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Handmade garments part of Sea to Art exhibition

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Waroona artists Cassie-Jo Davis, Carmen Tyrer and Jeanne-Marie Hawkins visit the Waroona Visitors Centre which will host the Sea to Art Exhibition next month.
Camera IconWaroona artists Cassie-Jo Davis, Carmen Tyrer and Jeanne-Marie Hawkins visit the Waroona Visitors Centre which will host the Sea to Art Exhibition next month.

Waroona artist Carmen Tyrer has had her needles in overdrive preparing for a fashion parade at the Perth Royal Show and the Waroona Sea to Art Exhibition next month.

Ms Tyrer was asked to contribute garments made from ultra fine wool, by Alpaca Wool Australia, for the fashion parade at the show, which have taken her more than a month to make.

She handmade a number of items to feature in the parade on October 27 including a sleeveless vest and shawls.

Ms Tyrer uses ultra fine wool for her creations, grown at Casalana farm in Serpentine, and handles the whole process herself including washing, dyeing and putting it together.

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“Everything is a lot of work, particularly the jackets,” Ms Tyrer said.

“From the animal into a garment, the process is really interesting.”

Ms Tyrer is also planning on entering her textile work in the Sea to Art Exhibition set to open next month, which will feature artists from around the region.

Exhibition organiser Tracy Goldsworthy said the exhibition often attracted more than 30 artists and 120 works. “This being the 10th anniversary, we do expect an increase in numbers,” she said.

Entries for the exhibition close on Thursday, September 22, though the artworks themselves are not needed to be sent until October 25.

Ms Goldsworthy said this would be the last chance for artists to submit works for another two years with the event next year being focussed on quilts.

For more information on the Sea to Art Exhibition contact Ms Goldsworthy at the Waroona Visitors Centre on 9733 1506.

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