In celebration of IOTA21’s exhibition Curiosity & Rituals of the Everyday, FAC is inviting you to get crafty this Spring with Crafternoons, a fun afternoon of craft and conversation in FAC’s Inner Courtyard.

Designed to bring together practitioners, makers and the crafting community – with a special guest artist in attendance every week – Crafternoons is an opportunity to meet other crafters, share stories, and develop your projects surrounded by friends and fellow makers.

Whether you are a weaver, an embroiderer, a woodworker, or a knitter, bring your projects, your communities and crafting circles, and join us as we share and celebrate the everyday rituals of contemporary craft.

Fri 22 Oct: Betty Poulsen

Betty Poulsen

Born in Derbyshire UK, Betty Poulsen’s family heritage is steeped in the textile trade and manufacturing industries of Northern England. A determined observer of the world around her, Betty began creating things at an early age.

Poulsen completed a BA in Visual Arts at Curtin University in 2009, working across many disciplines including ceramics, drawing, painting and jewellery. Following this, she went on to study jewellery manufacture at TAFE, and continued her practice primarily in textiles.

Betty has an innate and unquashable desire to make things with her hands, and surrounds herself with materials and objects of pleasure and curiosity. Within such a world of fascination and delight, she is driven through an ongoing exploration of skills and processes. Betty’s craft practice encompasses knitting, quilting, embroidery, sewing, crochet, doll making and natural dyeing.

“I am not content unless I have at least 10 craft projects humming along at various stages at all times”.

Betty is currently an Artist in Residence at Fremantle Arts Centre.

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