Workshop Teaching  History
30 April- 3 May, 2009. "Sumptuous Surfaces" Workshop hosted by Beadventures in County Mayo, West
Ireland, Contact Cheryl Cobern-Browne,

5 & 6 May, 2009. Sumptuous Surfaces International Feltmakers Association - Region 9 venue  is Lichfield,
Staffordshire   contact details 01543 257749

30 & 31 May, 2009 Sumptuous Surfaces International Feltmakers Association - Region 3 Location, REIGATE
phone 01737 245464 or 07837 874230
1 & 2 June, 2009 Felt Inspirations International Feltmakers Association - Region 3 Location, REIGATE
SURREY contact JOAN BRAGANZA  email phone 01737 245464 or 07837 874230

6 & 7 June, 2009. Felt Inspirations  contact- Feltmakers North East, Region 10 International Feltmakers
Association, Dalton, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK
Contact: Sheila Smith  +44 1845 523340 email:

13 &14 June, 2008, Felting Location  Husborne Crawley Village Hall near Woburn, Bedfordshire, just off junction
13 of the M1
Contact  Rosalind Castling, telephone 01525 375423, Email

20 & 21 June, 2008, Sumptuous Surfaces Woodgreen Village Hall, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Contact:
Chris Lines 01983409746
or Clare Hadley

23- 30 August, 2009 "Art Stitching in Paradise"- Fiji take a peak
contact Delia at for details
6-12 January, 2008-  New Zealand Summer School- Wanganui University College of Learning.
29 & 28 March, 2008-"Felt Expressions" A residential retreat on Lake George, New York State, USA.
contact host Robin Blakney-Carlson for details
5 & 6 April, 2008- :Sumptuous Surfaces" The Sewing Workshop, 2010 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121 ph 415-221-7397
12 & 13 April, 2008- "Felt Expressions" Mendocino Arts Centre .Mendocino Arts Centre, California,
18 April, 2008 "Sumptuous Surfaces" at Shepardess, San Diego  contact Cooky
19 &20 April, 2008 "Felt Expressions" at Shepardess at San Diego  contact Cooky


17 &18 May, 2008 "Beady Bangle Bags and Snappy Purses" Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre, Sydney Australia
phone [02] 9413 9771

24 &25 May, 2008..."Sumptuous Surfaces" Southern Cross Needlework, East Maitland, NSW Australia. phone
Rhonda 02-49 36 6600 Full

15-22 June, 2008 Art Stitching in Paradise, Fiji tours FLYING OUT THIS WEEK END_ Yeh!
28 &29 June, 2008 "Indigo Dyeing- Indian Style" Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre, Sydney Australia phone [02] 9413

5& 6 July, 2008 "Inspired by Hundertwasser and Klee" Atherton, Qld, Australia
contact Erika Krieg P: 4096 2780

12 &13 July, 2008-"Felt Inspirations" Newcastle Spinners and Weavers- contact Sandra smmcilveen@yahoo.
com Newcastle Spinners and Weavers are happy to Billet those coming from afar. 3 places left

19 &20 July, 2008 "Sumptuous Surfaces" Glenrock Embroiderers, Qld, Australia
contact Tessa Wright 07 5424 2734 email

26 &27 July, 2008 "Sumptuous Surfaces" ATASDA NSW, contact Bronwyn Hunter
ATASDA Workshop Convenor ph 02 9427 8387, FULL

2 &3 August, 2008 "Sumptuous Surfaces/ Nuno and beyond..." Illawarra Quilters Inc, NSW Australia.
Balgownie Village community Hall contact -Kerry Coulson  42714971

14 August, 2008 Talk "Textile Travels" Festival of Quilts Birmingham, UK

16 August, 2008 Masterclass "Sumptuous Surfaces" Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK general enquiries:020 8692 2299  ticket hotline: 01473 320407

13-14 September, 2008 "Felt Expressions"
General Manager,Westhope College, Craven Arms,Shropshire SY7 9JN
tel/faxl: +44 (0)1584 861 293

15 September, 2008 Talk "Textile Travels" Stourbridge Embroiderers, UK
2007 6-13 Jan ‘Art Felt with Textiles’ University Summer School, NZ
24&25 March, 2007 "Felt Beginnigs"-  Kingston Creative Textile Group -contact Shirley White, Canada
31 March and 1 Apri, 2007 "Sumptuous Surfaces"Canadian Feltmakers Kingston, Ontario, Canada
contact Andrea Graham
21 &22 April, 2007"Sumptuous Fabrics in Felt"  Mendocino Arts Centre, California, USA
6-13 May 2007 "Fine Art Stitching in Paradise" -textile and stitch at the lovely Daku Resort, Fiji www.
19&20 May, 2007 "Sumptuous Surfaces" at Canberra Needlework , Canberra, ACT, Australia email
Robyn for details
2 &3 June, 2007 "Inspired by Hundertwasser and Klee"  Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre, Sydney Australia
phone [02] 9413 9771
11 &12 August, 2007 "A Felt Experience" Newcastle Spinners and Weavers
au ph-MOB :: 0414 453 514 PH/FAX :: 02 4945 5149
25&26 August, 2007. "Sumptuous Surfaces" contact Tiiu StojanovicInterstate/International Workshop
Convenor West Australian Quilters Association (Inc) Telephone (08)9246 1549 or email: Or alternatively refer to the website for WAQA which is:
8 &9 September, 2007"Sumptuous Surfaces"ATASDA Qld, Brisbane, Australia contact Felicity Clark
15 &16 September, 2007 "Landscape Quilts: a felt experience" Quilt Indulgence in the Southern
Highlands of NSW, Australia.:contact details phone 02 9555 9322 or email events@pridepublishing.
15.September, 2007 Evening Talk-"Textile Travels" Illawara Quilt Retreat
23-29 September, 2007 ";Felt Expressions" Geelong Forum, Geelong, Victoria Australi.a email Janet
de Boer workshop full...but there are still lots of other great things on offer
24 &25 November, 2007 "A Felt Experience" at Canberra Needlework , Canberra, ACT, Australia email
Robyn for details

2006 and before...
2006-28&29 Oct-‘Sumptuous Surfaces’ Burton Manor, UK
21&22 Oct- ‘Sumptuous Surfaces’ Westhope College, UK
15- 19 Oct- ‘Art Textiles in Felt’ Higham Hall, UK
7&8 Oct- ‘Sumptuous Surfaces’ Twidales , UK
30 Sept- ‘Sumptuous Surfaces’, Walford Mill, UK
16&17 Sept- ‘Felt making’, Kingston, Canada
13 & 14 Aug -'Sumptuous Surfaces.' Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre, Sydney
3 & 4 June- 'Inspired by Hundertwasser and Klee'  Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre, Syd.
20 May- ‘Introducing Felting’- Gresford
24& 25 March- 'Sumptuous Surfaces' Sydney
14 Jan -'Dyeing to Colour your Stash'- Gresford
200512th Nov ' Sumptuous Surfaces' Lemon Tree Passage
5th Nov- ' Sumptuous Surfaces' Quorobolong
23 &24 Aug- 'Nuno and beyond ' Newcastle Creative Embroiderers
2004 Nov 'Beginners Felt Making' Trevallyn- Hunter Valley
Sept 'Knitted Wire Jewellery' Allyn RiverVineyards
Aug 'Knitted Wire Jewellery' Allyn RiverVineyards-
1996-2003- Teacher at Linuwel School- a school for Steiner/ Waldorf Education- various
workshops throughout this time on felt, art quilts, fabric collage wiretextiles,
various dye techniques, fibre weaving at local community arts centres, parent
groups, teacher development for Steiner teachers, children,
1993-1995-'Creativity Workshops' Sydney- colour, textiles

This is in the past for up coming workshops refer to the
calendar page
Fiona Wright
About me

CV   as at 8.8.07
Fiona Wright
7 Church St,
Gresford. 2311.
Ph: +61 (0) 2 49 389 410

DOB        4th November, 1961, Box Hill, Victoria,

2006        Masters of Visual Arts (Textiles)

2007  'Leaf' with Pat Davidson. Hunter Regional Botanical Gardens
'Leaves- a journal' Eden Gardens, Sydney
'Earthskins' Paducah, Kentucky, USA
2006   ‘Australian Dreamings’, Higham Hall, UK
‘a singular/ synthesis’, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby, Sydney (with Jan Clark)
‘Indian Dreamings’, Southern Cross Needlework, Gresford, NSW
‘subtle memories / vivid impressions’, Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga

2005    ‘Botannica Exotica’, Eden Gardens Gallery, North Ryde, Sydney
‘hidden layers/ infinite surfaces’, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby, Sydney
(with Jan Clark and Marie-Therese Wisniowski)

Group exhibitions (curated)
2007 'A Sense of Place' curator Dijanne Cevaal- Syria, France, Australia
2006 'Expressive Stitch' touring Australia
‘Down Under Expositie’, Netherlands
‘EEA 21’, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
2005 ‘Two by Two’, UK /Australian Art Quilt Exhibition
‘Wish you were here’, touring exhibition USA and Australia 2005/2006 Art Quilts
‘5 Gals’, Gresford, NSW

Group exhibitions (Selected to)
2007 Quilt 2007, Festival of Quilts UK
31st Alice Craft Acquisition Prize.
Beyond the Border, Yarraqonga, Australia.
2006‘Convergence’, Hand Spinners & Weavers Guild, conference, USA
‘Expressions 2006’ The Wool Quilt Prize, Geelong Vic.
2005 ‘Wearables’, group show, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle
‘Expressive Stitch’, Fairfield City Gallery, Sydney
29th Alice Craft Acquisition Prize, Alice Springs
Quilt Walk Art Quilt exhibition, Paduchah, USA
Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles, UK
Beyond the Border, Yarrawonga, Vic
World Quilts on Tour USA
'Masterpieces: Art Takes Shape', Husqvarna Viking-USA, UK, Denmark, France, Austria
'Across Australia’, The Netherlands, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait, Israel and Australia
2004        ‘Expressions 2004’, the Wool Quilt Prize, National Wool Museum, Geelong, Vic.
‘re-fabricating relationships’, Braemar Gallery, Springwood, NSW
World Quilt and Textile, On Tour, USA
making limited production runs of ‘Art Scarves’ in partnership with Dawn Thompson
‘Masquerade’, Toowoomba Art Quilt exhibition
Willoughby City Art Prize
Unicef Memory Quilt project, Germany
Invited to Christmas Show, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle
The Pacific International Quilt Festival, USA
8th Quilt Nihon, Japan
One Step Further Victoria
2003        no submissions made due to MAVA work load
2002        ‘re-fabricating our indigenous spirit’, Braemar Gallery, Springwood, NSW
‘Expressions 2002’, the Wool Quilt Prize National Wool Museum, Geelong, Vic
2001        26th Alice Craft Acquisition Prize, Territory Craft, Alice Springs
2000         Thirroul Textile and Fibre Art Prize
‘Expressions 2000’, Wool Art Prize National Wool Museum, Geelong
‘Progressions’, Art Quilt Exhibition, Toowoomba Regional Gallery

Work History:
2007        workshops, exhibitions, leading tours
2006        leading workshops, exhibiting, tours to India.....
2004/5    working on MAVA and pursuing my arts practice
1997/ 2003        Primary teacher, Linuwel School, for Steiner / Waldorf education, East Maitland
1995/6        Design and Technology teacher, High school, Linuwel School
1985-1995        designed, painted, manufactured ‘Art Clothes’ available through galleries,
boutiques and markets in Sydney area
1993 till present - taught various workshops throughout this time

Teaching [detailed workshop history below]
2007        teaching-NZ, USA, Canada, Australia
 Tours to India, exhibiting
2006        ‘Indian Adventure Tour, India’, workshops, exhibitions
2005        various workshops
1993- present various workshops on felt, art quilts, fabric collage, wire textiles,
various dye techniques, fibre weaving at local community arts centres, parent groups,
teacher development for Steiner teachers, children, ongoing classes from home studio
in Sydney prior to 1996
1997-2003        Class Teacher in Primary School, Linuwel School
1995-1996        High School Design and Technology, Linuwel School
1993-1995        Sydney - Creativity Workshops based on colour using textiles and/or
water colour pencils and paper-fabric painting workshops

Relevant Work Experience
Assistant to the Editor of ‘Echoes’ Journal of International Feltmakers Association
Regular column in ‘Ozquilt Network Newsletter’ (An Australian Art Quilt Association)
Workshop co-ordinator, Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists

2007        New Zealand, India, Canada, USA, Fiji
2006        India, Canada, UK, Paris, Sweden, India, Far West NSW, Thailand
2005        Singapore
2004        Far West NSW; India
2003        Far West NSW; India
1983          Hong Kong, UK, France, Canada

2005        Judges Choice Award, Quilt Walk Exhibition, Paducha, USA
Foyle Trust  Award, Needle Mill Museum, Redditch, UK
Festival of Quilts- 3rd in Innovative Small Category
Winner Contemporary Class, Quilt Nihon, Japan
2004        8th Quilt Nihon, Award winner
2002        Detail of ‘the out unwinds,…’ selected to be used on promotional material for
Expressions 2002, the Wool Quilt Prize

2006        ‘Art takes Shape’, catalogue of Husqvarna Viking Exhibition
‘Across Australia’ exhibition catalogue
Textile Fibre Forum Magazine, Issue 1/No 81, 2006
2005        8th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, catalogue
'Echoes’ Journal of the International Feltmakers Assoc, Vol 2005/3
Newcastle Herald, 17/12/2005
Down Under Quilts Magazine, Nov, 2006
2004        Ozquilt Network Newsletter
Popular Patch Magazine, Nov, UK
2002        Magic Patch Magazine, Vol 43, France

Related Experiences
2006        Organizing and leading a Textile and Cultural Tour to India (specifically Rajastha and

Group Affiliations
Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists Inc., member
Ozquilt Network
International Felters Association
Surface Design Association
Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association.
Craft Victoria, professional (interstate)

Private collections - Australia, Germany, Sweden, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Public- UK

Please check
calendar for an  list of exhibition and teaching engagements coming up
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Contact me.
Kishanpura Rd, Chawandia Village,
near Nayak ki Dhani,
Pushkar, 305022,
Rajasthan, India                           
phone- +91 [0] 9784 77 3749
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