Magical Creatures and Where to Make Them is the theme of the ATASDA group’s display and visitors will see the way different textile skills and techniques, such as stitching, embroidery, felting, dyeing, weaving, and more, interpret the same theme.

Throughout the day, there’ll be free demonstrations of textile related techniques.

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New in 2017 – every day at 12 noon, the free demonstration will be focussed on felting – felted flowers, jewellery, and related techniques. Visitors to the fair are encouraged to ‘Have a Go’ with the help of the members on the stand.

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Meet a Member. Come along to the stand during the show and meet some of the very talented members, including Lynne Britten (Thursday), Rae Woolnough (on Friday and Saturday) and Margaret Millar (on Sunday only).

Colour is always a key component of Margaret’s work. Her two textile passions are felting and mixed media. She likes to include hand dyed printed fabrics in pieces. Silkscreen printing her own designs on paper and fabric helps keep her work unique and original. Hand stitching, free machine embroidery, quilting, painting, journaling and book making are some of the embellishment techniques she uses. Come and talk to Margaret and see examples of her art work on the ATASDA stand on Sunday.

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Rae ‘paints’ with wool. Using wool and other fibres she explores the textures, shape and colour of the minute world of mosses, lichens and other detritus on the forest floor in the Australian bush. She expresses this through manipulating felt using techniques such as shibori, nuno and orikiri. These processes involve tying, dyeing, binding, folding and cutting the felt during different stages of the process to create unique textural artworks which she then presents framed.

“Wool is a renewable Australian grown resource and wool fibre has amazing lustre and textural qualities that make it a perfect medium to produce textile artworks,” explains Rae.

Timetable

Join ATASDA members for these Demonstrations and Have A Go sessions:

THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
10:30am
Adding Colour with Dye and Paint

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10:30am
Foundation Layers for Mixed Media Art pieces

HAVE A GO 

10:30am
Painted Vliesoflix and surface manipulation of fabric

HAVE A GO

10:30am
Coiled Fabric Bowls sewn by machine

DEMO 

12noon
Felted Jewellery and Beads

HAVE A GO 

12noon
Felted Flowers and Jewellery

HAVE A GO 

12noon
Felted Flowers and Jewellery

HAVE A GO 

12noon
Felted Brooches

HAVE A GO 

2pm
Fabric Collage

HAVE A GO 

2pm
Accordian folded book with dyed covers

HAVE A GO 

2pm
Creating Embroidered Objects from thread alone

DEMO

2pm
Coiled Fabric Bowls sewn by machine

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All these are held at the ATASDA stand and are free of charge.
For HAVE A GO sessions, places will be limited. Please book in at the stand when you arrive at the fair.

Meet a Member
Each day during the show one of the talented members of ATASDA NSW will be on the stand to talk about their own art practice and show some of their work.Come and meet them

THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Lynne Britten Rae Woolnough Rae Woolnough Margaret Millar