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


 WAFTA Facebook Feed

Messy Nessy Chic
Silk worms! (via British-Pathe circa 1966)
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6 days ago


Odine Lang Paper Sculpture (Wire and Japanese Paper)

indulgy.com/post/RJHoNFZyT1/odine-lang-paper-sculpture-wire-and-japanese-paper No Affiliation.
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1 week ago


A good cause if anyone is interested.Any sewers wishing to learn how to sew our beautiful waterproof shields ?
We will hold a session on Wednesday 2 August. 10am
Please book by emailing pennyh@daysforgirls.org
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A good cause if anyone is interested.

1 week ago


Saw this post by Betsy Greer, on Instagram today and I loved what she wrote with the photo below:
"I love this piece by @naomirag! I know there are people for and against yarnbombing as craftivism. But to me, it hits firmly at the heart of using your craft/art for activist purposes because it causes a shift, however slight, in focus. And that's what using creative protest does, it causes you to notice.
And if you can get someone to notice, you might get them to think, which puts the wheels in motion to act. It cuts through the noise visually by virtue of being different and unique and in the case of craft and art, often beautiful and handmade. With craft having the added bonus of being attached to all sorts of feel good messages in our cultural memory, it further entices people to entice, to ask, to connect. No, you do not have to be loud, or even necessarily political, to make a difference.
Artist below - Follow both Betsy Greer and Naomirag on Instagram.
N A O M I R A G Street Artist & Fiber Artist Coloring up the neighborhood of East Harlem, New York www.naomirag.wordpress.com
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