Scarf Festival 2017 – Galaxies

Posted 25 May 2017

Let the cosmos be your guide.

Find your inspiration amongst gas, dust and stars.

Calculate your trajectory to the National Wool Museum.

2 June to 27 August 2017

Scarf Festival is the National Wool Museum’s annual celebration of all things scarf.

This must-see textile exhibition is an eclectic showcase of original handcrafted scarves entered by anyone – from school kids to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and internationally.

Scarf Festival entrants have really embraced the theme of Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be giving you a sneak peek at some of the entries. Exhibition from 2 June to 27 August 2017.

The featured scarf  by artist Jo Bagge is a bit of fun! This Solar System scarf depicts the sun and all of the planets in a striking array of colour and a combination of needle felting, beading, stitching and wet felting. It’s made with natural fibres. You will see the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Do you know one is now classed as a dwarf planet?

Jo is also teaching Wet Felted Vessels and Bowls workshops as part of Scarf Festival on 5 and 12 August. Book early as places are limited – 03 5272 4701.

Image credit: Pam Hutchinson

Scarf: System, Jo Bagge, Portarlington

Category: Extreme

Model: Alex Hecker

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