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

A fascinating insight into the intense manual labour required to produce traditional hansa ramie. Thank you Liz Arnold for sharing. 🍃🌿

Caroline Rousset-Johnson
How Hansa Rami Is Made

ntroducing the art work 'Hansan Ramie 한산모시'.
Presented in 'Constancy &Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2014', April 8~13, La Triennale di Milano.

Hosted by: Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Republic of Korea
Organized by: Korea Craft & Design Foundation
Creative Director: Sohn Hye- won

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMj0G5di9Jg
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5 days ago

WAFTA

The word about Altered States is spreading. Nice angle - the thought did cross my mind as I left Craft House last night as I'm sure it did with others. Thanks Jo Josephine Franco ."OUT of the bag" and "INTO the box" !
stay tuned for the images of bag contents and entries when WAFTA's Exhibition opens in Perth on 16th September.
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The word about Altered States is spreading. Nice angle - the thought did cross my mind as I left Craft House last night as Im sure it did with others. Thanks Jo Josephine Franco .

5 days ago

WAFTA

Now this is something different......does anyone know if there is anyone in Perth who does this?Have your body 3D scanned to create your EXACT replica dress form! Hollie will be in Sydney with her 3D scanner this Friday 18th and Saturday 19th at Sheraton On The Park. For more info, check out the link below or email hollie@toolsbyhollie.com to book a time.
toolsbyhollie.com/product/sew-sister-by-hollie/
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Now this is something different......does anyone know if there is anyone in Perth who does this?

Comment on Facebook

I've been working on it, but I'm not ready for market yet. However, if anyone is interested, there's also a DIY tutorial floating around.

Seeing it would be pretty confronting!

NowThis
This clothing line is saving its waste and paying fair wages (via Zero Waste Daniel)
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