Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Traditional Textile Garments .... Leslie Turner Presentation


Lesley Turner of Ravenmade Works and Fine Arts Textile Instructor at Victoria College of Art brought her collection of traditional garments from around the world to our Guild last Tuesday.

Leslie presented a dazzling display of textiles illustrating the evolution of clothing.
Fur Pelt
Hide decorated with beads

Protection from the elements
Garment constructed from Palm Tree Fibres




Paper Garment made from Mulberry Tree Fibre



Simple Woven Length of Cotton
Ornate brocade cloth featuring gold metal threads

Leslie showing different ways to wear a simple length of beautiful batik cloth

Sewn Garments - Pleated Skirt
Cloth ornately decorated then cut and sewn to fit
 Embroidered Top

How to wrap a Sari
Winners of the draw for some unique items