Last year some friends and I decided to book into a week at the Fibre Arts Winter School in Ballarat. It seemed so far away when we first enrolled and now it is nearly time to go.
I haven't been a student in a class for many years so it will be change from teaching a class. At the moment I am trying to get my head around packing for the week and deciding what materials to take with me.
To help raise money for scholarships all students and tutors have been asked to make a 6" x 6" and 4' x 4" textile piece to be sold during the week for $15 and $10.
Because I have been doing a lot of seascapes lately, I thought I might as well stay with that theme.
I got out some hand painted fabric and ruled up the sizes for 3 little pieces.
Then I put some fusible web behind some fabric, cut out the shapes and fused them to the background fabric. I made them nearly all the same.
I even quilted them as one piece although I did change the quilting on each one to see which pattern I liked best.
This is what they looked like when I had finished them.
I have actually been a tutor at the Winter School in Ballarat before and I remember that you had to be quick to buy these little pieces because they were snapped up very quickly. It's a good way to get some work from an artist that you admire at a very low price.
Last time I was lucky enough to buy a little Caroline Sharkey work.
I'll look forward to writing all about my week in Ballarat in a couple of weeks. I do know to pack plenty of warm clothes because Ballarat in winter is very cold. Luckily the rooms are heated and warm.
Bye for now,