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WS17.7: Kay Murray -  Bowerbird Fabric Journal

A bookbinding workshop with a difference! In this workshop participants will be making a fabric book based on a traditional book structure such as bound, concertina or dos-e-doe incorporating found and made collected textile materials.

Date: Saturday & Sunday 23/24 September, 2016

Registration is open until: Friday, 15 September, 2016

Location: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Epping

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

ATASDA Member: $150
Non-Member: $200

Material Fees $10
Do participants need a sewing machine? Ideally yes, but they could make a simple smaller book by hand. The construction of the book is by hand, as with a paper book. 

Are you a bit of a bowerbird? Do you have a lot of little bits and pieces you have collected - scrap fabrics, laces, papers, various trims, mementos and ephemera? This is the class for you! What a wonderful opportunity to incorporate all the bits and pieces collected or made over the years from workshops, classes and experiments to create a fabric book. In this workshop participants will make a fabric book starting with a cover and pages on which they can stitch by hand or machine to embellish and decorate. Use your hand-dyed, printed, stitched and sourced textiles to create a personalised cloth book. Include your favourite braids, ribbons, buttons and trims and complete with embroidery and stitched detail.

Experience level - confident beginner with basic skills hand and machine to intermediate or experienced

Kay Murray has been sewing and creating longer than she cares to admit. Never happier than when she is making something. Kay utilises most of the traditional crafts in her work. Growing up on a merino sheep farm in southern NSW has had a big influence on her preference for using wool and other natural fibres. Kay also prefers to use reclaimed items in her textile artwork as she finds the used and old has its own story to impart to a work. In her working life, Kay is a secondary school Technology teacher, specialising in Textiles & Design and Food Technology. At her leisure, she enjoys all types of hand and machine embroidery, patchwork and long arm quilting, fabric dyeing/printing and freeform knitting. 

Want to see more? Do a Google search for ‘Kay Murray textile’ to see many more images of her work.

Workshop Code:  WS17.7


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