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Making Everyday Remarkable with Textile Craft


Fancy an opportunity to learn a new craft, be inspired, meet with like minds, and perhaps spruik your wares?

The Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (COPACC) together with Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery presents Cross Pollination, a textiles and fibre art event to be held between 6th- 14th July.

The work of Gail Stiffe


Cross Pollination will offer an extensive range of activities to engage participants, including exhibitions, floortalks, maker's markets, 16 masterclasses and workshops and a creative foyer.

By Sue Ferrari


The Exhibitions
Three exhibitions will be offered in two locations. At the Colac Otways Performing Arts Cultural Centre (6th-14th July) you'll find Farmer's Armour – wearable art, and Art Withour Borders – Migrant's Journeys. Up the road at Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery in Cororooke you'll find Grafted – Fibre and Mixed Media (6th July – 25th August).

The Workshops
Costs and requirements for each workshop vary according to the materials required to complete projects. Workshop participants should visit the website to find out what to bringThe workshops program is as follows:

By Dijanne


SATURDAY 6th July
Painting with Fibre and Fabric – Catherine O'Leary
Op-Shop Couture – Barbara Porter
Contemporary Hand Stitching – Sue Ferrari
Specialty Paper from Denim and Lace – Gail Stiffe

Creative Darning and Mending with Sue Ferrari


SUNDAY 7th July
Contained (felt containers) – Catherine O'Leary
Creative Darning and Mending – Sue Ferrari
Plane to Paper – Gail Stiffe
Basketry Fish – Joy Beeby

MONDAY 8th July
Felted Body Wrap – Catherine O'Leary

TUESDAY 9th July
Creating Lino Cuts and Stamps – Dijanne Cevaal

WEDNESDAY 10th July
Print Your Own Fabric – Dijanne Cevaal

THURSDAY 11th July
Transfer Printing and Stitching – Dijanne Cevaal

FRIDAY 12th July
Image Transfer in n-space – Carole Redlich

Coptic Book Binding with Gail


SATURDAY 13th July
Fabric Sculpture – Sue Ferrari
Stitched Basketry Platters - Joy Beeby
Handmade Books with Coptic Binding – Gail Stiffe

Lunch, tea and coffee are included in the cost of all the workshops.

Detailed information about what to expect in each of these workshops is available here.

By Dijanne


The Maker's Market
And as if that wasn't enough, a Suitcase Makers Market will run on Sunday 7th July from 9.30am-4.00pm in the COPACC foyer. Makers are being sought to sell their individually crafted, handmade or repurposed textile, fibre or visual art work (limited to a suitcase of your wares). Book your space by phoning 5232 9418.

Further enquires can be directed to Cayley on (03) 5232 9511. Please note, places are limited and early bookings are advised.
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Why? Be inspired by the creative potential in everyday tasks
When: 6-14th July
Phone: (03) 5232 9511
Where: Colac Otways Performing Arts and Cultural Centre
Cost: Various
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Book binding sounds like a fun course to take.
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