Betty Bull

Betty Bull – Textile Designer and Wearable Art Felter.

Betty Bull

Contact Information: 87 Bateke Road, Mount Tamborine Qld 4272

Phone: 07 5545 1618 – 0439398098 – Email: bfbull46@bigpond.com

 Artist’s Statement

Experimenting with the surfaces of textiles to create original and unique designs is my passion. It is how we manipulate the fabrics and fibers that create the end result that satisfies. My work involves design, interpretation and inspiration and the ability to ‘paint’ with wools, silks and linens and other textile media. Inspiration is a very personal issue and involves the ability to coordinate colours and visualize the finished creation. It is important to constantly ‘play’ and experiment with colour and texture to achieve the desired effect. It was the tactile aspect of felting that first inspired me to learn more of this process. I love both felting and eco dyeing and combine the two processes in my creations.

 

I am a member of ATASDA (Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association). Two of my art quilts were chosen in the juried ‘State of the Art’ quilting exhibition that toured Australian Art galleries in 2009. These art quilts were published in the Australian ‘Textile Magazine’ and the ‘Down Under Textiles’ magazine.

Although I have no formal training in Textile Design I have attended many workshops to gain further knowledge in my chosen areas of interest. I have a Dip Ed and BA and during my Teacher’s Training diploma I took Art as an elective and have always been a dress maker and quilter. I have attended workshops on both surface design and felting at the Textile Forums at orange in 2009 and Geelong in 2010. These were conducted by leading international and Australian experts in their fields. I am a member of Tamborine Art and Crafts and the Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective.

My studio is open most weekends when my sign is at the gate and I am happy to open my studio by appointment by ringing 07 5545 1618 or text me on my mobile on 0439398098. I welcome commission work and am available for workshops. I use only high quality materials in silks, merino and alpaca wools.

All my original designs shown on this page come in an assortment of colours and styles and can be ordered to your own specifications.

Multi-autumn coloured felted jacket. Nuno felted wrap/scarf fine in fine merino

Fine Merino wool & pure silk wool on pure silk available in assorted colours

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