The Urunga Retreat is over for another year and It was another huge success!
Michelle Mischkulnig, Anne Kelly and myself Caroline Sharkey had a great time with delegates from all over as well as the New Zealand ladies attending this years event.
Michelle's classroom was filled with a feast for the eyes of silk, velvet and delicious threads as the delegates created stunning scarves and handbags in this exciting fun
'Glorious Wearable Art' workshop.
Anne Kelly's workshop tables were filled with beautiful mementos and delicate pieces all being recreated into the most perfect new heirlooms for future adornment, The ladies cut, stamped and stitched their way through piles of laces, ribbons, doileys and the treasures they had brought for this very special occasion to work with the master.
Caroline takes a small group for this Retreat as being organizer and tutor is challenging but rewarding (lucky Deb Rose is on hand to event manage while Caroline teaches).
The Coastal Creations workshop allowed the delegates the freedom to design and create their own projects (another benefit of a smaller class) Seascapes, wetlands and coral reefs were made with beautiful fabrics, fibres and threads chopped to recreate the new surfaces, so that 3D techniques could enhance the desired finish...
And I am sure you will agree the results are amazing with all the projects made!
Thank you to Anne and Michelle for coming to teach this year...
Both wonderful ladies and extremely talented artists and tutors.
We are very fortunate in Urunga to have a supportive network of people that are willing to help promote our town and Rob Canning a Gumbayniirr man came and did the Welcome to Country for our event, It was a very special way to start the 3 wonderful days....thank you Rob. Also Thank you to Jules Clyde for dropping in over the 3 days to take shots of progress and then finished the projects plus group photos Jules you are a champion and we are so blessed to have you helping us.
Everyone that attended this event knows the amount of gratitude to Deb Rose who goes above and beyond managing everything from set up to decorations and catering to all the delegates needs throughout the event....Thank you Bestie! Jenny and Jeannette and my family all chipped in as well....we are blessed in so many ways.
The 2019 Coastal Threads Art Prize winners were announced at the Urunga Retreat and they were all on display. Congratulations to all entries they are stunning and special congratulations to the winners below and all enteries.
We are now getting ready for Kathryn Harmer Fox 23-25August and Elizabeth Dubbelde24-25 August both teaching in Urunga that is going to be another awesome weekend here and we cannot wait
I'm Caroline, and I use fabric and thread to tell my story.