Time to start thinking creative about 2016 - a year for textiles.
The fifth biennial Petite – Miniature Textiles exhibition goes from strength to strength, with artists from around the country participating in this project, displaying contemporary textiles that are no larger than 30x30x30cm.
Techniques and themes exploring everything from the joy of pure colour, texture and decoration, through to more serious contemplation on environmental and social issues and elements that propel textiles into the realm of art.
Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 18 March 2016. Email submissions WILL be accepted.
Posted by Jan Everett, Sunday, 13th September 2015 @ 6:10pm
There are still a couple of places left in the Felt Damask workshop being run by FeltWearAble Workshops with Fiona Duthie the tutor.
Felt Damask explores developing a sophisticated, overall surface design pattern on our felt using different inclusion materials for emphasis. You will create highly wearable art pieces that are elegant and timeless and utterly unique. Materials for inclusion, motif and stencil patterning will be covered, as each participant develops their own repeating design pattern. A tunic, caplet or vest can be made in this workshop.
Saturday 7th November 1pm - 5pm, Sunday 8th November 9pm - 5pm.
FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops and their art-and-education arm, Felt.with.Attitude, are the brain children of artist-feltmakers, Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts.
The workshops aim to bring the very best in feltmaking tuition, inspiration, and application to Australian felters.
You could make this next week! Places are still available for Atsuko Sasaki: ONE OF A KIND BAGS. Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10 at the Abbotsford Convent. $395 for 2 tutors, approx. $30 materials. You will come away with one of these incredible bags.
Treat yourself - you know you're worth it!
Fiona Duthie : SHADOW FELTING and FELT DAMASK (November 2015)
Join Nancy to explore the many design possibilities for nuno felting with Silk Hankies, utilizing only small amounts of wool. Several strategies will tackle handling the hankies as they can indeed be very frustrating. You will learn a unique method of abstract painting with the wet hankies. You will be designing on BOTH sides of the scarf. Silk fabrics can also be incorporated into the design along with the hankies. Emphasis will be place on QUALITY FELT.
Specific fulling techniques will be taught to ensure proper felting. Embellishment ideas to be explored as time allows, particularly machine and hand embroidery. At least one and possibly two scarves can be accomplished during the workshop.