This wonderful event – in it’s second year – has proven to be a great success in the Margaret River region. It provides the opportunity for artists to display and sell their creative works by welcoming visitors into their home studios. This not only gives those interested in attending ‘open studios’ the chance to see artists at work but also allows artists the chance to meet the public interested in their creations.
My friend Maureen Munro from Margaret River Quilting is one such artist. Maureen lives in Margaret River and is a patchworker and quilter.
During ‘Open Studios’ her driveway is lined with small quilts to guide you to her studio.
She has two areas of creativity. Her main business is long arm machine quilting which she does using “Fred” her computerised quilting machine. Here she is hard a work on her sewing machine and quilting machine demonstrating her skills to studio visitors.
She also has quilts for sale.
The second part of her business is her art quilts – using thread as a paintbrush to enhance images.
Maureen is sharing her studio this year with textile artist Jane Flower. Jane uses eco-dyeing processes, particularly local eucalyptus, to dye silk and wool to create her one of a kind scarves, garments and bags. Jane also uses various bookmaking techniques to create notebooks of varing sizes.
Good luck to both of you….hope you enjoy ‘Open Studios’ 2015.
This is just one of 80 studios featuring over 100 artists that are open from 11th – 27th April in the Margaret River Region. If you are down this way why not spend a day or two visiting studios of artists that are of interest to you.
Further info is available at http://www.mrros.com.au
Looks good wish we there to check all the art out .
Thanks for your report.
Maybe next year…see what we can organise for your all to come to Margaret River during Open Studios.
These events are great for both the artists and the public. In Santa Cruz, California, they have been doing this, with great success, since 1986.
Yes it’s the same here although only in its second year. It is school holidays at the moment so lots of people around to enjoy the event.
Beautiful work- how talented are some people! Looks like Margaret River life continues to be good!
Yes Pauline – both ladies are very talented. Enjoying Margaret River.
Oh Kerry that looks like a fun day out, how many studios can you and Jim report on before 27 April, go girl I look forward to more postings!
Having a day out with the girls tomorrow to see some more studios. Should be fun!
Maybe next year you can have a studio and show some of your beautiful work x
Great checking out what everyone else does.