About Me - Natalie Zirngast, Founder of Dusty Disco Ball

Do you want to sew unique creations and develop your skills, creativity and passion? 

Are you drawn to awesome bright fabrics, retro-inspired patterns, unique clothes and fabulous home décor?

If so, you're in the right place.

I'm Natalie Zirngast, and I’d like to welcome you to Dusty Disco Ball, where creativity and craftsmanship meet in the world of sewing and fabric design.

With years of experience as a sewing expert, teacher and fabric designer, I've developed a deep understanding of the artistry and intricacies of this craft.

I love to sew, I love to teach sewing to others, and I love incorporating my own unique fabrics and styles into satisfying and beautiful projects. 

I'm here to guide you on your creative journey, sharing my knowledge and skills along the way.

My story …

Art and textiles have always been my passions. My mother was an art teacher and my grandmother taught me to sew so I was immersed in a world of creativity from an early age. Some of my fondest memories involve making doll clothes on a hand-operated toy sewing machine—an heirloom that still holds a special place in my heart.

Throughout my life, sewing has always provided me with joy and inspiration. From the age of ten I have been sewing my own clothes, and my love for the craft has led me to diverse experiences. I've sold fabric in retail chain stores, worked for a fashion designer, and tailored and sewn countless creations for myself, friends, and family.

In 2018, I launched Dusty Disco Ball designs, where I have the opportunity to bring my own fabric designs to life. Designing my own fabric has been a revelation, and I still feel a surge of excitement every time a new parcel of my fabric arrives. During Covid I added pattern design to my repertoire, creating kits for home decor projects and simple clothing. 

And in 2023, I have taken the next step of opening up a workshop at 84B Charles St Seddon where I finally have the space to expand and teach an expanded range of sewing lessons! 

While I adore designing and sewing for myself, one of my greatest joys is witnessing others grow and develop their unique sewing styles. I consider it an honour to be part of this process.

As an artist, designer, educator, and experienced sewist (a term I prefer over 'sewer'), I bring a wealth of skills to share. However, I'm alexcited to learn and explore more in the world of quilting and textiles. Creative journeys are much more enjoyable with company, and I invite you to come along for the ride.

Together, we can nurture your creative side and bring forth projects that truly sparkle.

With enthusiasm and dedication,

Xx Natalie