Whanganui Girls College                22 -28 April 2018


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.


The silhouette will be the basis of the piece.  We will create the image using stencilling with hand embroidery to further add to your story.  Fabrics that relate to the piece will be used as the background.  These fabrics can come from clothes that were owned by the person in the photograph or family linens or blankets or 'found' fabrics or new fabrics.  These fabrics will create part of the story we will be telling with the created images.

About Michele Eastwood

Michele has been working with textiles since completing her Fine Arts Degree at Curtin University in Western Australia in the 1990's.  She has worked in both 3D and 2D textiles, lately creating pieces that relate to quilting, history and family stories.  Michele has been involved in community arts and numerous exhibitions throughout Australia.  Her latest work was with the Army Museum of Western Australia, creating works that related to the soldiers of WWI, now touring with the Western Australia Museum through country Western Australia.

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