Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia


13 - 14 Mar 2021


9:30 am - 4:30 pm





Small Things with Lissa de Sailles

Course Overview

Step into a world of creativity and wonderment of all things small and beautiful. You will learn how to use found objects, beads, and personal ephemera to tell a story or make one of a kind art pieces.

 We begin by learning age old basketry techniques such as twining, coiling, plaiting and looping as well as needle lace and beading techniques to learn how to construct a variety of small objects that can be used for bodily adornment, decoration or for the pure joy of beholding beautiful objects. Let’s get creative and play!

Teacher Profile

Lissa was introduced to fibre art as a young child and has continued to develop her craft and art practice for over fifty years. Over the past five years she has been awarded several scholarships which have enabled her to continue her basketry and fibre art studies overseas.

Lissa now spends her time in her studio in the Shoalhaven developing new work for exhibitions and workshops and was recently awarded a 2021 Georges River Artist in Residence in Sydney.


Materials List

Waxed linen thread-different colours, linen thread, chenille needles sizes 18 and 24, small glass beads, personal ephemera, seed pods, driftwood, river stones, beach glass, craft glue, sari silk, coloured threads, tapestry wool, crochet hooks-2.75-3.00, small pieces of handmade paper, fabric scraps. You are also welcome to bring jewelry findings such as earring hooks, necklace clasps and brooch pins.

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

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