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Wrapt Retreat 2017 is here to inspire you

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrapt Retreat 2017 is here to inspire you

Some fabulous news! Wrapt Retreat 2017 is here to inspire you.   Welcome to an exciting Wrapt Retreat for 2017. It promises to be another fantastic “Wrapt” event with a relaxing feel and a wonderful creative vibe. The Retreat will be held from Saturday 16 – Monday 19 June in Rockhampton. The Wrapt Retreat Venue is the Walter Reid Cultural Centre on the corner of Derby and East St, Rockhampton. There are some changes to the Wrapt Retreat model this year but essentially the format is simple: three days, three tutors, great venue and a...

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Wrapt in Rocky 2016 Traders

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrapt in Rocky 2016 Traders

The Wrapt Traders Hall in 2016 will be full of temptations from some familiar Traders and some new ones too. Here’s a taster of what you may find this year…..         Silksational Helen Phillips for Sylvia Riley Silksational supplies ready to dye silk fabric and hemmed scarves, merino wool pre-felt by the metre or in pieces, fibre for felting or spinning, dyes and paints, and chemicals for textile art. There will be lots of bits and pieces either white or coloured to tempt you. Look at our website for a preview,...

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Wrapt Goodwill Bursary

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrapt Goodwill Bursary

The purpose of the Wrapt Goodwill Bursary is to create opportunities for active passionate artists who have limited financial resources to attend as a full time student at Wrapt in Rocky 2016. Given some artists have limited financial capacity to attend; these bursaries enable Fibre Arts groups to nominate a member on the basis of the nominees creative potential, special talents, personal motivation as a fibre artist and potential benefits to their arts practice. Goodwill and need go hand in hand. An individual can nominate themselves but must...

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The special Wrapt in Rocky Story

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The special Wrapt in Rocky Story

Capturing the special Wrapt in Rocky Story on video – Central Queensland’s Premier Fibre Arts Workshop

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Wrapt promotion is truly a team effort

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrapt promotion is truly a team effort

I am really excited to have my daughter Anna Balchin helping me with my E marketing for Wrapt in Rocky. Anna is currently studying Marketing, Media Communication and Graphic Design as part of her Bachelor of Creative Industries at QUT so helping me out is mutually beneficial. She is creating your regular Newsletters and helping with the Wrapt Blog and facebook posts. Together we can create a much more interesting and effective marketing mix and hopefully all the stories will be to your liking. Of course the Marketing for Wrapt is a bigger...

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Introducing 3 new classes for Wrapt in Rocky 2016

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Introducing 3 new classes for Wrapt in Rocky 2016

In my search for new relevant and challenging classes for Wrapt in Rocky 2016 I have found 3 wonderful artists able to offer you something different. Firstly there is Gabriella Hegyes and her “Mixed Media Installations” class. Are you one of those artists trying to extend yourself by creating installations for public art, festivals or community events but feel you need more expertise and practical skills in how to do this? Gabriella has many techniques in dying, printmaking, mould making and other and sculptural processes to share with...

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My Adventure to Fibres West

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My Adventure to Fibres West

I am heading over to Fibres West to experience their fabulous event as both a student and as the Wrapt Coordinator. Fibres West has many similarities to Wrapt … its regional, it has 10 – 12 tutors and a full program of activities. Fibres West is held at the Muresk Institute in Northam which is 90 km from Perth. I will be whisked off from the Airport in Perth and taken in the limousine to Northam and will be helping the Fibres West team to set up Fibres West. I will also share my Wrapt experiences with the Fibres West team and discuss...

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Welcome to Wrapt in Rocky 2016

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to Wrapt in Rocky 2016

Wrapt friends and artists from across Australia Welcome to Wrapt in Rocky 2016 to be held from Sunday 26 June – Saturday 2 July 2016 in Rockhampton Central Queensland. Relish being a student at Wrapt in Rocky 2016, Central Qld’s much loved and renowned art workshop event. Enjoy the 12 fabulous tutors, 12 exciting workshops, five inspiring days of art, activities, creative challenge, collaboration and friendships. Enjoy the friendliness and hospitality from the Wrapt team and share the experience with likeminded artists (from all across...

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Wrapt Retreat at the Haven JUNE 2015

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrapt Retreat at the Haven JUNE 2015

WRAPT art retreats from Wrapt Retreats on Vimeo. Come and enjoy the Camaraderie and creative inspiration while doing something you love – from Saturday 20 June – Monday 22 June 2015. Creative ME TIME with Nanette Balchin – “It’s all about relishing some creative me time”. Chose from 2 Tutors – Peta Lloyd and Trace Willans. Try ecodyeing, rusting, monoprinting, stitching and other techniques on cloth or paper. DOWNLOAD THE ENROLMENT FORM AND FULL...

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Wrapt in Rocky 2014 TRADERS

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrapt in Rocky 2014 TRADERS

The Wrapt Traders Hall in 2014 will be full of temptations from some familiar Traders and some new ones too. Thanks to the returning Traders: Silksational, Pfeiffer Park Alpacas, Van Cootens Howard Drapery, and TAFTA. It takes a lot of time effort and commitment to come to Rocky and we appreciate that. Welcome to the new Traders: Anissa from Knitch in Brisbane and Vicki from Mi Art in Rockhampton. Here’s a taster of what you may find this year…..   Silksational Sylvia Riley Silksational supplies ready to dye silk fabric and hemmed...

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