Exciting New Event Comes to Maleny – Knitfest 2016! The Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny will come alive June 10th – 12th this year with a magical celebration of winter arts and crafts. KNITFEST – Yarn and Fibre Arts Festival, is aimed at giving visitors a chance to discover new skills and creativity using yarns and fibres.
A fun day out for the whole family. The town’s beautiful streetscape will literally be wrapped in art, as the Knitfest Team yarnbomb trees, buildings and inanimate objects. A special treat will be the 7 foot high yarn and fibre decorated lanterns which will light up the night.
The festival will also involve workshops, master classes, guest speakers from craft groups, knitting for causes groups, forums, music, craft and suitcase markets, trade stalls, demonstrations, competitions, displays and street theatre. Ride the Knitfest Mystic Bus as it weaves it’s way around the main attractions in the township, as well as taking visitors to Maleny Cheese, Maleny Mountain Wines and the spectacular Maleny Botanic Gardens. Yarnbombing will be a showcase feature of the festival, and our Knitfest
volunteers have been working hard to prepare the many yarnbombing projects for this year’s event.
A sneak peak – the Maleny Police Station will be yarnbombed with a DR WHO TARDIS theme, their very own Police Box . Knitfest’s yarnbombing workshop volunteers meet every Thursday in Maleny. If you would like to become involved, sell your crafts or enter the many competitions in this creative festival, please see contact details below, all ages welcome. Make contact through Facebook at Knitfest, go to www.knitfest.com.au, or contact the festival Director Deborah Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitfest – Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival
10 June – 12 June