Your interest in textiles has taken you to NSW’s Branch site. This site provides information on NSW ATASDA Branch activities and events. 

ATASDA NSW's 2015-16 Committee is an enthusiastic team, working together with members to embrace and encourage ideas and exciting opportunities for NSW Branch and all members. NSW Committee and members work together to embrace and encourage ideas and exciting opportunities for the Branch and members.

NSW members are an eclectic textile community of practitioners (experienced and emergent) who joined ATASDA seeking a community that encourages individual practice and encompasses a love of all things textile. Being an ATASDA NSW Branch member allows you to expand or develop your skills, meet fellow textile lovers, make new friends and take up opportunities to exhibit your artwork. NSW’s membership is steadily growing due to the diversity of opportunities and activities on offer. Opportunities are varied and suitable for all skill sets from beginner to highly experienced textile and surface design art practitioner.

NSW Committee undertakes numerous initiatives but it is through engaged and committed volunteers that ‘things happen’, making ATASDA NSW exciting. 

NSW Committee acknowledges the support received from many non-Committee members has helped create a Textile Tribe.       

Visit NSW Branch at a Branch Meeting or a Social Day, join with enthusiastic and friendly ‘lovers of things textile’ and browse and borrow from NSW’s extensive library.

The Branch also encourages members to make contact with each other through NSW’s Membership Network, if you choose to do so.
Expand your textile repertoire through NSW’s workshops, participate in a swap or challenge or create for one of our exhibitions like the biennial Palm House Exhibition.

A big welcome to a great ‘Textile Tribe’ from ATASDA NSW Committee! 


ATASDA NSW Branch undertakings for members: 



NSW aims to keep members informed online with NSW enews and FibreTribe, two forms of communication breaking down barriers for isolated members. These online communications are enhanced by members signing up to fibrenet ,a National Yahoo group. that members sign into to receive online communications, for conversation between registered members, to connect them Australia-wide for requests info and comments on textile-related topics.

 Enews – emailed to all NSW member residents (as required) to provide information from NSW Committee about Branch activities, events, reminders, challenges, round robins, etc. It is an electronic 'flyer' for members to keep and file for their reference. 

FibreTribe – NSW’s Blog, which focuses on what is happening within the textile world of NSW. It has NSW Branch information, success stories, notification of exhibitions of interest, comments/info/stories from members, with a wider audience outside NSW Branch and the Association. Feedback can be given to blog postings and members can link to FibreTribe and receive postings as an email or RSS feed. 


Workshops - 2015 program is now coming to a close. 2016 workshops will be announced later in 2015. 

Library – An asset and resource for NSW and National members.

Teacher’s information pack – Available on request.         

NSW Grants for Education Committee (GEC) –

        Skills Development Grant –This Grant is for all eligible NSW members (applicants must have held membership in NSW Branch for 18 months) to explore new and exciting avenues in their art practice. Five grants are available each year.

        NSW Professional Development Grant - This is a new larger grant, available to one recipient per year.

For information about Grants see here and in the Member Only section.


Palm House Exhibition 2016 -  Façade is a biennial non-juried exhibition open to all ATASDA members Nationally. The theme changes for each exhibition. 

Cabinet at Epping Creative Centre 2015-2016  Calling for Miniature Round Treasures. See here for more details.      

Glebe Island 2016  -  Branching Out

ATASDA members will be exhibiting at the Craft and Quilt Show, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, from June 22 to 26, 2016.

As well as fantastic works on the theme Branching Out, there will be daily demonstration of techniques.


NSW Groups

 South – a group in Southern Sydney, open to all. See their page for more information about their activities

untethered - an exhibiting Group, closed to new members 

Frayed - a small group in Sydney's inner west, closed to new members

New Groups are forming all the time. If you're interested in joining or forming a group, contact Groups Liaison.

 We hope to see you at an ATASDA NSW activity sometime soon!



The above member artworks are a selection of examples from our Galleries.


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