Making art, designing textiles and writing words. Mostly in the mountains, sometimes by the beach. This is how sole owner and founder of Cloth Fabric, Julie Paterson sums up her creative life.
Having a flick through her Instagram account is how I imagine her studio to be; beautiful scraps and images plastered over every surface, publicly declaring her love of the Australian landscape. An exciting wonderland celebrating the everyday objects, patterns and compositions of nature. Refine, design and transfer onto fabric, and you have the bold designs and loud colours we come to recognise from Cloth. Thumbs up.
Established in 1995, Cloth produces a variety of fabrics, which are handprinted locally and sustainably. And just recently the team have created an â€˜imperfect workshop for the creatively curiousâ€™. They call it LookDrawPrint. Over the course of a day, Julie helps you to explore creative mindfulness, embrace chance and imperfection to produce your own unique prototype design directly onto fabric. The process is dynamic, challenging, playful and productiveâ€¦.and is coming to Coonamble!
Roadtripping with Julie is her caravan Meg, who will throw open her doors so you can sift through the goodies for sale inside.
When: 18th & 19th of June | 10-3 both days
+ a Show and Tell with Julie and the workshoppers on Sunday 19th from 6 â€“ 8, all welcome.
Where: St Pats Hall, Coonamble
What else: Meg will be parked outside the Hall and open for business from 11 â€“ 4pm, selling ClothBound books, lampshades, art, fabric offcuts and bags.
How much: $45 pp (Arts Alive members) or $80 pp (non-members)
Bookings: For more details and bookings, contact Amanda Colwell on 02 6823 8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is supported by CASP and the Federal Governmentâ€™s Drought Assistance Program.