I am compensated however by going to the open day on Saturday - 27th September. This day is in my diary and the few dollars that I can spare are sitting eagerly sitting in my bank account itching to be spent.
The Open day is 3 hours (9-12) of madness shared with other fiendish textile lovers where we can browse (read drool) over the work that those lucky attendees have created with their fabulous tutors, viewing the exhibitions and perusing (I mean spending up big) at the Selling Bizaar (the market where forum attendees can sell their wares) and the Traders Hall (everything textile and more). So much to see and so little time.
This year I've discovered that the public (THAT'S ME!!!!) are welcome all week between 8.00am and 5.30pm to view the exhibitions and installations and visit the traders. We can also attend the nightly talks as well - I'm going to have to see if I can get my hands on a schedule for these to see if there are any that I might be interested in!
So what's on (other than the Traders and Selling Bizaar)?...
- After India - "an exhibition curated by Dana McCown of works made by people who toured with her and Barbara Schey in 2006 to the Natuarl Dye Symposiu, in India"
- Time Traveller - Joy Smith exhibits woven tapestries as well as demonstrating tapestry weaving
- Telia Rumal - "Telia Rumal" is an ikat technique that requires 17 days of repeated soaking and drying for the special alizarin dye process to work, the tying and dyeing of the yarn begins and then the weaving"
- Steve Innes: Objects of Desire - "unique and intricate wearables"
- Evelyn Roth - large inflatable sculptures
- Waltraud Reiner - The Blue Hats on Parade
- The Return of the Ger - The Mongolian Yurt complete with Mongolian furniture
- The Big Knit; The Green Place and the Knit Tree - by Caroline Love, Aukje Boonstra and Evelyn Roth (and Parks Community Centre)
Are any of the "locals" going? Perhaps we could meet up?...