Armatures for 3D textiles

Sara Quail wire textile
My cornucopia in progress

Armatures with Katrina Virgona
(Or what the heck do I do with an armature?!)

Using armatures in textiles is one of those techniques that is a little out of the norm for many textile artists. But this kind of workshop is right up my alley considering my love of 3D work and using alternative materials. Continue reading “Armatures for 3D textiles”

3D felt -Dimensional felting course with Pam de Groot

An online course in textures and dimension – 3D felt objects
splash felt
The splash

I have just completed the ‘Textures and Dimension’ online workshop with Pam de Groot. What a great course! Although not for beginners, for anyone who loves 3D felt techniques, this is the one. I had given up waiting for Pam to come to this side of the country anytime soon. So it was wonderful to be able to do this workshop in my own time over 6 weeks. Continue reading “3D felt -Dimensional felting course with Pam de Groot”

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”

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”