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Catherine O'Leary, Australia: Fabulous Felt Jackets

Catherine O’Leary is a fibre artist who uses textiles as a medium to express herself creatively. Trained in Fine Arts, feltmaking has been a passion for many years with a special focus on garments, costume and sculptures. Catherine has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas, has a published book called, ‘From Felt to Fabric’. She spends a portion of every year teaching her Art around Australia and abroad.


This is a workshop where each participant will make lengths of nuno felted  fabric which will be cut and sewn into a jacket which is flattering and unique. In this workshop the focus will be on surface design and garment construction. The surface is designed to take into account edges, cuffs, collars etc. The outcome is a gorgeous lightweight felt jacket. Some sewing experience is needed.