Textiles Study Group (NSW)

Creation with a Purpose

Creation with a Purpose
Detail of trousers created by world class Master Embroiderer, Merynguyen Saechou


The Textile Study Group warmly invites you to our first meeting of the year. Trish Clark and Iain Finlay have been working in a small village in mountainous Northern Laos. They will discuss and show their story of the establishment of Women’s Business. Women’s Business provides a supportive environment where a small coterie of subsistence farming women of differing ethnicities, who are experienced embroiderers and weavers, pass on their very specific knowledge to other village women.

Trish Clark and Iain Finlay have both been journalists in press, radio and television for 60 plus years.  They have worked and lived in many places around the world… and travelled on every continent. Their work culminated in helping to co-found and host/produce for ten years, the television science programme, Beyond 2000, which was screened in Australia and in over 100 other countries during that time. Their more recent work has been focussed on the establishment of Women’s Business. 

When: Tuesday March 10, 6pm - 8pm

Where: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill, Millers Point

How to Book: Email Chris Manning bookings@taasa.org.au or phone Chris on 0412686025.  Please make all bookings and payments in advance. No refunds.

Cost: $20 members, $30 guests. Light refreshments served.

How to Pay:

1. By Direct Debit (use “your name, TSG Laos” as reference)
BSB: 012 003  Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name:   The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. Via this website using credit card or Paypal - see bookings button above right.

3. By cheque made out to The Asian Arts Society of Australia, and sent to PO Box 996, Potts Point NSW 2011.



Drive north on Kent Street, turn right into Argyle Street, turn right again into Watson Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

Free Parking is available on site.



Bus: Route 311 terminates at Argyle Street. Walk up Watson Road, Observatory Hill and follow the signs.

Train/Ferry: to Wynyard or Circular Quay and proceed as below.



From Circular Quay
Walk to George Street in The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

From Wynyard and the city
At No. 1 York Street walk through the expressway underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street. Walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps, or follow the approach to the Bridge, which will take you past the National Trust Centre on your left.

From Kent Street
Follow the historic Agar Steps (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.





Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm