NSW Workshop

Taster - Pattern Cutting from a Garment - One Day

Do you have a favourite garment? Would you like to make another?

Find out how with this informative and practical Textile Taster.

Date Wed 21st Oct 2020 9:30 am
End Date Wed 21st Oct 2020 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 7th Mar 2020
Cut off date Wed 21st Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Price $100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $0
Location Epping Creative Centre
Taster - Cyanotype printing - One Day

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

Join Barbara Schey and Francis Brown to find out about this wonderful technique…..

Date Sat 31st Oct 2020 9:30 am
End Date Sat 31st Oct 2020 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 7th Mar 2020
Cut off date Sat 31st Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Price $100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $15
Location Epping Creative Centre
Taster - Stash to Treasure - mixed media - One Day

Use various materials you already have around your home to create a piece of mixed media textile art that expresses an idea or image. Kay Murray will lead you through various hand and machine techniques to create either a small textile piece, a series of postcards or a book cover. A sewing machine is not essential.

Date Sun 8th Nov 2020 9:30 am
End Date Sun 8th Nov 2020 4:30 pm
Register from Sun 23rd Aug 2020
Cut off date Sun 8th Nov 2020 6:00 pm
Price $100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $10
Location Epping Creative Centre
Taster - Eco-dyeing - One Day

Experience the wonderful range of natural colours and botanical prints achieved with plants. Join Sam Tannous to find out how natural dyeing and printing processes can be used to produce wonderful textiles and papers.

Date Sun 29th Nov 2020 9:30 am
End Date Sun 29th Nov 2020 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 7th Mar 2020
Cut off date Sun 29th Nov 2020 6:00 pm
Price $100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $10
Location Epping Creative Centre
Lisa Walton - Permission to Play – Surface Design Techniques

Permission to Play is an opportunity to play with a wide range of surface design tools and techniques. Join Lisa in this Masterclass exploring colour, textures and embellishments.

Date Sat 20th Feb 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 21st Feb 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Fri 4th Sep 2020
Cut off date Sat 6th Feb 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20
Location Epping Creative Centre
Lee Bethel - Paper: The Cut, the Fold and the Play of Light
Learn to manipulate paper using cutting and folding to create light-capturing works. Apply colour that creates reflection and shadow play. Expand ideas and methods with a variety of techniques such as the integration of fibres and mixed media to enhance and develop an approach for both 2 and 3 dimensional artworks.
Date Sat 27th Mar 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 28th Mar 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Fri 4th Sep 2020
Cut off date Sat 13th Mar 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20
Location Epping Creative Centre
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.

Date Sat 17th Apr 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 18th Apr 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Fri 4th Sep 2020
Cut off date Sat 3rd Apr 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $25 or BYO fibre & tools
Location Denise's Studio, Leichhardt
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.

Date Sat 22nd May 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 23rd May 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Fri 4th Sep 2020
Cut off date Sat 8th May 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $15
Location Epping Creative Centre
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

Date Sat 28th Aug 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 29th Aug 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 6th Mar 2021
Cut off date Sat 14th Aug 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $10 for instruction booklet
Location Epping Creative Centre
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.

Date Sat 18th Sep 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sat 18th Sep 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 6th Mar 2021
Cut off date Sat 4th Sep 2021
Price ATASDA Members $90 Non-members $115 Materials Fee $20
Location Epping Creative Centre
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.

Date Sat 23rd Oct 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 24th Oct 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 5th Dec 2020
Cut off date Sun 10th Oct 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $0
Location Primrose Park Art & Crafts Centre
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.

Date Sat 30th Oct 2021 9:30 am
End Date Sun 31st Oct 2021 4:30 pm
Register from Sat 6th Mar 2021
Cut off date Sat 16th Oct 2021
Price ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20
Location Epping Creative Centre

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