Entries are open for the 2010 Sydney Royal Arts Show. Their catalogue is available on line.
There are two classes each in felting and weaving and five in spinning. The number of classes has been steadily diminishing because the numbers of entries has been going down, year by year. If we want to continue to have our craft represented at the RAS we need to support it by sending entries. Flood them this year and they may reinstate more classes next year.
The Guild is often asked by RAS and others shows to suggest suitable judges. We have developed a list of members experienced in fibre techniques who are available to judge. On November 1, Guild registered judges and others interested in the process met to discuss standards and share tips. Experts in different fibre fields presented their perspectives and the attendees practiced by “judging” their samples. Those present urged the Guild to develop a model show schedule and advertise its availability. They plan to meet again next year.