Craft
Love Lace – until April 2012

Love Lace – until April 2012

Be prepared to discard all your preconceived notions of lacework.

Knitted and Looped

Knitted and Looped

Leave your mark on a growing lace sculpture

Knitted and Looped for kids

Knitted and Looped for kids

Kids and families leave your mark on Sydney Design by adding to a giant knitted sculpture

Ancient weaving techniques: Master class with Mavis Ganambarr

Ancient weaving techniques: Master class with Mavis Ganambarr

Learn ancient hand-weaving techniques from a master.

Bobbin lace jewellery: Master class with Lauran Sundin

Bobbin lace jewellery: Master class with Lauran Sundin

Master class with Lauran Sundin

Connected Classroom: The art and craft of Lace

Connected Classroom: The art and craft of Lace

Challenge students’ notion of what lace is.

Lace Study Centre

Lace Study Centre

Rare, unique, historic and significant lace from all around the world.

Young Blood: Designers Market

Young Blood: Designers Market

Snap up must-have items from the country’s hottest new designers.

Love Lace International Symposium: Not Just a Thread

Love Lace International Symposium: Not Just a Thread

A range of speakers and practitioners from around the world explore Lace in relation to their practice.

Design for laser cutting: Master class with Douglas McManus

Design for laser cutting: Master class with Douglas McManus

Learn how to design small works for laser cutting and engraving.

Knitted And Looped for students

Knitted And Looped for students

Students have the opportunity to leave their mark on Sydney Design 2011.

Talks After Noon

Talks After Noon

Get inside the heads of industry experts during this series of talks.

Professional Development Day for teachers

Professional Development Day for teachers

Be inspired and develop skills that you can use back in the classroom

Kids Design Weekend: Discover Lace

Kids Design Weekend: Discover Lace

Bring nimble fingers and imagination to this remarkable workshop.

Kids Design Weekend: Reveal

Kids Design Weekend: Reveal

Invisible clues lead kids on a secret trail through the Museum.

Kids Design Weekend: Pop-up Paper Lace Workshop

Kids Design Weekend: Pop-up Paper Lace Workshop

Kids create evocative cards using a nifty paper-lace technique.

Looking Back At Innovation: Implications Of Borrowing From The Past

Looking Back At Innovation: Implications Of Borrowing From The Past

Product design borrows from the past to produce new unexpected offerings.

Lecture by Valerie Steele

Lecture by Valerie Steele

A New York scholar reveals why fashion and art are worlds apart.

fastBREAK: Is Old New Again?

fastBREAK: Is Old New Again?

Hot coffee, fresh pastries and sharp entrepreneurs are all on the menu.

Preserving The Past To Make Our Future Happen

Preserving The Past To Make Our Future Happen

Trend forecaster Amanda Talbot discusses the revitalisation of dying crafts by high end labels

Design all year round.

Design all year round.

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What’s the buzz on SD11?

What’s the buzz on SD11?

Hear what the critics and participants have to say about the Sydney Design festival.

Collaboration in Experimental Design Research Symposium

Collaboration in Experimental Design Research Symposium

Sparkies, Foodies and Fashionistas

Sparkies, Foodies and Fashionistas

Uncover TAFE NSW’s rich history and inspirational graduates in this exhibition.

Look Hear

Look Hear

Go north for a fascinating encounter with Newcastle’s most creative artists.

RED Objects

RED Objects

Design exhibition by the RED objects group.

Outdoor Weave-In

Outdoor Weave-In

Celebrate our Open Day by participating in a glorious woven wonder with Shane Waltener

Diana Brennan: Entre-deux Textiles

Diana Brennan: Entre-deux Textiles

A daring lacework guru displays her new pièce de résistance.

top POTS

top POTS

Create extraordinary pots fashioned from imagination and clay.

pourEXCELLENCE

pourEXCELLENCE

Pour the perfect cuppa from your own handcrafted teapot.

Built: Is Old New Again?

Built: Is Old New Again?

Traditional furniture is transformed into 21st-century objects.

Andrew Ashton – designer in flux

Andrew Ashton – designer in flux

Andrew Ashton from Melbourne’s Studio Pip and Co tells tales of a design practice in modern times.

convict CLAY creations

convict CLAY creations

Ceramics from the convict era inspire children to get creative.

Mug Me

Mug Me

Make, bake and take home you own ceramic mug in this workshop.

Workshopped 11

Workshopped 11

Feast your eyes on a range of furniture, lighting and product design from emerging Australian designers

Metalab Collective 2011

Metalab Collective 2011

Sparks fly when traditional goldsmithing merges with new technology.

AU.THENTIC

AU.THENTIC

Explore how Australia engages creatively with the world.

Made To Measure: The Treadlie Handmade Bicycle Show

Made To Measure: The Treadlie Handmade Bicycle Show

A collection of bespoke bikes exudes artistry and creativity.

Our House: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

Our House: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

Students and staff merge old and new technologies and attitudes.

Fashion And Art

Fashion And Art

The marriage of fashion and art has involved quite a few hissy fits.

Green Bans Art Walk

Green Bans Art Walk

Step back in time as you recreate the 1970s Green Bans walk.

A Touch of Class

A Touch of Class

Discover how designers radically transformed the refined doily.

Plant A Pinwheel Workshops

Plant A Pinwheel Workshops

A garden of patterned pinwheels connects with the community.

Interpretations 3: Sand Casting

Interpretations 3: Sand Casting

The old process of sand casting is interpreted in a modern way.

CultureCycle Tour: Where Cycling Meets Design & Culture

CultureCycle Tour: Where Cycling Meets Design & Culture

Let this joyous mix of cycling, crochet and design take you for a ride.

The Paper Attic

The Paper Attic

Intricate spiderwebs and discarded curios fill a paper attic.

Australian Design For The Next Decade – a panel discussion

Australian Design For The Next Decade – a panel discussion

Leading designers provide inside tips on today’s complex issues.

Rug Up

Rug Up

Award-winning rugs boast stunning textures and brilliant hues.

Partycraft Workshop

Partycraft Workshop

Get the party started with DIY buntings and sparkling trinkets.

Lure With Bait, Strike With Chaos

Lure With Bait, Strike With Chaos

Deconstructed musical instruments are transformed and reborn.

Sarkcloth: Wearing In The Landscape

Sarkcloth: Wearing In The Landscape

A poetic fabric and fashion range pays homage to Banjo Patersen.

Above Earth, Below Sea

Above Earth, Below Sea

Australian and Japanese artists display their most desirable jewels.

Change 11: Sustainable Designs

Change 11: Sustainable Designs

New-generation designers offer inspired ideas for old problems.

Transparent Seams: Upcycle Fashion!

Transparent Seams: Upcycle Fashion!

Breathe new life into old garments by joining the upcycling craze.

ReForm

ReForm

Discarded objects are transformed into useful, beautiful pieces.

Factory As Studio

Factory As Studio

Studio design practices and industrial machines work hand in hand.

Japanese Design Today 100

Japanese Design Today 100

Weird and wonderful products from Japan go under the microscope.

Domestic Designs

Domestic Designs

See an array of unique domestic antiquities at Elizabeth Bay House.

HandShake: Prentice & Prodigy

HandShake: Prentice & Prodigy

Young jewellers and master craftspeople join forces.

Geometric Note

Geometric Note

A silversmith transforms the commonplace into the exquisite.