Media Release – Thursday 17 May 2012

The Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra is getting ready for one of its most colourful events in its already colourful calendar – Creative Fibre, to be held on Sunday 15 July 2012.

For the ninth year running the event is back, featuring around thirty extra stallholders, including some of the region’s best textile artists who come especially to exhibit at the event.  It’s a recognised must-do for anyone with an interest in textile arts.

“With so many incredible textile artists lined up, some local and some travelling from the surrounding region, this year’s event promises to be great day with so many beautiful pieces on display and for sale,” said Old Bus Depot Markets manager, Diane Hinds.

Creative Fibre brings together artists who create amazing textile wares — from knitted garments and embroidery, to hand dyed fabrics and yarns — all to the highest standards.

“These highly skilled artists spin, dye and felt wool, creating everything by hand.  It’s a great opportunity to stock up on gorgeous tea pot covers, striking accessories and clothing, one-of-a-kind screen prints, and handcrafted home wares,” Ms Hinds continued.

“And because everything is sold directly from the designer, you get to meet the person behind the product.”

This year, stallholder Ro Cook plans to steal the show with her hand-printed textiles.  Ro has many years of experience under her belt and has perfected her own unique art of textiles and screen printing.  Her love for textiles and extraordinary limited edition designs has led to the success of her textile design business Rokoco.

Throughout the day, visitors to the Creative Fibre event will have the opportunity to speak to textile artists like Ro, and learn about the methods behind their creations. Students from the ANU School of Textiles will also be showcasing their work and providing information about upcoming courses.

The Old Bus Depot Markets are open every Sunday from 10am – 4pm. More information available at www.obdm.com.au

Event information:


What:              Creative Fibre

Where:            Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Ave Kingston

When:             Sunday 15 July

Time:               10am – 4.00pm

Cost:                FREE entry

Web:               www.obdm.com.au


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