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


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5 days ago


This looks like fun.....

Bling a Bra for Pink Ribbon FundraisingOctober 18, 2017, 10:00amWise Old Owl CraftA Bra....lace, ribbon, bling, sequins, rhinestones, hot glue (or other glues), heaps of fun - all for a great cause.
Wed 18th October - arrive anytime between 10am & 2pm to start Blinging Your Bra. BYO Bra, padded version recommended as they stand 'pert' on their own!

$25pp is the recommended donation amount. All materials included. Julie is donating her time. All proceeds go to the Pink Ribbon Campaign... PLUS ...that includes...

your $10 Entry Fee to the "Uplifting" Art Bra for a Cause Exhibition and Competition. 1st - 3rd December, ViViD gallery, Smart Street Mall, Mandurah. "Uplifting" sponsored and coordinated by @[113264808765353:274:Powertex Australia]. For further information on "Uplifting" please contact Ashley Hay on 0467544533 www.powertex.com.au

Authorised Pink Ribbon Community Supporter Donor ID #515505
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Bling a Bra for Pink Ribbon Fundraising


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Yolande Roux Ann Buchler

5 days ago


Perth Makers Market November 5th 2017November 5, 2017, 9:30amPerth Makers MarketPerth Makers Market is an exclusively handmade only market in Applecross. Address: 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross

Offering 180+ stalls including woodwork, toys, clothing, terrariums, art, sculpture and more there are plenty of beautiful items to see (and buy!). Bring the kids along for a picnic or barbeque and participate in the activities offered such as face painting, sand card art or the interactive craft experience from ReMida.

Please be aware that the pirate ship playground is not available for play due to ongoing refurbishment.

After a more refined dining experience? Why not dine at Blue Water Grill for breakfast or lunch - or stop and have a beautiful Devonshire Tea? For a true market experience you can dine with our food vendors as you sit and listen to the buskers. There will be activities for kids with face painting, balloon twisting, sand card art, henna and more!


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is dedicated event parking next to the market on the Heathcote Lower Lands. This parking is managed by Applecross Rotary as a fundraiser for their non-profit organisation. Parking is by donation.
If you are interested in a beautiful walk along the river to get to the market you can arrive by Public Transport to the Canning Bridge train station on the Mandurah train line.

Is there an ATM on site?
Yes, there will be an ATM on site just in case you run out of cash!

Am I allowed to bring my dog to the market?
Unfortunately Heathcote Cultural Precinct is a no-dog area. There is signage to this effect on site.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via e-mail to: enquiries@perthmakersmarket.com
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Perth Makers Market November 5th 2017

6 days ago


Is anyone going to this sundowner today?

ARTS & EATSOctober 13, 2017, 5:00pmCity of StirlingARTS & EATS
Friday 13 October, 5pm – 8pm
City of Stirling Reception Hall & Outdoor Forecourt
Free entry
All ages welcome

We are pleased to bring you a very special edition of the @[1684729988509703:274:Food Truck Pop Up] in partnership with the @[1942500842672228:844:City of Stirling Art Award & Exhibition 2017].

The biennial @[1942500842672228:844:City of Stirling Art Award & Exhibition 2017] will open its doors for an exclusive after-dark viewing of the public exhibition. Featuring over 170 2D and 3D works by local and Western Australian artists, from painting and drawing to sculpture and multimedia. Artworks will be for sale on the evening and you will be supporting the local arts community.

After you browse the exhibition inside, head outside to the open-air forecourt which will be transformed into a pop-up eatery with food from local favourites @[1734721350139774:274:The Fish Boss], @[110253579040173:274:Churro Central], @[849723355149203:274:The Wooden Box Cart] and @[1416869045254549:274:Rancho Sombrero Tex-Mex]!
Arts & Eats also has you covered for post-work drinks with a cash bar open for business. Relax and welcome the weekend with live music by local musicians as you eat, drink and art.

Find us at the City of Stirling Reception Hall, off the main entrance to the Administration Building at 25 Cedric Street.

Free entry and plenty of free parking on site.
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Cheryl Ray Kathryn Thomas

6 days ago


It’s that time of year again for Sydney siders. If you’re over there SBTS at Bondi should not be missed.Calling all knitters! We invite you to join Danish artist Karl-Christian Geleff to be part of his performance work where the art of knitting is combined with social interaction. Join to co-create the new artwork ‘Duet Knit’ in Tamarama Park Thursday 19 October to Sunday 5 November. Knitting sessions daily 10.30am to 5.30pm. Email knit@sculpturebythesea.com to knit with Karl! ... See MoreSee Less

It’s that time of year again for Sydney siders. If you’re over there SBTS at Bondi should not be missed.

6 days ago


What's On: we are showcasing a vibrant mix of emerging and established Western Australian artists at Artsource Midland Open Studios on Sunday 15 October from 11am to 2pm.

Visit the personal artist studios which have revitalised the hundred-year-old building as a lively sanctuary for painters, photographers, sculptors, jewellers and printmakers. Lose yourself amongst Leah Tarlo's Found Institute Vintage Collectables and meander your way up and around this historic former boarding house.


IMAGES: Artsource Midland Open Studios 2012 and 2015. Photographer: Christophe Canato.
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1 week ago


Oh wow. Look at that embroidery!Madame Susha - Purveyor of Opulence and All Things Fine

Antique Ballgown
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Oh wow. Look at that embroidery!