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

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.