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Colleen Weste: Textile Artist

I have been a silk artist for many years. I combine my love of colour and a spiritual connection to the bush to create individual silk art to wear..

 I hand paint on silk-everything starts white- dyeing, overdyeing with French dyes, using a shibori resist technique to create colourful patterns and textures on cloth.

I am author of the book ‘Silk Painting Step by Step Techniques and ideas for Colour and Design and curated during 2004 International Shibori Exhibition in Melbourne. 

 I have a Grad.Dip.Textiles Design RMIT and have attended master classes in Shibori including a study tour in Japan in 2006 and the World Shibori Symposium in France in 2008. My work has been shown in many group exhibitions including WOW in New Zealand.

I had my own retail outlet in Melbourne for 12 years and now paint from my studio in the bush at Mt Macedon where I offer classes.