Alice Springs Beanie Festival

25 - 28 Jun 2021Add To Calendar
Araluen Arts Centre, Araluen, Australia
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Hand made beanies have long been valued in Central Australia. They are often colourful and individual in pattern and style. Everyone, no matter who they are, needs a beanie to enjoy the outdoors during our crisp, cold winter nights. Centralian craftspeople from remote areas and Alice Springs have taken up the challenge to raise beanie making into a distinctive regional art form. Beanies can be given distinguishing characteristics and decorated with seeds, various fibres and embellishments. There is no limit to the shapes, textures, colours and patterns that are evolving. They are ideal for the tourist market, being light and inexpensive. Every year beanie lovers gather at Witchetty's in the Araluen Centre, Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, to admire the latest crop of hand crafted beanies.


10:00 AM - 05:15 PM (General)

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100 - 500
Based on previous editions

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Apparel & Clothing
Arts & Crafts


Jun 2021 Interested
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Frequency Annual

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Exhibitor will showcase Spirit of the Land: Celebrating our desert, forest, coast, bush and urban landscapes, Creature Feature Beanie: Celebrating Australian birds, animals, sea-life, insects and invertebrates in our beanie, Australian Stories: Celebrating favourite Australian tales, characters, picture books and cultural and personal stories, Heart Felt Prize: Celebrating felting: Including wet felting, nuno-felting, needle felting or knit and felt techniques at the festival, A Stitch in Time: Celebrating the grand tradition of patterns, Children’s Prize: A prize for a beanie maker under 12 years who has created a masterpiece, according to their age and skill level, a carnival atmosphere to the Araluen Arts Centre, blending music, dance, food and art, an opportunity to share in the creativity and diversity of textile arts and crafts, cross-cultural experiences: weaving workshops, eating kangaroo tail and just having a yarn.


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61 Larapinta Dr, Araluen NT 0870, Australia

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