Contemporary Textiles



Weekend Felting - Be inspired by new adventures with felt.  

Felt making 
Fine merino wool fibres and silks are integrated in various ways in the workshops .
Wearables ranging from scarves to shawls, wraps, kidney warmers and jewellery 

Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists
12 Payne st, Auchenflower, Brisbane, QLD.
Stitch, draw, deconstruct and reconstruct

This workshop is about getting ideas going and developing work beyond technique, to express concepts. presented as a frieze.

Sunday Felt 
2 x Sundays  dates to be announced soon
 Learn  : different felting techniques, combining wool, silk gauze & other fabrics to create fine yet strong felt
Venue : Unit 3/2 Tasman Way A&I Estate Byron Bay
10am- 4pm
Cost : $80 per day plus $35 for materials per session
take home a finished wearable art piece for each  workshop
enrol in 1 or both workshops 
(discount applies for up front booking for both)

International tutors 
presented in 
Byron Bay 
by Gondwana Textiles

Professor Julian Roberts UK presented ‘Sub Cut’ for Gondwana Textiles at Wolllongbar TAFE in Feb 

‘Subtraction Cutting’ is an approach to garment pattern making that incorporates chance discovery, distance, gods-eye views, and the ability to cut fast & inaccurately without too much reference to numbers, fractions or mathematics.

All Blues - shibori and indigo dyeing

in Byron Bay

with Susan Fell Mclean

OCT 20 / 21 2012

to reserve your place

enrol now or contact Susan at

or ph. 0427355629

To see more indigo shibori


Come to our thought provoking workshops with an open mind and a willingness to explore your own creativity.

Shibori  workshops

* Itajime




combinations & contemporary interpretations of traditional shibori techniques.

Black - discharge, shibori and block printing - November

Smell the Magic of Eucalyptus - felting, shibori and natural dyeing

Organic and muted hues create layered and textural artworks evocative of the Australian bush. Let us know if you are ‘dyeing’ to do a shibori workshop



WORKSHOPS - 2 to 6 days



Felt a garment in a weekend

Sat & Sun dates to be announced


Make a vest, kimono or jacket in two days


Same venue and times as above

Cost : $160 plus $50 for materials 

Some personal equipment required, contact to find out more.

My favorite links

julian Roberts on Wednesdays




Gondwana Textiles conducts regular workshops with guest tutors from around Australia and international locations.

Workshops specifically designed to meet individual needs

Coming up soon   - watch this space ...............