2017 sees the biennial New Zealand National Symposium happening October 5 - 10th in Christchurch. I'm using that as a theme for my quilting podcast and inviting as many of the tutors onto my show as possible.
This week my guest in Sonya Prchal, a talented textile artist from Whangarei. Sonya works with paint, photographs, thread painting and sometimes appliqué to achieve fantastic realism in her work.
Sonya's website: http://sonyaprchal-quiltartist.blogspot.co.nz
Sonya's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonyaprchaltextiles/
Sonya is offering three classes at Symposium: Manuka Flowers, Thread Painted Moth and Thread Painted Wildlife.
In the interview you'll hear about how her father's love of nature inspires Sonya to find beauty in the details. Get more information about how she works, her favourite, can't-live-without sewing tool and hear about her upcoming solo exhibition.
Above is Sonya's Green Gecko quilt, a stunning example of her attention to detail and beautiful quilting.
Thanks for chatting to me Sonya, it was lovely to get to know you better!