over 500 stars have been made so far…..come and join in each Thursday

After the tragic murder of a journalist in Melbourne, Maryann Talia Pau decided to start the “1 Million Stars to End Violence” project to raise awareness about violence in today’s society.

These stars, made out of tear ribbon represent “Light, Courage & Hope”. Maryann’s aim is to create one million stars by 2018.

Created through workshops all over the world, our aim in Newcastle & the Hunter is to be one of the WEave100 communities and create 10,000 stars by March 2017.

Free workshops  @ Timeless Textiles will continue every Thursday 10.30 am – 12.30 pm from July 30 2105.

To learn more  http://www.onemillionstars.net or to watch instructions on star making

Sculptural embroidery and resin casting with Meredith Woolnough

In this workshop we will create a range of embroidered sculptures. The sewing machine will be transformed into an unconventional drawing tool and you will be in control of every stitch allowing your creativity and imagination to run wild. By stitching onto a combination of paper, woven and water-soluble fabrics we will create a range of experimental embroidered artworks.
The resin embedding and casting processes will also be explored creating freestanding sculptures or small jewellery pieces. We will look at mounting and presenting your embroidered artworks in a range of ways producing freestanding sculptures and artworks mounted onto board ready for framing.
Suited to all levels. No experience is necessary but basic sewing machine operation skills will be helpful. Participants will need to bring their own sewing machine and darning/freehand embroidery foot.

Dates: Saturday 5- Sunday 6 September 2015 (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)
Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery
Cost $220 scrummy morning tea and lunch provided
Material fee ($30 for resin casting material) payable to artist

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Walking the Creative Path: Wax and More
with Els Van Baarle (Netherlands)

In this three day workshop, students will design one of a kind fabric.

Students will explore the possibilities of working with wax on both fabric and paper. They will use the traditional tools, the tjanting and the tjap, (copper stamp ) to make a contemporary  piece of cloth. By repeating the steps: wax, dye, wax, dye, the fabric gains depth, and the surface becomes very complex.
Printing or stamping will be added using simple self-made stamps and paint. Students will also work also on paper. At the end of the workshop participants will make a collage-type sample with fabric and paper. Students must be willing to experiment.
All levels, some knowledge of color-mixing is essential.

Dates: 19-21 September  2015
Venue: Timeless textiles gallery
Cost: $480 including delicious morning tea and lunch.
Material pack from Els $35.

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birds created that have been set free

and over 200 birds have now been created at the Flying Free Workshops every Wednesday @ Timeless Textiles Gallery 10.30 am – 12.30pm

The birds will fly free amongst the Norfolk pines outside the gallery, attached by white ribbon to celebrate next International Women’s Day (March 8 2016).

Feltmaking with Giselle Penn

No Boundaries Felting with Giselle Penn

Join Giselle for two days of felt exploration being stepped through a variety of felt processes on the first day, creating texture, pattern and finally the three dimensional form. Be prepared to break some of the rules you may have been taught in the past. Through breaking some of the rules we can free ourselves up and allow the form and pattern to virtually create itself. From the techniques learned on the first day you will be free to progress to a project of your own choosing for the second day.

You are invited to bring along images of inspiration as well as any felt “disasters” that you have made before. You might find we can incorporate them into a new form that is actually wonderful.
Date: 10-11 October 2015
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery
Cost: $220 including delicious lunch and morning tea

material fee to artist (apporx $30)

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Assemblage workshop with Sylvia Watt

This two day workshop will be held with fibre artist Sylvia Watt. Taking a simple image (organic form or symbol etc) and using different techniques to reproduce that image, one piece will be produced out of a process of deconstruction and reconstruction of these images.  You will explore the basic principles of colour and design. Sylvia provides much encouragement and mentoring in assisting you in pushing your own boundaries of making art

Participants do not require any formal arts background – just a desire to explore and to have faith in the process.

Please bring found objects, vintage cloth, hand made felt, beads, felting wool & lace. No machines required.

Dates: 24-25 October 2015 (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Cost: $250 (GST inclusive) including a scummy morning tea and lunch

Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery

Material fee ($30) payable to the artist

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