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)
Anne has been book binding for several years
This year her work features prints, and previously, marbled papers
Denise specializes in tapestry weaving, but also weaves cloth and baskets.
Helen McGavin Smith
Magic in knitting… Reshaped, resized by felting and making great hats.
specializes in woven fabric, garments and some knitted scarves and beadwork
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
spins great Art Yarn, and knits/crochets it into textured collars and neckpieces.
She also does some eco dyeing for fabric wall pieces and cushions
specializes in tapestry weaving, especially wedge weaving
She also weaves fabric, and table linens.