Who we are

The Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA) was founded in 1995 and is a dynamic and progressive group with passion, enthusiasm and talent that reflects the growing interest and appreciation of textile and fibre art within the community.

WAFTA’s members include both established and emerging artists who between them employ a diverse range and combination of fibre and textile processes incorporating combinations of traditional, contemporary and experimental techniques. There is also an increasing crossover of textiles and other mediums, with glass, digital print, digital projection, ceramics, metal and the natural environment – to name but a few.

WAFTA’s objectives include increasing the understanding of the potential of fibre and textiles through exhibition, whilst encouraging the highest standard of design and craftsmanship.

What our members say

“Love the friendly vibe, website & Facebook updates.  Great workshops being offered.. too.”  Caitlin Stewart, WAFTA Member

“WAFTA is an excellent and always improving organization, striving for inclusiveness and professionalism” Peggy Lyon, WAFTA Member

“You all seem to be improving the WAFTA membership experience… :)” Liz Arnold, WAFTA member

 

 WAFTA Facebook Feed

14 hours ago

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New workshop just posted on WAFTA.com.au and invitations sent to members. Very excited about this one. 🙃😊😍 #textileart #armature @katrinavirgona #3dtextiles #textiles #3dart #3dartist #perthtodo #perthlifestyle #WAFTAinc ... See MoreSee Less

New workshop just posted on http://WAFTA.com.au and invitations sent to members. Very excited about this one. 🙃😊😍 #textileart #armature @katrinavirgona #3dtextiles #textiles #3dart #3dartist #perthtodo #perthlifestyle #WAFTAinc

1 day ago

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Another Textile Techniques Toolbox. These are ultra popular half day workshops which give you the ability to go home and experiment for yourself. Fabulous preparation for the Altered States Members Exhibition! Eco Dyeing has sold out and just a few places left on this one!!!! #perthlife #perthtodo #WAFTAinc #perthmakers #prociondye #textileart WAFTA.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

Another Textile Techniques Toolbox. These are ultra popular half day workshops which give you the ability to go home and experiment for yourself. Fabulous preparation for the Altered States Members Exhibition!  Eco Dyeing has sold out and just a few places left on this one!!!! #perthlife #perthtodo #WAFTAinc #perthmakers #prociondye #textileart  http://WAFTA.com.au

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Wish I lived in Perth.

Sheree Dornan

2 days ago

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If you're looking for some Eco-dyed shopping today go to 9 Jarrah St, Bunbury from 9am. Jane Flower is selling.Last minute preparation for Tree Street Art Safari - Saturday 25th March 11am - 5pm. Very pleased with these eco printed table runners. Grab a map from BRAG or Stirling Street Arts Centre - I will be at 9 Jarrah Street. ... See MoreSee Less

If youre looking for some Eco-dyed shopping today go to 9 Jarrah St, Bunbury from 9am. Jane Flower is selling.

3 days ago

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Simple concept - beautiful effect.....Shine on Schiele ⚡️Sewing new artworks inspired by Egon Schiele's drawings. Its for an exhibition in May together with two other artists. All our works will be in thread or wire. This work I just finished yesterday and it consist only of black threads - sewn recycled paper and mirror Paper. No paint. The women floats between to glass sheets. I'm super excited - hope you like it too 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Simple concept - beautiful effect.....

3 days ago

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Thank you Linda Stokes for sharing.

Jan Hopkins Alternative Materials
New small sample piece made of Mandarin peel, yellow cedar bark and waxed linen.
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You could do this Jann Pratt !

Wow, amazing !!

3 days ago

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Tina's been busy since last Fridays 'Hooking' workshop with Jo Franco. Using fabrics from the 80's & 90's cut into strips and 'stick' woven making a floor rug. Tina's even prepared more for her upcoming flight. Great work Tina. ... See MoreSee Less

Tinas been busy since last Fridays Hooking workshop with Jo Franco. Using fabrics from the 80s & 90s  cut into strips and stick woven making a floor rug. Tinas even prepared more for her upcoming flight. Great work Tina.

3 days ago

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WAFTA e-newsletter subscriptions Selvedge Updates
The Selvedge Fair in Bath, UK
OPEN IN WAFTA BLOG wafta.com.au/wafta-blog/subscriptions/
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Our March 28 Meeting promises to once again delight members and visitors with two exciting happenings during the evening followed by time to catch up at supper. 1. Kathryn Harmer Fox will join us to speak to us about her art practice as a machine embroiderer. A friend of WAFTA Secretary Gail Hawes, Kathryn is visiting from South Africa to do a workshop with Chez Armstrong at Handcrafters House in Midland, before heading over to Ballarat to teach. Be inspired by her work on her Facebook page as she uses her sewing machine as a creative tool. Kathryn is a professional artist who uses fibre as her predominant medium; she has spent decades drawing and painting using thread and fabric. Her work has been exhibited all over the world, including Japan, America, France and the UK. She has won many awards and recently received the Grand Prix in the Reflections competition hosted by European Patchwork Meeting in France. She is a teacher who believes that art is a learnt skill and not a gift magically imbibed by babies at birth although she does know that everybody is born with the ability to create art. READ MORE wafta.com.au/event/members-meeting/ 2. Mystery bags for the Altered States 2017 Exhibition will be distributed at this meeting to members who have already registered to exhibit. READ MORE wafta.com.au/altered-states-2017-wafta-members-exhibition-challenge/