Thursday, June 4, 2009
Testing the Fibre: Ancient techniques and new ideas: 2009 Alice Springs Beanie Festival exhibition.
This year the festival will be celebrating the United Nation's International Year of Natural Fibres. Along with renewable fibres value is placed on the handmade. Textile techniques- knitting, crochet, felting, weaving are easy to learn and difficult to master. Amazing levels of technical skill can be developed to make ideas come alive. This is when the ordinary beanie becomes extraordinary. Exhibitors were invited to test the possibilities of their creative fibre and the fibres they work with.