Workshop Presenters 2020

We’d like to introduce you to our Workshop Presenters for 2020

Arzu Unel-Cleary

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With nature as her muse, Arzu’s felted collectibles delight the young at heart! Her enthusiasm for sculpting with wool is infectious and those she teaches find it very meditative. She runs monthly workshops in her Eumundi studio and offers a nurturing approach to learning. Topics include Earth goddesses, trees and gnome caves. Her Etsy shop and Facebook page are full of magical creations.

Gail Grunske

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I love life /colour/design/texture but most of all fun. My work is bright, colourful, bold vibrant and exciting. Creating wearables with natural elements cotton/silk/wool and water is my passion.

Jane Little

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Crafty Jane is a visual artist and designer who fell in love with crochet when first laying eyes on the baby blanket made by her grandmother in the 70’s. She has many years experience teaching crochet and other yarn crafts to others. “I love all things yarn, I live to work with colour and texture, and I love witnessing and creating space for the creativity of others.”

Jenai Hooke

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Jenai Hooke is an artist and teacher with a commitment to keeping the ancient crafts alive. Her passion for natural fibres, plant dyes and textile art spans 4 decades. Regular workshops are held from her Eudlo studio on all aspects on natural dyeing including Indigo which she now grows in her ever expanding dye garden.

Jenny King

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Crochet is Jenny’s passion. She has 30 years experience teaching in both Australia & USA. Innovator of the revolutionary Get Squared® program, Jenny also has 20 pattern books and 2 videos to her name. Jenny has been designing for magazines in UK, USA and Australia since 2001 and has been teaching on TV in Knit and Crochet Now!

Jill Rakich

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I have been crocheting for over 50 years and really enjoy challenging projects and learning new techniques. I do a lot of overlay crochet, and love to teach other people how to do this. I also love the challenge of designing new ways to use hexagons and pentagons.

Jodi Tainton

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I am an avid knitter with a passion for light weight fibres and fabrics that work in theAustralian environment. I have my own range of linen yarn and extreme knitting needles that I have designed and produced myself. If you want to learn how to get the most out of linen, a lovely natural plant based product or learn to work on a larger scale, my class is for you.

Kylie Kenny

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Kylie has a long history with anything crafty, but crochet and knitting were the first crafts she learnt as early as 6 years old. After forays into sewing, quilting and many other crafts, knitting is definitely her passion. To sit and knit is heaven and the process is much more fulfilling for Kylie than an actual finished project, although finishing is also good.

Maree White

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Maree has been a keen spinner for around eight years starting on a traditional wheel. She discovered spindling six years ago and is obsessed. Not only are spindles portable, there are so many different types that are not only beautiful to look at but functional as well. Working with raw fibre from “sheep to garment” is very rewarding and meditative. Spinning is not Maree’s only passion. Knitting, crocheting, weaving, rug hooking, felting and sewing, in fact any fibre related craft is. Sharing her knowledge and skills with others is very satisfying.

Pauline Amor

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Pauline is a Textile artist who works and teaches from her home studio in Mooloolah. She started making her own clothes from age 10 and has always had a love of fabric and design. Her latest passion is working with Silks and beading. She teaches Textile basket making and Beading around cabochons. She also has some exciting, upcoming workshops.

Renate Kirkpatrick

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I have crocheted as far back as I can remember. From 2002, as crochet made a huge resurgence & increased in popularity, I was encouraged to share my knowledge in Traditional, Tunisian, Jacquard, Crochenit & Freeform techniques which led to workshops & classes across the Sunshine Coast. I now live in Landsborough, Qld, where I’ve set up a workroom & hold classes & workshops.

Ron & Cathie Twaddle

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We have 40 years’ experience working as professional wicker workers, making and repairing classic cane furniture and traditional baskets and running workshops. Together Ron and Cathie take pleasure in using traditional materials and methods to make contemporary baskets, experimenting with colour, texture and form. Since moving to our bushland home, we are inspired by the natural surroundings.

Rosemary Mitchell

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Rosemary is a Fibre Artist living in the Hinterland for over 30 years. She gives frequent Needle Felting Workshops in Maleny. Needle Felting is a wonderfully versatile, dry felting, sculptural technique which she is excited to share with you. She creates unique, eco-friendly Gifts, Art dolls and Waldorf toys for sale at her online Store.

Sarah Price

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Sarah runs online knitting boutique Say! Little Hen and is the Editor of Yarnologie Magazine. She has been knitting since childhood and believes that knitting shouldn’t be a stressful experience. With the right techniques it’s easy to achieve beautiful knitting results no matter the project. Fair Isle knitting is a favourite and makes it’s way into many of Sarah’s designs.

Sue Connor

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A Botanical Dyer and Fibre Artist, Sue is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of colour, fibres and the magical powers of nature. She is an experienced facilitator running workshops at home and festivals – Fibre Arts Festival, Botanical Bazaar and Camp Creative. Sue’s home dye garden and botanical dyeing skill have been featured in Gardening Australia magazine. 

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