Stalls

2021 is shaping up to be our biggest and best Beanie Festival to date…. Once again with a hall full of wonderful stall holders.
A market full of stalls celebrating the art of fantastic fibre creations Sat 24th & Sun the 25th July 2021, 10-4pm.

Following on from last years success, our event is growing. Our second year in the historic Alexandra Shire Hall opens up plenty of opportunity for all to browse and purchase from our wonderfull stall holders. 2021 will be run as a covid safe compliant event. Come and join in on the fun.

Bookings have closed for indoor stalls for 2021. Stalls are suitable for fibre, yarn, textiles, textile artists, producers, growers. Winter warmers and beanies are welcome. Handmade goods & high quality craft related stalls encouraged. Interested? For booking information call our Stall Holder Coordinator Esther on Mob 0431 380 754 or send an email to murrindindi.beanie.fest@gmail.com Sites are confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Indoor stalls are all double sites, inside the Shire Hall surrounding the Beanie displays. Double stalls are are no bigger than two standard trestle tables in width & cost of $40 for both Sat & Sun incl. Parking is close by for set up/pack up.

STALL HOLDER PROFILES

Nola Barnes nobabeanies@gmail.com We are proud to welcome back Nola to the festival marketplace this year Using 100% natural, homespun and hand dyed fibre, her own designs and patterns ensures every handknit created by Nola has true country credentials. A fine example of her work is the Bubs Coverlet with matching Beanies entitled “Under the Milky Way” created especially for sale in the festival’s online auction this year starting 17th July 32auctions.com/beanie2021 Designed and woven using a mix of luxury and hand dyed fibre it includes a mix of angora, tencel, bamboo, BFL 15mic Merino, cashmere, glitz & suri silk. This is a fine and beautiful example of Nola’s skills and creativity and is sure to be highly sought after.

Liz Langford etsy.com/au/shopLizLangfordKnits Liz is a Textile Artist, teacher and judge of her craft from Launching Place in the scenic Yarra Valley. She works with embroidered pieces to create unique one-of-a kind handknits of wearable art in the form of long shawls, short ponchos, shawls, shrugs & knitted goods. The Star Shower Shawl created for the Beanie & Fibre Fest auction is an exceptional example of her signature artistic flair, imagination and design credentials. Liz told us that the shawl is “my own design, inspired by the colours of deep outer space, other galaxies and stars. Knitted from wool with a touch of lurex it can be worn in a few different ways by using the edging loops to fasten the glittery star buttons. My son says it reminds him of black holes, star showers and glittery galaxies.” Bidding starts on 17th July at 32auctions.com/beanie2021. We anticipate hot competition to win the Star Shower Shawl!

Bronwyn Britton bron.britton@gmail.com Local craftswoman Bronwyn is looking forward to bringing a wide range of quality country style hand crafted hats, scarves, kids jumpers, quilted tops and sewn fabric pieces for her stall at this year’s festival along with some of her special beanies! Bronwyn has supported the Beanie Fest for many years and this year she has made a yellow Alien soft toy, a light brown Alien beanie featuring red tipped antennae with googly eyes AND a quirky shaggy haired, one eyed Purple People Eater Beanie. All three creations have been especially made for sale in our online auction and demonstrate her skill and ability to interpret our ‘Aliens and Outer Space’ theme. Bronwyn has also donated an Alien Treasure Box to be raffled at the festival. Thankyou Bronwyn. We appreciate your geneorus support.

Roberta Moser robertamoser@bigpond.com Over the last 12-14 years Roberta has used her skills and her beautiful hand spun, hand dyed fibre to create original beanies, cowls, scarves and shawls. Hand dyeing hanks of fibre for a specific item gives a pleasing variation of colour and texture in contrast to the uniformity of commercial processes. Every item made is a truly unique, one-of- a- kind individual piece. Roberta has always been into craft. She started sewing at school, knitting as a teen and making clothes for her kids. After Roberta and her husband left Rosebud and made the tree change, Roberta learnt to spin wool and alpaca fleece grown on their farm. She drives from Euroa to join her fellow craftswomen and friends in Murrindindi Spinners and Weavers in Alexandra. Roberta has donated a Colours of Autumn Cowl made from her own pattern from hand spun merino wool and a Springtime Green hat made from super wash wool with an unusual tassel stitch design for sale in our online auction.

Sally Waterman Instagram: @hooknspindle Sally loves to design and make things that are bright, fun and bring happiness to others but most of all to make them smile. Her favourite technique is crotchet/felting and this year she has donated a Funky Alien Spacecraft Teapot Beanie to our online auction. It is made from 100% wool, crotched then felted. Sally enjoys making all sorts of quirky tea cosies, beanies, baskets and more. Her felted baskets are proving very popular as they are so handy for storing craft projects and sorting small items such as Lego. Sally loves joining in the fun of festivals and entering beanie & tea cosy competitions. She sells her work at festivals and markets, and thru her Instagram platform. She loves sharing her passion for design, her love of crotchet, felting and all things hands sewn and hand made. Sally is looking forward to meeting everyone at this year’s Festival Marketplace this year. We can’t wait to see all the delightful items on her stall!

Kaye Adolphson. kayeadolphson.wix.com/designs-and-yarns Kaye is a fibre artist specializing in quality handmade originals using freeform crotchet, creative canvas work, hand dyed yarns & threads, and original crotchet patterns. Kaye also teaches beginner and advanced crotchet, needlepoint tapestry, and wool & thread dyeing in her classes and workshops. These are a popular providing opportunity to learn new skills and ideas and enhance skills. We are looking forward to seeing the wide variety of beautiful garments she is bringing to their stall at the festival this year. Kaye has donated a chic Cobblestone Cowl combining several tones from nature. Soft greens and browns expertly combined and crotched into a wearable, attractive warm cowl. It is made from 100% hand dyed; hand spun wool combined a luxury fibre containing cotton, silk viscose and polyimide to the festival auction. Bidding will start on this fine example of her expertise on 17th July at 32auctions.com/beanie2021.

Marlene Answer-Lewis redgatequilting.com.au Marlene operates Redgate Quilting a machine quilting business in Alexandra. Marlene is an extremely talented quilter and has won awards and had quilts featured in some of the major Australian Quilting Magazines. Some exceptional examples of her quilts demonstrating her piecing, sewing and quilting skills are on display in her premises in Alexandra. Marlene also weaves and as a child taught herself to crotchet from a library book. Her Nan taught her to knit babywear for her first child and she bought a spinning wheel from Wodonga market 30+ years ago and learnt to spin from a book. Marlene is one of the clever craftswomen in Murrindindi Spinners and Weavers and can be contacted for enquiries about the group. They are much appreciated long-time supporters of the Murrindindi Beanie & Fibre Festival and will have a great stall again this year. Marlene has donated a hand spun merino forest green Squiggle’s hat (youth/adult size) crocheted in treble stitch for sale in the beanie fest on line auction.

Kerry Pickering & Ruth Watson.kerrucrafts02@hotmail.com Kerry Pickering and Ruth Watson met through their passionate interest in spinning and knitting using 100% natural fibres. Kerrucraft designs are modern classic to showcase the natural beauty and comfort of natural yarns such as Polwarth wool. All items are created from natural hand spun, hand dyed fibres using both traditional and botanical dyes with a guarantee of softness and warmth. An added bonus: Each is a one of a kind unique original creation. These beautifully designed and made beanies, scarves, cowls, mittens and more are sold at markets, festivals and thru Instagram. The Murrindindi Beanie & Fibre Festival warmly welcome back Kerry and Ruth to the beanie fest marketplace for 2021. Kerry and Ruth have donated two items to the auction. A cute little beanie made from hand spun Jacob natural mix and coloured merino tops with wooden vehicles for the upturned brim. They also contributed a tasselled beanie in shades of pink knitted from hand spun merino wool. Both perfect for a child or young person.