Knitfest masterclass

Contributed by Debs Swain

Knitfest season has begun, now our beloved Cows sculpture have their coats on. The excitement is already growing with 21 workshops available at this year’s event. It’s time to ‘get your knit on’ and be part of the event as you learn a new fibre art or upgrade your skills. South East Qld is blessed to have some of the best, fibre art workshop presenters, living right here. This year’s workshops at Knitfest cover the latest skills in crochet, macrame, needle felting, wet felting, basket weaving, dyeing, slow stitching and spinning.
Many workshops have already sold out so Knitfest advises you to book in early to avoid disappointment.

“They started selling out really early this year”, said Festival Director Debs Swain. “We’ve already opened round 2 of some of the popular ones.”

Knitfest is doing something a little different this year. Many of the presenters have been wanting to put on full day workshops rather than the usual 2 hour taster workshops. And so, Masterclass Monday was born. Monday will be a day full of one day workshops with a little time to do some yarn shopping at the amazing trade stalls in between, of course.
Always a favourite, the yarnbombed BMW will again make an appearance this year as well as a yarnbombed motorcycle.
To volunteer at this year’s event, apply on the website under ‘Get Involved’.

You don’t need knitting skills to be able to volunteer. We need both men and women to help set the event up in the 2 weeks before the event as well as help out during the actual event. Knitfest is on July 1st – 3rd.