Get to know our workshop presenters 2018
Amanda Delahoy-Seiler lives in a country cottage in SEQ, where she operates Balter Knitwear. She has been knitting since childhood, and enjoys challenging herself with new techniques and ideas. She loves projects with beautiful elements, and a practical use, and sharing her experience with others.
Stitch Abeille (‘Ah-bay’ – the french word for bee) is an indie dyer based in Brisbane, with a passion for yarn and fibre crafts. “We’re very passionate about our yarns, and have carefully tested and selected the softest yarns possible and dyed them in every colour of the rainbow (plus a few more!)”.
Crochet Australia – 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.”
I started young with some yarn and knitting needles. My passion for textiles motivated me to get a textile design degree in Germany, majoring in knitwear. Since immigrating to Australia, I’ve worked for a number of years in the knitwear industry, designing knitwear for a company in Melbourne before setting out on my own. Now I’m experimenting with knitting stitches and design hand knits that are colourful and innovative. Two of my knitting pattern have been published in Yarn magazine.
Innovative artist/artisan/creatrix with a passion for using recycled & unexpected materials to create fun and inspiring pieces, all the while, respecting this beautiful planet we live on by using preloved resources.
Julie has been spinning and weaving for over 25 years and learnt to spin in Rotherham in South Yorkshire. She went on to learn various spinning methods, mastered felting and learnt to weave. She is a very enthusiastic teacher who loves to share her knowledge. Her love of spinning is contagious. She loves to work with mohair and merino and creates wonderful art yarns and is constantly amazed by the endless possibilities spinning has has to offer.
Based in the Gold Coast Hinterland and amidst the chaos of family life, Fabric-Scissors-Hook was born from a desire to use my considerable stash of fabric in a new and creative way. That very first crocheted rug is still going strong in my kids’ bedroom! I enjoy both the freedom and restrictions that go with creating from pre-existing materials, and I love creating items that are both functional and beautiful.
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.
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.
Multi award winning jeweller Renee Blackwell’s workshop/studio “Harmony House” is set deep in the heart of her tranquil 50-acre Eco-property in South East Queensland. As a designer of bespoke jewellery pieces, this peaceful environment is where her inspirations converge, creating her exquisite collections. Renee’s lifelong passion with adornment began nearly 30 years ago on a trip to East Africa.
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.
Eco Artist and child specialist art teacher. Has been exploring the art of weaving and basket making using natural fibres and invasive weed vines . Experience using the weed vine Cats Claw to create long lasting and useful baskets for garden and indoor use. Host of the woman’s weaving circle.