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SAVE THE DATE - 2023 FibreFest will take place on the 10 September 2023


Fibrefest 2022

Our favourite festival of yarn returns post covid and La Niña's floods in a new venue, the historic Winbourne.  Located in the Edmund Rice Conference Centre and Retreat in Mulgoa at the foot of the beautiful Blue Mountains in covid safe surrounds, all the features loved and missed over the covid years will be back in October 2022. 

Workshops will be held on Saturday 15 October, a communal knit night on Saturday evening and yarny goodness galore will be available for purchase from a fabulous selection of stallholders on Sunday 16 October.

Seems so much sweeter for the wait... have you been saving your pennies?  Made space in your space....?



Join us for a Fibrefest Knit Night on Saturday 15 October at the Nepean Rowing Club, 32 Bruce Neale Drive, Penrith. from 6.00pm.  We've reserved some tables for the evening but if you're inclined to sitting in your own group, you can make a booking on (02) 4731 1377.  Looking forward to sharing a stitch or two with you.

While Guild groups are no longer meeting in person, there are many other ways to share our love for the craft online.


1. Crochet a toy

corona001web medium2

This pattern is available at Joyce Overheul's Ravelry Store

Become acquainted with a crocheted corona rather than the real thing.

Can also be used as the craft component of a home-schooling syllabus to help kids deal with this difficult time. Haven't tried crochet before?  Now might be the time to pick up a hook.


2. Browse through Ravelry and Facebook







Find some new ideas, join in the forums, show off your finished items


 3. Visit the Knitters Guild on Facebook



 Share with the Guild on Facebook


 4. Join a Mystery Knit Along with Arne and Carlos



Quarantine Knitting with Arne and Carlos


 5. Watch a Daily Online Knitting and Crochet Session



 If you're a night owl you can catch it live.  Or just watch the recording.


 6. Check out our list of Knitting Podcasts



7. Start the Certificate of Achievement



Unfortunately due to the current situation in Greater Sydney, FibreFest has been postponed till March 2022, just in time to stock up on lots of yarny goodness for the autumn knitting season.


It's back! In person! All your favourites at a brand new location.



These are the workshops that will be running during FibreFest 2019. SO many to choose from ....  Morning, afternoon, all day.  Take your pick!

As always, bookings are made through Trybooking. Just click on a link to make your booking.



  • 9.00 am - 12.00 pm - Crochet a Boho Bag ($85 pp)
  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - First Steps in Pattern Modification ($50 pp)
  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - A Taste of Weaving ($50 pp)
  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - Crochet 6 Petal Flower Scarf ($95 pp) - PLEASE NOTE TIME INCORRECT ON IMAGE
  • 10.00 am - 1.00 pm - Modern Lace Knitting ($110 pp)



  • 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm Knit a Herringbone Cowl ($60pp)
  • 1.00pm - 4.00 pm - First Steps in Pattern Publishing ($50 pp)
  • 1.00pm - 4.00 pm - Introduction to Macrame ($80pp)
  • 1.00pm - 4.30 pm - How to Use a Drop Spindle ($50 pp)
  • 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm - Crochet Rainbow Hole Shawlette ($70 pp)


All Day

  • 10.00 am - 4.00 pm - Spin cotton with Takli and Charkha ($125 pp)
  • 10.00 am - 4.00 pm - Skein and Warp Painting ($100 pp)




BohoBag workshop FirstStepsinPatternModification workshop
















Weaving workshopSixPetalFlowerScarf workshop
















ModernLaceKnitting workshop


















HerringboneCowl workshop FirstStepsinPatternPublishing workshop
















 Macrame workshop DropSpindle workshop















 RainbowHoleShawlette workshop


All Day


SkeinandWarpPainting workshopSpinningCotton workshop
















Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at