This year the theme for the Common Threads Wearable Art Competition was DRIFT.
Here are the Bunbury Felting Group members entries for the Common Threads Wearable Art competition, together with their artist statements. Nine members entered, seven got through to the final Showcase on Sunday 4th May, and Sue Seaman won the "Open Individual"section of the competition.
Well done Sue#1
Sue Seaman - STARRY NIGHT - Winner of the Open Individual Section.
This garment was inspired by the moon and stars drifting across the night sky. Hand felted black wool on organza with appliquéd silk and thousands of hand sewn beads. Garment modelled by her granddaughter Hannah.
Brenda Warner - GAP YEAR
Like foam on the waves or clouds in the sky, you could float from one thing to another. Don't drift around or you may lose the plot.
Jacqueline Gibson - SAFETY IN NUMBERS?
This garment considers the impact drift-net fishing has on species evolved to swim in large schools and questions whether there is still safety in numbers.
Jane Patterson - IN LOVING MEMORY
Jane's garment was created by felting feathers into the garment and various other textile art techniques. Her inspiration came from her love for her grandmother.
Jean Braund - WIND SWEPT
Jean's work explores "Drift"in the context of a unique natural event occurring in the D'Entrecasteaux National Park on the coast of southern Western Australia.
Kerry & Greg Gelmi - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
The slow movement from consciousness to sleep, the "Drift". We are carried, like water, gently to our dreams. Garment is constructed of steel, felt and leather.
Kim Pearce - BUNKER BAY
Kim loves the ocean and regular walks along the beach at Bunker Bay folowed by a swim in the ocean as it lifts her spirit.
Sue Smorthwaite - EBB AND FLOW
Sue's felt and muslin garment was inspired by her family, drifting international flotsam, snagged, finally, on a bleached groyne on Yallingups shore.
Val Hornibrook - RAW EDGE
The drift of seasons on the farm creates wool on sheep that drift from one paddock to another. Using hand felting techniques, seeds and grasses drift to the surface when movement and agitation occurs.