Colleen Weste

Silk Artist

As a textile artist for many years, /colleen has been combining her love of colour and a spiritual connection to the bush to create individual silk art to wear garments.

Hand painting on silk where everything starts out white, processes include dyeing, overdyeing with French dyes, using a shibori resist technique to create colourful patterns and textures on cloth.

Colleen is the author of  ‘Silk Painting Step by Step Techniques and Ideas for Colour and Design’.

With a Grad.Dip.Textile Design from RMIT, attendance at master classes in Shibori, including a study tour in Japan in 2006 and the World Shibori Symposium in France in 2008, works have been shown in many group exhibitions including WOW in New Zealand.

With a retail outlet in Melbourne for 12 years, a pleasant life now centres around painting from the studio in the bush at Mt Macedon where workshop classes are hosted.