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“Love the friendly vibe, website & Facebook updates.  Great workshops being offered.. too.”  Caitlin Stewart, WAFTA Member

“WAFTA is an excellent and always improving organization, striving for inclusiveness and professionalism” Peggy Lyon, WAFTA Member

“You all seem to be improving the WAFTA membership experience… :)” Liz Arnold, WAFTA member

Who we are

The Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA) was founded in 1995 and is a dynamic and progressive group with passion, enthusiasm and talent that reflects the growing interest and appreciation of textile and fibre art within the community.

WAFTA’s members include both established and emerging artists who between them employ a diverse range and combination of fibre and textile processes incorporating combinations of traditional, contemporary and experimental techniques. There is also an increasing crossover of textiles and other mediums, with glass, digital print, digital projection, ceramics, metal and the natural environment – to name but a few.

WAFTA’s objectives include increasing the understanding of the potential of fibre and textiles through exhibition, whilst encouraging the highest standard of design and craftsmanship.

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A selection of the vintage laces available at the Stash Fling at 38 Oakover St, East Fremantle, Sat. 22nd from 9am till 3pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Spring Fling continues...!!! YES, Wafta's Spring Fling #2 is on this Saturday 22 October on the wrap around verandah at 38 Oakover St, East Fremantle from 9.00 - 3.00.
So many different fabrics, fascinating haberdashery, intriguing dyeing and weaving paraphernalia, printing inks, magazines, books, and other bibs and bobs! Come along and rifle through the accumulated donated stash and find your little piece of treasure. New stash from more textile artists is still being dropped off in readiness for a fun day on Saturday in beautiful spring sunshine. Look for the Wafta banner on the fence.
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Spring Fling #1 has flung successfully with over $1000 raised on the night. Who would have believed that $1 and $2 prices could add up to so much!
A fantastic team worked from 10.30 – 5.30 sorting, allocating, pricing and arranging tables ready for the opening of the sale at 6.00. A steady trickle of folk came through, stopping first at the beautiful vintage table being expertly manned by Jane and then worked their way around the room, picking through the stash for their particular treasure among the fabrics, haberdashery and spinning and dying tables.
We wished we had taken a photo of the van as it arrived with Peggy’s stash. Initially one of horror – “Where will we put it all?” followed by resolve as Sarah had the tables set up and the rest of us started unloading into the middle of the room.
It is always inspiring to see how a team working smoothly together on allocated jobs can achieve so much more than the same number of individuals.
and... we had fun doing it!
The bump out had so many extra folk helping, we had the tables cleared, the boots packed and the floor swept by 9.00pm. Bravo to that volunteer mentality that has all hands sharing the load.
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