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