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March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This month we have the pleasure of inviting Kathryn Harmer Fox to speak to us about her art practice as a machine embroiderer. A friend of WAFTA Secretary Gail Hawes, Kathryn is visiting from South Africa to do a workshop with Chez Armstrong at Handcrafters House in Midland, before heading over to Ballarat to teach. Be inspired by her work on her Facebook page as she uses her sewing machine as a creative tool.
Kathryn is a professional artist who uses fibre as her predominant medium; she has spent decades drawing and painting using thread and fabric.
Her work has been exhibited all over the world, including Japan, America, France and the UK. She has won many awards and recently received the Grand Prix in the Reflections competition hosted by European Patchwork Meeting in France. She is a teacher who believes that art is a learnt skill and not a gift magically imbibed by babies at birth although she does know that everybody is born with the ability to create art.