Come along to an ATASDA workshop to gain knowledge and skills, and share the experience with other like-minded textile artists. Workshop tutors are experienced artists, and accredited teachers, some visiting from overseas or interstate. We welcome participants of all skill levels, from beginners to the more experienced. 

Textile Tasters are a way to try something new, experiment or develop skills further. They are taught by experienced members of ATASDA, on a single day.

Non-members who join ATASDA benefit from reduced member workshop rates.
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NSW Workshop

17
Apr
2021

Denise Lithgow - Funky Felting 3D Vessels

Sat 17th Apr 2021 9:30 am - Sun 18th Apr 2021 4:30 pm
Denise Lithgow - Funky Felting 3D Vessels

Design and create unique sculptural vessels using merino wool in this inspiring two day creative workshop. 

Textile artist Denise Lithgow will guide you through the process of making and moulding felt into innovative forms and shapes. You’ll learn how to form shapes and translate these into three dimensional non-functional vessels.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $25 or BYO fibre & tools
22
May
2021

Roberta Montorfano - The Art of Textile Print & Design

Sat 22nd May 2021 9:30 am - Sun 23rd May 2021 4:30 pm
Roberta Montorfano - The Art of Textile Print & Design

Draw and create your own Textile Print Design, and gain an understanding of the processes involved in the beautiful world of textiles. Step by step you will be guided to plan, hand draw and digitise your design. Play with colour, movement, scale and layout. Use tools in Photoshop to develop and manipulate your unique textile print.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $15
28
Aug
2021

Kirry Toose - JEANIUS : limited edition Pinafore

Sat 28th Aug 2021 9:30 am - Sun 29th Aug 2021 4:30 pm
Kirry Toose - JEANIUS : limited edition Pinafore

Transforming the everyday, the worn and discarded into the wearable, through the deconstruction and recycling of previously loved items.
Working with your personal themes or concepts, reimagine your wardrobe through play, with re-cutting and assembling, embellishing, insertion and addition.

Have lots of fun by breaking the boundaries; whilst learning to problem solve through design, extending your sewing skills, exploring numerous techniques and products.
Original pattern provided, designed by Kirry.
Graded to suit all sizes

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $10 for instruction booklet
18
Sep
2021

Martha Birch - Hooking & Proggy Rugmaking

Sat 18th Sep 2021 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Martha Birch - Hooking & Proggy Rugmaking

This one day workshop will teach you everything you could ever wish to know about the craft of rug hooking and progging. Participants will be taken through the steps required to make a finished rug. Hooking is the standard method of rug making, using prepared lengths of suitable material. Progging uses precut lengths of material, pushed through the fabric from the back, to create a more textured effect e.g. flowers that have a 3D textured form.

Bring along a black & white design to use, or create your own design on the day using Martha’s magazines for inspiration. All materials to make your rug (approx. 30cm x 30cm) are included in the $20 Materials fee. You may also choose to purchase a kit containing specialised rugmaking tools for $25.

ATASDA Members $90 Non-members $115 Materials Fee $20
23
Oct
2021

Primrose Paper Arts - Paper making adventures

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 9:30 am - Sun 24th Oct 2021 4:30 pm
Primrose Paper Arts - Paper making adventures

Have you ever wondered about making paper?
How do you turn plants into paper?
Want to find out how to make, emboss and decorate your own unique paper?

Explore the foundations of paper making using recycled paper and plant fibre to create your unique sheets of beautiful paper.

During this workshop you will be guided step by step through the paper making process from the choice of materials and preparation of the pulp to formation of the sheets.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $0
30
Oct
2021

Judy Wilford - Embroidered Landscapes

Sat 30th Oct 2021 9:30 am - Sun 31st Oct 2021 4:30 pm
Judy Wilford - Embroidered Landscapes

In Embroidered Landscapes Judy shares her layering and stitching techniques, developed over many years, which will give embroidered work depth, distance and create a sense of the play of light inherent in low relief work.
The finished 12cm x 12cm landscape will be brimming with exciting texture and you will learn techniques you will want to use in the future. Bring your landscape to life using the wonderful media of fabric and thread.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20

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