Workshops and Events


This year WAFTA have again been offered the fabulous opportunity of residing at The Shopfront at the North Metropolitan TAFE in Northbridge.  We are putting out the call to all WAFTA members for two ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE for two weeks from June 18th to June 30th 2018.  This has been hugely successful over the past two years since starting up the AiR experience, and has been a fabulous opportunity for all four artists to grow in their practice.

Send us your expression of interest HERE


We’re looking forward to it!


The finalists for the Wearable Arts Mandurah Showcase Competition have been announced!

We are proud and pleased to congratulate four of our WAFTA members: Louise Wells, Meagan Howe, and Jennie Abbott & Lyn Nixon, who have been selected as Showcase Finalists.  All will be revealed at the WAM Showcase on June 9 & 10 2018.  More details and link to tickets on the WAM Website.

WAFTA would also like to congratulate members Adrea Murphy, Carol Hazel, Manda Brown and Jan Holland who all got through to the final selection for the competition, but weren’t selected for the Showcase.  We hope you all had a great creative experience in taking part this year and hope to see you in the competition again next year!

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.

What our members say

“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