Workshops and Events

Jette Clover and Peta Lloyd are in Perth!

Jette and Peta are here in Perth to run the Small is Beautiful workshop (April 25 -27 if you are interested – it’ll be awesome – see below!) and would love to talk to you about their exploits as artists who while from very different backgrounds and countries, have very similar sensibilities when it comes to art.

The Talk: April 24 7pm at Alexander Park Craft House.  Sign up HERE to let us know you are coming… Members $5, Non Members $10.

The Workshop: April 25-27. Sign up at EVENTBRITE to register and pay.  WAFTA Members only by invitation, but if you are not a member and would like to attend Small is Beautiful please JOIN first, and then we can send you out your personal invitation.


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.

If you are interested please send your proposal as a PDF to outlining what you plan to achieve during the two weeks, along with three (3) photos of recent work, an up to date CV, and details of any special equipment you will need to use.

Successful applicants will be current members of WAFTA, have a willingness to work alongside another artist, be able to liaise with the TAFE staff and students, be prepared for student visits, demonstration and exhibition of your work, and an artist talk to students, WAFTA members and the public.  Additionally there will be a talk to WAFTA members about the experience at a date to be confirmed.  A bit more information about The Shopfront can be found here.  WAFTA does not provide travel or artist fees.

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