Monday, November 19, 2012

Selling Yarns 3: weaving the nation's story

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre

Selling Yarns 3: weaving the nation's story

28th February to 3rd March, 2013

The National Museum of Australia, Canberra

You are invited to secure limited places for the informative, two-day conference, dinner, and a range of exciting, creative workshops.


This includes attendance to the two days conference, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on both days, participation in the fibre activities on both days, a field trip to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and free admission to the preview of Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Songline at the National Museum of Australia.

As part of the registration process there is an option to book for the conference dinner. This will be held on Friday 1st March at University House.

*WORKSHOP: $50.00 per workshop
Additionally, there are options to select the workshops you would like to attend on Sunday 3rd March. Please read and decide on the workshops before commencing your registration.

The market day, demonstrations and activities held on Sunday 3rd March are free.

For further information and to book your place at the above events, visit the Selling Yarns 3 website and register online. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nets workshop day at Strathnairn Saturday 24th November

'Drawing with thread'  - tutor Angie Wyman

10.00am -  welcome and coffee / tea
Introduction to the day: Developing, exploring and translating mark making through hand stitch processes and fabric manipulation.

10.15 - 11.30
Mark making session using dry and fluid media onto paper surfaces. Bring objects to make marks with (sponges, cardboard, old kitchen utensils etc) working solely in Black on white, White on black, White on white or Black on black.

11.30 - Q&A and tidy up studio for an afternoon of stitching.

Lunch - please bring your own lunch or visit the lovely cafe at Strathnairn.

1.00 - 3.00 (coffee and tea available throughout the afternoon)
Using your mark making from the morning session we will develop responses to this using stitch and fabric manipulation.

  Consideration of the translation of the mark into fabric.
  Surface / substrate
  Scale and texture of the mark
  Composition and placement of mark

3.00 - Plenary and tidy up ready to leave promptly for Braidwood Quilt Airing (optional visit using own transport and Pizza at Braidwood).

Materials list for the morning session - this is indicative and not compulsory to have all of this but bring what you have
Black ink (Quink and/ or Indian Ink)
Gouache / acrylic
A range of papers and card ranging from tracing paper, kitchen grease proof paper through to card in Black and White.
Mark making utensils including the ever useful kitchen roll tube, old toothbrush, sponge, stick, feather, leaf etc.

Materials list for afternoon session - this is indicative and is not compulsory to have all of this but bring what you have
Black and white thread / yarn / string / clear nylon filament or fishing line etc
Appropriate hand needles to accommodate the yarn
A range of black and white fabrics and substrates that connect with the range of papers you are bringing
from, translucent through to heavy fabrics.
Embroidery hoop
Small embroidery Scissors, fabric scissors
Angie Wyman 2012

Please contact Wendy Dodd if you are interested in attending the workshop.