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Book a Workshop 2017

Knitfest has 26 exciting workshops over a whole weekend, to choose from this year.

 

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Introduction to needle felting – Toadstool with Arzu from Zuzu&me 

zuzuandme dry felted toadstools        

This fun workshop will teach you how to sculpt a magical and curvy toadstool out of natural fibres; a perfect keepsake to sit in your home and warm your heart. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction and learn many transferable skills that will open up a world of needle felting possibilities. This workshop suits the novice & experienced crafter alike.

Sat AM 10am – 12pm – SOLD OUT

Cost – $35 (Inc Material)

Knitfest Central
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Needle felt a Whimsical Gnomie with Arzu from Zuzu&me

      

This fun workshop will teach you how to create a gnomie to live beside your toadstool. His unique personality will emerge with the fibres you choose for his beard and he is guaranteed to warm your heart. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction and many transferable skills that will open up a world of needle felting possibilities. This workshop suits the novice & experienced crafter alike.

Sat PM 2pm – 4pm (Please note the times for this workshop have changed from the original listing)

Cost – $35 (Inc Materials)

Knitfest Central

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Learn to Felt a Faerie with Arzu from Zuzu&me

      

This fun workshop will teach you how to make a dear little faerie or elf out of natural fibres; a perfect keepsake to sit in your home and warm your heart. With a choice of many gorgeous colours, you’ll receive step-by-step instruction and be inspired to help you create a cute faerie. This workshop suits the novice & experienced crafter alike.

Sun AM 10am – 12pm (Please note the times for this workshop have changed from the original listing)  – SOLD OUT

Cost – $35 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Crochet filigree bracelet – with Debbie Rossow
  
L
ove to crochet with yarn but didn’t know you could crochet with wire and beads? Intrigued? Then this workshop is for you! You will learn how to create an eye-catching bracelet. You will be provided with a kit containing a crochet hook, one spool of wire, an assortment of beads, two bead caps, four jump rings, and a toggle clasp. I have tools available that participants can share during the workshop.

Sun 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $45 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Learn How to Knit the Continental Way – with Eva-Marie Steinkamp

In Continental Knitting you hold the yarn in your left hand and “pick” it to build the new stitch. In English Knitting you hold the yarn in your right hand and “throw” it over the needle. Because there is less movement of your hands and arms in Continental Knitting, there will be less strain on them. With a little practice you will increase your knitting speed tremendously. This workshop is not entirely for beginners.

You will learn to cast on, knit and purl stitches and how to cast off.
You will need to bring 4mm knitting needles, preferable circular ones.

Sat AM 10am – 12pm

Cost – $15 (Inc Materials)

Knitfest Central

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How to integrate short row in your knitting and create stunning knitting pattern – with Eva-Marie Steinkamp
        

 If you can knit, you are able to integrate short rows into your knitting and create beautiful, interesting patterns. In this workshop you will be learning how to work short rows the right way and avoid the creation of holes between the short row and your knitting. Learn to use this technique in different ways to create stunning effects.

Sun 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $25 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Shibori and Indigo Dyed buttons – with Jenai Hooke

    

Using a stitch shibori technique you will create a fabric square to be dyed in a natural indigo vat creating a set of 6 large or 8 med sized buttons, all ready to adorn your next created garment.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $35 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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 Eco Dyed Silk Bag – with Jenai Hooke

Create your very own eco dyed leaf print design onto a silk drawstring bag for keeping safe those special yarns, threads or other treasures from your stash. We will forage for spent leaves to bundle and boil your own unique botanical art piece.

Sun 10am – 12pm SOLD OUT – Additional limited places added

Cost – $38 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Rectangular Spectacular – with Jenny King
  

Learn how to make garments and accessories using only the humble rectangle. You will be surprised just what can be made with 1, 2 or 3 rectangles. Learn to read symbols if you haven’t tried it before and become your own designer.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $35 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Swirl and Twirl – with Jenny King

   

Jenny will walk you through various methods of making a swirl jacket. She will demonstrate how to convert mandalas or antique crochet tablecloth patterns and convert them into wonderful wearable swirl jackets. Many shapes will be investigated. Bring hooks and yarn of choice. Students will be making a full size template that could also be converted into fabric or free form. This swirl jacket can be started in class. 

Sun 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $70 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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 TEEN’S CLUB – 12 – 18yrs

Absolute Beginner Crochet – with Jenny King

Learn to crochet from scratch no matter if you are left or right handed. Jenny guarantees that you will learn the basic stitches, even if you have had unsuccessful attempts before. Hook, yarn and instruction sheet included in the cost price. Jenny welcomes children who are over 10 if they are keen to learn.

Sun 10am – 12pm

Cost – $15 (Inc Materials)

Exhibition Hall

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Learn to Crochet a Rag Rug – with Kylie Bell 

    

This class will give you all the basics of making crocheted rag rugs from recycled materials – from creating the ‘yarn’ to finishing off. You will take away detailed written instructions, new skills and knowledge and the beginnings of a rug that you can finish at home (with ongoing support via email if needed). Suitable for beginners and more experienced crocheters.

 

Sat 2pm – 4pm  – SOLD OUT

Sun 2pm – 4pm  – SOLD OUT

Cost – $50 (Inc Materials)

Knitfest Central

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Learn to crochet Corner to Corner – with Lynda Tomkins

Make yourself a corner to corner heart square you can turn into a cushion or the centrepiece for a rug. If you’ve never done corner to corner before, come along and learn this technique. If you already know corner to corner, extend your skills by adding colour pictures and creating graphghans. Must already know how to crochet chain and trebles. Pick up many useful tips and tricks.

Sat 10am – 12pm

Sun 10am – 12pm

Cost – $25 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Make 3 layer flowers – with Lynda Tomkins

Crochet a 3 layered flower that can be used to create a broach, embellish a hat, beanie or jacket. Must know how to crochet chain, double crochet and trebles. Hooks and yarn will be provided.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Sun 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $25 (Inc Materials)

Knitfest Central

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 Felted Flower – with Marnie Lee
  
Great for kids and learners, you make a small item in a short period of time and learn wet felting, making a flower to wear on your hat, scarf, bag, in your hair or as a table decoration.

Sat 10am – 11pm

Cost – $17 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Felt you own soap – with Marnie Lee

Great for kids and beginners, you make a small item in a short period of time and learn wet felting, felt over the top of a bar of soap to take home and use in the shower.

Sat 11.15am – 12.15pm

Cost – $17 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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 Nuno Felted Scarf – with Marnie Lee

This Nuno felting workshop is great for both novices & experienced felters, focusing on nuno techniques (felting silk and wool together). Participants will gain skills in surface design and technique and create a wearable piece of art that can be worn or used as a decoration.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Sun 10am – 12pm

Cost – $60 (Inc Materials)

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Felted Vessel – with Marnie Lee
        

 

Learn wet-felting with a resist to make a vessel. You can store special objects in it, use it as an LED kit candle holder or just admire… A engaging entry into felting, all you need is supplied and you can use the skills learnt to create more at home with confidence.

Sun 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $40 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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 Tea Cosy Toppers – with Merrin Shaw
      

Take your tea cosy from ordinary to extraordinary with embellishment and wotnots that is flowers, zigzags, wiggles, and wire. Whatever your mind can conceive. All of this can only be achieved if you are having fun. – that is the main ingredient. Basic knitting skills required. Needles, yarn and patterns provided.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $33 (Inc Materials) 

Exhibition Hall

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Textile basket making – with Pauline Amor

  

In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques of textile basket making. We will be working with a selection of brightly coloured sari silks and threads.


Sat 10am – 12pm – Sold Out

Sat 2pm – 4pm  – Additional workshop added

Sun 10am – 12pm  – Sold Out

Cost – $30(Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Crochet Spiral – The basics – with Renate Kirkpatrick

This crochet spiral workshop will take you through the basics which can then be adapted & experimented with, to incorporate into your crochet repertoire.

For me, spirals represent life’s forces: since everything in life goes round & round & we are always learning & experiencing, which adds to the progressive directions of our lives but, these circles never quite meet.

Sat 10am – 12pm

Cost – $33(Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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 Crochet Bullions Demystified – with Renate Kirkpatrick

Anyone familiar with my Freeform crochet work will know that I use the Bullion stitch a lot, they add wonderful textures & interest. Bullions do require patient effort to master but this workshop will take out some of the mystery from this elusive stitch.

Sun 10am – 12pm

Cost – $33 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Needle felt a Wise Owl – with Rosemary Mitchell

Come Luxuriate and be Inspired by soft fleecy fibres of Alpaca, Sheep and Rabbit in a wealth of natural colours. You will learn:  3D Core basics,  How to Join shapes securely,  Techniques of Colour Blending,  Create Realistic Eyes, Fashion Claws that can Grasp. An Excellent and enjoyable workshop whether you are a beginner or seasoned felter. You are invited to a follow up workshop in Maleny to create: Nest, Eggs and Chicks for your Wise Owl.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Cost – $25 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Sweet Mermaid Needlefelted – with Rosemary Mitchell

This Sweet Little Mermaid teaches you the basic techniques of making adorable tiny poseable dolls. Alternatively she can be worn as a delightful broach or charming ornament. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a wire armature, flesh it out, apply colourful fibres, add decorative features and have oceans of fun doing it. You are invited to a follow up workshop in the near future to make a pond for your mermaid if you so wish. This is a great workshop whatever your skill base.  

Sun 10am – 12pm

Cost – $25 (Inc Materials) 

Knitfest Central

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Teen’s Club – 12 – 18yrs
Kumihimo (Japanese weaving) – with Sharron Walters

    

Make your own Friendship Bracelet using the art of Kumihimo or Japanese Weaving. Make one for yourself and one for a friend. This is an easy workshop for beginners and is a perfect introduction to simple weaving. It is aimed for teens from 12-18 years

Sat 10am – 12pm

Cost – $15 (Inc Materials) 

Exhibition Hall

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 Kid’s Club  4 – 12yrs
Knitfest Children’s Workshops with MoonBeamxox – Ages 4 – 12yrs

       

 

Saturday

10am – 11pm Pom Pom Pets

Learn to make Pom Poms that we’ll turn into cute pets at the end of the workshop. All welcome. No experience necessary. Loads of fun. All materials provided.

1pm – 2pm Finger Knitting Butterflies & Snakes

A fun activity creating butterflies and snakes from finger knitting. No experience necessary. All welcome. All materials provided. Enthusiasm a must.

2pm – 3pm Hoop Scotch Game

Come join in the fun playing Hoop Scotch. An exciting game that combines hula hooping and hopscotch with a twist.

Cost – $5 (Inc Materials)

    
Sunday

10am – 11am Finger Puppet Making 

Let your creativity run wild as we create finger puppets. All materials provided. No experience necessary. All Welcome.

1pm – 2pm Hand Rolled Pom Poms 

Learn the technique of making pompoms using only your hands and yarn. All welcome. No experience necessary. All materials provided

2pm – 3pm Hoop Scotch Game 

Come join in the fun playing Hoop Scotch. An exciting game that combines hula hooping and hopscotch with a twist.

Cost – $5 (Inc Materials)

 


   

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