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Members were stitching all manner of arty pieces this month at our ‘catch up’ session.

Some lovely felting from last month:

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Shirley’s quilt for the ‘Alice in Threadland’ challenge at our upcoming exhibition:

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AinW quilt 1

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At our exhibition we have a great gift shop. Here are some items our group have been making to sell for the Guild:

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Some of our members attended a fun day with the Trolly Dolly’s:

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And finally some fantastic etched metal books made by some of our members at a workshop with Jen Crossley

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Metal etched book 1

Our October meeting will be “Colouring Cloth”, watch out for the emails.

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The title for this post is a bit boring, but I thought we might get some unsavoury emails if I called it “Wild Women of Geelong”!!!!

I am a bit late in loading these pics of our fun workshop in April which was ‘Wild Women’ a la Sarah Lawrence’s book.

Everyone had a fantastic time adding their own creative touches to these beautiful little pieces and a big thankyou to Gillian for leading the workshop and clearing out the Thread Studio of all their arms and legs when she purchased the bits to use in the construction.

First some piccies of everyone very hard at work:

And some of the gorgeous and varied ‘wild women’:

(Click on this picture to get a better view of all the details)

Tomorrow we are scrumbling with Pauleen, so bring along your knitting needles and crochet hooks for some more wild and wacky fun.

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Today Pauleen and I made the trek up the Melbourne/Geelong Rd to the opening of the Fabricate 09 exhibition by the TAG (Textile Art @ the Guild) group.

There was a wonderfully diverse range of textile art by invited artists from Australia and internationally, including art dolls, indigo dyeing, felting, weaving, free machine embroidery and printing. The exhibition is beautifully hung, with the ‘luminous’ indigo dyed panels of Rowland Ricketts 111 dividing the space.

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The photos below are taken from the catalogue, which is designed to allow them to be used as postcards. Funds from the sale of the catalogues will support the TAG group activities (there are more photos on the TAG site).

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All art pieces at the exhibition are for sale as well as the patterns for Jennifer Gould’s exquisite dolls. Well worth a visit.

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