Knitfest Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival
1st - 2nd July, 2023
(website to be updated soon)
Knitfest is an exciting weekend Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival held July 3rd-4th, 2021, celebrating fibre arts and crafts, embracing the whole community of Maleny. We yarnbomb and decorate the main street of Maleny so the town becomes a centre of art, creativity, yarnbombing, workshops, music, trade stalls and craft markets. It is a magical festival for families to discover new skills, talents and creativity using fibre arts including knitting, crochet, basket weaving, spinning and weaving, felting and lots more.
The theme for this year is “There’s a Dragon in my Garden”.
Knitfest is a COVID friendly event. We will be following Covid safety procedures during the event.
Join the Yarnbombing Team
Calling all knitters, crocheters and Fibre Artists. We’re yarnbombing Maleny’s Maple Street again for Knitfest, July 4th and 5th, 2020. Volunteers are needed to help with knitting and crocheting the displays, installation & de-installation of displays, teaching beginners and other aspects of the project. This year our theme is "There's a Dragon in my Garden". The Yarnbombers meet at The Maleny Neighbourhood Centre each Tuesday 10am – 12pm
Trade & Market Stalls
We have 2 fun filled days of approximately 100 fibre arts Trade and Market Stalls. We also have our fabulous Suitcase Markets, so everyone can join in the fun of selling their fibre crafts. Stall numbers are limited so it's best to book early. We have both indoor and outdoor markets spaces. Sat 4th July and Sun 5th July, 2020
Enter our Competitions
We are pleased to announce that Spotlight will be sponsoring our competitions again this year. Get group together and decorate a tree or there's plenty of competitions to enter on the competition page. Time to get knitting and crocheting.
We need all the help we can get to put on this wonderful event which is entirely run by our dedicated team of volunteers. We need men and women. There are lots of little jobs that you can do even if you don't knit or crochet.
Sell your crafts
Would you like to sell your craft at Knitfest 2021? We have our very own Merchandise Shop at “Knitfest Central” and we’re looking for handmade fibre art stock to sell for you. If you wish to sell your craft at Knitfest and don’t have enough for a stall, please see our 'Sell your Craft' page. Volunteers are most welcome to man the stall.
Please enjoy Knitfest's FREE patterns. We hope they will inspire you to create wonderful garments for our competitions. There are basic beanies, tea cosies and scarves to knit or crochet. All patterns are the original designs by Deborah Swain and Debbie Rossow. We had a lot of fun creating them for you.
Other Things to Do
All aboard the Knitfest Bus for a fun trip round the Festival Precinct!
Knitfest Bus Take at least one trip in our yarn-bombed bus, to enhance your festival experience. Get a bird’s eye view of the yarnbombing up and around the main street and down to the showgrounds.
Raw Fleece Expo – Qld Alpaca Assciation
Watch this year’s Alpaca fleeces being judged first hand on the Fri and the Alpacas being judged on the Saturday.
Maleny Arts & Crafts Group
Visit the MACG workshop in Maleny Showgrounds. On Saturday the members will be demonstrating various crafts.
There’s plenty more to see and do in Maleny…..