Thursday, 16 June 2011

Textile Art Festival

Here is a collage of a small selection of the altered cloth swap.  I will post more photos tomorrow, but I am trying to learn Picasa so that I can make a slide show or video clip or more collages to show you more of the many many photos I took.  I am not very good at any of it yet.
We had an absolutely fabulous weekend, the weather was quite okay for what we were doing - I missed the really miserable weather in Brisbane and left it behind in Mackay - how good was that.
There was so much to see and do, we ran out of time through sheer exhaustion, my credit card took a beating - Dale will be happy!  The Thread Studio saw quite a bit of my money.

We had fun watching Dale and Jacinta at play in the Artists at work area, found many stalls with products we had never seen or heard of before, met up with Shirley and her friend Dianne, which was great fun, attended a couple of classes, and even ventured into the scrapbooking hall next door - too many people and too hard to find anything which interested us - the textile hall was much more fun.
I am going back to learn more about Picasa so I can post some photos of the wonderful Circus Berserkus Art U Wear competition.  Kirry Toose won with a very bright  exciting costume, but the lass who came second was only 14 when she made her entry.  She is very talented and will go far I suspect.  More tomorrow (I hope).
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  1. Wow, those are really interesting pieces of cloth. Looks like there are lots of different techniques.

  2. The altered cloths look stunning and I'm glad you had a good time in Brisbane. I had a feeling that you'd be coming home with lighter pockets! I would love to meet Dale and browse at her stall. Maybe I'll get to Ally Pally one year. Looking forward to more pics.

  3. So nice to hear everything went well Robin. The art cloth pieces look very interesting. I am sure Dale would have been very tired at the end of the weekend. It's nice to actually be there and see things instead of just looking at a computer monitor isn't it. Hope your time with Picasa is fruitful. Must go looking for the Art U Wear things. Cheers.

  4. It was great to catch up with you and meet your sister Robin, it was a wonderful day, although I think we may have been a bit more restrained than you with our purchases, although we did not have time to do the workshops.

    I like the altered cloths, and am sure we will see more of this and other great ideas from you. We were exhausted with only one day and dont know how you survived the whole weekend.

  5. The latered cloth looks great, glad you managed to lighten your pockets a bit but it is so much better to actually see the stuff. Dale looked as if she was having fun.
    Picasa is really easy and fun to use, now I have got used to it.
    Did you know you could put say all your faces in one folder? I have faces I didnt know I had when John did that.
    I tend to use the mosaic bit of the collage.


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