An introduction to everything you need to know: hand rendering, digital, printing and sewing

Fabric Design Made Easy...

Ever wanted to design your own fabric?

And then turn it into a something useful, like a wall hanging, a bag, a simple blouse or some cushions… but don’t have the knowledge or the confidence to know how to do it?



We hold your hand through the whole process including Designing, Printing and Making something you’d love, in a four week evening course, with Matthew and Maurice at the Goldberg Aberline Studio in Chippendale.


As we keep on doing more colourful, exciting installations at the GAS studio we regularly get excited messages from people asking where they could learn how to create amazing, colourful fabrics. So we thought let’s do some studio classes where you can have an experience of being the creator yourself, from beginning to end!

Let us show you how -

it's fun and easy!

Session One:

Everyone can create art. Let us take you through some fun break-thru processes to put colour on paper so that you have some great first stage designs

Session Two:

Here you will learn how to manipulate your designs from the first class by using technology including apps on your laptop, mobile or iPad . It’s really simple and fun once you know the secrets

Session Three:

Using the digital artwork you created in lesson two we will now show you how to transform that into a print that will be compatible with the best printing method.   This will set you up for creating that “something” in lesson five. We will also share with you some simple plans that you can use such as a cushion, serviettes, tote bag, and a simple blouse.   

Session Four:

There are many ways to print and many fabrics that could be used. On demand, sublimation, screen printing, polyesters, cotton etc. We will explore the benefits of each and then do a site visit to one of our favourite printers. Here you will  learn how to do short run, on-demand, permanent printing and you will see your own design come off the machine.

Session Five:

Here you will have the opportunity to work with us to turn your fabric into something and then the opportunity to work with one of our expert sewing machinists. You could choose to make a fancy cushion, an awesome wall hanging, a giant tote bag, gorgeous serviettes or a simple ladies top or something else that you'd love to create...

Join the Workshop

The workshops are based in our studio at 

The Pine St Creative Centre, Chippendale 


Mondays 6 - 9pm,  19 November, 26 November, 3 December, 10 December and Saturday 10am - 12.30pm, 15th December.


​Wednesdays 6 - 9pm, 21 November, 28 November, 5 December, 12 December and Saturday 10am - 12.30pm, 15th December.

Where: At our studio at the Pine St Creative Centre,

64 Pine Street , Chippendale.

Price : $895 + GST

Early bird price at $795 + GST until 29th October

Includes all materials, hands on tuition by Maurice and Matthew, 

site visit and you take-home your own fabulous design.

Easy public transport or parking station only a block away on corner of Cleveland St and Shepherd St behind the Seymour Centre.

Fabric Design Workshop - Monday Nights

Fabric Design Workshop - Monday Nights

Fabric Design Workshop - Wednesday Nights

Fabric Design Workshop - Wednesday Nights

Maurice Goldberg

Maurice is an old fashioned artist, he likes to use paint and get messy. He makes our artwork look like real people did it with messy fingers.

Matthew Aberline

Matt is the tech guy with a background in fashion and manufacturing. He'll make sure your work looks great when it hits the printers. 

Contact Us

Maurice Goldberg - +61 (0)411 728 292

Matthew Aberline - +61 (0)408 463 809

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