Monday, July 7, 2014

Craft Cubed - Celebrating the Art of the Handmade

Craft Cubed 2014

The Art of Handmade

1 to 31 August 2014

Craft Cubed is Craft Victoria’s annual festival of the handmade. This year Craft Cubed will have Federation Square as its home, while extending its reach across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Featuring exhibitions, installations, open studios, workshops and events, Craft Cubed is a unique umbrella for practitioners and the public to engage with contemporary craft and design.

After the fun and success of participating in the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios event for the past two years my studio at Ferny Creek will be part of Craft Cubed’s celebration of the handmade as a satellite event.

Over two days - Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th between 10am and 5pm - visitors can experience the transformation of wool and silk fibres and silk fabric into beautiful garments, using an ancient skill uncompromised by our high tech world.

Watch the video experience of visiting my studio, from coming down The Lane to opening the studio door and finding me preparing for a demo.

On Saturday August 23rd at 2pm there will be demonstration of the process of Nuno felt making.

Nuno felt is also known as laminated felt and involves laying wool and silk fibres onto a carrier fabric such as silk georgette or cotton muslin, then wetting down with soap and water and agitating until the fabric and fibres are wedded together.

On Sunday August 24th at 11am, or at 2pmvisitors can get their hands wet making a small felt vessel using a potato as a form in a small workshop session.
Dandenong Ranges Open Studio 2014
Workshop participants showing their finished vessels
Children over 10 and adults welcomed for the hands on workshop activity but please book as places are limited and there is a $10 fee.

Contact by phone 0408 327 831; through Facebook wraptinfelt by Joni Cornell; or email

Otherwise, entry is free and please feel free to visit throughout the weekend to chat, view, touch, try on felted merino silk apparel or make a purchase.

You can also visit my friend, ceramic artist Lisa Hass, who will be exhibiting at Federation Square for Craft Cubed Clay Market on August 5th or at her studio home on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2014.
Lisa Hass in her studio

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