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Workshop Program

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


Drop-in Workshops

Textile workshops in the foyer: needle felting, wet felting, crochet, knitting, weaving, spinning.

Saturday ­– Monday 10am – 5pm 

$10 ­– $20 materials provided

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. Saturday ­– Monday 10am – 5pm 

Needle Felt a Beanie                      

Saturday ­– Sunday 10am – 5pm

Learn with Indigenous women artists of Central Australia $20

Drop-in anytime on Araluen veranda

Free Festival Workshops

 Learn to crochet your own beanie (wool and hooks on sale)

Saturday & Sunday, 2.00pm on the Araluen Veranda. No bookings necessary


Tjanpi Desert Weavers Workshop

 Create a basket with Aboriginal Women from Central and Western Desert regions. The artists love to teach these techniques, and they are popular, so get in quick!

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 10am-12pm, Araluen Galleries Veranda
$55 per person per session. Bookings are open

Bookings: Email Tjanpi
Visit Tjanpi website 
Tel 08 8958 2377


 Central Craft Workshops

Friday 24 June – Wednesday 29 June 2016

 An amazing and inspiring array of fabulous textile workshops will be held at the Central Craft Studio. Learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Workshops: wet felting, needle felting, knitting, crochet, beading, dyeing, weaving, print-making and wearable art. Many workshops have extra material costs

Book a workshop
Venue: Central Craft Studio, Araluen Precinct.
Bookings  8952 4417 Workshops from Friday - Monday inclusive


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