Tafta Inc is a not for profit organisation .
Founded in 2014 by Larissa Murdock and Bronwyn Packwood for the promotion of the creative arts community.
Geelong Fibre Forum will be held on the
1st October to 7th Oct, 2017,
at Geelong Grammar, Corio.
Felt to print or print to felt -
Decorative wall hangings, wraps and yardage printed with natural vegetation!
During this week long felting and eco printing extravaganza participants of every ability will have the opportunity to learn new techniques or fine tune their skills in a fun and supportive environment. The emphasis will be on finishing the felt well and learning tips and tricks which will help achieve consistent results both felting and printing (on protein fabrics) once back in your own studio.
Other Tutors @ Geelong Fibre Forum
Nicola Brown (Ireland) -
Felt to print or Print to Felt
50 Biddlecombe Avenue,
Corio VIC 3214
Since her introduction to felt making in 2007 Nicola Brown has studied extensively in Ireland, Europe and the US to learn new techniques and develop her fine art textile practice. As a mature student, Nicola choose not to go down the traditional art college route but instead decided to attend specific workshops, master classes and symposia with tutors whose work she admired, this is an ongoing process.
Her current practice revolves around the use of eco printing, a natural process where silk, linen, lambs wool or hand made felt is wrapped with leaves, onion skins, seed pods, bark and other hedgerow materials. These bundles are tied up tightly then go through a simple heating process to help extract colour directly from the organic matter. Inspired by the rural Irish landscape, Nicola enjoys nothing more than strolling the fields gathering vegetation from the hedgerow to use in her work.
Residential Shared $1050
(All meals included)
Residential Single $1150
(Includes all lunches, daily “facilities’ charge, access to all talks, extra activities plus morning and afternoon tea)