Spend Sunday afternoon at the Gallery’s Sunday Stitch-Ups sessions and visit the Suitcase Rummage from 12noon / Image courtesy the Suitcase Rummage
Unknown female convicts on board the Rajah / The Rajah quilt 1841 / Pieced medallion style unlined coverlet: cotton sheeting and chintz appliqué, silk thread embroidery / 325 x 337.2cm / Gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989 / Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
16 June, 21 July, 18 August & 22 September
12 noon – 4.00pm | Sculpture Courtyard, QAG | Free, no bookings required.
Spend Sunday afternoons at the Gallery during 'Quilts 1700–1945', with Sunday Stitch-ups outdoor events in the Sculpture Courtyard. Enjoy hands-on workshops, contemporary talks and Suitcase Rummage markets with local designers, crafting and vintage enthusiasts. Free, no exhibition ticket required.
12 noon – 4.00pm
Suitcase Rummage, a mini-market where local designers, crafters and vintage enthusiasts sell their wares, will be a feature of each Sunday Stitch-up. Featuring vintage and handmade items, art work, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds/samples, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, terrariums... you name it, you could find it at Suitcase Rummage!
Workshop - It's Hip to be a Square
12 noon – 2.00pm
Join the Stitchery Collective (Queensland University of Technology) in this hands-on workshop, where you can use traditional techniques to embroider images from popular culture and create your own hand-embroidered meme or hipster emblem! Free, no bookings required. All ages welcome, materials provided.
Talking Contemporary Crafting
Local writers, designers and professionals share insights into the influence of crafting and sustainability on contemporary fashion, jewellery and textile design.
Sunday 18 August
Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable Living
Tess Curran, Deputy Editor, Peppermint magazine
Sunday 22 September
Crafting a handmade business
Kylie Johnson, Paper Boat Press
Sunday 16 June
Etsy and the Contemporary Crafting Phenomenon
Kathleen Horton, Head of Discipline, Fashion, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
Sunday 21 July
Transforming Parisian Second-hand Clothing into Brisbane Couture
Carla Binotto and Carla van Lunn, Designers, Maison Briz Vegas