This year’s Visions IV exhibition and sale by the Craft Cottage’s Fabric Art and Surface Design Group in July is set to be the most spectacular yet with internationally experienced artists all working to present garments created especially for the event.
Fabric Art and Surface Design Group president Lyn Gooch said the group has 20 members, all practicing textile artists working in many different mediums, silk, wool and cotton.
“Our members produce exquisite art to wear, textile pictures and wall hangings. These works use many techniques, hand dyeing fabrics, machine and hand embellishment, Nuno felting, Shibori- traditional and modern,” Lyn said.
“A wearable art garment may take weeks to complete. A work will begin with an idea, a unique design,” she said.
“Just imagine starting with that idea, having to start with a white piece of silk or other fabric, then having to hand dye and sometime machine embellish it before drafting your own pattern and hand making it to complete your ideas.
“You may then realize why members of the group become obsessed with their work.”
Everyone is welcome to come along and see this year’s unique designs with the exhibition to be held in Buderim Craft Cottage Atrium Gallery with the invitation-only official opening on Friday 16th July at 7pm. The exhibition will then be open to the public on Saturday 17th from 9am – 4pm, Sunday 18th from 9am – 3pm, with the gallery display open all week and the following weekend, Saturday 24th from 9am – 4pm and Sunday 25th 9am – 12noon. The Buderim Craft Cottage is at 5 Main Street, Buderim, behind War Memorial Hall on corner Church and Main Streets. Entry is by gold coin donation. Enquiries Lyn (07) 5445 6113 Jill (07) 5477 6029.
Lyn said this year’s Visions IV exhibition would feature the group’s challenge display of ‘Wearable Art with a futuristic theme’. There will also be a display of work from the Maroochydore High School year 10 Textile Students.