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Past: Featherd – With Pascale Theron

July 2020, sasnev, FREE

Pascale Theron is a South African artist and designer living and working in The Netherlands. She focuses on ‘Feathered Fabrics,  a series of artistic textiles that are handwoven, using the ostrich feathers from Oudsthoorn (ZA) as thread.

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Pascale presented this project at the Design Indaba in March last year. For Dutch Design Week, Pascale
collaborated with other creatives and crafters from different fields and countries to bring some exciting new fashion items and interior furniture pieces; Lezanne Viviers from Viviers Studio in Johannesburg and a local weaver from Pretoria, Maddelein Anderson (a member of the Pretoria Weavers Guild), to create the woven panels that made up the first Feathered Fabrics garments. As well as that collaboration, Pascale worked with Indian wood-worker, Ashok Bhadra from Amsterdam (NL) to create a high-end textile furniture piece using the ‘Feathered Fabrics’. Both these results were shared last year at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Pascale will be sharing her creative process and vision with us all the way from her studio in the Netherlands on Saturday at our guild meeting. We are very excited to present this meeting and hope many of you will join us! Learn more about Pascale.



Past:  The magic of playing with food

October 2020, SASNEV, FREE

Fibre explorations in the kitchen from a knitter’s perspective with Nicola.  

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In March 2020 the world as we knew it, stopped spinning.

The Great Pause that it heralded, lead us to new ways of seeing and new ways of being.

It was in this stopping, in the noticing and the connections that I saw through the virtual portal to the whole world that suddenly opened, that some of the ideas that I will share with you, were born. Others are just quirky questions like: can I knit in spaghetti? Rice vermicelli? Glass noodles?

Non-toxic materials, making do with what we have, being, exploring, creating, stepping more lightly on our earth in crisis and always asking “can I do this differently?”
My hope is that in sharing the magic, you may be inspired to start exploring in your own way, discover new connections or at least to see the materials in your kitchen in a new light.

Nicola is a fibre artist who works in finding ways of recording space and time, making sure that there is always a playful element to exploring the moment.
She works cross-media in knitting, spinning, felt-, paper- and book-making with a particular interest in surface design and working in natural and non-toxic materials, dyes and inks.

“I do regard spinning and weaving as a necessary part of any national system of education”

– Mahatma Ghandi

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