Knitfest 2018 is an exciting weekend Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival held on June 30th – July 1st, 2018, celebrating winter 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, guest speakers, music, trade stalls and craft markets. It is a magical festival for families to discover new skills, talents and creativity with the use of yarns including knitting, crochet, basket weaving, spinning and weaving, felting and lots more. Get involved and join one of the many workshops.
Knitfest features competitions for community groups, art associations and skilled artisans to decorate trees in our beautiful streetscapes with handmade art installations made of yarn and fibre. There’s prize money too! There is also several competitions for the Best Beanie, Scarf, Shawls, Tea Cosy etc.
Ride the Mystic bus as it travels up and down the Festival Precinct so you can get a window seat to see all the attractions and the best yarnbombing. The bus is yarnbombed of course.
We encourage people to bring their knitting needles, crochet hooks and basket weaving for random acts of craft in the street. We want to expose the many Fibre artists, arts and crafts groups, knitting for causes groups, artisan groups and craft suppliers in a fun filled family weekend.
The theme for this year is “Outer Space / Sci Fi”.
This year, our local Astronomy Club will be hosting a “Come see the Stars” night at the Maleny Golf Club with 4 huge telescopes and viewing platform.
We will celebrate all that is winter on the mountain.
Knitfest is a not For Profit Community Group run by volunteers headed by Festival & Creative Director, Debs Swain . We rely on our wonderful sponsors and Community Grants for funding each year. The Knitfest Yarnbombing Team meet each Tuesday from 10am – 12pm out on the verandah at the Neighbourhood Centre, at the end of Bicentenary lane, Maleny to work on this year’s projects to decorate the town during the event. To sponsor the event, donate yarn or knitted/crocheted pieces, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org