​Connect with other makers in your area

​​Pursuing your passion and making a living from creative work can be hugely rewarding, but ​it's hard work and it can also be lonely! ​We're working with Felt sellers to create spaces to connect.

Felt Chapters are regional social groups for people who make and sell through Felt (or want to). Chapters are run by local sellers, with the support of the Felt team.

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    ​Share knowledge, skills, and expertise
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    Create and collaborate with other makers
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    ​Connect in real life with the Felt community
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    ​Support each other in a ​friendly, social space
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    ​Learn about events and opportunities for makers
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    ​Ask questions, solve problems, brew ideas!

​Upcoming events

Felt Brunch Christchurch
There are no upcoming dates for this event.
Keen to host? Get in touch!

Felt Breakfast Auckland
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Felt Breakfast Hamilton
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Keen to host? Get in touch!

​Otago Central Lakes
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Keen to host? Get in touch!

​To receive email invitations for upcoming events in your area, ​make sure that you are subscribed to Felt ​Tips emails, and ​​that ​your ​region on Felt​ is up to date.

Start a Felt Chapter in your area!

​Chapters are run by local sellers, with the support of the Felt team, and we're looking for enthusiastic ​volunteers now! ​We’d love your help in creating opportunities for Felt sellers to connect and meet up in your region.

As a Felt representative, we ask that you:

  • Create a friendly and trusting environment for members of the Felt community to meet and chat
  • ​Introduce yourself to new arrivals, and introduce them to others
  • ​Be prepared with questions and/or topics to get conversations started
  • ​Encourage the sharing of skills, knowledge, and expertise
  • ​Talk to us so we can help with planning, preparation, and problem solving wherever possible

The Felt team will support you by:

  • Promoting your event(s) to the Felt community in your region
  • Providing​ ​information and advice on running an event
  • Attending your event(s) whenever possible, either in person or remotely
  • Listening and responding to feedback, and providing answers to any questions from attendees or arising from discussions
  • Sharing information and insights that emerge around the country ​through other Felt events

Frequently asked questions for organisers

​What do we do at the event?
​Whatever you like! You can make it as structured or informal as you like. A coffee morning is a great place to start.

How much​ notice do you need?
Three weeks gives us enough time to send out an initial invitation and a reminder, and gives people time to plan. If you can’t give three weeks’ notice, talk to us anyway – it’s not a deal breaker.

Where should I host an event?
We suggest choosing a café that’s easy to find, accessible, and has space for you all to sit together. Ideally it would be locally owned and share common values with Felt. Make a booking with your chosen venue a couple of weeks in advance, and encourage attendees to show support by ordering plenty to eat and drink! Your local library may also have meeting rooms or bookable spaces for community meet-ups. 

Do I need to document anything?
We​'ll provide​ a page for you to print and collect names, Felt shop addresses, and email addresses so we can help you send a follow up email to attendees. ​J​ot down any feedback or questions you may have for the Felt team, which we can respond to. Taking photos is always a great idea too, so you can post about your event in the Felt Sellers Facebook group and encourage people to come along to the next one. 

​Want to start a Felt Chapter in your area? Get in touch!