Ballarat and Beyond

Fibrearts Ballarat - that wonderful Easter Textile Forum that runs for almost a week in Ballarat NSW.  I was teaching the ' Connecting Art to Stitch' class and it included a bound sketchbook.  The students were terrific as usual and it was so good to meet women from all over Australia.  We had such fun.
Here are some of their finished pieces.  Very inspirational.  We workded with painted papers, created collages based on our theme, sometimes inspired by modern artist's work, then stitched them together in a mixed media way (fabric that included papers and embellishment).  Image transfer was included and also a little play with disperse transfer dyes.  They also finished a bound book which included more of their drawings and paintings and collage composition as a starting point for future work.  Here is a view of the final work on show and some detailed photos of only some of the wonderful work done.  My thanks to the ladies for allowing me to show their work and I am sorry I couldn't include everyone's pieces.
Our final presentation on the last day of class. 
Lake Wendouree in Ballarat was dry after many years of drought when I was there 3 years ago, but now it looked so different with water, plants and wildlife.  It was really quite beautiful.
On to Melbourne for a couple of days then a weeks break on the Great Ocean Road.  More to come
Stay tuned.  Thanks for reading.