Textile techniques – mini workshops summer 2017

Textile techniques – mini workshops
Textile techniques toolbox
Altered States Exhibition

This year started off with some mini workshops put on by WAFTA members. I was able to go to 3 of them and tutor one myself. The aim of these textile techniques teasers was to inspire other members participating in the upcoming Altered States exhibition. This exhibition takes the form of a mystery bag challenge. Continue reading “Textile techniques – mini workshops summer 2017”

Beading Basics with Christine Wheeler

Beading workshop April 2017 – Craft house, Perth

perth workshop beadingI have studiously avoided proper beading for a very long time.  I have occasionally attached beads to various pieces, with some trepidation. My beading is elementary at best, so I welcomed the opportunity to attend a ‘Basic Beading’  workshop presented
by Feltwest. Continue reading “Beading Basics with Christine Wheeler”

Felt hats – Dawn Edwards Geelong Fibre Forum 2016

Geelong Fibre Forum
Geelong Grammar Campus, Corio

I had the opportunity in October 2016 to make felt hats  with Dawn Edwards from the USA. She was a tutor at the Geelong Fibre Forum in Victoria (Australia). Every year Tafta Inc presents a week-long retreat with some amazing tutors.  Participants  come and create for a whole week, with nothing to do but enjoy the learning experience. Continue reading “Felt hats – Dawn Edwards Geelong Fibre Forum 2016”

Glue gun – a creative tool for embellishing textiles

 Why use a glue gun in textiles?

glue gun embellishments for textilesOne doesn’t immediately think of a hot glue gun as  an essential tool in  textiles. After significant research and experimentation, I developed a glue-gun workshop specifically for textile artists.  My workshop explores dozens of ways to use this versatile medium. The focus was to ‘Embrace your glue gun to emblazon fabrics by embellishing, embedding, embossing and more…….’ Continue reading “Glue gun – a creative tool for embellishing textiles”

FELT magazine – December 2016 – Feltwest exhibition review

There is definitely something special about having a piece of one’s work appear in a dedicated felt magazine. Recently sold, one of my pieces ‘Filament to Fantasy’ was featured in the December 2016 issue of the ‘FELT’ magazine.
The article reviewed the MACRO|micro exhibition held last August by Perth’s felting group –Feltwest. Continue reading “FELT magazine – December 2016 – Feltwest exhibition review”

Perth felt exhibition – MACRO-micro 2016

Explorations in Felt – Perth felt exhibition

Exhibition Felt perth
Opening night

A dedicated felt exhibition is a rarity in Perth, so the opportunity to exhibit in MACRO|micro as a member of Feltwest was enticing. I have participated in quite a few textile exhibitions over the years. This was the first time I used hand made felt as the main medium. A little daunting, but it was a good opportunity to try different techniques, play and experiment. Continue reading “Perth felt exhibition – MACRO-micro 2016”