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Craft weaves its spell on artist

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Lorraine Bailey with her contemporary weaving designs.
Camera IconLorraine Bailey with her contemporary weaving designs. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Lorraine Bailey’s fascination with making functional and decorative objects using man-made and natural fibres began in the 1980s when she started weaving for her family and friends.

Fast forward to 2019 and the Dunsborough creative is now an experienced artist who shares her love of weaving through community workshops.

Bailey’s latest exhibition, Raw Weave: off the loom wall hangings, is currently on display at the Old Courthouse in Queen Street.

The exhibition shows off the craft worker’s love of bright colours and contemporary textile art as well as weaving techniques from different cultures collected during her travels.

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The environment and nature is another source of inspiration and Bailey doesn’t have to venture too far from her coastal home to trigger a creative spark.

In the past six years, Bailey says she has rediscovered her love for off-the-loom weaving and is keen to further her skills.

She will share her weaving knowledge in a workshop on April 28 at ArtGeo.

Participants will learn how to cover a wire hoop, string up the warp thread and use three different weaving stitches to create a work of art.

The Weaving on a Wire Hoop workshop is $85 with all materials supplied.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

To book, phone 9751 4651 or email artgeo@ artgeo.com.au.

Raw Weave: off the loom wall hangings will be on show until April 30.

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