Workshop Presenters 2021

We’d like to introduce you to our Workshop Presenters for 2021

 

Arzu Unel-Cleary

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.

 

Diane Conroy

Dianne studied needle felting in Japan while living there for 16 yrs with some of Japanese finest needle felting teachers. Felting became a passion after years of practice. Dianne moved back to Brisbane and opened Wild Woolly Heads taking commissions for miniature replicas of peoples’ dogs, and large interior design trophy heads. Inspiration comes from her dog, garden and travels.

 

Gail Grunske

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

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.”

 

Jill Rakich

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.

 



 

Linda Douglas

I’ve been teaching art and craft workshops to adults and children for the last 30 years. Sharing techniques, dyeing yarn and teaching at venues all over is one of the best ways to connect with other creatives who share in the passion for yarn.

 

Lynda Clark

Multi-talented self confessed crochet queen. Lynda has been crocheting and crafting for what she says seems like a lifetime. She loves exploring different mediums, focusing mostly on fibre, textiles, jewellery and beading. Lynda found a passion for garment/wardrobe surgery when she was 8years old. She is a talented yarnbomber and has decorated many iconic buildings and sculptures in her hometown and on her travels. She has been part of the Love Wraps movement for 20 years and was one of the Knitting Nannas against CSG using fibre art in activism.

 

Maree White

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

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

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.

 

Sue Connor

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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