ASIAN FILM GROUPS

TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS

Do you enjoy looking at and learning about textiles?

TEG (Textile Enthusiasts Group) was formed to foster an interest in the myriad of Asian textiles among FOM members. Monthly events such as 'Shared Passions' encourages participants to share their knowledge and their love of textiles--how they were made, how they were used and the stories behind their acquisition. It is a way of learning from one another in a relaxed environment. We also invite specialist speakers and practitioners, make visits to textile-related locations for more 'hands-on' experiences and offer demonstrations, for example, in quilting and embroidery. However, one does not need to be an expert to enjoy our activities--as our name suggests--we are enthusiasts.

We are welcoming newcomers to Singapore at every meeting, so if you're new in town, do join one of FOM's most active community interest groups: TEG! Just attend any meeting and you can join on the spot.

A Weaving Experience with Lynelle
Date & Time: 11 August 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Time: Arrive at 10:00 am for 10:30 start
Host: Lynelle Barrett
Address: TBA
RSVP: Email Lynelle at girdleofaphrodite@gmail.com

Try out a craft that has flourished since pre-historic times. Join TEG member and textile artist Lynelle Barrett for a special hands-on opportunity to try weaving on different types of looms. Co-teachers for the event will be fellow TEG member Kim Arnold, and Lee Yi Yong from The Blessing Thread. The event will start with a short intro on weaving and looms, followed by demonstrations. Then the participants will have a chance to try each loom. A rigid heddle loom, an 8-shaft table loom, a Lao back-strap loom, and an 8-shaft floor loom are expected. Attendance is limited to 12 participants.

About Lynelle:
Lynelle Barrett is a passionate textile enthusiast and artisan. Exposure to traditional textile arts through TEG and research to teach fashion students at LASALLE College of the Arts have inspired her to pursue the study of weaving, spinning and natural dyes. Her goal is to learn from indigenous weavers and translate that knowledge to her own creations. Her blog about textiles and travel is launching soon at girdleofaphrodite.wordpress.com.

About The Blessing Thread:
The Blessing Thread was started to share the love of weaving and unique handmade items. Although traditional Asian textiles are valued all over the world, this ancient art is not easily accessible in Singapore. The online store was created to offer weaving equipment and yarn to weaving enthusiasts in the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more at www.theblessingthread.com.