Textile Fibre Forum held at Orange was an exciting feast of workshops, lectures,exhibitions, displays and Trades Show. It brings people together to learn from well known tutors and from each other. Internationally acclaimed artists work together with inexperienced beginners in a positive, friendly and highly creative atmosphere.
The masterclass that I participated in with American born, Canadian resident, Dorothy Caldwell was perfect for me at this stage in my development of new subject matter and ideas. I loved all the mark making processes – burning, stitching, batik, finger printing etc and enjoyed bringing this work together in hand bound books at the end of the week.
My most exciting new activity was Kantha embroidery, working a sampler with traditional stitches and also making a miniature book based on ideas about Kantha.
I would like to thank Janet de Boer and all the staff and volunteers that make Forum such a terrific event and also Dorothy Caldwell for her inspiring work, well-organised workshop program and warm, encouraging personality.