Sunday 27 April 2014

Crossing Borders exhibition at Gallery 159 Brisbane.

I will be up in Brisbane this weekend for a parade at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, to pre-launch an exhibition entitled "Crossing Borders" that will be at Gallery 159 Brisbane. It is a group exhibition of four textiles artists, as you will read below. 

     During MAY Gallery 159 is delighted to host a range of exquisite wearable fibre art brought to Brisbane by Timeless Textiles of Islington (Newcastle) – owned and operated by Anne Kempton. The four selected artists are Pam HovelAnne LeonMyfanwy Stirling and Gina Mastio. TAFTA is very pleased to announce a collaboration with BVAC (Brisbane Visual Arts Community) in the presentation of these garments which will be paraded in the Auditorium of the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens at 11am on Sunday May 4th - all welcome.  After these Timeless Textiles are paraded on 4th May they will be set up as a dynamic installation at Gallery 159 where they will be on show (and for sale) until Sunday May 25th.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Term 2 adult felt making course at My Kids Art, Killarney Heights

Term 2 felt making course at Killarney Heights, Wednesday mornings from 10am till 12.30pm. Come enjoy a great creative vibe at Tramore Place.

Austrian wedding

This combination was worn by an Austrian bride this month. I love how the internet has made amazing international exchanges possible. Direct communication between designer and international clients is the key element to the etsy experience. I find it astounding and wonderful!  

Photographs by Lisa Thompson

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Monday 7 April 2014

Felt making courses May/ June in Sydney

I am running a series of courses at Mosman Community College that will teach you wet wool felting and then nuno felting, eventually leading you to create your own designed nuno felt tunic. This is a great course and i havent seen it on offer anywhere else. Each week you will gain new skills as you learn to manipulate and express yourself in this very versatile material of wool fibres and fine silk fabric. There will also be a natural dyeing course available for those interested, to add to your creative repertoire. Contact me for more details and expressions of interest for later dates also. 
It is advised to follow the courses in order as each teaches skills that the next course will need. If you are already experienced in nuno felting you could jump to the clothing course, however if you have never done nuno felting or wool felting, you will need to have this knowledge prior to this advanced level course. 

Felt making for beginners course at Mosman Community College, May 12th. click here for details:

Felt making 2: make a felt hat or bag. May 19th. click here for details:

Introduction to nuno felting. A two day course. 26th May and 2nd June. click for more details:

Advanced felt making: Nuno felt clothing. 2 day course, 16th and 23rd June. Click for details: