Image above courtesy of Etsy.

This winter, online marketplace Etsy has partnered with Art Series Hotel Group to bring together a series of arts and crafts workshops across Australia. From 25 June to 15 July, the workshops will be held in the group’s seven luxury hotels where visitors can get hands-on with arts and crafts such as weaving, embroidery, and water colour painting.

“We’re delighted to be working with Art Series Hotel Group once again to showcase the breadth of talent within Etsy’s creative community in Australia and to give more people the chance to get creative this winter in such beautiful and inherently creative settings,” says Paul Hoskins, Etsy Australia Country Manager.

In addition to the workshops, attendees can turn their visits into a weekend escape with workshop and accommodation packages, including overnight stay in art-inspired luxury hotel settings, a $20 Etsy gift card and mini gift bag. Bookings for workshops and accommodation packages, as well as hotel workshop locations, can be found here.

Image courtesy of Etsy.

Timeline of events:


Saturday 24 June at The Johnson:

Pom Pom Crown Making with Rachel Bourke from I Make You Wear It


Saturday 24 June at The Olson:

Calligraphy Workshop with Chloe Flemming from Month of June Design

Sunday 2 July at The Blackman:

Embroidery 101 with Madi Astolfi from Unpicking

Saturday 8 July at The Cullen:

Weaving Workshop with Rainie Owen from The Unusual Pear

Sunday 9 July at The Larwill Studio:

Make a Macrame Wall Hanging with Maggie May from The Middle Aisle


Saturday 8 July at The Schaller Studio:

 Fat Yarn Knitting with Lynda Sharp from The Fat Yarn Store


Saturday 15 July at The Watson:

 Watercolour Illustration with Doris Chang from Little Sister Co

Image features print by Adam Cullen, displayed at The Cullen

Local Etsy makers and professional artists will lead the workshops in an interactive environment where the public can meet influential makers whilst learning new skills. Plus, with original artworks and prints adorning the walls and halls of each hotel, it’s the perfect setting for the public to put on their creative thinking caps.

Image courtesy of Etsy.

Visit for information on workshops and hotel package bookings.

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