Hand-felted Wool and Silk Beanie Workshop

About the Event

Use soft merino wool fibres and wet-felting with a resist to create your own beautiful beanie, with lustrous silk fibre surface embellishment for added colour and texture.

About the Artist - Moira Simpson

Moira's artistic practice and teaching workshops seamlessly integrate dyed and painted fabrics, wax resist, encaustic, mixed media, handmade felt, handmade papers, block printing, free machine embroidery, and hand stitching. She is particularly drawn to the semi-transparent qualities of fabrics like cotton scrim, silk chiffon, and organza, utilising their ethereal nature to craft nuanced layers and depth. Beyond textiles, Moira incorporates materials such as metal shims, waxed paper and fabric, cork, and wood, elevating stitched textiles into three-dimensional forms.

Nature serves as a wellspring of inspiration for Moira, influencing her impressionistic and abstract or semi-abstract creations that prioritise colour, texture, and form. Employing sheer fabrics enables her to experiment with overlays and distressing techniques, conveying the passage of time and alluding to diverse cultural and historical references.

Moira's embrace of encaustic as a contemporary art form reflects an exciting convergence of her artistic interests. Incorporating hot bees' wax, damar resin, and pigments, she applies, and fuses coloured encaustic paints, seamlessly combining layers with collage techniques. Papers, sheer fabrics, and fibres become embedded into the wax, further enriched by sgraffito, transfer prints, stencils, and Pan Pastels.

Workshop Features

  • Adults

  • Textiles


  • Moira Simpson


  • Provenance Barossa


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Key Details

Date: 07/04/2024

Time: 1.30pm to 4pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $115.00

Venue Information

Provenance Barossa

18-28 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355, Australia

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