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Learn the art of Shibori Dyeing with Jane Postle

21st April 2018 | Fully booked | waitlist for future workshops now open

AJS Members are invited to attend a special all-day workshop with Brisbane-based artist , teacher – and AJS member – Jane Postle.

SHIBORI is a Japanese word meaning ‘wring, squeeze and press’. Typically, shibori is a way of embellishing fabric by manipulating it into three-dimensional form by bunching, twisting or tying before dyeing with indigo.
Shibori techniques are applied to fabric to create pattern and memory.

Traditional methods have been passed down through generations of Japanese artisans, and new and innovative techniques have been devised to accommodate modern tastes and new fibres. It is a dynamic art and a refreshing authentic counterbalance to mass produced textiles.
Six sampler squares and one scarf will be provided for the day, and students learn 6 different shibori techniques.
These can then be used later as serviettes or joined together for table runners, cushions etc.

Fully booked | waitlist for future workshops now open

Time: 0845AM – 4.00PM | Address (in Cooparoo) provided upon booking
Cost: AJS Members $171.00 | non-members $190.00

Numbers are limited ( maximum of six) – please email RSVP direct to Jane Postle, noting
AJS Membership at :

May Member Meet-up – Madame Wu

1st May 2018

The AJS Qld would like to invite all of our members and their guests to one of our regular get-togethers. Get to know your fellow AJS members.

Madame Wu | Upper Plaza Level, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane | 6 to 8pm

Members $20  | Non-Members $30 – pay on arrival

Food to be provided by Madame Wu/AJS and drinks to be individually bought.

RSVP by Mon 30th April to:

La Vie En Rose – Lisa Ono 30th Anniversary Australia Tour

20th May 2018

“The Queen of Bossa Nova” Lisa Ono is scheduled to hold the first Australia tour to celebrate the 30th debut anniversary. Don’t miss the amazing concert coming up in 2018! One night only!

Lisa Ono began singing and playing the guitar at age 15, debuting as a professional Bossa Nova singer in 1989. Her natural voice, rhythmic guitar playing and her charming smile led her to huge success and popularised Bossa Nova in Asia.

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JLPT in Brisbane

1st July 2018

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is largest-scale Japanese language test in the world. Since 1984, the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services have continued to offer the JLPT as a reliable means of evaluating the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.

The JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government sectors as a benchmark for proficiency measurement, and is also a strong motivator for students of Japanese language.

The JLPT will be offered in Brisbane on Sunday 1 July 2018 12:00 pm to 4:15 pm (AEST)
Griffith University, Nathan, QLD

Open now until 4 April 4 2018.