Irene Manion

Textiles  Watercolour  Photography

 

Dyeing to Stitch.

A workshop that focuses on enhancing machine embroidered stitching through colour and tonal development of the underlying fabric..

 

Transfer printing techniques on polyester and

machine-embroidery techniques are learned and explored in detail.

 

To find out more about my Dyeing to Stitch  2-day and 5 day workshops, please contact me via the contact page on this website.

 

Go to @zwirbil_textiles on Instagram for more information about techniques that will be included in the course.

 

Dyeing to Stitch.

A workshop that focuses on enhancing machine embroidered stitching through colour and tonal development of the underlying fabric..

Transfer printing techniques on polyester and machine-embroidery techniques are learned and explored in detail.

 

To find out more about my Dyeing to Stitch  2-day and 5 day workshops, please contact me via the contact page on this website.

 

Go to @zwirbil_textiles on Instagram for more details about what will be included in the course.

 

Looking forward to the September Ballarat School 2023, where I will be presenting Dyeing to Stitch for the second time.

Go to the Fibrearts Australia website to find out more about this intensive week long workshop and see the full list of national and international tutors.

https://www..fibrearts.net.au

 

I'm thrilled to be a finalist in the Lake Art Prize, 2022 at MAC yapang, Lake Macquarie, my own, local regional gallery..

incoroporating water as part of the subject, resonates with me and this year's specific theme was The Vessel - contained within and moving between.

The exhibition will run from September 23rd to December 11th 2022.

 

My entry in the Lake Art Prize is

Papiio Evanidis.

The body vessel of the "Papilio Evanidus" (Disappearing Butterfly) is a test tube containing the ‘enzyme soup’ which dissolves the caterpillar as it metamorphoses inside the chrysalis.

The dependence of the butterfly on its habitat has been conceived as a river flowing through the body of the butterfly and into the landscape which is traced out in contour lines. The liquid flows from the body of the insect, as the black liquid continues to give them form and spread out. The wings need the liquid to strengthen, and as it flows through them, the contour line map patterns that are etched into its wings, merge with the landscape, upon which it depends. They are co-dependent.

The test tube chrysalis questions the incredible 'science experiment' civilisation is engaging with as global warming accelerates. The disappearing richness of our physical world is seen in the transparency of this landscape.

Materials: Hand and machine stitching on recycled plastics and  drilled and etched acrylic sheet, plastic test tube, various threads including monofilament,

My work was recently selected to be part of the 5th Birds of a Fiber exhibition being held at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington. US.

The exhibition will take place from January 26th through to February 27th 2022.

The Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington. US.

 

How Art Heals: Exploring your deep feelings using Collage by Andra Stanton has now been released and is available from bookshops like Schiffer and Amazon.


My textile work entitled "Death and Transfiguration" is featured in this book alongside a bunch of other artists.

 

 

 

 

 

3-d printed moulds were created and used in conjunction with transparent leather to create an ammonite form. This piece was created for the Shell exhibition in 2018.