News Desk



Our favourite festival of yarn returns post covid and La Niña's floods in a new venue, the historic Winbourne.  Located in the Edmund Rice Conference Centre and Retreat in Mulgoa at the foot of the beautiful Blue Mountains in covid safe surrounds, all the features loved and missed over the covid years will be back in October 2022. 

Workshops will be held on Saturday 15 October, a communal knit night on Saturday evening and yarny goodness galore will be available for purchase from a fabulous selection of stallholders on Sunday 16 October.

Seems so much sweeter for the wait... have you been saving your pennies?  Made space in your space....?



Join us for a Fibrefest Knit Night on Saturday 15 October at the Nepean Rowing Club, 32 Bruce Neale Drive, Penrith. from 6.00pm.  We've reserved some tables for the evening but if you're inclined to sitting in your own group, you can make a booking on (02) 4731 1377.  Looking forward to sharing a stitch or two with you.

Unfortunately due to the current situation in Greater Sydney, FibreFest has been postponed till March 2022, just in time to stock up on lots of yarny goodness for the autumn knitting season.


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



It's back! In person! All your favourites at a brand new location.



4-6 June 2021

The Tops Conference Centre


After much planning and many meetings of the Gathering Planning team, the Knitters' Guild Gathering is happening!

There’s an amazing line-up of workshops, informative talks, retail opportunities and of course an opportunities to socialise and knit or crochet.


The Venue

The Tops Conference Centre.

51 Bendena Garden, Stanwell Tops 2508

Set on 200 acres of pristine bushland, nestled above Stanwell Park Beach, one hour south of Sydney.



What’s happening at the Gathering?
Friday night is the official opening of the Gathering with a two course dinner served at 6.00pm. To attend the dinner please let us know on the registration form, including any dietary requirements.

Saturday has a range of workshops, hands-on demonstrations, help desks, retail opportunities and informative talks. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at the venue.

On Sunday, there will be more workshops and an informative talk. There is also an opportunity for Guild members to participate in a ‘Members Marketplace’. This could be anything from hand-spun yarn to hand crafted jewellery. Or maybe you’d like to reduce your stash of yarn and books. If you would like to participate in this marketplace, please let us know in the appropriate section on the registration form. The Guild takes no responsibility for any of the items, nor cash handling procedures.


What’s the cost?
Weekend Visitor Cost:

Weekend Residential Cost: Includes all workshops, meals and accommodation. $300


Day Visitor Cost:
Non-Residential Weekend Cost: Includes all workshops and meals (except for breakfasts) and includes dinner on Friday night. $180

Saturday: Includes all workshops, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. $110

Sunday: Includes all workshops, morning tea and lunch. $70


Driving: Stanwell Tops is a very easy one hour drive from Sydney.

Public Transport: The nearest train station is Helensburgh. A coach will meet the 4.18pm and 5.16pm trains at Helensburgh Station to take you to The Tops. A return service will be provided on Sunday.









Please Read These Notes Before Booking