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Great results from the meeting this week with everybody having a go at felting vessels. It is extraordinary how many different forms were made from the one activity. 

felting 3

felting 6

felting 7

felting 8





Excellent tutoring girls!

Shirley brought along her quilt from Ballarat Fibre Arts:

quilt 2

confetti quilt 1


And Pauleen has been making some creatively coloured fabric (while on her winter visit north). These include rubbings and overprinting. Lovely colours Pauleen.

beautiful fabrics


It was a very busy meeting this month as we also played host to the travelling suitcase ‘Amina’ from ATASDA.





TS5Great opportunity to see such a wide variety of textile works close up.

September’s meeting will be our bring, stitch and sew month. Don’t forget to bring those ATC’s for our display at our biannual exhibition and any extra items for the gift shop.




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Our members gathered together for the May workshop and had extra inspiration on hand for making beads from various materials. We were lucky enough to score a visit from ATSADA’s Marrakesh travelling ornate suitcase exhibition “Cara”. The pieces were beautifully presented and covered a myriad of techniques and materials, a fantastic incentive for our bead making workshop.

Beads were rolled onto satay sticks and straws and incorporated fabric, tyvek, lutrador and papers. They were wrapped with threads, wires and had beads and other embellishments added. The resultant beads were long and thin, fat and fluffy, glitzy and gregarious, classic and classy.

Here are some photos taken on the day:

Coming up at the National Wool Museum from June 16 is the 2012 Scarf Festival. I know of at least one member who has entered a scarf, let me know if there are more.

Our next get together will be June 9th, requirements will be sent out shortly.

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Silk Paper Plus

On Saturday the group had great fun experimenting with various techniques using silk fibres to make silk paper.

It will be interesting to see how these eventually appear after some stitching and incorporating or using as art pieces on the theme: Water.

For our May get together we have been fortunate in obtaining a booking for ‘Cara’ one of the ATASDA Travelling suitcases. It will be fantastic to see such a great range of textile art up close.

Our technique for May is textile beads, watch out for the email on supplies to collect.

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