Maleny Knitfest 2021, a great success despite the many obstacles that almost cancelled the whole event: the Covid lockdown the week before, the mandatory mask wearing & social distancing, the trade stalls & workshop presenters who had to cancel due to restrictions & distance & Saturday’s rainy weather. So, I give a huge ‘Thank you shout-out’ to everyone who turned up in droves, did the right thing & made it a fabulous event.
My 2 workshops were well attended & I trust everyone enjoyed themselves, that you’re inspired & have increased your crochet repertoire.
And, of course, the last ‘Thank You’ must go to my friend & tireless trade stall off-sider, Robyn Bailey, without whom I couldn’t have done it.
Congratulations to all the competition winners; the entries were fabulous this year. Unfortunately, I was too late taking photos but I’ll post some when I can find them. You can checkout more Knitfest action here
Finally, the following are my 2 Knitfest competition entries.
So, that’s it for Knitfest 2021. Cheers Renate
Wonderful news… Knitfest 2021 is almost here &, all going as planned, looks like being a fabulous weekend of fibre fun for all.
Knitfest 2021 (Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July) is only weeks away. The theme ‘There’s a Dragon in my Garden, will make it a fun couple of days. I hope many of you will come & browse the many trade stalls or even participate in a workshop or two. Check out what’s happening or book a workshop here.
This year my trade stall is No 24 & I’ll have the lovely Robyn Bailey helping me while I’m workshoping. Please, don’t be shy… come & say hello.
I’ll be doing 2 workshops, both held at Knitfest Central Stage
(1) Off-set Granny Square (Sat 3rd July – 10am – 12pm)
A fabulous little stash-busting pattern. Squares measure approx 18 cm (7”) x 18 cm (7”) and are easily mastered. Create your own cot covers, knee rugs or even a bedspread.
Requirements: Participants must have good basic Crochet skills
Materials: The workshop includes yarn and pattern, in both written and graph (chart) form. Please bring your own hooks 3.5m – 5m
(2) Crochet Spirals (Sun 4th July – 2pm – 4pm)
Spirals are beautiful, centred, balanced & harmonious, yet, can be complex. The crochet spiral workshop takes away some of the mystery by taking you through the basics. You can adapt and experiment with spirals, to incorporate them into your crochet repertoire.
Requirements: Participants must have good basic Crochet skills.
Materials: includes yarn and patterns, in both written and graph (chart) form. Please bring your own hooks 3.5m – 5m
As well as trade stalls, workshops & competitions there will be coffee & food vans, so bring your friends & make it a destination & an exciting day out…
Looking forward to seeing you there – cheers Renate
Wishing all the beautiful Mums, past, present & future, near & far…
*A Happy Mother’s Day.*
Over the years, I’ve had quite a few left handed ladies come to class. And even more who contact me about left handed crochet. I decided I needed to put together some crochet stitch basics to help you guys get going. I trust these simple, left handed crochet instructions do the job…
I’ve included: stitch symbols, both UK & US terminology & step by step stitch drawings illustrating how to make the stitch
I’m hoping to get more done but, as they take a bit of time, it may take a while… meanwhile, enjoy!
This is a short post apologising for any inconvenience caused by technical issues when purchasing from my online shop.
The error messages when checking out have been resolved.
My stats confirmed quite a few cancellations at checkout. As a tech tragic, I was at a loss as to what the problem might be or how to fix it. Thanks to the lovely Miss V, & the super helpful WordPress Happiness Engineers, the problem was found & corrected.
Thank you everyone, very much appreciated & panic averted.