and meetings to members’ own exhibitions and workshops. We hope you will enjoy exploring, and adding to, the selection.

Use our education facilities

We run courses on feltmaking including “Discover Feltmaking”, an online workshop which gives the beginner an understanding of the process of making wet felt, paying particular attention to the quality of the finished felt.

This is the foundation on which all your future feltmaking experiments and projects will be based. It is, therefore, the perfect stepping stone for those new to feltmaking who may want to embark on CiFT, the IFA’s in-depth Certificate in Feltmaking Techniques.

To find out more about our courses, click the buttons below.