We’d like to introduce you to our Workshop Presenters for 2023
Arzu is a Eumundi based fibre artist whose needle-felted dolls explore themes of the Sacred Feminine, connection and belonging. Her enthusiasm for sculpting with wool is infectious and those she teaches find her process-led approach meditative. Arzu has a range of downloadable tutorials, kits and holds regular workshops helping participants to uncover authentic creative expression.
I am known for my bright and bold, coloured flamboyant felted wearable art. Silk and wool are the main ingredients that I use to to make all things felted, including hats, bags, shawls/scarves, tunics etc. I love to connect community to art and so I travel to teach felting to people all over Queensland. Having fun while creating, is my goal.
Jenny King is Australia’s most published international designer. She is a pattern writer and teacher with 20 pattern books and 3 videos to her name. She has had designs in all major magazines in the UK, USA and Australia since 2001. She has taught at Crochet Guild of America for over 20 years and helped establish our very own Crochet Guild here in Australia. Most of her classes sell out. Come and find out why!
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.
Jo Joz Art Studio is the creation of Maleny artist Joanne Cramatte, working from her home studio she specialises is the craft of Polymer Clay, creating Name Badges, Pet Portraits, Australian Wildlife Earrings, Stitch Markers and Buttons…everything from fun and whimsical, abstract to realism. Joanne is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and demonstrating this fun and addictive craft. www.jojozartstudio.com
Maree has been a keen spinner for over 10years, starting on a traditional spinning wheel. She discovered spindling 8 years ago and has been obsessed ever since. Spinning is not Maree’s only passion, she also enjoys knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving , sewing, in fact any fibre related crafts. She finds sharing her knowledge and skills with others very satisfying.
Fibre Artist & multi award winner, Renate is also the author of 5 International Crochet books and has conducted classes and workshops across the Sunshine coast since 2002. A passionate advocate for freeform and traditional crochet techniques, she is always excited to share her knowledge with others, from beginners to the more experienced.
Sarah is the craftswoman at the helm of The Maker’s Corner, an off-grid fabric, fibre and haberdashery shop, where she runs creative workshops focused on intentional living and sustainable craft. In a consumerist, throwaway culture, Sarah is dedicated to empowering people with skills that develop stronger community sufficiency and a more regenerative future for us all.
As a Botanical Dyer, Textile and Fibre Artist Sue is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of colour, fibres, textiles and the seemingly magical powers of nature. Sue is an experienced facilitator running workshops from her home as well as at festivals such as the Fibre Arts Festival, Knitfest, The Knitter’s Picnic and Camp Creative.
Local Artist specialising in Eco Art and Bush craft. Tracy has been working throughout the Sunshine Coast and South Burnett Region for many years sharing her crafts and love and care for the natural environment.
Vanessa from Knot Just Knots Macrame is a local fibre artists who makes macrame on the Sunshine Coast, creating a mix of eclectic designs. She specializes in Macrame workshops for all ages, Macrame Swings, bespoke pieces and one of a kind Macrame Teepees. Her products are hand-made using high-quality natural fibres purchased in Australia from ethically sourced suppliers to create one-of-a-kind rope art for homes and businesses.