Happy New Year!

January 6, 2019

Welcome to a new year of exciting possibilities and creative potential!

First Members' Meeting 2019

Our first meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday February 19, at Craft House, off Clyde Road in Menora.

A highlight for this meeting will be the opportunity for all members to share work with friends and fellow makers and artists.
Bring your work to display, and there will be time to mingle, examine and chat about the many variations in techniques, styles and interests that members practice.
Be inspired by, or inspire others, at the start of this exciting new year. We would love this to be an opportunity to connect over supper and support each other in creativity.

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Sophie Mahir, an inspirational speaker and well-known artist promoter. Her personal story and how she has developed a career as an artist, mentor, and business start-up advisor, is fascinating. We think she is just the person to get you motivated for the coming year!

Sophie is the brains behind the Artists Marketing Academy, based in Perth, aimed at all artists and creatives. Read more on the AMA website

First Workshop 2019

Drawn In - Drawn Together: A new workshop with tutor Thelma Cluning

Combining her visual arts classroom experience with personal arts practice, Thelma will explore new approaches to both analytical and expressive drawing, and 'drawing for stitch'.The workshop will include practical drawing experiences, advice on technique and analysis of subject, and design development in textile practice.

Whether you are an intermediate or competent drawer (or sketcher, scribbler, mark maker...!), if you like exploring drawing as a tool for generating ideas, happy to move  the traditional to the fanciful in mark making, then this is the drawing workshop for you.

This will be a fun and sociable environment to develop skills, improve visual awareness and provide resources to apply to your own textiles practice.

If you have friends or family who would also be interested, please do introduce them to WAFTA - why not buy them a membership and workshop as a New Year gift to start their creative year? Register Here


Check out our latest instagram posts, with huge thanks to our instagrammer, artist and member Louise Wells.  This is one of long standing member Anne Williams' works. Her varied practice includes hand stitch, investigating pigments from the natural world, artist books and recycling potential! More...

Recycling Frocks Rocks

Check out the unique new garments created from old, having fabulous fun in the process with Jane Milburn (centre front row).  This was our last workshop of 2018. Keep an eye on your inbox for our new workshops for 2019, starting with drawing for textile arts. More...

Be our Secretary.. please :)

Would you like to join our team of volunteers old and new on the General Committee?  We have heaps of fun, and get hands on with the running of this vibrant association.  We have a space for someone to take meeting minutes and keep our notes and records.  Drop us a note to info@wafta.com if you are interested and we'll be in touch right away!

Above are some of our previous and current committee members having a great time at the thank you Christmas Lunch for committee volunteers in December. L-R: Julia Andriesavich: Memberships; Jan Holland: ex-Speakers/Minutes; Diane Binns: ex-Chairperson; Jo Franco: Librarian; Liz Arnold: Workshops

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