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Fabric Bonding

Two day workshops, or two half day workshops required - at least two days apart. Students will be shown how to create new fabrics, trap objects/artwork into fabric. Felt making Synthetic Bonding The students will then be encouraged to embellish, sculpt, or adapt their fabric in the second workshop. This can be as an art piece, or a finished product, a wall hanging, and can involve any form of fabric embellishment preferred.

Artist Information

Deborah Ratcliffe


Phone: 07 8248655

Email: debbierat@hotmail.com


BA (hons) Textile Design, PGCE Design and Technology.
Fully registered NZ Secondary School Teacher. I have worked full time as Teacher of Technology up to NCEA L3 including Achievement Standards.
Member of the Fibre Arts group, Hamilton.
Exhibiting work and performing workshops at Twin Rivers Art Gallery, Ngaruawahia.
Trained handloom and Jacquard weaver, and Textile Artist, exploring art in textile form.
I love all types of printing, dye effects, multi media collage.
Surface Pattern, repeat patterns, applied design - a speciality.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Textile Art/Sculpture

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Waikato


2008 - February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Space and Resources Required: Materials, some materials such as felt fibres and synthetic fibres provided, materials for trapping and actual felt process need to be provided by school.

Indicative Costs:

  • $40 per hour
  • $10 per student
  • Materials: $60

Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: Any


Hamilton Girls High school - Teacher of Technology 2007

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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