NSW Social Days

Social Days are much less structured than Branch Meeting Days and don't always follow exactly the same format. There are common elements to most Social Days (listed below under 'Format'). The main aim of a Social Day is for you to meet other members and textile lovers and have a fun day together.

No need to stay all day – come for as much of the day as you are able – we would love to see you there.             


All Social Day dates can be viewed on the NSW Calendar

Social Days occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.

Social Days are held at Epping Creative Centre at Dence Park, Epping.

Recent past event:  Saturday 4th May 2019 -  Barbara Schey gave a presentation on South Asian Textiles

Barbara Schey has led tours to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam annually for 19 years. Barbara has a large collection of Textiles she has purchased directly from the weavers and is willing to share these with us on the social day on 4 May. These range from naïve pieces to unique specialty collectors items. Barbara will give a short talk on her original planning of the tours which commenced in 1991 and the changes in the crafts over an interesting 19 year period. Some items may be for sale.       

Format for a Social Day

Doors open at 10am. The day usually finishes at around 3.00pm.

This is always a fun day, our first social day for the year, so please save the date and join us.

Cost: members are free; non-members $5.00 entry

Meetings are held at:

Epping Creative Centre
Dence Park
26 Stanley Rd, Epping NSW

Click here for Google Maps Reference


Social Day Format

The standard Social Day format is as follows:

 The Library is open for members to browse, borrow and return books throughout the day.

Swap or Sell your Stash! 
Some members choose to bring along items from their stash to sell at very reasonable costs, or even to give to other members who can make good use of them. It is always a bit of a mystery to see what may turn up!

Focussed Activity:
 Most Social Days have some form of short 'focus', such as demonstrations of specific techniques or skills by members, or the opportunity to try out a new skill. We also have working bees before exhibitions and for specific projects. Involvement in these activities is optional. If there is an activity like this planned, it will probably start at 11:00am.

Show & Tell:
 Members are encouraged to bring items from ATASDA workshops, or any other pieces they would like to show other members. ‘Works in progress’ are welcome, as well as finished pieces – we love to see what you have been up to, and catch a bit of that "contagious creativity".

Time to chat and just do your own thing:
 Remember to bring along something you are currently working on.

Opportunity to sign up for Workshops and Textile Tasters

Morning Tea – Lunch – Afternoon Tea: You may help yourself to as many cups of tea and coffee as you want, but please remember to bring your own mug and lunch. Please feel free to contribute extra food on the table to share – always acceptable and always appreciated.


Information for New Members
Dence Park is a little off the beaten track as far as places to buy food and drinks are concerned. It's advisable when you come to meetings to bring your own mug and lunch. Coffee, tea, milk and sugar are available (no charge) from ATASDA NSW 's pantry. There is a Welcome Table at the entrance to our meeting room for you to sign in. When you arrive please let someone know you are a new member so they can welcome and introduce you.



The above member artworks are a selection of examples from our Galleries.


Return to Members Home Page