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
Queanbeyan Art Society Gallery
6 Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan
Fibre to Fashion – Fashion parade, afternoon tea & bazaar
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.
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June, 2pm for 2.30pm start
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.
Free entry to the bazaar.
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
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.