Craft comes alive in Newie

EXCITING: Craft enthusiasts are travelling far and wide to be part of CraftAlive Newcastle, four days packed full of the latest craft supplies and equipment.

EXCITING: Craft enthusiasts are travelling far and wide to be part of CraftAlive Newcastle, four days packed full of the latest craft supplies and equipment.

CraftAlive Newcastle is happening Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17 at Newcastle Racecourse.

BACK BY DEMAND: This is the second consecutive CraftAlive event in Newcastle.

BACK BY DEMAND: This is the second consecutive CraftAlive event in Newcastle.

Now in its 29th year, CraftAlive is Australia’s largest and longest running craft event series.  This is the second consecutive year in Newcastle and following on from the huge success of last year, the event has been expanded to four days.

Doors open Thursday from 9.30am to 4pm, with classes running all four days.

The quality and range of exhibitors coming to Newcastle this week is something to shout about.

The event will feature an array of craft supplies and equipment from traditional to modern, including stamping, card making, scrap booking, hand embroidery, needlework, patchwork, fabric dying, quilting, machine applique, long arm quilting, cross stitch, beading, yarn and more.

"Craft is such a diverse area, the quality and range of exhibitors coming to Newcastle this week is something to shout about," CraftAlive event manager Sally Taylor said.

"From local teachers through to the newest designers, there really is something for every skill set and age."

CraftAlive Newcastle is a hands-on event with over two hundred classes.

Designers and teachers holding classes include:

  • Young Designers: Sew Quirky (unique modern machine applique) and Amy Kallissa (clever hand embroidery and hoop art projects)
  • Papercraft experts with make & takes and an extensive display of supplies: Catchy Crafts, CraftZone, Kaszazz, Snazzi Scrappin
  • Interactive Studios: Pauline’s Quilters World, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Byndees Precuts, All About Sewing, Country Pickins at the Corner

A full list is available online but class seats are limited.  

"Classes do book out, we recommend going online to book your spot before the show," Sally said.

"You can also buy tickets online for the show and save."  

Prices are: $15 Adults ($12 online pre-purchase), $13 Concession, Kids under 14 free, Multiday Passes Available.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.craftalive.com.au​ or check out the Facebook page.

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