Friday, December 2, 2011

2 showings of interest in Melbourne for December

Tinning St gallery, Lot 5, Tinning St Brunswick, Vicoria, 3056. 
Open Thursday - Sunday 11 - 5pm.  Phone 0422 180
Gathering - a group show of emerging textile practitioners presenting the culmination of several years exploration using diverse textile techniques and materials, including printed, woven, knitted and manipulated works.  
Gathering celebrates the endless possibilities of working with textiles.  15th - 18th December.  Opening Night December 15th, 6 9 pm.
Have added this text as the pamphlet below is hard to read.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


The meeting scheduled on November 5th has been cancelled.

Our Christmas meeting will be held on December 10th as the hall was booked for the 1st Saturday.
We have a challenge for the December meeting for attendees to make a "Christmas item"  there will be a prize given out.  Don't forget items for our trade table.
Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.
Raffle prize is a hair and beauty pamper at Aveda in Richmond worth nearly $400.  Tickets are $2 each of 5 for $8.
Hope to see you all there.  If you cant get to the meeting and would like to buy raffle tickets contact Barbara at  <> or Fran at

2012 we have some exciting workshops booked and some to be confirmed more details on these later.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Hot Stuff" Heat Tools Workshop Flyer

Here's the flyer for our upcoming Heat Tools and mediums workshop. It's only just over 2 weeks away so book now! For more information see the article on our last blog post by clicking here.

To book call Barbara Ireland on 0419 396 695. Click on the flyer to enlarge.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'Hot Stuff #1' Workshop Sep 3 2011 with Neroli Henderson. Learn how to use heat guns, synthetic fabrics, Tyvek, Angelina fibre and Textiva (fantasy film).

Announcing ATASDA Vic's first ever own workshop! Learn heat materials and techniques to add zing to you next textile art or multimedia project. We will be painting and distorting Tyvek plastic and then layering synthetic fabrics with Textiva (fantasy) film and Angelina fibres, stitching a resist and using heat guns for impressive (and easy!!) results.

You will leave with your own heat distressed mini quilt and a knowledge of how to incorporate each of those materials and techniques into your own work.

Hot Stuff #1 with Neroli Henderson (artist and author)

Date: September 3rd

Time: 11am to 3pm

Hartwell Church Of Christ Hall, cnr of Milverton & Highfield Rds Hartwell. (off Toorak Rd)

Cost: $40 for ATASDA members, $45 for non-members.  $5 materials fee if needed.

Materials lists will be emailed to all who enrol.

To book call Barbara: 0419 396 695

You will be making something that could look like this:

And turning it into something that looks like this:

some close ups:

We really hope to see you there! It's late notice and ATASDA Vic's first own workshop, so we've kept the costs down. Take advantage and book in!

To see more of this talented tutors work visit Neroli's website  or blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


The Victorian Group of ATASDA now have a permanent meeting place  
all meetings will be held here on the 
1st Saturday of each month except for January.
 the Hartwell Church Of Christ Hall 
cnr of Milverton & Highfield Rds Hartwell.  
(off Toorak Rd)
This venue is on the ground floor and easily accessible. 
10.30am - 3.30pm
Entry Fee $5.00
Bring your own mug, lunch, hand work something for Show and Tell.  We also accept donated items for our Trade Table.
The workshop with Gayle D'Angelis at Warburton 
on August 13th has a few vacancies 
if you are interested contact
to reserve your place.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


The next meeting of ATASDA Vic Group will be held 
on MAY 7TH 
at the Hartwell Church Of Christ Hall 
cnr of Milverton & Highfield Rds Hartwell.  
This venue is on the ground floor and easily accessible. 
10.30am - 3.30pm
Entry Fee $5.00
We are having a Home Warming lunch.  Please bring a plate of food to share.  Any items for the trade table to boast our finances are welcome.
Show and Tell of Hand Made Name badge with ATASDA and Your Name or a mug bag.

4th June we will have the Maharajah's Garden travelling suitcase exhibition on display.  Tell your friends, family neighbours etc to come and see this wonderful exhibition.
2nd July  Guest Speaker Jenny Scott from Aurifil Threads.
For financial members apply to join the ATASDA Yahoo Group.

Their will be an August meeting as well as a workshop with Gayle De Angelis in Warburton  
11am to 3pm 15- 20 people.  
Cost to be advised later.

March Meeting

An interesting workshop was held by Gayle De'Angelis from Warburton.   Gayle has a business called Retied Attire were she makes wearable art out of ties and scarves.   This was a hands on workshop where we all had such fun.  Greg Carolyn's husband was on hand to video all the goings on.  This video will be available for loan from our library.
Gayle works out of 'The Sheila's Shed' 6 Ferndale Rd Wardburton Melway Map 290 F2
web site

Left.  Helen modelling a waistcoat

Right The back of waistcoat

left.  this a bag folded out flat.
right.  the flap folded over
Left  Sarah modelling a long coat
Right  the front of the coat.
left. A coat with a special name which I forgot the name of.
Right.   a pinny for a stitcher.
Right Rose modelling the back of a different waistcoat
 Right Rose showing the front of the waistcoat
 Left Gayle arranging a coast on Sarah
 Left more adjustment necessary
 Right.  Hands on part of the workshop.  We choose our own scarves and ties.  With the help of one of dressmaker models that Gayle had thoughtfully bought along Sarah and I worked on this cape made from 6 scarves and 2 ties.
 Right. The back of the cape Sarah and I worked on.
 Raewyn working on hers and Carolyn's masterpiece.

Left. Carolyn showing it on the model

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Report from February meeting

Finally I am able to do this report only a few days until our next meeting which is on this Sunday March 26th the meeting will be held at the Oakleigh Hall Drummond St Oakleigh.  Committee at 10 a.m general members at 11a.m until 3.30p.m.

The guest speaker for March was Felicity Hopkins with a wonderful display of her work and her story through Art quilts.  
Felicity did email me a file but I can't work out how to load it here yet.

Some photos from Show and Tell when you click on the photos to enlarge the description is at the top left of the photo.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Meeting

The meeting for February will be held on  Sunday February 27th at 11.00am to 3.00pm at the Oakleigh Community Hall, Drummond St Oakleigh.
It is the hall adjacent to the Library.  (When standing facing the library it is the hall on the left hand side.)
Plenty of parking, short distance from Oakleigh Station, Monash Freeway of Warrigal Road.

This may change as we are trying to find a venue free on the 4th Saturday of the month, SO WATCH this SPACE.  As of today Feb 12th we have had no luck in acquiring a venue for the 4th Saturday.
I have sent invitations to those who have attended the meetings so far and left their email addresses to join our Yahoo Group, if you receive one of these invites from fairiesrme that is me Fran Cox.

Guest Speaker for February meeting is Felicity Hopkins
BYO mug and lunch and we meet in the room upstairs.
$5.00 entry fee.  There will be a raffle.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Meeting

The first meeting of ATASDA Vic will be held on SUNDAY January 23rd at Oakleigh Community Centre Drummond St. Oakleigh from 10 am.
BYO lunch and mug.  Teas and coffee provided.
See you all there.