Australia in April

Are you looking for a tapestry crochet adventure down under? Then please consider joining me in Australia, where I’ll be teaching a couple of week-long tapestry crochet classes at FIBRES BALLARAT 2009 (April 13th – 17th), then at The April FORUM 2009 to be held at Kinross-Wolaroi School in Orange (April 19th – 25th). Ballarat is in the south, one and a half hours northwest of Melbourne, and Orange is three and a half hours west of Sydney.

Four small projects will be completed at the beginning of each week, then participants will design their own piece and either complete it in class or at home. Right and left handed crocheters will simultaneously learn about design, color and fiber art, as well as gain confidence in tapestry crochet design.

The loose stitches of the Felted Tapestry Crochet Basket below will introduce carrying and changing colors in a circular spiral format and felting.

Tapestry Crochet Baskets Before and After Felting
The Tapestry Crochet Basket project before and after felting.

The bead felted bag below will introduce beads and another format.

Bead Felted Tapestry Crochet Ribbon Bag
Bead Tapestry Crochet Cell Phone Bag project before and after felting.

The tubular bracelet project below will be tapestry crocheted with tight stitches.

Bead Tapestry Crochet Bracelet
Reversible Bead Tapestry Crochet Bracelet project.

Participants will be able to choose one of two methods to tapestry crochet the Flat Tapestry Crochet Deer project below. The size of the stitch determines the drape and size of the finished fabric.

Flat Tapestry Crochet Deer
Flat Tapestry Crochet Deer done with tight stitches on the left and loose stitches on the right.

Registration is now open for both venues. I’m so excited because I hear that it’s lots of fun (I was told to bring a funny green outfit) and it will be my first trip to Oz.

And guess what? I just realized that I will have taught tapestry crochet on 5 continents – only South America and Antarctica to go!

2 Responses to “Australia in April”

  1. Anu says:

    Something to look forward to! TC practitioners in Oz will be thrilled, as am I .
    Maybe we will meet, but I can’t travel now & you’d have to travel north to the east point coast, but who knows, perhaps you could teach here too, it’s a region notable for attracting artists across genres.

    Great news. You are certainly spreading the art, hooking up the planet – I’m sure you’ll have done it all eventually.

  2. I just found out that due to low registration, my classes have been canceled. Oh, well. Maybe we can try again when the world economy is in better shape!

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