Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Fair, Maleny

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Posted 2023-06-26 by Elainefollow

Sat 01 Jul 2023 - Mon 03 Jul 2023

The Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Fair is quirky, it's quaint and it's totally different. Creative lovers enjoy the opportunity to have a fun and creative weekend celebrating fibre arts and crafts, whilst the tight-knit community of Maleny has the opportunity to showcase and exhibit their very proficient creative skills. The main street of Maleny is yarn bombed* and decorated, with the town centre becoming the pivotal point of art, creativity, workshops, music, trade stalls and craft markets.

The Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Fair held in magical Maleny is a fun way for families to explore their own hidden creative skills, talents and individuality, using fibre arts that include knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, spinning, weaving or felting and yarns more.

The Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Fair features competitions for community groups, art associations and skilled artisans to decorate trees along the streetscapes, with handmade art installations made of yarn and fibre.  There are also several smaller competitions for the Best Beanie, Scarf, Shawls, Tea Cosy etc, with heaps of great prizes too.

This year, 2023, the theme for the Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Fair in Maleny is 'Wild Women', giving visitors three big days of wild fun to look forward to, three days of celebrating a festival that embraces the whole community of Maleny.

*For the Program Guide, please follow this highlighted link ; and
*For 2023 Workshops and Booking details, please follow this highlighted link

Knitfest is a not-for-profit community group run by volunteers headed by Festival and Creative Director, Debs Swain, that relies on sponsors and community grants for funding every year. The Knitfest Yarn bombing Team meet every Tuesday from 10am to 12noon, in the Courtyard at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre in Bicentenary Lane, to work on the current year's projects to decorate the town, during the event. To sponsor the event, donate yarn or knitted/crocheted pieces, please contact [email protected]. There is also a donations box for yarn at the Maleny Credit Union.

Please note:
This is a wheelchair and disability-friendly event. If you have special needs, please email ahead to [email protected] and the organisers will try their best to accommodate you.& #8232 ; All the venues involved in the Knitfest are government-owned buildings and dogs are, unfortunately, not permitted.

For folk like me, who have absolutely no idea what yarn bombing means - '*yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk' - with thanks to Wikipedia for this comprehensive explanation.

Sadly 2023 is the last year that the Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Fair will be held, so this is your last chance to come and appreciate the village of Maleny's transformation into a yarney wonderland.

If you have any 'other' plans for the weekend, unravel them and make sure to count your stitches that you still have time to make it to the purly doors of the Maleny Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Fair.

Why not come for the day and stay for the weekend , there is always so much to do and see in and around Maleny. For accommodation options, please follow this highlighted link.

**%%Images courtesy of Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts Festival FB, unless otherwise indicated

!date 01/07/2023 -- 03/07/2023
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