|1st September 2005|
Rivers of Silk
The Rush of Fine Design
Michelle Miller Silk Designs (AKA Rivers of Silk) has been born from the desire to create beautifully hand crafted textiles that delight the senses of both sight and touch. They are "Art Works" that are to be viewed as well as worn, to become important and uplifting element of ones everyday existence. They have the creative soul.
The silks chosen are fine, yet strong, and have the incredible ability to move with grace. The lustre is most seductive and the viewer cannot help but submit to the urge to touch. The lightness in quality allows the play of light from any direction and creates a greater luminosity in the colours used.
Years of colour play have culminated in the joyous and enchanting experimentation of colour depth and combinations. This is one of the most flexible elements within the process allowing incredible exploration of the creative response.
The design process is somewhat "Zen" with each piece being born within the mind of the artist before it is executed. The work is often spontaneous and exploratory. Every piece with its own identity, lines and shapes, creating a life of its own. Enjoy and appreciate the quality of a hand crafted item that is truly unique.
Remember, as you view this piece of fine craft, that it is the result of accumulated knowledge and experimentation. It bears the experience of the successes and failures within the studio and it represents just one point in the growing continuum expression of energy and soul.
Currently Michelle is participating in the TCF Australia Business Skill Project run by the TCFWA Inc.
There are thousands of women living in isolated and regional areas of Australia with innovative ideas or with a business in the TCF or creative industries. The Textile Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCF WA) recognised the hardships involved for these women and decided to do something about it.
TCF Australia Uncovered Business Skills project was launched on the 7th of July 2004 and has scheduled a series of events that run from August 2004 to November 2005. These activities will be held from far North and South WA, Darwin, Alice Springs, Geelong and Hobart and also in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. These activities have been scheduled to coincide with such fashion events as Fashion Exposed, Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, the Australian Fashion Awards and Perth Fashion Festival.
Designedge - TCF Australia Uncovered launched in 2003 as a trade exhibition staged in Perth to provide a showcase of fashion design talent from independent designer operators. In 2004, the TCF Australia Uncovered Business Skills project will concentrate on uncovering design talent in remote and regional Australia and provide business skills development in the form of online mentoring, specialist workshops, networking and business matching opportunities. A focus of the project will be directed to indigenous, multicultural and young women.
TCF Australia Uncovered Business Skills project is an Australian Government Funded service under the Small Business Enterprise Culture Program and is supported by the TCFWA Inc., Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BBEC) , M.D.F.I, WA Office of Multicultural Interests, C.T.I. NT, N.T.F.A. and Business Professional Women WA
For more information on Rivers of Silk please contact:
Media Contact: Michelle Miller
Phone: 08 9755 5484 Fax: 08 9755 5484 Mobile: 0417 172 640
For more information on designedge fashion incubator project contact:-
Carol Hanlon Ph: 08 9479 3777 Mobile: 0417 963 231