Chat Create Connect

Through a series of textile based workshops conducted during school hours and in community halls throughout the NENW,
we invite all women from our rural communities to come together, have a cuppa and a chat and get creative.

Throughout the centuries, tea towels have been used as a canvas to depict various aspects of our lives, therefore the final artwork will
be a quilt of individually reconstructed and revamped tea towels, manipulated with various textiles techniques,
depicting our rich and diverse landscape, communities and hardships. 

The quilt will be a transcript of the dialogue of stories, emotions and experiences shared during the making session.
Workshop participants will learn simple stitching techniques, applique and the art of eco-dying.

The Workshops

Morning sessions
Eco dying and experimenting with resists such as rubber bands, pegs and string

Lunch break (dying time for dyed pieces)

Afternoon sessions
Experimenting with a range of embellishment techniques
(including stitching techniques, vliosfix applique and other fabric manipulations)
to reconstruct and revamp teatowels expressing and exploring a personal emotion associated
with living in regional communities 

Provided by participants
1 preloved teatowel per attendee (cotton/linen/wool/silk for better dying)
Various embellishments such as buttons etc (optional)


Deepwater Wed 10 Feb

UrbenvilleThu 11 Feb

Ebor Wed 27 April

Bundarra Mon 9 May

Mungindi Tue 10 May

Gravesend Wed 11 May

Breeza Wed 15 June

Pilliga Thu 16 June

Maules Creek Fri 17 June