I am a contemporary quilt maker that works with ‘found’ cloth, namely old wool blankets and silk, all hand stitched.
Sometimes the cloth is natural dyed with leaves, bark, lichen and any found organic material.
During the period of time that I have been a “Quilt maker”, I have struggled with having to conform with the “strict rules” of quilt-making!! Always constantly being reminded that my seams were never straight and that my points never met perfectly and that I “should” only use the traditional cloth, cotton, to make a quilt, I found, to my huge relief, that there was another way of expressing my emotions! ART TEXTILES!
CEO: FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA
For more than 35 years I have been coordinating small events that brought national and international fibre artists to Regional Australia.
Since 2001 my business has expanded to become FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA. FIBRE ARTS now brings 48 renowned artists each year to teach at 6 Fibre Arts events. These events are of 5 days duration with live in facilities and happen in Australia and New Zealand.
DEVELOP….(the shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 1933 edition)
To unfold, unroll; to unfurl…1868
To flatten out (a curved surface);
to change the form of (a surface) by bending..1879
To unveil; to unfold; to disclose –1837
To unfold more fully, bring out all that is contained in…1750;
to open gradually 1883
to change the form or expression without changing the value. 1871
To bring forth from a latent or elementary condition.. 1813
to bring out and render visible (the latent image produced by actinic action upon a sensitive surface);
to apply to the treatment by which this is affected.
If any of the above reads as to where your art practice and you need to be, then you need to experience this unique workshop. No techniques, just a huge amount of encouragement and expertise will be given to develop and push what you already have in your soul.
Extend yourself to take your art beyond where you thought you could go. Any artistic medium will be accepted in this workshop.
What you will learn in this Masterclass
Take an inanimate object and use as a focal point for a new series.
Use stitch to extend the story of a new series
Use words to make a differnce in an evocative piece