Social Meetings are less structured than Branch Meetings, with the focus on connecting with other members and textile enthusiasts in a social setting.

  • There is usually a short focused activity, such as a demonstration of techniques or skills. 
  • The library  is open for members to browse, borrow and return books.
  • Members are encouraged to bring items to Show & Tell. Works in progress are welcome. Creativity is contagious!
  • Members may bring along items to swap, sell or donate.
  • Occasionally, working bees are held before exhibitions or for specific projects. Involvement in these activities is optional.
  • Sometimes members would just like time to chat and do their own thing, working on their current artwork.
  • Information about Workshops and Textile Tasters is usually available.

Doors open at 10am and the day ends around 3pm.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, please bring your own food and drink. Hot water is available for tea and coffee.

Minimal or no entry fee, see individual event.

New Members and guests please sign in at the Welcome Table on arrival and talk to the welcome team.

 

Past Social Meetings

19 September - Card weaving & making paper from plants 

22 August - Techniques with leather

NSW Social Meeting

03
Sep
2022

NSW Quarterly Meeting Sept 2022

Sat 3rd Sep 2022 10:00 am -4:00 pm
NSW Quarterly Meeting Sept 2022

Come to the quarterly meeting and feed your textile enthusiasm. Enjoy Show and Tell, be inspired by the speaker, hear the latest Branch news and connect with textile artists.

Registration is appreciated but not compulsory.

Rhonda Stien, grant recipient, will speak on "From Grief to Belief".

Image: Dance Like You Can Fly - Rhonda Stien 

 

 

05
Sep
2022

Pop out to Topophilia - Helen McRitchie exhibition

Mon 5th Sep 2022 11:00 am
Pop out to Topophilia - Helen McRitchie exhibition

Join us to visit Helen MacRitchie's solo exhibition "Topophilia" at Gallery76,

Embroiderers' Guild NSW, 76 Queen Street, Concord West, NSW 2138

Meet outside Gallery 76 to have a look at this fabulous exhibition.

Please register so we know how many to expect on the day

10
Sep
2022

South Group 10 Sept

Sat 10th Sep 2022 10:00 am -3:00 pm
South Group 10 Sept

NEW VENUE - Cronulla

Come along to South Group and enjoy a regular, inspirational social time.

South Group is a place to learn, share and enjoy many textile techniques and practices. Members share their skills and knowledge. Mini workshops are conducted from time to time.

10am start, at Cronulla School Of Arts, 6 Surf Road, Cronulla.

For more information contact convenor Coral via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

During this time of COVID 19 ATASDA seeks to protect all those who attend its activities face-to-face by requesting evidence of full vaccination. 

17
Sep
2022

Social Day 17 Sept

Sat 17th Sep 2022 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Social Day 17 Sept

Come and enjoy meeting, creating and sharing at this social day. 

Bring Show and Tell. Textile items to swap, sell or share are always welcome. 

Image - Jen Corkish folded collaged book detail

Members are asked to contribute a voluntary $5 payment for the day.

Please register to attend. To cancel your registration, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

08
Oct
2022

Sydney Craft week open day @ South Group

Sat 8th Oct 2022 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Open day with Interactive Textile Arts & Surface Design. This talented group of ATASDA members will demonstrate techniques to create scarves using wool and Solvy, embellishing felt with yarn, roving and fabric, fabric bowls as well as a shibori demonstration and gold work embroidery.


Come along and meet members, book into a workshop, or join ATASDA. All levels of experience are welcome!

19
Oct
2022

Social Day 19 Oct

Wed 19th Oct 2022 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Social Day 19 Oct

Come and enjoy meeting, creating and sharing at this social day. 

Bring Show and Tell. Textile items to swap, sell or share are always welcome. 

Image - Jen Corkish folded collaged book detail

Members are asked to contribute a voluntary $5 payment for the day.

Please register to attend. To cancel your registration, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

16
Nov
2022

Social Day 16 Nov

Wed 16th Nov 2022 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Social Day 16 Nov

Come and enjoy meeting, creating and sharing at this social day. 

Bring Show and Tell. Textile items to swap, sell or share are always welcome. 

Image - Jen Corkish folded collaged book detail

Members are asked to contribute a voluntary $5 payment for the day.

Please register to attend. To cancel your registration, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

03
Dec
2022

NSW Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Party

Sat 3rd Dec 2022 10:00 am -4:00 pm
NSW Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Party

Come to the quarterly meeting and Christmas Party and feed your textile enthusiasm. 

Details to come..........

 

Image credit Jen Foreman

 

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