Book a Workshop 2018

Knitfest has 30 exciting workshops over a whole weekend, to choose from this year.

 

To book a workshop, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page and press submit. Then pay for your workshop to complete the booking.

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Beginner Brioche – Amanda Delahoy-Seiler
  

 

 

 

 

 

Brioche knitting is becoming increasingly popular, with many well-known designers creating beautiful patterns featuring this stitch. This workshop will teach you how to tackle these, and you’ll walk away knowing how to bark, and burp!

Sun AM 10am – 12pm
Cost – $41 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Cable Knitting- Owl Washcloth – Amanda Delahoy Seiler

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to knit cable stitches and create a beautiful owl washcloth in the process. Suitable for those who are confident knitting and purling, cables add interest and challenge to your next project.

Sun 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $44 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

 

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Complete Sock Knitting – Amanda Delahoy Seiler

 

 

 

 

 

Working on a miniature version of a full sized pattern, this workshop will equip you to begin your journey into knitting socks! Fully supported, you will turn heels, and shape toes, ready to cast on your first pair.

Sat 10am – 12pm and Sat 2pm – 4pm This is a Full Day Workshop

Cost – $70 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Facing the Fade – Ombre Yarn blending – with Bailie Reichardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump on this year’s most exciting knitting bandwagon, and learn how to make a cohesive, exciting Fade! During this workshop, we’ll take a look at what does (and doesn’t) work, from colours to blending styles, and then begin to construct a beautifully faded beanie. Yarn will be provided, but feel free to bring along some from your own stash!

Sun 10am – 12pm
Cost – $25 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Crochet Mandalas – with Jane Little

 

 

 

 

In this session we work a magic circle in the round to create a mandala, ancient symbol of wholeness. Take home a beautiful stretched ring mandala to hang up at home or give as a gift. Suited to intermediate crochet enthusiasts keen to develop skills and techniques. Rings to purchase from $4-$7 size variable. (Crochet Australia stock rings)
Stitch requirements: UK double, half treble and treble stitch and a 2.5mm hook. 4ply cotton, pattern and stitch diagram supplied and all the help you need with pattern reading.

Sun 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $31 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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The famous 10-Stitch Knitting Pattern – with Eva-Marie Steinkamp

 

 

 

 

 

This pattern is knitted using only 10 stitches. You join as you go which means there is no seaming involved at all. In this workshop you will learn how to join the 10 stitches and how to knit around corners. You can create beautiful blankets, scarves and many home wares with this knitting technique.
Please bring knitting needles no. 4mm (US6) or 6-6.5mm (US10 or 10.5).

 

Sun 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $30 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central
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Dying wool with Avocado Pits and Skins – with Eva-Marie Steinkamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants will dye 250g pure wool or a sock yarn (75%Wool/25%Nylon) in dye baths with Avocado skins and Avocado pits in a range of orange, apricots and reds. I will also show how to turn your plain yarn into a lovely variegated one.

 

Sat 10am – 12pm
Cost – 42.50 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Knit the Easiest Scarf in the World – with Eva-Marie Steinkamp

 

 

 

 

Even if you have never done any knitting, crochet or any craft at all, you will be able to master this scarf in one hour. You will be amazed how easy and quick it’s finished. The yarn itself will be a guide in the construction and you will like that you can produce a variety of different styles as well. This workshop goes for 1 hour.

Sat 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $28 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Learn to spin a Boucle Art Yarnwith Julie Armfield

 

 

 

 

This workshop is ideal for beginners and experienced spinners alike
The aim is to teach you the basic skills of how to make a unique boucle art yarn. It will teach you about fibre preparation, core spinning and wrapping.
Come and learn a new skill or a new technique. Fun and easy learning, but beware, its very addictive! Ask us if you don’t have a wheel.

 

Sat 10am – 12pm
Cost – $51 (Inc Materials) Bring your own wheel. 

Venue: Spinning Central

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Crochet a Mini Market Tote – with Kylie Bell

 

 

 

 

This market tote is the perfect pattern for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike. This workshop will consist of a morning and afternoon session during which you will learn basic crochet stitches and how to crochet in the round. You will also learn the basics of reading crochet patterns and leave with a functional and beautiful bag.

Sat 10am – 12pm and Sat 2pm – 4pm This is a Full Day Workshop
Cost – $75 (Inc Materials)

Knitfest Central

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Learn to Crochet a Rag Rugwith 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. This year we will be using a small rag rug technique.

 

Sun 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $50 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Felted Pod – with Pauline Amor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this class you will learn the technique of wet felting and will make a pod and a brooch, using the felt cut from the pod opening for the brooch. You will be given written instructions to take home.

 

Sun 10am – 12pm
Cost – $45 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Silk basket making – with Pauline Amor

      

In this class you will learn how to construct a basket using Sari silks and Nepalese threads. There will be lots of colour ways to choose from so every basket will be different. You will be given written instructions to take home.

 

Sat 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $40(Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Innovative Basket Making using Recycled Materials – with Jivan

 

 

 

 


Participants will have the delight of using, fallen tree fibres, string, old jeans, t-shirts, plastic vegetable bags and potato bags, to create baskets of colour, vibrancy and functionality. Participants are welcome to bring old favourite pieces of fabric, string, cording…or even old jeans they can cut up. All materials provided but feel free to bring any interesting or favourite bits you like.

 

Sat 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $30 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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13 Novel Stitches Sampler workshopwith Renate Kirkpatrick

 

 

 

 

Learn new stitches & increase your crochet repertoire; from the basics, to the more complex Clusters, Puff sts, Popcorns, Crab st, Bullions, Bent Bullions, Coil st, Off-set Clusters, & a Clone st Tassel. Worksop includes: written patterns, crochet chart (graph), stitch drawings/stitch instruction. Good basic crochet skills essential.

Requirements:
It’s essential that participants have good basic crochet skills ~ bring along your own collection of hooks, (I prefer you to use the hook you’re most comfortable with) ~ I will supply 8ply yarn.

Sat 10am – 12pm and Sat 2pm – 4pm This is a Full Day Workshop
Cost – $80 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Crochet Flowers with a Difference – with Renate Kirkpatrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun, practical floral motifs to enhance & decorate your projects: beanies, hats, scarves, thongs & shoes, headbands. Turn them into brooches, garlands & lanyards or anything your imagination can conjure up. Workshop includes 6 patterns, each a little different from the other, in both written & graph (chart) form. Make as many flowers as time allows. Good basic crochet skills essential.

Requirements:
It’s essential that participants have good basic crochet skills ~ bring along your own collection of hooks & a large-eyed darning needle

Sun 10am – 12pm
Cost – $48 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Fabric Earrings – with Renee Blackwell

 

 

 

 

 

If you love fun earrings, colour, texture, fibre, fabric and beads, this work shop is for you! Participants will go home with at least two pairs of earrings, see photos for examples. Lots of fun and inspiring components and elements to choose from, to facilitate in earring treasures sure to delight! Pieced and non pierced available.

Sun 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $40 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central
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Needlefelt King or Queen of Winter – with Rosemary Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate this season by creating a charismatic angelic Sculptural Winter King or Queen. Rejoice… plunging your hands into warm fluffy fleece and fashion yourself a character that reflects the best of winter. A fun workshop whatever your skill base.

Sun 10am – 12pm
Cost – $30 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Needlefelt an exquisite Rose – with Rosemary Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

Create beautiful ethereal Roses using soft fluffy home spun fleece, to grace your apparel or home. Soft pure wool, hand dyed especially; with glorious subtle rose colour variations, will enable us to capture the delicate, exquisite essence of this flower’s symbol of Love. A fun workshop whatever your skill base.

Sat 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $30 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Needle Felting for Beginners – Dolls Faces with facial features – with Steve Lyons

 

 

 

 

This workshop teaches you fine detail needlefelting. You will make a delightful small dolls head with cute facial features. Smiley faces, grumpy faces, comical faces. All materials and tools provided. Suitable for all levels.

Sun 10am – 12pm

Cost – $46 (Inc Materials)Sun 10am – 12pm

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Needle Felting for Beginners – Poseable Dog –  with Steve Lyons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to make a poseable dog using a wirte armature, in 2 sessions. Make your own working dog. Suitable class for parent/child bonding. All materials and tools provided.

Sat 10am – 12pm and Sat 2pm – 4pm This is a Full Day Workshop
Cost – $63 (Inc Materials)

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Secret Woman’s Business – Weaving circle – with Tracy Lewis

 

 

 

 

Weaving using invasive weed Cat Claw vine, with like minded women from mixed cultures. Be creative in a supportive community group, share stories and care for our environment in this free Eco Art weaving session.

Sat 10am – 12pm
Sat 2pm – 4pm
Sun 10am – 12pm
Sun 2pm – 4pm
Cost – $10 (Inc Materials) Sponsored workshop.

Venue: Knitfest Central

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Stargazing with the Brisbane Astronomical Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an evening of stargazing on the hilltop skies at Maleny Golf Club.

On hand will be the largest telescopes available to the public in Qld hosted by the Brisbane Astronomical Society.  A  rare night when all the visible planets and moon will be in the evening sky. There will be laser guided tours of the night sky to point out the key naked eye features of our Milky Way. On view this evening will be the core of the Milky Way galaxy overhead throughout the evening.

Rarely seen Mercury and Venus will be on view just after sunset. It is also common to see man made satellites at this time of night, and we will point those out with the lasers. June and July will be the best time in 2018 to see Jupiter and its moons and Saturn with its magnificent rings can be easily seen through the telescopes. This is the closest approach that Mars has made to the Earth in the last 20 years, so staying around till a bit later will be well worth the effort.

Maleny Golf club will be providing, drinks and snacks. Dress warm. Lots of woollen clothing, scarfs gloves and beanies are essential! Bookings Essential. Numbers capped.

Sat 5:30 pm -8:30 pm
Cost – $7

Venue: Maleny Golf Club

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

 

Cost – $5 (Inc Materials) per session

Sat 10am – 12pm

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Sun 10am – 12pm

Sun 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Knitfest Central (Outside)

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A/c Name: Knitfest Inc
BSB: 704606
A/C No: 200158954
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