If you have always wanted dye with an organic indigo vat instead of synthetic indigo/ chemical vat, then this is the workshop for you. The organic indigo vat contains no harmful chemicals and is safe to use at home or with children.

This workshop will explore the many aspects of shibori in order to resist-dye with indigo – clamping (itajime), stitching (nui), pole-wrapping (arashi) and many other methods. The stunning indigo blue that is produced will magically develop before your eyes. We will also discover the magic of indigo resist paste printing and dyeing in the same vat, to produce stunning blue and white prints.

Because of space and vat imitations we will experiment with smaller samples so that you have the knowledge and confidence to pursue larger projects on your own.
No experience necessary.

Dates: 30/31 Jan 1 February 2016

Cost: $360 including a scrummy morning tea and lunch

Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter St, Newcastle East

Estimated material fee ($30) payable to the artist

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ink, paint, pencil and stitch
With Cathy Jack

Explore the amazing technique of thread painting using your sewing machine.  Gain confidence working with feed-dogs down and learn Cathy’s tips for transferring, working and finishing the design.   The entire substrate will be covered with delicious colour and texture.
This workshop is open to all.
Dates: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm 13/14 February 2016

Cost: $220 including a scrummy morning tea and lunch

Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery

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The  Stars to End Violnce: Hunter is proudly being part of the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery upcoming  HAPPYNESS exhibition

Wonder out to LMAG  between 11 DECEMBER 2015 – 31 JANUARY 2016 and make a star as part of the  “1 Million Stars to End Violence” project, which is raising awareness about violence in today’s society.

These stars, made out of tear ribbon represent “Light, Courage & Hope”.To date, the Hunter chapter has made 4,500 stars

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 have commenced again and will continue every Thursday 10.30 am – 12.30 am

To learn more or to watch instructions on star making

every week this heart gets filled with stars
‘Flying free’ workshops

and the flock is growing with over 800 birds now nestling in…. Flying Free Workshops continue every Wednesday @ Timeless Textiles Gallery 10.30 am – 12.30am. The workshops have now started up again

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).

Thank you all for your many contributions to this project…the birds are many and varied.


‘Brooching the Subject ‘ Competition

Call out to all Fibre Artists to be part of: ‘Brooching the Subject’ competition

Fibre artists are invited to enter a “brooch” into ‘Brooching the Subject’exhibition @ Timeless Textiles Gallery in July 2016. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded.

Entry conditions: Artists can submit a brooch to be worn (approx. 15x15cm) or a wall brooch (approx. 50×50 cm). Limit of two entries/ person.

Brooches need to be made using a fibre material or a fibre art technique
For an Entry Form outlining all conditions, please contact   or 0408483913 which needs to be completed and returned to Anne by 26th February 2016.

Sculptural Basketry with Natural Materials with Matt Tommey (USA)

In this workshop, sculptural basketry artist Matt Tommey will help students explore the use of various weaving techniques and locally available natural materials to create sculptural baskets.  Students will gain confidence in harvesting and preparing their own natural materials during the class enabling them to weave with materials in their local area upon returning home.  Techniques covered will include twining, plaiting, folded & braided rims & decorative stitching.  Materials will include iris and cattail leaves, bark and various vines and branches.
Dates: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm 16/17/18 April 2016

Cost: $460 including a delicious morning tea and lunch

Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery

Estimated material fee ($40) payable to the artist

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