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Program

Friday, 12 July 2019
4.30pm Check in from 4.30pm
5.30pm Welcome Reception with finger food and a cash bar
Book Signing with Bristol Ivy
10.00pm Welcome Reception finishes

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

9.00am Half-day and full-day workshops and talks start
Retail stalls open
Make and Take and demonstrations sessions start
10.30am Morning Tea
12.00pm Half-day workshops end
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Full-day workshop resumes
Half-day workshops and talks start

3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.30pm Half-day and full-day workshop end
5.00pm Retail stalls close
6.00pm Conference Drinks (cash bar)
6.30pm Conference Dinner
8.00pm Trunk Show with Bristol Ivy
11.00pm Conference Dinner ends

 

 

 

Sunday, 14 July 2019
8.30am Conference Day Three starts
9.00am Half-day workshops and talks start
Members Marketplace open
10.30am Morning Tea
12.00pm Half-day workshops end
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Conference ends

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Workshop Details

Saturday all day
Brioche meets Double Knitting Master Class (all day) –Joyce Fisher
In this full-day workshop you will be learning two colour Brioche, Double Knitting and then combining the two. You will need to know single colour Brioche prior to this Master Class. During the class you will also be learning how to fix mistakes.


Saturday morning
Colour Work Theory – Kathryn Trippett
In this workshop, learn how to use multiple strands of yarn to create a new colour. We’ll be working with a rainbow palette and blend single strands of colour to create a new colour.
Spinning Cotton – Liz Woods
This three-hour workshop introduces spinning cotton with an Indian-style support spindle, the takli. Learn how to handcard natural and dyed fibres to create punis, a cotton fibre preparation. This workshop requires a kit at a cost of $40pp.
Buttonholes – Janice Ferrett
This workshop will explore the main types of buttonholes in knitwear. Small and simple, single row, two row and also vertical buttonholes.
Crocheted / Knitted Necklace – Sharon Holstein
Learn to knit or crochet a necklace that you can complete in a day. Learn this pattern in the morning and wear it to the conference dinner that night.
INFORMATIVE TALK: Publishing Patterns – Debra Kinsey
Have you ever wondered how to publish your own patterns? Well, Debra Kinsey, a professional ‘Tech Editor’ is here to answer all your questions.


Saturday afternoon
Modifying Patterns – Debra Kinsey
Learn how to change that knitted pattern for a cardigan that’s created in pieces to being knit in the round. Have you ever wondered how to change the neck, the sleeves, or even substitute yarn? Debra will show you how to do it.
Knitted Bracelet – Sue Thomson
Complete a knitted bracelet all in one session. Kits are available for an additional fee of $15. Kits include silk knitting fibre, Japanese seed beads and clasp. Only basic knitting skills required.
Mini Macramé – Rebecca Muscat
Revisit the popular craft of macramé. In this session you will learn to make a series of macramé knots and create a wonderful project using string. This workshop requires a kit at a cost of $20pp.
Crochet Stranded Disc Necklace – The Wool Inn
Use embroidery threads and a 2mm crochet hook to make colourful discs that you join as you go to make a bespoke necklace. This workshop requires a kit to the cost of $12pp.
INFORMATIVE TALK: Designer Q&A – Bristol Ivy, Katrina Kellett
In this presentation, you will hear from Bristol about the process of designing, what inspires her stunning patterns and then our very own Katrina Kellett (aka Pirate Purl) will also talk about what inspired her to create the colours we know and love.
 

 

Sunday morning
Beaded Knitting – Caroline Craig
Learn to decorate your knitting with beads without having to thread them on to your yarn before you start. Any knitted garment or accessory can be embellished with beads, you won’t believe how easy it is.
Crochet Beyond the Basics – Sarah Aylett
This workshop will take your crochet to the next step. Learn ways to create texture as well as simple cables. Next you will learn a chainless foundation row to start you on a sampler scarf or small messenger bag.
Short Rows – Krista Thompson
Learn the various methods of short row shaping. From German to Wrap and Turn – it’s all in this workshop.
Amigurumi Magic – Ian Mulligan (Sweet Lemon Yarns)
In this workshop you’ll take the principles of Amigurumi and add a little free form work with a touch of craziness and a dash of creativity.
INFORMATIVE TALK: Armchair Travel – Deborah Hammond and team
Come and sit, knit or crochet while enjoying some local yarn stores from all over the world. This armchair travel will take you to places that you’ve only dreamt of.


Please note: If your workshop requires a kit at an additional fee, once your place is secure you will be contacted regarding payment options. Payment is required prior to the workshop.