The guest on The Fine Line today is Philomena Hali, Central Craft member, textile and fibre artist, wearable art creator, curator – a woman of many talents and captivating creative skills.
Philomena recalls when as a little girl she first fell in love with textiles and sewing which has led her on a journey of exploration across many genres, including in 2012 when she travelled to Korea to study the intricate hand sewing technique Bojagi.
Philomena has also studied Shibori – a Japanese word for several different ways of dyeing fabric using a resist-dyeing technique. Through Philomena, Shibori in Alice Springs has developed to establish its place between ancient art, high fashion and sustainable couture; with Philomena being well-known for her distinctive Shibori garments and accessories and also her use of Shibori techniques in her wearable art and Sustainable Couture range. This has led to local artists, craftspeople and designers having a huge enthusiasm for exploring the unlimited potential that Shibori offers in creating such a wide range of textures on fabric, whilst carrying on this ancient tradition.
Jen Standish-White talks with Philomena Hali, local textile and fibre artist.
Broadcast: Tuesday 10 December 2013 at 12 noon on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM
Producer: Jen Standish-White