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Welcome to the website of Fibres West! Fibres West Inc. is not-for-profit association based in Western Australia, dedicated to nurture inspiration, skill, and creative practice within the contemporary textile community.
Update, June 2020: As those familiar with our biennial residential events will know, every Fibres West starts with extensive and careful planning, and preparations for our scheduled 2021 event have been no exception. Current guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, however, mean that, for the moment, Fibres West 2021 is in a ‘holding pattern’.
The launch of our 2021 workshop, originally scheduled to take place in August this year, has been postponed until we have more clarity about the foreseeable future. Rest assured that when the launch does happen, it will be a celebration!
Meanwhile, we are keeping our finger on the creative pulse. We have every hope that circumstances will soon change, that restrictions such as travel will be eased if and when it is safe to do so. Our mantra: ‘we remain rigidly flexible’ is more relevant than ever.
We are keenly aware that Fibres West reaches and supports a large portion of the Western Australian textile arts community and has done so since 1992 in a meaningful, inclusive and connective manner. We are committed to continue that rich tradition, come what may. In other words, we have the steadfastness, creative energy and drive required to ensure that our next Fibres West event will -once again- be a terrific one.
Stay tuned for more updates as they come to hand. Subscribe to our mailing list (via the link below) to stay up to date and get all the latest news. And make sure to follow us on Instagram (@fibreswestinc) and Facebook where regular news snippets are posted too.
These are extraordinary times. We hope that wherever you read this news update, you are keeping well and healthy.
The committee of Fibres West Inc.
Update, November December 2019: We are sad to announce that 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
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
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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