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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Crochet Guild conference rolls into Melbourne

The Crochet Guild Australia will be holding its 2024 Crochet Conference over three days at Melbourne’s Treacy Centre, Parkville from 27 – 29 June.

“Crochet enthusiasts, yarnaholics and the crochet-curious public are invited to attend,” said 2024 Conference organiser and CGA Management Committee member, Andrea Clements.

“This amazing 3-day event will see crocheters from around Australia converge on Melbourne for this highly anticipated event.”

The conference consists of 35 workshops (half day and full day), a yarn market, communal crochet lounge for attendees to stitch and sip (tea & coffee available as part of entry ticket), three evening events including a book signing with Australia’s Premier Crochet designer – Shelley Husband – showcasing her newest and 10th book – Corners and Curves and a Gala Evening event on Saturday night with a focus on ‘wearing what brings you joy’;  Plus presentations and panel discussions on topics related to crochet including:

• A Presentation on “Unravelling the Yarn – the therapeutic power of crochet” with Psychologist, Louise Pennant

• Book signing with Kylie Moleta author of “A Year of Granny Squares”. She shares her latest creations and designs on Instagram @stitchedupcraft, where she has over 62k followers. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

• Book signing with Clare Cooper – Ochepot Crochet author of the book “Amigurumi Adventure” Clare Cooper is an Australian amigurumi designer, creator and maker behind the popular Instagram account @ochepots. 

• Speed Crochet Competitions – “Fast Fingers”

• Crochet “Fashion Fair” daily fashion parades

• Film in Crochet by Luise Elsing – Luise reflects an imagined image from a film into a crochet form and will share this at the conference.

• “Bag it Up” by Janhavi Anturkur – Janhavi is the newest Committee member of Crochet Guild Australia and brings a fresh and new perspective to the committee, not to mention her beautiful crochet skills.

• Video Interviews with Martin Up North, Susannah Kate (Peppergoose) and Erinna Lee.

• An Absolute Fit by M-R.  MR will demonstrate how starting from any simple stitch and working up to a pattern stitch, how it’s easily possible to crochet for oneself a top – jumper or cardigan – that will, without the slightest doubt, really and truly fit !

The $10 entry ticket ($5 for CGA Members) to the conference provides access to all speaking presentations, communal crochet lounge, tea and coffee, as well as a yarn market with 20 vendors. Tickets are available from the Crochet Guild Australia website www.crochetguildaustralia.org.au

35 Workshops (sold separately) are being held on the following topics:

Mini Crochet for Jewellery – Jill Bradley.

• Mini Crochet For Jewellery | Jill Bradley

• The Cove Blanket | Shelley Husband Crochet Clinic | Shelley Husband

Advanced Granny Square | Shelley Husband

• Architectural Crochet Designing | Jenny King Anatomy of a Swirl Jacket | Jenny KingTartans | Jenny King Master the Mitre | Jenny King Shape Shifting Shawls | Jenny King

• Nestariel Blanket | K.A.M.E. Crochet Mathom Beanie | K.A.M.E. Crochet

Crocheting with T Shirt Yarn.

Sakura Market Bag | K.A.M.E. Crochet

• Crocheting with T Shirt Yarn | Vicky Ledwy Crochet a 3D Rose | Vicky Ledwy Tunisian Crochet | Vicky Ledwy Australia Crocheted Jewellery | Vicky Lewdy

• Waterfall Crochet | Linda Tomkins Crochet Cables| Linda Tomkins

• Crochet Lanterns | Jill Rakich Crochet Jars | Jill Rakich

• Tunisian Mosaic Crochet | Arunima Goel

• Sculptured Waves | Melissa Hughes

• Mosaic Crochet | Wendy Thompson

• Amigurumi for Aussies | Cara Engwerda

• Mock Hair Pin Lace | Linda Dean What the Pattern Does Not Say | Linda Dean Mosaic Crochet: 3 Ways | Linda Dean Tunisian Mitre Squares | Linda Dean

• Freeform Wall Art | Jill Bradley

• Llamma Worry Dolls (Amigurumi) | Claire Cooper

• Spin Your Granny Square | Kylie Moleta

• Broomstick Crochet | Lynette Latomanski.

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