Fibre Fest You Have to Come!

Fibre Fest 2013: An exhibition by members of Qld Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists Ltd

Dates                1 – 3 March, 2013

Times               10am – 4pm Fri & Sat, 10am – 3pm Sun

Opening           7pm Fri 1 March by Jenny Woodward, ABC Weather Reporter

Venue              Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane

Entry                Adults $3 children under 12 free

Contact            fibrefest@qldspinners.org.au  or Natalie 0422287358

Details:

From 1 to 3 March 2013, Qld Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists Ltd,
biennial  exhibition will again be celebrating excellence in all fibre arts.

While the diverse techniques on display are based in tradition, the directions contemporary artists take them in are anything but old fashioned.
Spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, knitting, crochet, braiding, basketry,
papermaking and bookmaking – they’re all represented and you’ve never seen
anything like them before.

In addition to the exhibition there will be a gallery shop and
demonstrations catering to all ages with activities for the younger visitors.

7pm Friday 1 March 2013 Event will be opened by ABC Weather Reporter, Jenny Woodward.

2.30pm Saturday 2 March Dr John Hains will be speaking about the making of his Turkish style carpet celebrating his rural property “Tolderodin” (known locally as “Running Creek”)

The quick version: He made the Spinning wheel, spun the wool, dyed the wool, designed the carpet, started weaving it …. then his 3 yr old grandson cut the Warp threads …. you’ll have to come to his talk to hear the rest.11-1 Sat & Sun Joan Apthorp will be showing our younger visitors how to spin their own piece of yarn to make a bookmark. It may be wool or it may be something very different!

Further details can be found at:  qldspinners.org.au or by contacting fibrefest@qldspinners.org.au

I will be demonstrating felting at Fibre Fest on Saturday at 12.30-4.30

 

 

 

 

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