Tafta Inc is a not for profit organisation .

Founded in 2014 by Larissa Murdock and Bronwyn Packwood for the promotion of the creative arts community.

Geelong Fibre Forum will be held on the

1st October to 7th  Oct, 2017,

at Geelong Grammar, Corio.

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Tired of those “inexpensive” bags falling apart in no time? Come and learn the secrets of good designing & construction of an all leather tot/shoulder bag. Made of soft garment weight leather with colourful prints and pigskin linings, these bags include a dropped in zip purse and other pockets both inside and outside of the bag to make it easy to sort your essentials. You must be able to use your own heavy duty serviced sewing machine with competence. (Leave the electronic machine home and bring the older mechanical machine).

No previous knowledge needed.

Other Tutors @ Geelong Fibre Forum

Yvonne Twining (Aust) -

Luscious leather bags -Tote bag & Crossbody bag

Workshop Description


Classes Available

Payments Terms and Options



Geelong Grammar

50 Biddlecombe Avenue,

Corio VIC 3214




PO Box 2395

Palmerston  NT  0831


Yvonne Twining began her love affair with leather in 1974, and with the passage of time has delved into most aspects of this fascinating craft from the traditional, through to sculpture and including footwear. She is an accredited member of Guildhouse (formerly Craftsouth) and a founding member of the Leatherworkers’ Guild of SA Inc (est 1980 and served a useful life).

Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia & New Zealand and she has had broad teaching experience, from individuals to large classes including many Textile Fibre Forums (Mittagong, Orange, Horsham, Geelong, McGregor (summer & winter), Fibres West ’99, Flinders Fibre School, Briz-vegas, Rockhampton and Text-Isle).

Her main direction now is with soft chrome tanned leathers, both plain and multi coloured and with varying surface textures, exploring non-lasted footwear, bags and accessories.

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Residential  Shared $1050

(All meals included)

Residential  Single $1150

Non- residential $650

(Includes all lunches, daily “facilities’ charge, access to all talks, extra activities plus morning and afternoon tea)

Yvonne Twining