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Crochet Guild Australia - National Crochet Conference announced!

12 May 2023 10:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Crochet Guild Australia is delighted to announce the:

National Crochet Conference 2023

Not so Granny and not so Square

Knitting’s cool and funky little sister is BACK.


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WHEN:       1 - 3 June 2023

WHERE:    Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

PROGRAM:    39 WORKSHOPS - half or full day on specific crochet techniques conducted by world renowned crochet designers and leaders in their fields.

Petra Creutziger QLD (Australian)– Black Sheep Crochet

Shelley Husband VIC (Australian)– Shelley Husband Crochet

Jenny King QLD (Australian)– Jenny King Designs

Erinna Lee VIC (Australian) – The Little Hook Crochet

Dedri Uys (South Africa/UK)– Look at what I made

Susan Walsh WA (Australian) –Peppergoose Design

Wendy Thompson SA (Australian) - (20+) Zigz Crochet - Mosaic WIPnWatch | Facebook 

25  Presentations by guest speakers  - 8 hours of daily PRESENTATIONS FROM STAGE EACH DAY COVERING ALL TOPICS ON CROCHET included in daily ticket price including a sample below:

  • Acrylic Yarns versus Natural Fibre Yarns - a debate and Q&A with industry leaders
  • "So you want to open a yarn shop Behind the scenes with Yarn Shop owners" Panel Discussion
  • How can you protect your IP.  What can you do when someone steals your pattern and pix
  • How to yarn manufacturers choose colours and yarn bases for the Australian market
  • Physio for crocheters - exercises you should consider
  • How to join granny squares as you go  - the different methods and styles
  • Fashions on the Field - a daily catwalk by attendees to show of their makes
  • Designer showcases: workshop presenters speak about how they achieved success in crochet
  • Fast Fingers daily competition .......and MORE

PANEL DISCUSSIONS & AUDIENCE Q&A with all presentations

YARN MARKET with 30 yarn specialist vendors from around Australia.

GENIUS BAR - don't pay $20 for help sessions you have to book online at your Local Yarn Shop - come check in with our experts for free

BALL WINDING BAR- for a gold coin donation you can get your balls wound up!  It's amaze balls!!!!

CROCHET LOUNGE - take the weight off your legs after attending a workshop or walking the yarn market - or attending your favourite session and have a cuppa and bikkie with your friends in the Crochet Lounge (aka Lyceum Room).

COST:   $35 per day; workshops ticketed separately; 

SOCIAL PROGRAM:  Thursday Night Networking drinks @ The Art House Hotel; 

Friday Night:  Gala Dinner with Fashion Parades by attendees strutting the catwalk showing off their makes or designs in 2 separate catwalk fashion shows + Dance Spectacular by Epiphany Dance Company with medley of fashions, dance and music to showcase crochet fashion through the decades from the 1950's to present day to music of Harry Styles, Sonny and Cher, Abba, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Sex and the City and other icons who elevated the craft of crochet.


Key Facts:

WHEN:  Thursday 1 June  8.30am - 5pm;      Friday 2 June     8.30am - 5pm  &    Saturday 3 June   8.30am - 5pm

WHERE:  Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney  NSW 2000

COST:  $35 per day

INCLUSIONS:   Access to Yarn Market, Crochet Lounge, Genius Bar, 8 hours of presentations and lectures on all things crochet for either hobbyist or professional development for designers, tech editors, pattern writers, makers, crochet bloggers and more.  Evening Social events and workshops ticketed separately. 

About us:

Crochet Guild Australia was formed in November 2019 when a teacher, an accountant, a solicitor and a road surfacing business owner who all shared a passion for crochet decided to form a guild with the aim of creating a space for crochet enthusiasts to learn, create, educate, inspire and teach. The Guild registered as a Not-For-Profit - and launched 2 months before COVID unleashed onto the world.  During lockdowns, people took up crochet with a vengeance that has seen a revival of this ancient craft and resurgence for crochet.  Why is it different from knitting?  It can't be done by machines and must be done by hand.  FInd out about the mental health benefits of crochet and feel the passion of joy of making and creating something that will last forever.  (It also has helped a lot of people keep that glass out of their hand during lockdowns - and kept their fingers and minds busy doing something creative and beautiful).

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