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TEXTILE FIBRE FORUM is THE Australian magazine for fibre arts - in depth looks at artists, exhibitions, new techniques & innovations, & more!

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Have you thought about running a workshop?  In an article by Rie Natalenko, we look at the benefits to you, the practitioner, of running workshops. Running workshops can impact your 'artistic bottom line' in many positive ways.

Have you thought about running a workshop? In an article by Rie Natalenko, we look at the benefits to you, the practitioner, of running workshops. Running workshops can impact your 'artistic bottom line' in many positive ways.

Textiles Out of Context, was the third ContextART exhibition at Braemar House and Gallery in Springwood, NSW, was a visual banquet of textile goodness.  Check out photos and a review of the exhibition in issue 127 of Textile Fibre Forum!  Shown here is Fiona Harper-Harwood's "Fire" - wool, silk organza, silk/rayon velvet, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, hemp and wire (photo Camille Walsh)

Textiles Out of Context, was the third ContextART exhibition at Braemar House and Gallery in Springwood, NSW, was a visual banquet of textile goodness. Check out photos and a review of the exhibition in issue 127 of Textile Fibre Forum! Shown here is Fiona Harper-Harwood's "Fire" - wool, silk organza, silk/rayon velvet, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, hemp and wire (photo Camille Walsh)

We know you have been enjoying Rie Natalenko's series "The Not So Starving Artist".  In this issue, Rie discusses commissions.  A commission is making a piece of art which is specifically requested by a client, or by a public body.  Shown here is Cheryl Bridgart's "Spanish Family", 2015, 84 x 51cm, free machine embroidery on cotton (faces and animals), watercolour wash (sky and background). — with Rie Natalenko and Cheryl Bridgart.

We know you have been enjoying Rie Natalenko's series "The Not So Starving Artist". In this issue, Rie discusses commissions. A commission is making a piece of art which is specifically requested by a client, or by a public body. Shown here is Cheryl Bridgart's "Spanish Family", 2015, 84 x 51cm, free machine embroidery on cotton (faces and animals), watercolour wash (sky and background). — with Rie Natalenko and Cheryl Bridgart.

Woven Metaphors - Celina Grigore.  Drawing on her fascination with cultures, myths of antiquity and the idea of archetypes, Celina develops themes and metaphors which she weaves into tapestries as a form of symbolic communication.  Shown here is a detail from "Paris & Helen", 200 x 152cm, wool weft, cotton warp, part of the Trojan War series.

Woven Metaphors - Celina Grigore. Drawing on her fascination with cultures, myths of antiquity and the idea of archetypes, Celina develops themes and metaphors which she weaves into tapestries as a form of symbolic communication. Shown here is a detail from "Paris & Helen", 200 x 152cm, wool weft, cotton warp, part of the Trojan War series.

We meet the Textiles, Australian National University: Class of 2016! Such talent ♥  Shown here is a detail from "I Live in Two Worlds" by Carol Cooke, 2016, cotton.

We meet the Textiles, Australian National University: Class of 2016! Such talent ♥ Shown here is a detail from "I Live in Two Worlds" by Carol Cooke, 2016, cotton.

"Every Time I Have Sex I Think I am Going to Die" - there is meaning behind this installation by Brett Alexander, which was part of the "Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art" exhibition in the Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW ☺  (Brett Alexander: Every Time I have Sex I Think I am Going to Dye (PEP, PrEP version) 2016, 500 x 100 x 100cm, jute, fibre reactive dyes, found object)

"Every Time I Have Sex I Think I am Going to Die" - there is meaning behind this installation by Brett Alexander, which was part of the "Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art" exhibition in the Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW ☺ (Brett Alexander: Every Time I have Sex I Think I am Going to Dye (PEP, PrEP version) 2016, 500 x 100 x 100cm, jute, fibre reactive dyes, found object)

Our Textile Fibre Forum editor, Moira, has a new series of articles for you: HIDDEN TREASURE  Ararat Regional Art Gallery in Victoria is a treasure trove for lovers of textiles - it has a focus on collecting and displaying textile fibre arts. In this first article in the series, the Gallery's Director, Anthony Camm, explains how this came to be, and presents one of the first and most significant fibre artworks in the collection, Coraza en dos Colores, by Columbian artist-weaver Olga de…

Our Textile Fibre Forum editor, Moira, has a new series of articles for you: HIDDEN TREASURE Ararat Regional Art Gallery in Victoria is a treasure trove for lovers of textiles - it has a focus on collecting and displaying textile fibre arts. In this first article in the series, the Gallery's Director, Anthony Camm, explains how this came to be, and presents one of the first and most significant fibre artworks in the collection, Coraza en dos Colores, by Columbian artist-weaver Olga de…

Molli gives us permission to fail in his latest column for Textile Fibre Forum ☺  "So I grabbed some fabric, and went to work cutting it without even using a ruler!"  Shown here is: Improv Work-In-Progress: Permission to Fail 2016, 80 x 80cm, cotton fabrics - Molli Sparkles

Molli gives us permission to fail in his latest column for Textile Fibre Forum ☺ "So I grabbed some fabric, and went to work cutting it without even using a ruler!" Shown here is: Improv Work-In-Progress: Permission to Fail 2016, 80 x 80cm, cotton fabrics - Molli Sparkles

Textile Fibre Forum issue 125 is on its way today to our subscribers!

Textile Fibre Forum issue 125 is on its way today to our subscribers!

Soon to be here is Moira Simpson's first issue of Textile Fibre Forum as editor

Soon to be here is Moira Simpson's first issue of Textile Fibre Forum as editor

Incredible works! We have a 5 page article on the talented duo Viktor&Rolf <3

Incredible works! We have a 5 page article on the talented duo Viktor&Rolf <3

Needle lace with coconut shell - Agnes Herczeg.  "My name is Ágnes Herczeg. Originally I trained as a textile conservator. My experiences during my studies have been fundamental to my approach and relationship to my work. I worked on pieces made with many different fabrics and techniques. The technical skills of past masters evoked in me a sense of respect and wonder, and I wanted to learn the techniques used to make such works of art. I began studying from handicrafts books: embroidery…

Needle lace with coconut shell - Agnes Herczeg. "My name is Ágnes Herczeg. Originally I trained as a textile conservator. My experiences during my studies have been fundamental to my approach and relationship to my work. I worked on pieces made with many different fabrics and techniques. The technical skills of past masters evoked in me a sense of respect and wonder, and I wanted to learn the techniques used to make such works of art. I began studying from handicrafts books: embroidery…

Have you ever thought about working in a series? Meredith Woolnough gives us some insight into her work and working in a series.

Have you ever thought about working in a series? Meredith Woolnough gives us some insight into her work and working in a series.

Editor, Neroli Henderson, has an in depth interview with Annemieke Mein in Textile Fibre Forum issue 124, where Annemieke talks about her art, her career, and the effect of her debilitating illness.  We also show the gorgeous piece which has not been publicly exhibited prior to the Habitat exhibition

Editor, Neroli Henderson, has an in depth interview with Annemieke Mein in Textile Fibre Forum issue 124, where Annemieke talks about her art, her career, and the effect of her debilitating illness. We also show the gorgeous piece which has not been publicly exhibited prior to the Habitat exhibition

Even though Textile Fibre Forum issue 124 is not due out until December, you can go online on our website and purchase your copy in advance!

Even though Textile Fibre Forum issue 124 is not due out until December, you can go online on our website and purchase your copy in advance!