Fabric of society

by Mike Isle

Darfield’s Selwyn Gallery is bringing something a little different to the community’s art scene this October, highlighting the design, art and craft skills of selected members from The Textile and Fibre Arts Network of Christchurch (TAFAN).

TAFAN is a collection: Canterbury Embroiderers Guild, Canterbury Patchwork and Quilting Guild, Canterbury Modern Quilt Guild, Christchurch Needlework Guild, Canterbury Modern Quilt Guild, Christchurch Guild of Spinners and Weavers, Christchurch Knitting Machine Club, Cust Craft Group, Southern Felters and Christchurch Lacemakers.

The groups joined forces in July 2011 following the Christchurch earthquake to support and promote each other’s craft and share premises — many of which had been destroyed. Throughout the exhibition, there will be a selection of demonstrations from a variety of TAFAN members who are keen to speak about their craft.

The exhibition is also a featured stop of the inaugural Art Crawl, a gallery tour in conjunction with Down by the Liffey, Lakeland Art, Taste of Life Tours and Selwyn District Council.

Tickets are priced at $25, with morning tea, lunch (available to purchase) afternoon tea, live music and, of course, art, available from eventbrite.co.nz.

The exhibition opens at 6pm, Friday, September 27 and runs until Thursday, October 26.