I'm a little slow to let you know about this, but I am giving a free workshop for children this Sunday from 10 til 4 at the Australian Tapestry Workshop as part of their program for the Emerald Hill Festival. In this drop-in workshop, Dell Stewart will give you a hands-on introduction to stop-motion animation as well as an opportunity to contribute to a group project. It will be shot using elements from around the workshop, including, bobbins, yarn, cones, tapestry samples and found objects. Dell has delivered various animation projects and workshops, most recently Animate/Inanimate at Tarra Warra Museum of Art (2013), Intersteller Exchange at Craft (2013) and Animal Self Portrait (2011) at Artplay.
In the short time I have, I'm learning to weave, and watching the weavers. I could spend days just picking colours, it's all a great pleasure. I have to put the brakes on a bit, my head runs away with many plans of things to make – it's such slow work –and there is so little time.
There is a sea of yellow and orange yarn on the tables for the John Olsen work on the loom, it's almost finished. I'll miss all that colour.