The cat is out of the bag and I am pleased. I am now ready to tell you about one of the exciting things I have been organising for this year. I am bringing Lesley Riley out to Australia for the Textile Art Festival. Textile Art Festival will be held in Brisbane on 11-13th June this year. It is the Queen’s Birthday long weekend for most States, so pop it in your diary and come for a visit and help pump some regeneration into the QLD economy.
Lesley is one of the nicest people I have met and she is very, very clever and creative. Lesley is a quilter and mixed media artist who has specialised in collage. She has written a book on using Lutradur (which I have on the website – the Lutradur and the book) and has most recently completed a book on using her Transfer Artist Paper or TAP. This book is due for release in a few months.
Lesley created the TAP and has been teaching how to use it for some time in the US and internationally. On January 31st this year, TAP won the Craft and Hobby Association award as the most innovative new product. This is according to CHA “These coveted awards represent the industry’s most prestigious recognition for product innovation, trade show exhibition, retail innovation and press kit design. Judged by CHA staff and a celebrity panel of judges …”
Very exciting. Lesley will run some workshops, have a ‘Artist at Work’ space near one of my stands and be available to share her depth of skill and knowledge. She might even sign one of her books for you if ask nicely.