Workshop: Precious Fragment Wrap


This two day workshop offers participants the chance to use precious fragments of lightweight beaded lace and silk – perhaps fragments from damaged family heirlooms, beloved dresses from the past, or from fantastic op shop finds! If you are a dressmaker, you can use your offcuts of glamorous lace and silk fabrics. Fragments can simply be pieces of silk, plain lace, or even muslin and tulle. Techniques to create texture will be employed to add further dimension. Somewhat like a patchwork quilt but without the sewing, this wrap seamlessly joins new and old fibres and fabrics, to create a stunning and dramatic work of wearable art. Work in whites to maintain focus on the concept or create a bridal heirloom, or work in a rainbow of colours to extend your design skills.
Participants should be able bodied as this is a physical workshop. Some felting experience is recommended.

Workshop convenors, please contact me for tutor fees and availability.

Svenja has always had an interest in the arts, from experimenting with painting, printing, and paper making, through to theatre, silk painting, jewellery making, shibori shaping and dyeing, and fashion in later years.  In 1996 she completed a Bachelor of Arts in drama, which led to studies in Fashion Design at Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE. In 1999 she completed a Certificate II in Drawing, which then led to studies towards a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Since 2009 she has been studying Fashion Design, again at MSIT, and is currently enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology. She has been experimenting and participating in workshops in textile art since 2001, beginning with free motion embroidery and gravitating towards feltmaking in later years. Along the way, hand dyeing of fabrics and fibres has become a large part of the process, as it offers greater creative control. Since 2008, Svenja has been a finalist in the Brancott Estate World of WearableArts 5 times, with 2 of her winning garments being purchased by the World of WearableArt Museum.



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