Reflections on Fabric Exhibition August 13-25, 2015

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Reflections on Fabric opens at  the Palm House in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney,  at 10 am on August 13 and continues daily 10 am- 4pm till August 24, and our last morning 10 am-12 noon on August 25  (for last minute purchases!!)

Hand woven, hand knitted and hand felted scarves, wraps, garments and accessories, wall hangings, tapestries, rugs, throws, beadwork, costume jewellery, basketry and enamels will be on display.

The work has been made  by well established artists, with styles of their own, often having worked in their chosen fields for 30 years.   Their work is a joy to behold,  shows excellence in design, craftmanship and professional finish.

Each day some of the artists will be at the exhibition to explain the techniques, while others work in their Sydney studios. Come and meet the artists!    Be inspired!

To get to this exciting free event, walk from St James station along Art Gallery Rd or catch the Art Gallery Bus from York St, near Town Hall.  Enter the Gardens via Wooloomooloo Gate  (There is wheel chair access as well)

Artists

Anne Eagar

Anne has been book binding for several years

This year her work features prints, and previously, marbled papers

Hand Stitched Book

Hand Stitched Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade book by Anne Eagar, leather and marbled paper

Handstitched paper bound in leather and marbled paper

Denise Stevens

Denise specializes in tapestry weaving, but also weaves cloth and baskets.

Jacararanda Basket by Denise Stevens

Hand stitched basket, Linen and Jacaranda.

Handwoven scarf in advancing twill

Handwoven scarf in advancing twill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trudy Billingsley 

Hand stitched Fabric Sculpture

Hand stitched Fabric Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handstitched  fabric and decorative necklace

Handstitched fabric and decorative necklace

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Helen McGavin Smith

Magic in knitting… Reshaped, resized by felting and making great hats.

Hand knitted hat

Hand knitted hat

Wendy Cartwright

specializes in woven fabric, garments and some knitted scarves and  beadwork

Garment from hand woven fabric

Garment from hand woven fabric woven in wool, using the Theo Moorman technique.

Knitted scarf featuring thick and thin yarns

Knitted scarf featuring thick and thin yarns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Gemmell

Liz Gemmell's Silk Jacket

Liz Gemmell’s Silk Jacket

The jacket is made from pure silk fabrics, some of which have been dyed in Shibori texhniques.  The jacket has been pieced together using the Pojagi patchwork technique and the colour placement is inspired by Mondrian.  The garment is Liz’s own design and can be worn upside down to give two different looks

 

Sylvia French

spins great Art Yarn, and knits/crochets it into textured collars and neckpieces.

Beehive Art Yarn

Beehive Art Yarn

She also does some eco dyeing for  fabric wall pieces and cushions

Marie Clews

specializes in tapestry weaving, especially wedge weaving

Wedge weave tapestry, giving fluted selvedges and lots of colour interaction.

Wedge weave tapestry, giving fluted selvedges and lots of colour interaction.

She also weaves fabric, and table linens.

Heather Calnan

Liz Calnan