Textile & Fibre Craft Experiences, Nelson Tasman, New Zealand
The process of bringing together photo imagery, drawing or mark making and textiles to preserve in a Textile Art piece. Composition is an integral part of exploring the abstract qualities of transfer imagery with stitch.
Transfer an image or design on fabric, paper or some other object by applying colours in definite patterns or designs using stencils or the photo emulsion technique.
Basket weaving uses a variety of fibrous or pliable materials and is one of humankind's oldest art forms, it is certainly an ethnic and cultural icon filled with myth, motif and symbolism as well as usefulness.
Eco Dyeing is the contemporary version of natural dyeing, printing fabrics and fibres with accessible plants. Experience how eco dyeing can create unexpected colour and imprinted designs.
The ancient technique of felt making has endless possibilities fusing wool, silk and other natural materials with contemporary ideas to create sumptuous articles for apparel or decor.
Unraveling the appropriate methods to dye natural and synthetic fibres and fabrics - this knowledge will open up a multitude of possibilities for the colouration of textiles.
Weaving is one of the most ancient crafts and the source of the majority of textiles surrounding us today. The interaction between weaver, loom and yarn to create cloth that is full of wondrous possibility and endless variation for hand woven fashion, interiors and art textiles.
Paper is a simple material created from fibrous materials. This is the magical process of repurposing natural materials into hand made paper using discarded linen garments with gently finished and spent plants.
Digital printing is one of the most exciting recent developments in textile experiences. Opening up endless opportunities for customization, small run printing, prototyping and experimental processes for textile artists and practitioners.