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Embroidered patch workshop with Natasja Van Wyk

Event Details

Saturday, 6 April 2024 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3004
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Embroidered patches, used to signify rank and title on military uniforms, have evolved into a symbol of self-expression and rebellion in modern fashion.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll design and sew your own patch under the guidance of textile artist Natasja Van Wyk. Whether you're a seasoned craft enthusiast or a complete beginner, this experience is designed for everyone.

All materials will be provided, along with templates to spark your creativity.

Please note, this workshop is recommended for adults.

To learn more about the military influences on modern fashion, visit our special exhibition Trenches to Runway, on display until October 2024.


Natasja van Wyk is a former attorney turned textile artist, who weaves her passion for embroidery and quilting into contemporary art and storytelling. She delights in her hands-on workshops, where the rich textures of textile art come to life. Her sessions are a reflection of her art: a welcoming space where individual stories are stitched together into a collective masterpiece. Natasja's workshops are more than just learning a craft; they're about healing, connecting, and crafting personal journeys into shared experiences.