Where Textile meets Art
Textile Art/Mixed Media Art by 
Petra Pilkington
My name is Petra Pilkington
I was born in Munich, Germany and left in my early twenties to live in Toronto, Canada, for ten years. I married a Kiwi, moved to New Zealand and now live in the North of the North Island of New Zealand , one of the most beautiful places on earth.
I have always been interested in arts and craft and tried many things, cross stitch, flax weaving,mosaics, just to mention a few.  I started quilting in 2009 and quickly moved from making quilts to making fibre art.
I have a passion for textiles, colour and surface design and always ask myself: What if? I love machine stitching and painting on fabric, felting,hand stitching, beading, image transfer and burning and with these techniques I create unique, one off art pieces. I work spontaneously, inspired by a colour or pattern or words , without really knowing ahead of time what my finished art piece will look like. 
I also have a passion for teaching and like to take my students on a creative journey. I offer five courses as well as individual lessons. Scheduled courses are held at Country Dawn, a quilting shop in the wonderful town basin of Whangarei, New Zealand. Please check www.countrydawnquilting.com for details and upcoming workshops. 
I can also organise workshops in my home in a lovely rural setting or in your home.Please contact me on petrap@xtra.co.nz if you require more information.