Sew La Tea: A celebration of the humble tea towel!  

Next on

Sun 4 Dec


Booking required?
$50 (group discounts apply)

Peppermint Magazine and State Library of Queensland present:  

Whether slung over the kitchen sink or framed as a piece of art, the tea towel is an ever-present part of domestic life. Soaked in nostalgia for so many of us, these useful pieces of fabric have also become mediums for artists and designers to display their work – taking their work off gallery walls and into homes around the country.  

If you ask us, that’s something worth celebrating! So, Peppermint magazine, State Library of Queensland and some very special guests are throwing a tea (towel) party on Sunday 4 December as part of State Library's gorgeous exhibition Queensland to a T! 


Your ticket gives you access to a full morning of activities

Embroider your own tea towel

The stitchy experts from Empty.Room will provide you with all the materials you need to embroider your own tea towel! Create your own design or choose from a prepared range of illustrations and learn basic stitches and embroidery techniques.  

This workshop is suitable for everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros. All materials provided are yours to take home so you can continue to work on your embroidered tea towel at your leisure!  

Spilling the tea panel discussion 

Hosted by Peppermint, we’re bringing together some of Brisbane’s favourite tea towel enthusiasts to ponder the tea towel’s place in both the domestic and artistic worlds and to share stories of kitchens past and present!

And lots more!  

Enjoy discounted refreshments from the Library Cafe, the chance to shop a mini tea towel themed market and a tour of the beautiful Queensland to a T exhibition!   

Spaces are limited, so book your tickets now!  


State Library’s Queensland to a T exhibition runs from 6 August 2022 to 26 January 2023 at slq Gallery, Level 2.  

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Upcoming dates

Sun 4 Dec