Whanganui Girls College                21 - 27 April 2019

 


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 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 2019

Tara Axford - Australia - workshop full - contact us if you want to go on the waiting list

'A sense of place’ - how to really see where you are, and use it in your work.

Using found objects, patterns and textures, explore how they reflect a sense of place and create a connection to your surroundings.  The workshop will incorporate the principles of design and composition.

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Ali Ferguson - UK - workshop full - contact us if you want to go on the waiting list

Threads of Thought - Personal Story Pieces



Using old, collected materials and inspired by handwritten text, create a series of thoughtful hand stitched sample pieces that could go onto become finished pieces in themselves or inspire further work.


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Mary Hettmansperger - USA

Sculptural Basketry - Hard and Soft

Using 'hard' materials such as sticks, reed, barks and vines, students will explore sculptural basketry.  Linens, yarns, ropes, paper, wires, found items and fibres will be used for 'soft' part of the class.


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Sue Jury - UK

Marking the Landscape

Mark-making, focusing on line and tone, then continuing onto mono-printing and other techniques, such as simple batik. Manipulating and working into these backgrounds, a range of exciting samples will be created.


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Anne Kelly - UK

Moving Memories

Travel, memory and collections remind us of places we have been or would like to visit. Make a personal and meaningful repository for a special place (actual or imagined) of your choice.


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Kristy Kún - USA

Texture Techniques with Needled Wool


Rich textures in wool felt are achieved by constructing layouts of thick needled wool and wet felting them into a densely felted textile.


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Marilyn Moore - USA

Wire as Fibre: Where Technique Meets Inspiration


In this workshop about technique, explore many of the aspects of wire that make it an exciting fibre. Encouraging the participants’ own creativity and  techniques are stressed in this workshop.


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