For anyone who has some free time in Sydney this Saturday, the Powerhouse Discovery Centre at Castle Hill in Sydney is having a textiles-focused open day. Anyone visiting Sydney may like to add it to their trip! Here is a brief overview of the day. For more detailed information about the day, go here: http://castlehill.powerhousemuseum.com/events/open_day.php
The Gentle Arts 'Textiles' Saturday 14 November 10.00am-4.00pm
Join us when the Powerhouse Discovery Centre presents an Open Day celebrating the 'gentle arts', focused on embroidery, quilting and needlework in the Powerhouse Museum's collection. Highlights of the Open Day include; a lecture by Powerhouse Museum Conservator, Suzanne Chee, on textile preservation and how to display needlework; displays and demonstrations of fine embroidery and patchwork quilting and a hands-on workshop where visitors can take part in embroidering a convict bonnet as part of the 'Roses from the Heart' convict bonnet project, developed by Tasmanian artist, Christina Henri. Visitors can also spend time in the Centre's Collection Lab to view a selection of quilt panels from the Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt Project and meet some of the Discovery Centre volunteers involved in the conservation of the quilts.