Welcome to the new look for Craft Alive!

A vital part of the Craft Alive Shows are the workshops and demonstrations and we invite you to spend some time with the stallholders at our shows learning new craft skills, seeing the latest tools and techniques in use and discovering lost arts and traditional techniques .

Many of our stallholders will be demonstrating or conducting mini workshops on their sites so take your time whilst visiting the shows to sample scrap booking, spinning and weaving, patchwork, embroidery, jewelry making, pottery, woodworking and much more.

The Crafter’s Cafe is a dedicated space where hands on workshops, “pick and stitch” and demonstrations will also take place during the show.

What’s “Pick and Stitch“? This is a spot where you can pick up the needle – whether its a knitting needle or sewing needle –  and stitch or knit!  It doesn’t matter whether you know ‘how to’ or not, there will someone there to show you how.  All materials are supplied.

Timetabled Activities

10.30am   Tools and Tricks for Patchwokers

This is a demonstration of tools and supplies that will make your patchworking experience fun.   Presented by Robbie Stockfeld.  Free.

11.30am   Scrapbooking in the Digital Age

This demonstration will introduce you to the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking using your on photos.  You will see how to sort, store, resize and decorate to produce your own storybooks, calendars, posters etc.  Presented by Creative Memories.  Free.

11.30am    Machine Needle felting and Embellishing  (Hands on Workshop)

Learn the wonders of  machine needle felting and embellishing whilst creating your own textile postcard or ATC – this is a great way to explore working with different textile media.  All machines and equipment are on loan to participants.  Presented by Robbie Stockfeld                                                                          Kit $10

1.30pm Starters Stitchery (Hands on workshop)

Are your hand embroidery skills a little rusty?  Have you forgotten the basic stitches?  Come along and choose a small preprinted stitchery design and get started on this relaxing and addictive craft.                        Kit $10

2.00pm     Dry Needle Felting (Hands on Workshop)

Learn how to needle felt by hand and make an original brooch to wear.  Presented by Alli from Craft Alley, this is great alternative felting method.  Prebook at the Craft Alley site as there are limited places for this workshop.  All tools and equipment will be loaned to participants for the class.                   Kit  $6.00

Don’t forget to check out the displays and information booths featuring local craft guilds and clubs around the show for more great ways to expand your craft experience!