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Perth Craft and Quilt Fair 18-22nd of May

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Perth here I come! I'm truly excited to be invited as the guest artist at the upcoming Perth Craft and Quilt Show in May, which is only a few weeks away. 

For the five days of The Perth Craft and Quilt Fair I will be teaching daily workshops.

Screen Printing and Fabric Design from 10 to noon and Hand Painting Fabric from 1-2pm.

Please pop by my booth to say hello, as I would be so happy to chat to you about your work maybe inspire you to learn a new technique!

While there I am going to show my current original work and demonstrating in my workshops. I will have fabric to sell and I yes I will have my new art work on display. 

If you fancy coming along to one of my workshops while I'm in Perth I can take your booking here.  

Places are limited. 

This is a picture of me at my exhibition opening last month.

Students in my workshop in Sydney this Year. 

The Show, Perth Craft and Quilt Fair, looks like it is packed with interesting stuff. 

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I'm Back

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

I'm Back! It’s been a while since I blogged...12 months. I’ve missed blogging! Especially being able to communicate with like minded people. Thanks to those of you who encouraged me with emails and texts and other words of inspiration to get me back into blogging. I've got loads to share so better get over my shyness. 

Last weekend we drove down to The Canberra Contemporary Craft Retreat. I was there last year and it was awesome to go again. I had a workshop full of talented and enthusiastic students who created sensational fabrics. All so very different! 

It was great to escape Sydney as Canberra is just so beautiful this time of the year, the bush was yellow with wattle. Beautiful. 

It was great to see an Owl pop up in my class, I'm still very fond of Owls. This one is in turquoise and I think it has a lot of attitude with the buttons and bowtie.

 Saffron Craig Canberra Contemporary Retreat

 Ocean elements and colours in this fabulous print. Destined as placemats and a table runner. In the real this like most this fabric is even more sensational. 

Saffron Craig Canberra Contemporary Craft retreat 

Chocolate and hot pink in this perfectly printed fabric.

Saffron Craig Workshop

Saffron Craig Workshop Canberra Craft Retreat

 Like minded Lisa created a fabric full of whimsy and child like motives which as you know is close to my heart. (Never to many love hearts!)

Saffron Craig Canberra Contemporary Craft Retreat

 Yes we had a fantastic day in Canberra. Time flew for us all. 

I will be back at the Canberra Contemporary Craft Retreat for 2016. 

 

 

 

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Western Australia—Working and Adventuring

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Saffron Craig | 2 comments

Yesterday I returned from two weeks in WA, visiting Perth and the Margret River Region. Which is close to three weeks of traveling for me. During this time I met so many amazing women through the workshop I taught, it has been brilliant and humbling for me to be able to connect. It's just what I hoped I would be doing this year—getting out of my studio to meet like minded people, though it has been so much more than that. I have been shown so much kindness, seen how other artist live and work, walked in beautiful places that I needed to be invited into to be able to see and I really have learnt so much about life and living. Thanks Skidamarink ( I love you ) and Hot Possum, and Yvette Fraser for hosting me on my travels. I've learnt so much from you all. A huge thanks to all of you for coming along it would not have been possible without you. 

 

In Margaret River I was lucky enough to eat from permaculture gardens, watch surfers on 5 meter waves, enjoy the sunset its so unusual for me to watch the sun dip over the ocean horizon leaving liquid fluorescent pink light in it's trail. I was invited to a surprise 40th birthday party in the middle of the bush with a lamb on the spit and a sky full of stars, red wine and a huge bonfire with a live band entertaining us all which made for a special memory. I also went to the local car races and was thrilled at the speed the cars flew around the red clay track and afterwards chatted to the fearless drivers. Perhaps to be a fabric design in the future. 

 

I also enjoyed quality time with my younger Sister and her three children. We were certainly busy walking over sand dunes, catching waves, visiting local attractions and eating, so much eating.  

 

While I was there Margaret River Regions Opens studio was on—so lucky me I was able to visit local artists, chat to them about their practice. To be in their creative spaces was incredibly inspiring for me. It's on for a bit longer so if you are in the area do pop in to see them. My Favourite Studio space was from Diana Burns who has the most amazing studio set in pristine bush, her watercolours are truly beautiful. Another favourite Studio space and textile artist was Rivers of Silk.  Just beautiful.

 

Margaret River

 

Margaret River Fabric Design and Screen Printing Workshop

Teaching is so rewarding look what was created in a day. I was busy offering up advice, mixing colours and answering questions. 

Wonderful fabric created by local artist Diana Burns.

 

 

Workshop Fabric Design—Repeats 

 

 

 

Perth Fabric Design and Screen Printing Workshop With Hot Possum

Denise from Hot Possum picked us up from Perth airport, drove us to her home and looked after as so kindly for our stay in Perth. She created amazing fabrics and her enthusiasm positively effected us all. She is such a talent. Pop over to her website her patterns and her fabric choices are fantastic. 

 

 

I'm sure I'll return to my kind of normality soon? But it's bound to be a different one after all my experiences and all the inspirations I found there. I thought I might start by sitting at my IMac and writing about my journey. But I kinda just want to book my return visit. 

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School holidays Picture post

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Saffron Craig | 1 comment

School holidays are a welcome change to the routine here. Winter has been sunny. The sky an endless blue. 

I am drawing wattle at the moment. 

I took a phone call and while I was chatting away my little one had printed a meter all on her own. 

At vacation care she decorated a calico bag, when I picked her up she excitedly showed it to me saying, "It's you and me mum!" Love my hair...

Not to often in July I wear a sunhat. Warm sunshine in winter is wonderful.

Dinner party decadence. Late nights and laughs.

I read a novel. It was a sweet one too. 

 

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