Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A Busy Weekend

A group of us had a 'Girls Day Out' in Perth at the EveryWoman Expo on Saturday. We had been given the opportunity by MetroModelling to show a sample of our felt garments, STRETCH garments  and wings on the catwalk. 

Then on Sunday we were back in Mandurah for the closing event of the STRETCH Festival - Common Threads Wearable Art Exhibition held at the wonderful Contemporary Art Spaces Gallery. It was a most enjoyable afternoon with many of the artists present to talk about their garments. It was the also the launch of the 2015 competition with the theme being FABRICATION. Hopefully there will be as many entries, or more, from the felting group in next years competition.

Kerry and Greg talking about their entry "Where The Wild Things Are"

Sue#2 with "Ebb and Flow" and Sue#1 with her winning entry "Starry Night" 

Brenda with "Gap Year"and Val talking about "Raw Edge"

Some of the other garments on display in the gallery

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

June Monthly Meeting

With our Annual Exhibition and Sale coming up next month, Helen demonstrated how to use silk hankies as embellishments on our felt work.

Helen demonstrating how to use silk hankies & her cleaver frame used for stretching the hankies


Laying down the wool and silk hankies & the finished textural effect

Sue#1 held another successful Group Introduction morning with four new members, all planning to come back next month and join the group.

Show and Tell is always many interesting pieces to look at...

Sue#2's hand made around a sand filled rubber glove & Emma's felt & beaded necklace

Ann's wrap & Emma's scarf

 Ren's fabulous eco dyed piece & Penny's felt & embroidered piece

Sue#2's jacket  & silk hanky scarf

Three of Penny's fun little felt & embroidered birds

More May Matters....

May also saw the Stirling Street Arts Centre hold their Autumn Fair and "Heart Challenge" with a good number of entries from members in the different groups at the Centre.

Penny won first prize for her entry "Heart Felt" and Emma won second prize for her piece "Keep Love in Your Heart".

Penny''s  Heart Felt & Emma's Keep Love in Your Heart

While Kim was asked to showcase her garments at a Fashion Show hosted at the Dunsborough Country Club.

Kim wearing one of her hand-dyed silk nuno felted tops.

EveryWoman Expo, Perth WA

Eleven of us have another fabulous opportunity to showcase some of our felt garments on the catwalk this weekend at the EveryWoman Expo in Perth. 

The official website for the event says;
The Mundella EveryWoman Expo celebrates its sixteenth year as it returns 13 – 15 June 2014 to the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. See over 200 exhibitors featuring health, beauty, fashion, food, love, lifestyle, fitness, spiritual solutions and more. Attractions for the ladies include fashion catwalks, empowering workshops, cooking classes, food sampling, beauty makeovers, psychic readings and more!

It’s everything a woman wants and needs in her life.

We are having a Girls Day Out on Saturday in Perth to see the watch this space for the photos.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Meet The Designers

Our Common Threads Wearable Art garments have been on display this month at CASM in Mandurah. The exhibition closes this Sunday June 15th. We will be there to talk about our garments and for the launch of the 2015 competition. 

Exhibition: May 16 to June 15
Meet the Designers: Sunday June 15 at 2.00pm
Launch 2015 Wearable Art Competition: Sunday June 15 at 2.00pm
Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah
               63 Ormsby Terrace

Photos by Brenda