During the Waste to Art exhibition, June 2023, Eskbank House Museum is hosting a Waste2Art Crazy Quilting two-part workshop. Participants will create Shared Story squares by upcycling old Fast Fashion items.
This two-part workshop is facilitated by multi-disciplined contemporary artist Willowa Anna Carter and is aimed at family or close friend pairs, working together to transfer Shared Stories into crazy patchwork. Images and letters will be printed onto fabric as templates for hand stitched and embroidered squares. One square from each pair will be used to create cushions for Eskbank House Museum’s Mary’s Garden benches as a community project.
Session 1 Saturday 17 June 2023 9.30 am to 1.30pm
Session 2 Saturday 24 June 2023 9.30 am to 1.30pm
Crazy Quilting Workshop is subsidized by Lithgow City Council, the workshop cost is $25 per person. Places are limited and bookings essential via https://eskbank.lithgow.com/contact/
You are invited to Eskbank House Museum for a free open forum to reminisce and share the stories of your connection to the many textile industries of Lithgow.
Tell us your stories, show us your memorabilia and photos, help us celebrate a major industry in Lithgow’s History during National Trust Heritage Festival.
Did you work in a local textile industry? Do you remember Farmers Creek/Cooerwull Brook changing colour with the dye runoff from the Lithgow Woollen Mills? Are you the proud owner of a Lithgow blanket? How many business names can you remember? Were you one of the models in the Berlei Fashion Parades?
When: 29 April 2023 at 1.30pm Where: Eskbank House Museum
To celebrate this year’s National Trust Heritage Festival, Eskbank House Museum has developed an exhibition of textile related collection objects including samplers and embroidery, underwear and handbags, blankets and quilts, tools and machinery.
Exhibition at Eskbank House Museum 12 April to 4 June 2023 Museum Hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm Museum entry fees apply Adult $5.10 and $2.60 concession