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

 

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6 hours ago

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Bag No 35. Jan Holland's 'Matriarchs: Paper Nautilus 4 Nanna's Gift'. Purchased for the Collection of the Embroiderer's Guild of WA. ... See MoreSee Less

Bag No 35. Jan Hollands Matriarchs: Paper Nautilus 4 Nannas Gift. Purchased for the Collection of the Embroiderers Guild of WA.

3 days ago

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The SAQA Annual Auction of donated mini quilts begins September 15th! Hundreds of amazing little gems, all 12"x12" are available to bid on.
Check out all of the options, including my piece, Flowers of Hope! A cooperation between the embroidery of an Afghan woman and me.
www.saqa.com/auction-quiltviewALL.php
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Only two more days. Don't miss Altered States 2017. Perth Town Hall. Closes Saturday 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Only two more days. Don't miss Altered States 2017. Perth Town Hall. Closes Saturday 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Only two more days. Don't miss Altered States 2017. Perth Town Hall. Closes Saturday 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

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To Natalie and Chris of Hiddlestone Electrics, Subiaco thank you for the amazing lighting. It not only lit up the room but the artworks shone. ... See MoreSee Less

To Natalie and Chris of Hiddlestone Electrics, Subiaco thank you for the amazing lighting. It not only lit up the room but the artworks shone.

4 days ago

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This is timely ......Sue Stone reviews the latest book by Alice Fox – Natural Processes in Textile Art: bit.ly/1IHDMMJ ... See MoreSee Less

This is timely ......

4 days ago

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A timely review.....Sue Stone reviews the latest book by Alice Fox – Natural Processes in Textile Art: bit.ly/1IHDMMJ ... See MoreSee Less

A timely review.....