Friday, 12 January 2018

Fibre Arts Summer School 2018

Away at Fibre Arts Summer School. This time I am taking a class with Lorie McCown. This is a link to Lorie's website so that you can read about her.



This is one of her ‘dress’ series



A detail of the work



Detail of another in the series


Another work in progress



Detail from the work



Lorie explores ideas and these samples are often made into books



The classes are held at Ballarat Grammar. The grounds are a mixture of old and new buildings with lots of garden beds and lawns surrounding the boarding houses. The roses are spectacular.






The first thing I do after registration is find my room and make my bed. This year I am in a new boarding house, very spacious and with an ensuite, so am very lucky.  I always bring a few comforts from home; a quilt, hot water bottle and lamp.


I get up early each morning and walk down to Lake Wendouree



There is so much bird life on the lake, however, this magpie was keen to befriend me and not at camera shy.



The days are very full, our classes are busy as everyone wants to get the most from the class. There are presentations from the tutors after dinner, it is always interesting and inspiring to hear about their art / textile journey. There is some free time in the evening, often I spend it watching TV (crime is favourite) and doing my homework. These are a great break from daily life and for me the perfect holiday.

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