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KAMI-ITO (PAPER THREADS). Image courtesy of Misako Nakahira.
Saturday, December 2, 2023

Workshop: Kami-ito (paper threads)

Learn the traditional Japanese method of Kami-ito, turning washi/Japanese paper into beautiful threads with our current Artist in Residence, Misako Nakahira.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Intro to Improv - Quilting without Rulers with Phong Chi Lai

Led by exhibiting artist Phong Chi Lai of Studio PCL, journey into the world of Log Cabin blocks and improvisational Quilting. 

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Craft Contemporary | Talking Threads

Bringing together ATW artist in residence, Cara Johnson; as well as Craft exhibiting artists, Georgia Brunmayr and Nadia Hernández, the conversation will consider textile practice across the wearable, functional and the sculptural as lead by textile enthusiast, and Craft Chair, Matthew Lucas.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Meet the Maker: Cara Johnson

An intimate opportunity to 'Meet the Maker' at the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) with Artist in Residence, Cara Johnson.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Heritage Talk: Australian Tapestry Workshop

Join Australian Tapestry Workshop weaver Tim Gresham as he discusses the history, legacy and the tapestries of the ATW.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2023 Award Announcement

Please join the ATW to celebrate the announcement of the $10,000 First Prize and $1,000 People's Choice award winners of the 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Studio Brieditis & Evans: Rags to Riches Workshop

Join Swedish artists/designers Katarina Brieditis & Katarina Evans for an afternoon exploring circular fashion through rug making.

'Pepita' Work in Progress, Studio Brieditis & Evans. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Thursday, August 10, 2023

'ON-GOING' Opening Drinks

Join international Artists in Residence Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans for opening drinks and an exclusive preview of their first Australian exhibition presented at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

ATW Studio Floor. Photo by Jeremy Weihrauch.
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Open House Melbourne

Visit the ATW on Saturday 29 July for Open House Melbourne.

An image composite a collage paper baseball cap made by DNJ paper; Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran and Jake Nakashima-Edwards; and an example of the paper and fabric collage that participants will create in the workshop.
Saturday, July 15, 2023

DNJ Paper: Creating Paper and Fabric Collages

Learn to make paper cloth with Melbourne based designers DNJ Paper.

A composite of three images depict artwork by Kait James, a sample of the stitch technique taught in the workshop, and the artist Kait James
Saturday, June 24, 2023

Kait James: Stitch and Yarn

Join us for an afternoon of stitching with our current Artist in Residence, Wadawurrung artist Kait James.

Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Sunday, May 21, 2023

Melbourne Design Fair: ATW X ADC

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is thrilled to showcase a suite of new and significant tapestries at the upcoming Melbourne Design Fair 18 – 21 May 2023.

Presented in collaboration with the Australian Design Centre, the ATW x ADC stand is co-curated with Sydney based Designer Rina Bernabei, and features 15 ATW tapestries and a diverse collection of hand-crafted objects created by some of Australia’s best talent and most sought-after artists and designer/ makers:

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Orizome + Japanese Stab Stitch Book Binding

Join Jacky Cheng, our current Artist in Residence for a three-hour Orizome Sunday Workshop. Bookings essential.

ATW x ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA   Cat Embroidery Workshop with Artist in Residence Joanne Nethercote
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

ATW x ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA | Cat Embroidery Workshop

In partnership with Arts Project Australia join ATW Artist in Residence Joanne Nethercote for an afternoon of stitching. Bookings essential.

Weaving Play at the ATW
Sunday, February 5, 2023

MMEETS Weaving Play

Join us at MPavillion for a free weaving play session on Saturday 5 February

Donna Blackall, Woven Shields, ‘Big Weather’ exhibition, Ian Potter gallery, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Coil Weaving Workshop with Donna Blackall

Join Donna Blackall to learn traditional coil weaving and create a small basket. Bookings essential.