Showcasing the work of members of Hervey Bay Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists inspired by the theme Colours of Australia.
The works presented are in the form of weaving, spinning , knitting, felting and stitching using a large range of fibres and yarns like wool, silk, alpaca, cotton, linen, tencil and natural fibres like raffia and banana. Drawn from the dynamic and varied landscapes found around Australia, these works provide a fresh perspective on the world around us.
For the exhibition the members have, besides the individual pieces, contributed and created a communal work in the form of weaving, eco dyeing and knitting. A lot of emphasis has been on the creation of yarn by spinning the fibres and hand dyeing of these, either with natural dyes or synthetic dyes to reflect the theme of the exhibition.
Image: Hervey Bay Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Workers (a collaborative project), East Coast to west Coast (detail), 2022, 600 x 65cm, Handwoven work, created with handspun, hand dyed wool.