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Call For Entries - Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 8th January 2015 @ 12:42pm

  • $10,000 Acquisitive Award - to be exhibited 13 June - 27 July at the Wangaratta Art Gallery. 

    Entry Form here

May Camp Jungai Felting Retreat 2015

  • Friday, 15th May 2015 at 3pm - 2pm Monday, 18th May
    Location: 475 Rubicon Road Thornton

    This felting retreat is in a beautiful bush setting with comfy areas to sit and…

November 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 21st November 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.

September 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 19th September 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.

July 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 25th July 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.

May 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 30th May 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.

March 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 21st March 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.

January 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 17th January 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.

    Ticket Cost $15.00

    Deposit $10.00 on…

TAFTA's NOVEMBER 2014 E-Newsletter

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 @ 9:25pm

  • TAFTA stands for The Australian Forum for Textile Arts, Ltd. and has been a not-for-profit company since 1987.

    This newsletter contains textile information about competitions and exhibitions both in Australia and internationally.

13th Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 @ 9:18pm

  • Auckland, New Zealand from Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2015

    This will mark 25 years of Convergence, first held in Taupo, New Zealand in 1990. The venue will be the Quality Hotel in Parnell http://www.theparnell.co.nz  Only 10 minutes to downtown Auckland, Sky tower, ferry services to Waiheke Island, Devonport etc. 

    After Convergence it is very easy to travel elsewhere within New Zealand, for example if you wish to attend Wearable Arts in Wellington. shfc2015@vodafone.co.nz or mail to Convenor SHFC2015, 50 Whitaker St, Te Aroha, New Zealand 3320.



Brigitte Haldemann Querencia Exhibition

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 20th November 2014 @ 8:02am

  • Brigitte is a member of the Victorian feltmakers and is having an exhibition.

    Monsalvat Residents Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095, 
    2 December 2014 - 26 January 2015

    Brigitte uses printed papers and fabrics, collages and sometimes found objects, which are sewn, painted, stacked or glued together. Within these layers the work conveys multiple narratives, which can be interpreted as one chooses. 


    Many of her works are Palimpsests. Palimpsest refers to a surface where the original drawing or painting has been over worked with later markings. Multilayered surfaces are symbolic of the complexity of life itself. 

    http://www.montsalvat.com.au/WhatsOn/EXHIBITION2.aspx

     

Special Price of $70 for VFI Members

Posted by Sarah Louise Ricketts, Friday, 14th November 2014 @ 12:56pm

  • Get Your Making Mojo On!

    Doing It Right - Beginners' Feltmaking Class

    (Thursday, November 27, 10 am - 4 pm)

    Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts will be co-tutoring this class, which introduces beginners to the wonder of making all manner of desirable things in felt.  Abbotsford Convent itself gives the opportunity for a very special day, in which you can take in great surrounds and enjoy fantastic food and coffee, whilst learning the basic of feltmaking.

    Just for members of the VFI, the normal $90 fee is discounted to $70.

    Interested? Send an email to feltwearable@gmail.com and ask for a registration form.
     

Fibres West 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 @ 9:45am

REMINDER- Open Day - Gotland Sheep and Fibre

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 @ 9:39am


  • See and buy Gotland fleece

    Date: Wednesday 12/11/2014


    Address: 1730 Harrys Creek Road Marraweeney 3669

    Phone: 03 57908677

    Please contact me before hand if you wish.
    I'm 20 minutes out of Euroa and 2.30 hours from central Melbourne.

    Cheryl Crosbie

Learn to Felt

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 @ 1:51pm

  • There is a beginners felting workshop "Felt With Attitude" being run by Feltwearable Workshops

    on November 27th Thursday at Abbotsford Convent, Collingwood. 

    Two lovely tutors Sarah Louise Ricketts and Jan Everett, all materials supplied, cost $90 with a discount to members of Victorian Feltmakers. 

    For more details email feltwearable@gmail.com or phone Jan 0411 468 819

NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th September 2014 @ 2:32pm

  • CRAFT (formerly Craft Victoria) has launched NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market for the first Sunday of every month to showcase some of Victoria's best craft with “unprecedented access to trade and promotion of fine craft.” Queen Victoria Market is at the corner of Peel and Victoria Streets, Melbourne. Trading for Craft is open 9am-4pm. 

    www.craft.org.au/see/new-craft-market

    Google Map

     

Artist in Residence Program Opportunity

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th September 2014 @ 2:25pm

  • TACTILE ARTS (formerly Territory Craft, located in Darwin) introduced an Artist in Residence program in the early 1980s.

    “Located just 5 minutes from the centre of Darwin in the parklands of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, our Gallery and studios look out across the aquamarine waters of Fannie Bay to the Beagle Gulf and are often visited by goannas, frilled neck lizards and birds of prey (all friendly of course!). The aim of our Artist in Residence program is to support an artist or artisan at any skill level and at any stage of their career to develop their practice through research, exploration and experimentation. The Artist in Residence will have access to a dedicated studio space for up to 6 months and the use of available equipment to enable them to work on their craft. The Artist in Residence will be given use of our gallery space to hold a solo exhibition of new work created during the residency. There will be opportunities to deliver public workshops based on current practice. This is a studio residency. We do not provide living accommodation but maybe able to assist you to find. Tactile Arts grants $500 towards exhibition expenses and any workshop tutoring will be paid. Past Residencies have included artists working in a variety of fields such as textiles, painting, collage, glass, photography, print making, sculpture and ceramics.” 

    Contact Danielle Cullen, Exhibition Coordinator on (08)8981 6615 or exhibitions@tactilearts.org for further information.

Congratulations Dr. Martien Van Zuilen

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 14th September 2014 @ 1:59pm

Felt United Day

  • Saturday, 4th October 2014 at 10am - 5pm
    Location: Abbotsford Convent in Collingwood

    As the theme for Felt United day this year is Peace we are going to have a little project for…

    • 5 people attended

FELTernative 2014 - Closes on Sunday 17th August

  • Saturday, 19th July 2014 at TBD
    Location: MEMO Gallery, Memorial Hall, 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville.

    FELTernative 2014 at MEMO Gallery.

     The VFI’s Member Exhibition, FELTernative 2014…


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