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Exhibition Park In Canberra
Thursday to Sunday
Open 10am to 4.30pm daily
Australia s favourite craft event
Over 90 craft retailers, plus free workshops, craft classes and special displays combine to create craft heaven.
On just once a year, the Craft & Quilt Fair is the place to be -- whether you're a beginner or experienced!
Use your arms as needles -- check out arm-
• knitting for yourself with knitter extraordinaire
-- Teresa Dair.
Meet Rachel Greig, creator of beautiful stamps
and see how to use them to stamp out your
own fabric, cards and papercraft.
Join a hands-on session and embellish a scarf
-- you could win a Baby Lock embellisher --
one will be given away each day at the fair.
See the Texstyle display -- a selection of the
• best Year 12 Major works of 2010 -- and be
inspired by the next generation.
See what s new at What s Hot Live -- a
showcase of crafty products and gadgets.
Top right: Discover 'arm knitting' with Teresa Dair.
Right: Work by Angela Tao, Texstyle Display
Learn more about knitting, crochet,
• beading, scrapbooking, cardmaking
or creating your own jewellery. There
are more than 60 workshops daily.
Create gorgeous bracelets, bangles
and necklaces with crystals, wire
Sew a cute hairclip; try machine-
embellishing or get new ideas and
tips for quiltmaking.
Make your own greeting cards,
• brooches out of vintage kimono
silk, beaded earrings, or crocheted
Your ticket includes the Canberra Quilters
• Annual Exhibition, including the Best of
Make time to enjoy the Seven Deadly Sins
• quilt exhibition -- 30 witty, provocative and
humourous textile art pieces from some of
Australia s best quilters.
Admission charges apply • Tickets: at the door or online
Adults $14; Seniors Card holders, age or disability pensioners $12; Children* $7;
Family (2 adults + 2 children*) $34. (*5 to 16 years -- under 5 years FREE) Phone: 02 9452 7575
QUILTS ON DISPLAY
TRY IT -- YOU LL LOVE IT!
HIGHLIGHTS THIS YEAR
BUY exclusive craft products
At the fair you ll find handmade glass
beads, the latest knitting yarns; fabrics
to make clothes and quilts; designer
knitwear and patterns; sewing supplies,
ribbons, lace and decorative trims;
handmade buttons, Japanese textiles and
hand-dyed silk thread for embroidery.
There are thousands of products -- many
of them unique from boutique retailers.
This tea cosy is available as a kit
from Woolshed Manuka
ginner or experienced!
Vanity quilt by Raelene Kwong (detail)
Top: Learn scrapbooking and card
making. Above: Make Chianti Flowers
with Jenny King
Plus get your FREE copy of The Australian Women's Weekly
on entry -- while stocks last.
THE CHRONICLE, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 21
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