Overlocker Techniques Workshop 16 February 2019

Overlocker Techniques with Lynne Johnson.

Details: Get your overlocker out and learn to use which stitch when. Halve your sewing time using your overlocker and / or cover stitch. Do not have an overlocker? Use one of mine

When: Saturday 16 February 2019, 10am-4pm

Venue: ‘Araluen’ Address: 177 Badimara Street, Fisher ACT 2611

Cost: $30, which includes a donation to Araluen for the use of their premises.

What to bring: Your overlocker and the usual sewing supplies and fabric/garment to practice on, morning tea to share and your own lunch. If Lynne has specific requirements, we will send these closer to the time. 

Please use the form here to register https://acttextiles.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/workshop_form_2018.pdf. You can email it to Sue Chapman susan.chapman.cc@gmail.com or hand in at our first meeting on 13 February with payment.

Charity Sewing Day

WHAT: making syringe driver bags and heat packs for Palliative Care ACT
WHEN: Saturday 17 November 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Community Room at Araluen Village, 177 Badimara Street, Fisher

Morning tea and light lunch will be provided.
Donations of pre-washed good quality cotton fabric can be brought to November general meeting or to Araluen.
Fabric suitable for men, women and children is needed.

Cutting instructions for syringe driver bag
1 piece 18cm X 70 cm – for bag (or two pieces 18cm X 37cm – made with bottom seam)
1 piece 11cm X 120cm – for strap

Cutting instructions for heat pack
2 pieces 18cm X 33cm

November 14th General Meeting

Location: Woden Seniors Club, Corinna Street Phillip – enter hall at rear of building

Time: from 5:30pm; light supper available for $5; business meeting at 7:30pm

 Meeting activity – making something small to go in showbags.  You need to bring the materials required and some to share to make something small to go in the showbags for the Canberra Show 2019.  Some suggestions are – brooches, pin cushions, bookmarks – the list is endless.  Something you can make in half and hour or a little more.

Fibre Couture

ACTTAA joined forces with Canberra Region Feltmakers to stage the Fibre Couture fashion parade, bazaar and high tea in spring 2017.

The parade showcased artisan clothes and accessories including hats, fascinators, jewellery and bags, all made by members from the two organisations. Many different textile fabrication techniques have been used to create the garments, including felting, Shibori dyeing, stamping, bead embellishment and crochet.

This was the first time the two groups collaborated to present a fashion parade. It was held at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

Here are some of the outfits that were shown.