2014 Fibre and Fabric
Sat 31 May: Blue Knob Farmer's Market will hold our first Fibre and Fabric Festival! As well as the usual fresh farm produce from 8:30am, there will lots of fibre artists displaying and selling their work and a program of short talks and demonstrations.
Here’s the schedule for the morning:
9:00am – Festival Opening, Polly Stirling
9:15 - Silkworm raising and processing - Kerry Lord-Negus
9:45 - Spinning and Storytelling - Hellena Post
10:15 - Felting – Katherine
10:45 - Backstrap Weaving - Paula Cordeiro
11:15 - Basket Weaving - Fiona and Cherie Shadwell
11:45 - Crocheting - Sally Ariad
12:15 - Natural Dyeing - Jenny Creasy
12:45 - Embroidery - Eric Smith
Any changes to the schedule will be on the Blue Knob Farmer's Market Facebook page.
Hand’s On Fibre Workshops
In June Follow-on workshops from the Festival are already open for registrations. There’s two so far and more to follow:
Sat 7 June “Basket Weaving Using Natural Fibres” - Cherie & Fiona Shadwell Use leaves from flax, red hot pokers, day lilies etc to make a useful, hardwearing and attractive basket. All you need to bring is a full large fruit can or any can that is big enough to use as a mould for a basket, all the fibre will be supplied.
REGISTRATION Is Essential Time: 9.30 to 3pm Bring your own lunch or order a delicious meal from the Gallery café Cost: $50 for the day, includes materials Number of people is limited to 8
Please call Cherie or Fiona a call on 663 22980 for more information and to register.
Download flyer here (135kb MSWord.docx)
Sat 14 June “Felting Workshop” - Catherine Dunham Make an individual piece of flat felt depicting a landscape or still life, using merino wool and other fibres. You will learn how to plan, design, layout and make a felt picture you can hang on the wall or use to make a cushion cover. Catherine has been felting for many years both as an artist and a teacher. Originally self taught and inspired by a workshop with Polly Sterling at Wild Turkey Studio in the early nineties, she has run felting classes, made large interactive pieces for public display and has taught felting to hundreds of children and adults.
REGISTRATION Is Essential Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Bring your own lunch or order a delicious meal from the Gallery café Cost: $60 includes materials Spaces limited
Please call Catherine on 6689 7101 or 6684 1262 for more information or to register.
Download flyer here (200kb MSWord.docx)
to the Moore Workshop Space