Join the fabulous Anita Larkin to look at the intricate and beautiful shapes to be found within natural objects.
A shell, a seedpod, or an image of a microscopic life form, can all be infinitely inspiring when you are make felted sculptural forms. Students are asked to bring as inspiration a shape that is found in nature. Anita will discuss approaches with you and help you learn various strategies for making those shapes in felt. Among the skills learned would be how to work with many resists at once, inserting resist pockets in the body of a felt, using thick pre-felts, felting around wire, and felting without resists by modeling directly in the hand.
Be inspired by the possibilities of shapes able to be made in felt.
Early Bird to April 23/VFI members' discount $265
After April 23/non VFI members $295
Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 9.30-4.30, at the Hartwell Church of Christ. Be quick! Only 10 places and 5 have already been taken.
If you are interested in attending a workshop on either or both of the following please call Phyllis Hoffman 0430 542 874
Venue will be in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne unless there are sufficient numbers to make the workshops viable elsewhere. Dates will be set for the second semester of the Victorian School Calendar.
Felted Lace with Pencil Roving (2 days)
On the first day participants learn about pencil roving, using cheeses of pencil roving as well as how to make their own from regular wool roving. They will learn how to use it in a variety of ways including together with silk fabric. The end result can be a sampler scarf or a batch of samples of techniques.
Based on the techniques from day one students will design and create a scarf or wrap using one or more of the techniques that they favoured or would like to explore further.
Re-Fashion your Felt into Something Sensational (2 days)
Bring all those outdated felted garments, ones that you love but no longer fit, or bring the scarves that you no longer wear or that piece of felt that you love but don’t know what to do with.
In this workshop we will re-fashion those pieces of felt into something sensational for you to wear. By cutting them up and adding some knitting, crochet, hand and/or machine stitching and embroidery they will become your favourite garment again.
To celebrate the first twenty-one years, WAFTA (West Australian Fibre and Textile Association) is inviting textile artists to submit entries for their juried exhibition to be held in June and July 2016.
Entries should explore and celebrate the emotionally evocative, tactile, sculptural and sensory qualities of fibre and textiles in the 21st Century. Entries close March 1st
Entrants will be asked to push their practice to expand their engagement with the medium. The exhibition ‘twentyONE+’ will be held at: Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA from 17th June to 7th July 2016.
Online entries open 1st January, and close on 1st March. Entrants should submit photos of the completed work with the entry.
NOTE: WAFTA wants everyone’s work to be seen, so will be holding a ‘Salon de Refuses’ – a second exhibition – so all pieces entered will be exhibited. The ‘Salon de Refuses’ will be held in August 2016.
Fibre artists are invited to enter a “brooch” into ‘Brooching the Subject’ exhibition @ Timeless Textiles Gallery in July 2016. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded.
Entries close February 26th 2016
Entry conditions: Artists can submit a brooch to be worn (approx. 15x15cm) or a wall brooch (approx. 50x50 cm). Limit of two entries/ person. Brooches need to be made using a fibre material or a fibre art technique.