Victoria Events


Colleen Weste - Eco Dyeing and Silk Painting

Discover the joy of both painting on silk and using plant dyes, eucalypt leaves and other plants to create patterns on cotton and silk. 

This workshop  covers graphic imagery using gutta, layering  effects and washes as in watercolour  technique.

Suitable for all skill levels.

Members - please login to the Members Area before registering to get the Members price.

Date Sat 30th Mar 2024 10:00 am
End Date Sat 30th Mar 2024 2:00 pm
Cut off date Fri 29th Mar 2024
Price ATASDA Members $60 Non-members $75 Materials Fee $30
Location Mt Macedon private studio (address given to attendees)
Date Sat 13th Apr 2024
End Date Sat 13th Apr 2024

Venue: SECAN Gallery, Gate 6, Akoonah Park, Cardinia Street, Berwick.

Time: 11.00am. Jennie-maree Tempest will be doing a floor talk for us.

Morning tea provided.

The Akoonah Park Sunday Market is also on from 8am if you would like to browse beforehand.

JM Exhibition

Date Sun 19th May 2024 11:00 am
End Date Sun 19th May 2024 12:00 pm
Date Wed 5th Jun 2024 7:30 pm
End Date Wed 5th Jun 2024

Geelong Apron Making Day for the Apron Project

Venue: In Geelong, close to public transport.  Bring your materials—machine or hand sewing, textile materials etc depending on what you intend to make. Venue details to be confirmed.  Email Atasda Vic by 31st May to register your attendance and how you may like to participate.  You can also decide to come on the day, but numbers will help with booking a location.  

This important project raises funds for local communities and awareness of the growing epidemic of Domestic and Family Violence.   We are asked to create art on an apron.  Designs should uplift, create connection and acknowledge the women who care, love and stand for us.   

There are 3 ways to participate:

  1. Contribute a smaller textile piece or art on a pocket to be sewn on to a group apron entry which will be auctioned.
  2. Make an entire apron on your own for auction.
  3. Make an apron that will sell for $25.  These aprons should be simple sewn, beautiful fabrics, made with loving intention for the wearer.

We have set a Goddess of the Garden theme for our group’s auction apron.
Anyone contributing smaller pieces please use the bold and bright colourway in the image as a guide.
Textile art pieces made can be flowers, plants, leaves, garden critters, birds etc.  

If you are unable to meet in person your art pieces can be posted to Narelle Higgins by August 5th (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for address).   We will finalise our apron at the August Retreat.  

All aprons are due in NSW by the 1st September.  For more information: 

Image: / Example of colour scheme

 2024 Apron Project Flyer [PDF 1.2 MB]

Date Sun 16th Jun 2024 10:00 am
End Date Sun 16th Jun 2024 2:00 pm
Sleeping Duckling - 3D Needle Felted Sculpture with Kate Taylor

Take a journey with Kate Taylor to discover the world of needle felting while creating a small, sleeping baby duckling.  Develop your skills in the art of needle felting using wool fibres and working around a pipe cleaner armature.

Date Sun 14th Jul 2024 10:00 am
End Date Sun 14th Jul 2024 4:00 pm
Register from Tue 28th May 2024
Cut off date Sat 13th Jul 2024
Price ATASDA Members $70 Non-members $85
Location Chum Creek

Come join fellow group members for days of textile fun and great company in a beautiful location. 

Have time to work on your textile art in a friendly environment, watch fellow artists demonstrate their skills or sit back, relax and stitch.  Activities include show and tell, stash exchange, working on a collaborative community project and time to explore the enchanting township of Loch. 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prices and bookings due by 30th June.

Date Thu 8th Aug 2024
End Date Mon 12th Aug 2024
Location Old Hospital Loch
Date Wed 4th Sep 2024 7:30 pm
End Date Wed 4th Sep 2024
Date Sat 21st Sep 2024
End Date Sat 21st Sep 2024
Date Sun 13th Oct 2024 10:30 am
End Date Sun 13th Oct 2024 4:30 pm
Jennie-maree Tempest - Organic Fibre Wrap

JM Workshop 4Join Fibre Artist Jennie-maree Tempest in this exciting and fun filled workshop - learn how to trap, encase and wrap with fabric and threads.

all skill levels.

JM Workshop 1

Date Sun 10th Nov 2024 10:00 am
End Date Sun 10th Nov 2024 3:00 pm
Location Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association, the exhibition, A Touch of Gold, explores artist's concepts of the theme. Intriguing use of fibre and mixed media define this contemporary display of expressive textile wall hangings, 3D objects and wearable art which all reveal a physical 'touch of gold'.

Working with diverse art practices, techniques and materials, sixty ATASDA members have created a rich tapestry of textile artworks employing fibre, weaving, felting, dyeing, printing, traditional and contemporary embroidery, and stitch techniques. Some historic pieces by renowned Australian textile art practitioners are included in this celebratory exhibition.

Further details for the Vic Touch of Gold Exhibition

Date Sat 30th Nov 2024
End Date Sat 21st Dec 2024
Location Whitehorse Artspace - Box Hill
Date Wed 4th Dec 2024 7:30 pm
End Date Wed 4th Dec 2024

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