Gee I'm excited. As I sit here typing away, I have a big smile on my face. Releasing the program is such a wonderful moment - after all these years of thinking "imagine if...".
Imagine if we got to hear stories from makers we love about how making has changed them. Imagine hearing from producers trying to do good things in the world. Imagine hearing from teachers about what working with community looks like. And imagine if we got to spend a whole weekend thinking about, talking about, and celebrating craft in all it's glory.
Excited is an understatement.
So a couple of quick things to note before I give you some links.
1. My apologies but there is no way to see all the goodness that will be happening over the weekend as there is at least four things going on at all times and that is not including the exhibition, the food, the market and so on. There will be clashes. It is inevitable but hopefully the choices ahead of you will fill you with joy.
2. There are two programs;
- The scheduled Festival Program which includes speakers, demonstrations and craft dating. This is all available to you as part of a Festival Day Pass. There is no need to book into anything - it is all included.
- The Masterclass Program which includes all the crafts we love - knitting, sewing, quilting, weaving, embroidery - and a range of incredibly talented and generous teachers. I am so chuffed to have all these women on board - they are such an incredible group! Masterclasses are purchased individually but please note that purchasing a masterclass gives you entry into the whole festival on the day of your class.
4. We need to talk about tickets! We know that many masterclasses will sell out very quickly, and we also need to tell you that we have a limited number of day passes available, so please buy early if you are interested. Tickets go on sale Tuesday December 5th at 5pm sharp! Good luck lovely people!
Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm online over the last week. I am thrilled you all love it as much as I hoped you would. Let me know what you think of the classes/speakers/demonstrations in the comments. I'd love to hear. What is your favourite? What do you not want to miss?
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