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Welcome to the website of Fibres West!

Update, November 16 2019: The one and only Peggy Buckingham, aka the ‘Mother’ of Fibres West, passed away on November 7. The funeral service  took place on November 13, and a tribute to Peggy’s longstanding contribution to the arts and crafts in Western Australia was delivered by Martien van Zuilen, Convenor of Fibres West since 2013. A copy of our latest E-news, containing a link to our tribute to Peggy, can be downloaded here

The next Fibres West event will be held in July 2021.

The program of workshops will be announced and Enrolments will open in August 2020.

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Fibres West 2019 was an amazing event, at full capacity with 120 students and 10 inspiring national and international tutors. Peruse our website to get a glimpse of our 2019 program of workshops and tutors. To see images and read reflections of the week that was, click here

Our fabulous 2020 Calendar is still available (but there are not many left so be quick!). They are $15 each (plus postage) and feature artworks of our 2019 tutors and installation artist. Contact us on to get your calendar – they make great Christmas presents too!

Fibres West Inc. is not-for-profit association dedicated to nurture inspiration, skill, and creative practice within the contemporary textile community.

Central to the biannual Fibres West events is our excellent workshop program with outstanding Australian and International fibre art tutors whose 5-day immersive workshops in a range of disciplines are set to inspire. Numerous other activities complement the workshop program and add to the creative vibe synonymous with Fibres West events. Since 2015, Fibres West events are held at Muresk Institute near Northam in Western Australia.

Students of all levels of experience are welcome at Fibres West!Advance your creative practice in a supportive environment while spending extended time in the company of your fellow participants in a fully residential setting.

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