To encourage and assist fibre artists to achieve their
fullest potential by providing advice, facilities
and educational material in an enjoyable
social environment.

Meetings held weekly on Wednesday at Possum Hollow Hall within Townsville Showgrounds, Hyde Park. 10am - 1-00pm

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A New Year begins

Hi, my apologies for not posting more regularly, life does have a habit of getting rather busy in the second half of the year and I get carried along with it.
Fibres & Fabrics has had a big end of year, with a large Reef Exhibition and a Christmas Craft Fair and just because we needed more to do we renovated our meeting place!!!!
So I've  put some photos of our renovated space for now.  More will follow of the Reef exhibition and our other activites.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Still busy creating, but not posting. sorry

Hi, we as a group are very busy creating reef pieces, puppets, breast cushions, knee rugs and various other items for the community.
Below are some photos of the Puppet day we had to raise money for the Childrens Cancer Ward at The Townsville Hospital. 

Celebrity puppet close up

Close up of turtle puppets
Turtle performance

Some of the other puppets that were created for the day.

Joan K, entertaining us with her celebrity puppet.

Deb P, Jane B and Maggie W performed an impromptu puppet show.

Sharyn H and Veronica S performed a well rehearsed puppet show about not littering in the reef.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Photos for May

Just a few photos, Fibres as a group is very busy at the moment, creating pieces for the Reef Project that we are involved in. I have included the relevant information at the bottom of this post.  There are quite a number of workshops out in the community, these too are listed below.

Weave the reef from junk
First Wednesday of every month at Fibres from 10am
we will be making reef. You can work on your own project
or I can show you what to do.  Marion

Weave the Reef - Love the Reef
Join members of Fibres and Fabrics Association Inc. with
 artist Marion Gaemers in a series of free, pop-up community
workshops throughout 2015 in the Townsville CBD.
Participants will be guided in creating coral reef structures
from marine debris, recycled clothing and crochet, including ghost nets and rubbish collected from Tangaroa Blue Foundation Beach Clean ...Ups.
Components of the community artwork resulting from the workshops will be displayed at 'ECO Fiesta', during 'Strand Ephemera', and culminating in a large installation at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Flinders Street during the major exhibition 'REEF', to be launched in December.

Dates, times and venues:
- Saturday 23 May [10am - 1pm] in Townsville Bulletin Square
- Sunday 31 May [10am - 4pm] at ECO Fiesta, Queens Gardens, Gregory St
- Saturday 27 June [10am - 1pm] in Townsville Bulletin Square
- Saturday 4 July [10am - 4pm] at The Townsville Show, Townsville Showgrounds, adjacent Ingham Rd
- Saturday 25 July [10am - 1pm] in Townsville Bulletin Square
- Monday 3 August, Wednesday 5, Friday 7 August [3 - 5pm] at Strand Ephemera, The Strand
- Saturday 8 August [10am - 3pm] at
Townsville Seafood Festival, Townsville Bulletin Square
- Saturday 29 August [10am - 1pm] in Townsville Bulletin Square
- Saturday 26 September [10am - 1pm] at
Museum of  Tropical Queensland
-Saturday 31 October [10am - 1pm] at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium
- Saturday 28 November [10am - 1pm] at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery