Whanganui Girls College                22 -28 April 2018

 


Fibre Arts New Zealand

five day residential fibre arts retreat

Fibre Arts New Zealand runs an annual five-day residential event that provides participants with the opportunity to work with both New Zealand and overseas artists and craftspeople who are experts in their fields. 

There are up to seven workshops on offer, each with between 10 and 14 participants, targeting different levels of knowledge.  Some workshops focus on techniques whilst others are designed to push the participants to think about their creative practice in a new light or in a new direction.  Participants select one workshop and work with that tutor for the duration of the event.

Fibre Arts 2018

Claire Benn - class full

Text in Art Textiles

From early cave paintings, runes and symbols, mankind has been trying to communicate since the dawn of time.  This workshop is for anyone who is interested in using ‘text’ in art textiles; through letterforms, script, repetitive mark-making, runes, numbers or symbols.


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop



Michele Eastwood - Australia

Silhouette Memories



Transform old clothes, linens, blankets, vintage cloths and vintage embroidery into an heirloom art piece to be treasured.  Using your own treasured photographs, we will create a silhouette that will be the basis of your new art work.  Using easy tracing, stencilling and basic embroidery skills, we will create a piece of art that tells your unique story.


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop





Pam Hovel - Australia

Earthy Felted Vessels

During this workshop expect to create a variety of visually exciting 3D sculptured felted vessels each with elements of earthly beauty.


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop



Bryony Jennings - UK - class full

Textile Creatures Mixed Media Sculpture

Sculpt your own characterful creature using textiles, wire and a needle and thread.  Inspired by your gathered and reclaimed fabrics, we can utilise pattern and texture, frayed edges and imperfections; patching scraps together to capture an impression of life, soul and movement.


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop



Liz Powell - Australia - class full

Joomchi Paper Felting

Joomchi is a traditional Korean paper technique very similar to felting except with paper.  During this workshop you will be playing with it in new and exciting ways to create multipurpose 'leather' paper. 


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop


Printmaking Sisters - Robin Ezra and Annie Day

Aluminium Etching 



Printmaking Sisters take the mystery out of Aluminium Etching in a course suitable for artists and enthusiasts at any level of knowledge from newcomers to experienced printmakers.

Learn how to create your own stunning impressions with colour, tone, texture and form.


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop


Julia Triston - UK

Lacebook

In this experimental workshop, using different materials and media, you will explore and study the patterns, properties and textures of lace.  From your observations you will experiment with cutting, piercing, printing, bonding, layering, and piecing techniques to create collaged surfaces in paper and fabric that can be stitched into by hand and machine.


Read more about this workshop

Register for this workshop