• 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

  • Uncategorized

    Workshop: Ideas development in collage with Carolyn Sullivan

    ACT Textile Arts Association’s first workshop for 2021 will be with tutor Carolyn Sullivan.
    “When I am playing at home I spend as much time working with art materials as I do stitching. Collage on postcards is an ideal way of thinking through ideas. While generally I have a specific theme in mind, sometimes an idea will come out of left field because I have been playing,” says Carolyn.
    Postcards are a wonderful way of accumulating art ideas for future works.
    The aim of the day is to share some of my working techniques and give you some time to think of what you might do in the future.

    When: 20 February 2021, 10am-4pm
    Where: Mosaic Baptist Church community centre, Page ACT
    Cost: $95 for members and $105 non-members

    Numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions.
    More details including a materials list can be found here. For bookings, please fill in a workshop form and email it to workshop coordinator Sandra Obst via information [at] acttextiles.org.au.

  • ACTTAA information

    2020 raffle winners

    The 2020 ACT Textile Arts Association raffle was drawn on December 9, 2020.

    Winning ticket holders are as follows:
    1st prize – ticket 433 Deb Bray
    2nd – ticket 624 Lorelle D’Arcy
    3rd – ticket 809 Sarah MacDonald
    4th – ticket 350 Mary Bowron
    5th – ticket 60 Norma Dye
    6th – ticket 521 Junita Sharma
    7th – ticket 868 Phillip Snellen

  • Uncategorized

    Textiles With A Twist – 2020 exhibition and bazaar

    ACT Textile Arts Association presents our 2020 exhibition and bazaar: Textiles With A Twist.

    WHEN: 12-25 September 2020, open from 10am to 2pm daily
    WHERE: Queanbeyan Arts Society Gallery, 6 Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan

    The exhibition will showcase works created by ACTTAA members using a range of textile skills. From jackets and scarves to wall hangings, books and jewellery – our members have added their own special twists to their textile pieces.

    Looking for a gift or something for yourself? Our bazaar will have a large selection of high quality handmade garments, scarves, bags, brooches and all sorts of other textiles for sale, again all made by members.

  • 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

    Stitch and Chat

    Bette Hawkins has kindly volunteered her home again for 2019 from 10am-2.30pm.

    Bette will provide morning tea but please take your own lunch. Bring something to stitch or knit while you chat! Bette has increased the days to include some Tuesdays, so there will be a greater opportunity to go and enjoy company while achieving something! The dates for these sessions are:

    Mondays: 4/2, 4/3, 1/4, 6/5

    Tuesdays: 19/2, 19/3, 30/4, 21/5

  • Workshops

    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 or hand in at our first meeting on 13 February with payment.

  • 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