Lisa Walton is a textile artist from Sydney, Australia. Lisa started quilting about 25 years ago, and now she makes art, runs her own fibre arts business, travels, teaches, runs textile tours, slips in a bit of jewellery making, volunteers, is the SAQA Vice President and I’m sure I’m only brushing the surface of what Lisa fits into life!
|Growth by Lisa Walton|
Lisa and I have a great chat about all the interesting and exciting things she fits into her life. I would love to book into one of the textile tours she runs - Tokyo Quilt Festival in January 2018 sounds just my thing! We also talk about the realities of being a travelling textile teacher, redefining yourself as an artist and giving yourself permission to play.
|Barcelona Sunset by Lisa Walton|
Lisa's textile art business called Dyed and Gone to Heaven and you can purchase online from her at https://lisawaltonartist.com/shop/
You will also find her classes, her ebooks, details of the textile tours she runs and her blog and gallery. Here's a link to a video of her recent solo exhibition https://youtu.be/ZamX2mKTRto
|Australiana Collage Series #4 by Lisa Walton|
Lisa will be running four classes at the National Quilt Symposium in October this year. Cityscapes, Opulent Overlays, Creative Beading and Indigo, Shibori and Beyond. They are all popular classes that Lisa's students always come away inspired and keen to try more.
At times during the podcast you'll hear the rain in the background. That was the beginning of Cyclone Cook that came through New Zealand during the week. Luckily Northland missed out on most of it, further down the island people weren't so lucky.
Lisa on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisawaltonartist/
Lisa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dyedheaven/
Lisa's website: https://lisawaltonartist.com
I could have chatted to Lisa for another half an hour at least. She's an amazing person who fits so much into life. I hope you enjoy our interview.
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