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Thank you for being part of our FibreFest 2020 - Online


We hope you picked up something for that special project, enhanced your stash or just because it caught your eye.


FibreFest might be over for the year but you can still visit our FibreFest retailers. Just click the logo to go straight to their site.



FibreFest Retailers


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These are the workshops that will be running during FibreFest 2019. SO many to choose from ....  Morning, afternoon, all day.  Take your pick!

As always, bookings are made through Trybooking. Just click on a link to make your booking.



  • 9.00 am - 12.00 pm - Crochet a Boho Bag ($85 pp)
  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - First Steps in Pattern Modification ($50 pp)
  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - A Taste of Weaving ($50 pp)
  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - Crochet 6 Petal Flower Scarf ($95 pp) - PLEASE NOTE TIME INCORRECT ON IMAGE
  • 10.00 am - 1.00 pm - Modern Lace Knitting ($110 pp)



  • 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm Knit a Herringbone Cowl ($60pp)
  • 1.00pm - 4.00 pm - First Steps in Pattern Publishing ($50 pp)
  • 1.00pm - 4.00 pm - Introduction to Macrame ($80pp)
  • 1.00pm - 4.30 pm - How to Use a Drop Spindle ($50 pp)
  • 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm - Crochet Rainbow Hole Shawlette ($70 pp)


All Day

  • 10.00 am - 4.00 pm - Spin cotton with Takli and Charkha ($125 pp)
  • 10.00 am - 4.00 pm - Skein and Warp Painting ($100 pp)




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HerringboneCowl workshop FirstStepsinPatternPublishing workshop
















 Macrame workshop DropSpindle workshop















 RainbowHoleShawlette workshop


All Day


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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While Guild groups are no longer meeting in person, there are many other ways to share our love for the craft online.


1. Crochet a toy

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This pattern is available at Joyce Overheul's Ravelry Store

Become acquainted with a crocheted corona rather than the real thing.

Can also be used as the craft component of a home-schooling syllabus to help kids deal with this difficult time. Haven't tried crochet before?  Now might be the time to pick up a hook.


2. Browse through Ravelry and Facebook







Find some new ideas, join in the forums, show off your finished items


 3. Visit the Knitters Guild on Facebook



 Share with the Guild on Facebook


 4. Join a Mystery Knit Along with Arne and Carlos



Quarantine Knitting with Arne and Carlos


 5. Watch a Daily Online Knitting and Crochet Session



 If you're a night owl you can catch it live.  Or just watch the recording.


 6. Check out our list of Knitting Podcasts



7. Start the Certificate of Achievement



Don't miss out on booking these newly released workshops.


Stranded Knitting workshop


Continental knitting workshop



Celtic cables workshop

Click on an image to be taken to Try Booking.


This year we are particularly excited to share 2 FibreFest patterns with you. 


That's right! This year we have both a knit AND a crochet pattern. Two talented designers have been working hard to bring you a choice for this year's FibreFest.


Debra Kinsey Knits presents the knitted FibreFest Shawl 2019 (complete with scarf option).

Ruth Buchanan presents the crocheted cowl Gathering of Friends at FibreFest 2019.


So much choice! Choose one. Choose both. Either way, have fun, and be sure to bring your creations to show off at FibreFest 2019.


These patterns will be free to download until FibreFest 2019.


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Click on a picture to go to Ravelry where you can download the pattern free till FibreFest 2019.