WAFTA September’s Guest Speaker is Aukje Boonstra!
Aukje Boonstra is a textile artist from Tasmania who is here in September running two amazing WAFTA workshops with the entrancing title: Found Collected Dyed Stitched! at www.wafta.com.au
“Working with second hand materials is one of my passions. It is as if the essence of the people who wore and used them before are embedded in the fibres. Textiles carry stories, known and unknown. Working with those precious materials and turning them into unique wearable art pieces is what I love to do. As well as that the process of eco-dyeing never fails to fascinate me. To find eucalyptus leaves, sea weeds, barks on my walks along the beaches and town parks, have those simmer in dye pots with cloth and then when it has cooled to reveal the results is unpredictable, exciting and rewarding. The repurposing of clothing, eco dyeing and hand stitching are my areas of expertise”.
Join us to hear a very engaging and inspiring artist talk of her passion:
September 25th, Craft House Menora from 7pm
Members $5 and Guests $10.
“THE FEELING OF FELT” EXHIBITION
Venue 52 of the SOUTHERN ART AND CRAFT TRAIL
15-30 September 2018 10am – 4 pm daily
Opening function morning tea Sunday 16th September from 10.30
At: Eclipse Building, Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Road, Albany
Travel south down York Street towards the harbour; turn right at the last roundabout onto Stirling Terrace. Turn left into Residency Road; the venue is on the right immediately after the railway line
Journey along our welcome wall of creative felted discs. These wonderful works are for sale with part of the proceeds being donated to an Albany charity. Be led upstairs to an exhibition showcasing contemporary felt with sculptural, functional and fashion works by felt makers in the Great Southern. Contact 0419047291
Natural Rhythms in Colour 3-day Nuno Felting Workshop
Only 5 places left! Natural Rhythms in Colour 3-day Nuno Felting Workshop taught by colourist Nancy Ballesteros, Perth, Western Australia. Craft House, 28-30 Sept. Friday-Sunday 9:30-4:30. Learn how to apply simple but powerful Fibonacci design principals while creating ‘structured’ or ‘organic’ colour & design sequences. Create a single or double Infinity wrap or scarf. For more information FB message me or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Feltwest is excited to announce that we will be having a Guild stall at this year’s Craft Show. This will be a great opportunity to showcase our members’ work, demonstrate feltmaking and encourage new people to learn the craft, and perhaps, join us as a Feltwest member.
Please help us to make this event a success by submitting work for the display, and volunteering for the roster to staff the stall and demonstrate felt making.
We are looking for a range of quality felt items that show the scope and diversity of what we can achieve in our felt making. Items are for display only and not for sale. Please label all items with your name and contact number and bring them along to our meeting on 21st July. They will be returned at the August meeting, or beforehand by arrangement.
We will be asking for volunteers for the roster at the meeting this Saturday (16th June). Volunteers will get free entry to the Show (approx $15).
More information will be provided closer to the date.
The Feltwest members working group organising our participation at this event comprises Jill Jodrell and Jan Stroud.
Scarf Competition – National Wool Museum in Geelong has invited entries for their scarf competition and exhibition. The theme is ” Living in the Land”. Check out details on the website.
Entries close on 22 April 2018