Sunday, September 28, 2008


The garage sale is done! just a trip to the op-shop required tomorrow to get rid of the last of it.

The Geelong Fibre Forum was fantastic and inspirational and I soooo want to go next year!!

The football is over (shhhh!! Geelong lost)

....and it's almost time to start a new week.

So about the forum....

I met up with Jeana and her daughter from Unbecoming Lily at the forum and had a great couple of hours chatting and admiring and drinking everything in. I also introduced Jeana to my 3 favourite places to shop for textile stuff:

  1. Artisan Books - is it bad that the guy who owns the bookshop knows me by name?...
  2. The Thread Studio - a Perth based mail order (web-order) business that "specialises in unusual and interesting embroidery threads and textile art requirements" run by Dale who blogs at Downunderdale ; and
  3. Beautiful Silks - a supplier of fabulous silk fabrics of all types who encouraged us to "feel and touch" (probably knowing that we would be unable to resist if we did - she was sooo right!)
We had coffee by the Great wall of hats - a display of hats from the Blue Hat Project

Great wall of blue hats

We walked through the Big Knit - a giant knitting installation by Caroline Love.

Knitting Installaion - looking through

Knitting Installation

I checked out the exhibition "After India" and saw the Mongolian Yurt and the inflatable sculptures by Evelyn Roth about the grounds.

And I browsed the works made by the lucky people who attended the forum for the week.

An overview of the room where samples of each groups work was on display.
The student gallery at the Forum
Felting by Kitty Chung O'Kane's class - I've taken a class with Kitty and it was a lot of fun
Fibre Forum - felting exhibition
Fibre Forum - felting exhibition
Tthe Wire Jewellery class (I can't find the name of the teacher for this class)
Fibre Forum - Wire jewellery
Encrusted surfaces with Pauline Verrinder
Encrusted surfaces - student work
Encrusted surfaces - student work
(there are more pictures on my Flickr pages)

I know that I missed a few things but I enjoyed what I saw and again vow that I will find a way to be there next year (promises, promises...).

1 comment:

jeana said...

hi! It was great to meet you, and I so enjoyed looking at all the wonderful, wonderful things at the forum open day. I think I am still turning images over and over in my mind.