All the workshops were tempting this year at Fibres West, but one of the greatest fibre artists, Nalda Searles, was approached again to host another one of her brilliant workshops at the 2008 fourm. Her class was titled ‘Expressing personal imagery using fibre & recycled materials’.
I have met Nalda a few times, as our paths are interwoven in the WA fibre art & textiles community. If I had to describe Nalda to one who has never met her, I would say, ‘Earth Mother’, another artist tagged her ‘Earth Goddess’. Perfect descriptions for a woman who has given so much to the indigenous culture in Australia and her world wide audience that love & admire her work.
and of cource the work they produced was out of this world! I have come to a ‘cul de sac’ of mind blowing descriptions for expressing the level of artistic talent that was produced last week, so here are the photos……
The last image is Nalda Searles work.