Glenwood resident promotes the power of Powertex

GET CRAFTY: “I’m extremely excited about promoting this product to others in the craft world," Liz Telega of Glenwood said. Picture: Isabella Lettini
GET CRAFTY: “I’m extremely excited about promoting this product to others in the craft world," Liz Telega of Glenwood said. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Liz Telega instantly fell in love with the power of Powertex when she discovered it at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Show in 2013.

“It’s such a unique and therapeutic art form,” she said.

“Not many people know about the product. It’s so versatile and can be used to create anything the mind can muster.”

Powertex – the environmentally friendly, water based, acid free, liquid, textile hardener – is suitable to use on any porous materials and doesn’t adhere to any plastic based materials.

“You can use Powertex with paper, fabrics, cardboard, air-drying clays, styrofoam, concrete, stone, ceramics, wood, dried flowers or plaster,” she said.

“It’s great because it can be used on all those old clothes, fabrics, trims, wool, paper, beads and even mosaics that you may have laying around at home.”

It’s been four years since the Glenwood resident discovered Powertex and she will be promoting and selling the product at this year’s Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair from June 22 to 25.

Not many people know about the product. It’s so versatile and can be used to create anything the mind can muster.

Liz Telega

“There are so many colours to choose from and a variety of products you can make,” she said.

“The possibilities are truly endless.”

Ms Telega said she enjoys sharing her knowledge of the product by presenting workshops at her Glenwood home.

“I’ve got to meet a whole range of talented ladies, including Jodie Cocks, and our combined interest in Powertex encouraged us to join forces and collaborate in a business venture, No Limits Art. We’re also the new distributers of Powertex in Australia,” she said.

No Limits Art is about being creative and versatile in our artwork, working without rules and with no limits, using Powertex as our medium,” she said.

The 47-year-old will host demonstrations on how to use the product at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair.

“My aim is to get more people involved in this emerging art form, as it is a great way to be creative and try a different craft style, in comparison to the more traditional forms that are out there,” she said.

To book a workshop using Powertex with Liz Telega, visit nolimitsart.com.au.

  • 9am-4pm, June 22-25, International Exhibition Centre ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. Tickets and bookings: craftfair.com.au.