This week’s Messenger column,Textile Friendship Day
I’m very excited to share this with you. The Queensland Branch of ATASDA is having its first Regional Social & Textile Friendship Day. What is ATASDA? ATASDA is a national non-profit organisation that was formed to support and showcase Australian Textile Artists and Surface Designers. ATASDA and its members are actively involved in holding events, workshops and exhibitions designed to bring textile enthusiasts, professionals and educators together to share knowledge and creativity. The organisation caters for all levels of ability and experience and our members range from school students through to well known international artists.
Join in the fun at the Bribie Island Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island on Saturday 2nd October, 10.30am -1.30pm.There will be something to interest everyone who loves textiles and fibre in any form. Demonstrations and mini-workshops in Braiding, machine knitting, decorative binding, and foiling and much more will be held between 11.30am – 12.30pm. On the day there will be a wide variety of member’s items on display. Members’ interests include multi-media, wearable art, fabric painting, dyeing, felting, quilting, knitting, appliqué, crochet, paper art, collage, beading, embroidery, weaving, fibre sculpture, spinning, millinery, artist books, garment design, and papermaking. There is sure to be something for every textile enthusiast.
ATASDA Qld Branch meetings are usually held in Brisbane. They have 4 structured meetings each year at the Lavalla Centre in Paddington Brisbane. Workshops using local, interstate and overseas tutors are organised on a regular basis. For more information on ATASDA visit http://www.atasda.org.au/ and follow the links to QLD. All Images: Tricia Smout