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

19
Feb
2022

Mary Brown - Celebrating the Seventies

Sat 19th Feb 2022 9:30 am - Sun 20th Feb 2022 4:30 pm
Mary Brown - Celebrating the Seventies

Have you noticed that garments like floaty maxi dresses, flared pants, ponchos are de rigueur today?

There is a resurgence of patchwork, embroidery, crochet and knitting. This is a full revival of the 1970s!

In this workshop Mary will demonstrate the techniques in Surface Stitching, Applique, Goldwork and Bead & Sequin Embroidery that were so loved in 1970s fashion and textiles. You will have hands-on experience after each demonstration.

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.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee Approx $25
26
Mar
2022

Interwoven - Aboriginal Weaving

Sat 26th Mar 2022 9:30 am - Sun 27th Mar 2022 3:30 pm
Interwoven - Aboriginal Weaving

A 2 day cultural immersion into contemporary Aboriginal weaving based on traditional practice.

Weaving is not just a skill in culture, it is integral to education, starting with children making small bracelets or baskets, and moving on to wearable art, baskets for carrying fruit and nuts, dilly bags and fish traps.

You will learn a traditional starter for a coil, methods for forming walls of a basket, manipulating the shape and size, and making square, oval, round or narrow necks, adding your own creative components as you go.

Gain an understanding of the history and cultural importance of this traditional practice.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials included
23
Apr
2022

Primrose Paper Arts - Paper making adventure

Sat 23rd Apr 2022 9:30 am - Sun 24th Apr 2022 4:30 pm
Primrose Paper Arts - Paper making adventure

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.

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.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $0
21
May
2022

Marie-Therese Wisniowski - In Pursuit of the Artcloth: Disperse Dye & Transfer Printing

Sat 21st May 2022 9:30 am - Sun 22nd May 2022 4:30 pm
Marie-Therese Wisniowski - In Pursuit of the Artcloth: Disperse Dye & Transfer Printing

Sublimely vibrant and richly coloured artwork! These words describe what you will make when you learn Marie-Therese’s dye sublimation process (transfer printing). This technique has been developed by Marie-Therese for participants to use, to translate their visual experiences of landscape into a new, artistic expression using disperse dyes.

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

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