Fibre Art : Dye + Felt

Narda Campbell 

Narda has been creating ever since she was a small child.  It gives her great joy to see someone who thought they couldn’t create anything create something of meaning for themselves. 


With experience in enamelling, ceramics, mosaics, calligraphy, painting, drawing, spinning, felting, knitting and crochet she has run community groups for 12 years, been a jewellery designer for 33 years, taught at the International School of Colour & Design in Sydney and designed cross stitch designs for ‘Embroidery & Cross Stitch’ magazine for over 10 years.

Narda’s Christian faith influences everything she does & the way she teaches. She believes there is no such thing as a non-creative person – only someone who hasn’t discovered their medium.

Fibre Art : Dye + Felt - pm

Afternoon sessions are where we will be into the messy stuff - dyeing, felting, and printing, exploring the use of a variety of fabrics, fibres & dye stuffs. Some dyes will be things you can find in your kitchen cupboard and some will come from the garden.  You will be given the tools to do this at home:

  • Fabric, (silk, linen, cotton)

  • Piece of 100% merino felt/prefelt

  • Fleece (19 micron washed and carded merino)

  • Embroidery kit (hoop, needles, thimble, scissors and a variety of threads)

  • Dyes, Food colouring, paints & mordants

  • Instructions to take home

  • List of suppliers & websites to look at

  • Small journal for recording the process

Fibre Arts is available in both the Morning (embroidery only) & Afternoon (dyeing, printing etc) Elective streams.  Choose just mornings or afternoons, or both!

Additional Fee: $60

Max & min numbers apply, make sure you indicate a second choice for morning elective when registering in case your first choice is unavailable

© 2019 Poatina Arts.  Created by Biz Adams, Steve Cooper, Keith Dougall and Hannah Prior