In my post about the AQC, I mentioned work done by a group from the UK. Birgitte, from that group, has commented and mentioned the Fibre Fusion group in the UK. We were discussing the amazing range of activities that textile artists have access to in the UK - very jealous Australian here. (But I am glad to be very far away from the volcanic ash.)
She also mentioned Pauline Verrinder, who mentors the group and who may be going to teach in Australia in the near future. I will have to have a good look at this and see when she is coming to Melbourne.