Friday, April 3, 2009

Featured Artist - Fay

This month, I am featuring and singing the praises of a very talented and creative textile artist, quilter, embroiderer, teacher and doll maker, Fay King . Fay is seen most days at Anne's Glory Box (Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW) where she is the shop manager. Samples of her work are throughout the shop ... Fay has an extraordinary sense of colour and design, and what others would not dare to put together, works beautifully for Fay

Fay is also the coordinator of Hello Dollies,a doll makers' group both in Newcastle and Sydney. She makes the most exquisite dolls, embellished with her renowned delicate embroidery . Fay's dolls are quite small, so these photos only hint at the tiny, perfect stitches on the doll's clothing.

The beautiful fine features of Fay's work demonstrates her keen eye for detail in design and her meticulous attention to neat and complete finishing off. This is what inspires me and what I really admire about Fay's approach to sewing, embroidering, quilting and doll making and setting up displays and exhibitions.
Fay is one of the most generous artist-teachers I know : always willing to give advice freely when asked, shares her knoweldge happily, tries different and new things herself and encourages others positively. Fay has taught many, many people to quilt, even before she came to Newcastle and I consider myself very fortunate to have met Fay via Hello Dollies when I came to Newcastle in 1999 and consider her a friend.
Fay's latest creative venture is "APRONOLOGY" - Fay will be having a great class on 9 June - all you need to bring is your sewing machine and a muffin recipe to swap ( and class fee$15) to spend a fun day with the talented Fay. You will be inspired, laugh a lot, create new things, and enjoy Fay's company.

I almost forgot to say that most importantly, Fay is a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, and isn't her family lucky to be loved and cared for by Fay.

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