Textile transformations: Stories from scraps

Textile transformations: Stories from scraps

With Henry Shawcross

A FREE Infuse Workshop

Supported by our Infuse donors

Gungahlin Arts

Saturday 30 November, 1-4pm, Gungaderra Homestead

Belco Arts

Saturday 7 December, 12:30-3:30pm, Generator Gallery


Saturday 14 December, 12:30-3:30pm, Whitlam Mingle Hub

*Participation in these workshops is free for all, but places are strictly limited. We appreciate your support by not booking a place unless you are sure that you will attend. We also ask that you only book into one of the above sessions to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy this experience.

Transform a scrap of fabric into an artwork with textile collage, a technique that breaths new life into discarded textiles. Using the scraps themselves as inspiration, you’ll create a drawing or design that will be the starting point of your textile artwork. Then enjoy the process of selecting colours, patterns, and textures from fabrics that convey the meaning of your drawing. Finally you’ll cut and join together these scraps with stitch or glue, making an evocative and richly textured artwork. You are encouraged to bring discarded fabric of your own to use if you wish.

About Henry Shawcorss

Henry Shawcross (he/him) is an emerging artist working on Ngunnawal/Ngambri land. He has a life-long interest in textiles and returned to visual art as self-expression when he experienced chronic illness. He is interested in the therapeutic value of the repetitive processes involved in print and textiles.

Instagram: @hgws77

More about our 2024 Infuse workshops

We are all connected to the natural world around us in many ways, and this year, our free infuse workshops focus in on these connections.  

From inspiring awe and wonder for nature through stitching, drawing and watercolours, to exploring creative techniques that have a reduced environmental impact by using recycled materials, Infuse will give you a taste of some of the many ways to bring in a little more connection to nature in your creativity.

Each workshop is led by professional artists who will take to through structured activities that draw from their own creative practices.  Workshops are suitable for people of all levels of creative experience and no prior knowledge is required. 

Workshops are designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome.  Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Infuse is supported by our generous donors, Belco Arts works with artists every day to realise their ambitions and connect them with the community. Through Infuse, you can donate directly to Belco Arts and boost our whole program. This is the perfect way to support Belco Arts as an ambitious, sustainable, welcoming and inclusive arts organisation for years to come. for more information or to contribute, click here

Infuse Whitlam workshops are generously supported by the Suburban Land Agency’s Whitlam Mingle program. Mingle is a community program designed to build vibrant communities within new estates in the ACT.

Infuse Gungahlin Workshops are held at Gungaderra Homestead – home of the Canberra Environment Centre. We’re delighted to be working alongside these folks who empower people to create a sustainable future for the Canberra community by supporting lifelong behavioural change.