Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit, weave or crochet? Or how about learning how to dye yarns with natural plant extracts? Sydneysiders are getting the chance to learn these skills, plus many more, through a series of workshops hosted by KPC Yarns.
A special 10-day exhibition, titled Thread + Colour, collaborates with 22 established artists whose work offers a new take on the traditional world of textiles and all have one common thread: wool.
Using Australian Merino wool supplied by Gostwyck Australia, each workshop highlights the versatility of this premium, natural fibre, encouraging those in attendance to discover the natural benefits of wool.
From dream weaver Natalie Miller to extreme knitter Jacqui Fink, or Kaylene Milner of Wah-Wah and her music-inspired wool jumpers, there’s sure to be something for everyone during this special pop-up exhibition.
“This vibrant collection combines a wealth of talent and strong international influences, and will be on display in Sydney at The William Street Gallery, Paddington, from April 23 to May 1,” says creative co-ordinator Ingrid Keneally. Fink will officially open the exhibition with an in-conversation event on April 23 at 4pm, discussing her fascinating process of extreme knitting.
“All of the range from KPC Yarn will be available as well as the original artworks and hand-made one-off designs and wares such as Jacqui Fink’s Little Dandelion range.”
The Australian artist and educator is working wonders with wool