News Desk

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.

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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

 

Transport
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.

 

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Please Read These Notes Before Booking

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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.

 

Morning

  • 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)

 

Afternoon

  • 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)

 

Morning

 

BohoBag workshop FirstStepsinPatternModification workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weaving workshopSixPetalFlowerScarf workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ModernLaceKnitting workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Afternoon

 

HerringboneCowl workshop FirstStepsinPatternPublishing workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Macrame workshop DropSpindle workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 RainbowHoleShawlette workshop

 


All Day

 

SkeinandWarpPainting workshopSpinningCotton workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 3. Visit the Knitters Guild on Facebook

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 Share with the Guild on Facebook

 

 4. Join a Mystery Knit Along with Arne and Carlos

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Quarantine Knitting with Arne and Carlos

 

 5. Watch a Daily Online Knitting and Crochet Session

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

 

 6. Check out our list of Knitting Podcasts

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7. Start the Certificate of Achievement

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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.