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Workshop Program

Festival Workshops on the long weekend

There are several streams to the Beanie Festival Workshop Program

  • Informal Drop in Workshops around the Festival site
  • Tjanpi Desert Weavers Workshop 
  • Central Craft Workshops held at their nearby workshop building, within the festival precinct

Tjanpi Desert Weavers Workshops

Weave a basket with the Indigenous women of Central Australia. Saturday and Sunday 10-12 noon Araluen Verandah.
Bookings $50. Make sure you visit their gallery shop too.

Book online
Visit Tjanpi website 
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Central Craft Workshops

An amazing and inspiring array of fabulous textile workshops. Treat yourself and learn a new skill. Wet felting, needle felting, knitting, crochet, beading, dying, weaving, print making and wearable art. See the calendar of events for more details. Venue: Central Craft Studio, Araluen Precinct. Bookings  8952 4417 Workshops run: Friday- Monday.
Download the Central Craft Enrolment Form and Program.

Drop-in Workshops

Textile workshops are run in the foyer with lots of fun to choose from, needle felting, wet felting, crochet, knitting, weaving, spinning. (Costs $10-$15 materials provided) Workshops run Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am-5pm

Free Workshops

Learn to crochet your own beanie (wool and hooks on sale) Saturday & Sunday, 2.00pm on the Araluen Verandah. No bookings necessary.

Children’s Activities

Free activities for children of all ages to learn to explore yarns through traditional techniques, including weaving and a giant French knitting circle.


Enjoy free demonstrations of traditional Anangu spinning and other Aboriginal textiles.

Bush Medicines Akeyulerre

Traditional Medicines made by local Arrernte elder women using traditional methods. Sit with local Arrernte women and learn how to make these traditional medicines or purchase some to take home and use for your ailments.

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