As well as promoting our craft another aim of the IFA is to support the practice of feltmaking.
All our regional groups are there to help and support everybody who is interested in feltmaking. We do this through members days and workshops. These are fun events spent with like-minded people where we learn, exchange ideas and enjoy doing something we are passionate about.
The IFA has a Certificate in Felting Techniques programme (CiFT) which is available to all members. It introduces beginners to various felting techniques with support available, should you need it, from experienced mentors. We are also creating short videos clips to accompany the tutorials. Find out more about CiFT.
We also wish to encourage school teachers to introduce feltmaking to their pupils and are developing a series of mini-tutorials to help support this. If your school wishes to partner the IFA in the development of this initiative we’d love to hear from you – please contact our Education Officer.