Festival gives great taste of textile arts

PAPER TRAIL: Charlie Thyssen, 5, of North Ipswich and volunteer Rebecca Lewis of East Ipswich making paper art.
PAPER TRAIL: Charlie Thyssen, 5, of North Ipswich and volunteer Rebecca Lewis of East Ipswich making paper art. David Nielsen

THE Knot Fibre Festival, a celebration of all things textile for all ages, is ready to tie up for its finale this weekend.

It has been on in the Ipswich Community Gallery from last Thursday and finishes on Sunday.

Run by Arts Connect it has offered lots of free things to see and plenty of chances to join in.

Organiser Mieke den Otter said the festival also had support from the Queensland Government's RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund) and Ipswich City Council.

"The second part of the festival happens in September, and that will be workshops. This will be like tasting it and hopefully we can get people interested in the workshops," Ms den Otter said.

"Then later in the year, November or so, we hope to have a social evening of makers and producers of textiles in this area."

See: tinyurl.com/theknotfibrefestival.



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