Workshop Presenters 2021

We’d like to introduce you to our Workshop Presenters for 2021

Arzu Unel-Cleary


With nature as her muse, Arzu’s felted collectibles delight the young at heart! Her enthusiasm for sculpting with wool is infectious and those she teaches find it very meditative. She runs monthly workshops in her Eumundi studio and offers a nurturing approach to learning. Topics include Earth goddesses, trees and gnome caves. Her Etsy shop and Facebook page are full of magical creations.

Gail Grunske


I love life /colour/design/texture but most of all fun. My work is bright, colourful, bold vibrant and exciting. Creating wearables with natural elements cotton/silk/wool and water is my passion.

Jane Little


Crafty Jane is a visual artist and designer who fell in love with crochet when first laying eyes on the baby blanket made by her grandmother in the 70’s. She has many years experience teaching crochet and other yarn crafts to others. “I love all things yarn, I live to work with colour and texture, and I love witnessing and creating space for the creativity of others.”


Jill Rakich


I have been crocheting for over 50 years and really enjoy challenging projects and learning new techniques. I do a lot of overlay crochet, and love to teach other people how to do this. I also love the challenge of designing new ways to use hexagons and pentagons.



Kylie Kenny


Kylie has a long history with anything crafty, but crochet and knitting were the first crafts she learnt as early as 6 years old. After forays into sewing, quilting and many other crafts, knitting is definitely her passion. To sit and knit is heaven and the process is much more fulfilling for Kylie than an actual finished project, although finishing is also good.

Maree White


Maree has been a keen spinner for around eight years starting on a traditional wheel. She discovered spindling six years ago and is obsessed. Not only are spindles portable, there are so many different types that are not only beautiful to look at but functional as well. Working with raw fibre from “sheep to garment” is very rewarding and meditative. Spinning is not Maree’s only passion. Knitting, crocheting, weaving, rug hooking, felting and sewing, in fact any fibre related craft is. Sharing her knowledge and skills with others is very satisfying.


Renate Kirkpatrick


I have crocheted as far back as I can remember. From 2002, as crochet made a huge resurgence & increased in popularity, I was encouraged to share my knowledge in Traditional, Tunisian, Jacquard, Crochenit & Freeform techniques which led to workshops & classes across the Sunshine Coast. I now live in Landsborough, Qld, where I’ve set up a workroom & hold classes & workshops.

Sue Connor


A Botanical Dyer and Fibre Artist, Sue is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of colour, fibres and the magical powers of nature. She is an experienced facilitator running workshops at home and festivals – Fibre Arts Festival, Botanical Bazaar and Camp Creative. Sue’s home dye garden and botanical dyeing skill have been featured in Gardening Australia magazine.

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