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Wollongong is in for a treat with the very first Crafters Fair hosted by IntoCraft arriving at the WIN Entertainment Centre, corner Crown and Harbour Streets, Wollongong. Get excited! It's a three day event from 26-28 March 2020 from 10am to 4pm each day.
Get your TICKETS HERE. Get it online and save a little, plus it means no queuing and more time for shopping. Even better, when you buy your ticket online you will automatically be entered in the Lucky Door Prize. Show your ticket through your phone or bring a printed version with the QR code visible. If you're buying 10 or more tickets in bulk for a group, you'll receive a discounted rate of $10 each. You don't all have to attend on the same day and these tickets can be used on any day of the Fair. You'll find more information about school and bus driver low rates on the website via the ticket link given.
At the fair, you will be privy to inspirational displays from modern to traditional from both local and interstate artists. Hands-on classes and demonstrations are a chance to learn from the craft experts. Independent retailers will have stocks of hard to find craft supplies, kits and equipment, so if you're IntoCraft, you're in for a great day out.
A textile artist Rosie lives and works in Kent, UK, she has a BA Hons Textiles degree from Surrey Institute of Art and Design and an MA in Textiles from Goldsmith College London. She draws in thread using a sewing machine amongst other skill sets. Her work has been exhibited all over the world with large-scale pieces hung in hotels and museums in the UK and the USA. Her book Stitch Draw illustrates and demonstrates her techniques.
An event like this brings together all the latest trends under the one roof. See the great selection and quality of hundreds of beautiful fabrics, patterns, yarns, papercraft and more. Be sure to bring your shopping bag so you can take home a bundle of goodness for your next big project.
Traditional Blocks have always been appealing to quilters. If you're one of those who'd love to see new techniques that go from tradition to dynamic, head to stand B18 at 11am where Gai Taylor from Just Patchwork will be giving a FREE Divine Dresdens Workshop. For the small price of an entry ticket, you'll be able to upskill yourself and go home with your new-found skill to create wonderful craft projects. CLICK HERE to find other FREE Workshops, and HERE for Pop-Up Classes If you prefer to Make & Take, HEAD HERE to make wall hangings, washers, and a necklace for the small cost of the Kit.
The Crafty Chain's Stand E11 will have all the latest releases at great prices. Head to Stand B9 & B9A for an Exhibitor Spotlight. Diamond Art Dezigns will be selling Diamond paintings, a relatively new art form where it breaks images down into patterns much like cross-stitching, and small glossy acrylic tiles are applied to canvas to make the pattern. They'll have kits and more and you can also send in your own image for a custom made Diamond Painting. If you're into fibre, Fibre Art in Australia at Stand C20 is your one-stop shop for all things weaving, like looms and weaving tools, circular weaving kits and more.
Natalie May Scrapbooking at Stand C02 are taking their shop on the road this year and will be bringing you all the latest in scrapbooking at a reasonable cost. She'll be doing demonstrations every day, so pick up some amazing techniques with Pigment Powders and Shimmer Sprays. Be sure to DOWNLOAD the Floor Plan so you can find the Stands you want to visit easily.
Don't forget to stop by and see the international exhibition of 32 art quilts by members of the renown Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Oceania region titled Connections. This has never been shown in Australia before! The Western Sydney Woodturners will also be joining the Fair with a wide range of high-quality handcrafted items from a variety of timbers. Demonstrations will also be given on the craft of woodturning. Do support them and buy something from their huge range of functional and beautiful items. They're raising funds for the club's charity, The Children's Ward at Mount Druitt Hospital.
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