Sunday, 29 May 2016

May Monthly Meeting

This month Sue Seaman showed us how to use cold water dyes as another option for colouring or painting onto felt. Sue also hosted another New Members morning workshop.

Sue# taking new members Natalie and Cecilia through the basics of felt making.

Show and Tell

Kim with two of her hand dyed silk tops.

Maureen with her finished Jacket from Fiona Duthie's workshop and dress that won her a the Peoples Choice Award at the Whiteman Park Alpaca Show last month.

New member Natalie showing off two of her wonderful hats

Valerie's finished scarf from the Shifting Shapes workshop with Nancy Ballesteros from Treetops Colour Harmonies. 

Sue#2 and Margaret with their tops

Colleen and Kayleen with their finished tops.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Shifting Shapes Workshop

Friday the 28th April through to Sunday 1st May saw 11 of us busy at work with Nancy Ballesteros from Treetops Colour Harmonies. 

Shifting Shapes - Coture Designs with silk hankies workshop

With Nancy's wonderful range of wool and silks, her generosity in teaching and fun personality, we spent 3 very full, hard working days learning how to handle those frustrating little silk hankies and concentrating on creating a well felted garment.

Nancy, ready to show us how it's done

Carole and Colleen working on their first sides.

Jean laying out her hankies for her scarf and Maureen working on her Alpaca top.

Happy workers, Kayleen, Kerry and Sue.

A very happy Lee (who is new to felting) with her completed apron, Margaret working on her Alpaca wool top and Valerie working on her wrap.

Details of the work completed at the workshop.

Happy felters

May Show and Tell
Margaret and Colleen

Kayleen and Sue


Friday, 13 May 2016

May's Happenings...

What a great start to the month of May. 

Group member Penny Elliott, together with fellow artist Dawn Mathieson from the Stirling Street Arts Centre, hosted the opening night for their Quietly Quirky Exhibition at the Bunbury Art Gallery on the 6th May.
Their work has been very well received and the exhibition runs until the 29th May.

Penny and Dawn

Saturday 7th May saw Sue Smorthwaites' 'A Bright Idea' Highly Commended at the Common Threads Wearable Art Showcase and Awards in Mandurah.
Well done to you all.