• Events,  Uncategorized,  Workshops

    Workshop – A Bed of Leaves with Beth & Trevor Reid

    Saturday, 13 & 20 April 2024, 10am-4pm.

    Mosaic Baptist Church Community Centre, 32 Dallachy Place (corner of Dallachy Place and Dallachy Street) Page (park in the carpark on the opposite corner)

    $205.00 non-members ($165.00 ACTTAA members)

    Workshop description
    Each leaf will be individually made and then applied to a base quilt. The workshop incorporates some drawing techniques and design ideas, effective use of colour, use of fabric paint and crayons, to some extent the use of a visual diary and free motion machine quilting. We will work through the development of a design, transferring that design onto fabric using different mediums such as fabric paints, pens and crayons and the use of free motion machine quilting. We will also look at how much quilting should be used and how much is enough. The leaves in this piece are attached to a base quilt. Other alternatives can be discussed and explored at the workshop.

    Further information and requirements list
    See the workshop flyer.

    To register
    Complete the Workshop/Skill Sharing Days Application Form and email to workshops@acttextiles.org.au and pay the workshop fee.
    Please read all the workshop conditions on the form.

    Please pay by bank deposit to:

    Account Name: ACT Textile Arts Association
    BSB: 633 000
    Account No: 179943287

    Include your name and the workshop in your reference.

    NOTE: to secure a place in this workshop, you must fill out the registration form and pay the money. Failure to do both may jeopardise your spot.

    Workshop coordinator at workshops@acttextiles.org.au

  • Events

    2022 Hanging by a Thread: Exhibition & Bazaar

    After having to cancel last years exhibition due to COVID we are excited to be able to invite you to our wonderful exhibition and bazaar. This is a must – make sure the dates are on your calendar. Can’t wait to see you.

    Official Opening is at 2pm on Saturday 10 September

    9-22 September 2022
    Queanbeyan Art Society Gallery
    6 Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan

  • ACTTAA information,  Events

    Fibre to Fashion – Fashion parade, afternoon tea & bazaar

    Fibre to Fashion flyer

    Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June
    Holy Trinity School
    Theodore St, Curtain ACT

    Our fashion parade, ‘Fibre to Fashion’ will feature garments designed by members using a variety of textile techniques such as felting, shibori, dyeing, embroidery, knitting, crochet etc. Slow fashion and up-cycling have become popular lately and you will also see many examples of these in the parade. Some of the items can be seen on our Instagram feed. Your ticket will include afternoon tea, a glass of sparkling wine and the chance to win lucky door prizes.

    Fashion parade
    Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June, 2pm for 2.30pm start
    Tickets $30.
    Buy tickets

    Looking for a gift? Our bazaar will have a large selection of high quality handmade garments, scarves, bags and all sorts of other textiles for sale. Pre-loved clothing and craft goods will be also for sale. Be inspired by the fashion parade and pick up a top or jacket and turn it into something new.

    Saturday 1-5pm
    Sunday 10am-5pm
    Free entry to the bazaar.

  • ACTTAA information,  Events

    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

  • Events

    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.