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

02
Oct
2021

Social Day 2 Oct - ONLINE SOCIAL HOUR

Sat 2nd Oct 2021 10:00 am -11:00 am
Social Day 2 Oct - ONLINE SOCIAL HOUR

Join the Zoom Meeting and enjoy catching up and sharing in this online social hour. Have some of your creative works ready to show. We'd love to see them!! 

Visitors are welcome. Members will be sent the zoom link via e-news. If you would like the link, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Image: Jen Corkish

09
Oct
2021

South Group 9 Oct - cancelled

Sat 9th Oct 2021 10:00 am -2:00 pm
South Group 9 Oct - cancelled

Please watch for Covid-19 Updates for this event.

Open day with Interactive Textile Arts & Surface Design. This talented group of ATASDA members will demonstrate techniques to create scarves using wool and Solvy; embellish felt with yarn, roving and fabric; make tassels using fabric, wire and beads for jewellery and decoration; and create free motion embroidery. 

Image - Beads handmade by South Group members

For a small fee visitors can try their hand at these skills and take their creative piece home. Meet members, book into a workshop, or join ATASDA. All levels of experience are welcome! 

Details: Saturday 9 October, 10am to 3pm

20
Oct
2021

Social Day 20 Oct

Wed 20th Oct 2021 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Social Day 20 Oct

Come and enjoy meeting, creating and sharing at this social day. See beautiful works created by Toni Ivering and hear about her textile art practice which has spanned decades.

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

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., so that others can attend.

Please read and understand the COVID Safe Health and Safety Plan before attending.

 

 

07
Nov
2021

Social Day 7 Nov (Sunday)

Sun 7th Nov 2021 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Social Day 7 Nov (Sunday)

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. 

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., so that others can attend.

Please read and understand the COVID Safe Health and Safety Plan before attending.

 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. You may send your proof of vaccination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

13
Nov
2021

South Group 13 Nov

Sat 13th Nov 2021 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Visit the ATASDA South Group, on the south side of Sydney. Group members love sharing skills and welcoming new faces. Meetings are usually the second Saturday of the month.

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. 

11
Dec
2021

South Group 11 Dec

Sat 11th Dec 2021 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Visit the ATASDA South Group, on the south side of Sydney. Group members love sharing skills and welcoming new faces. Meetings are usually the second Saturday of the month.

Come along to the South Group Christmas lunch and Social Day. Registration requested for lunch numbers.

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. 

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