Creative craft stimulates thousands in Warrnambool

THOUSANDS of people had their creativity stimulated on the weekend at the Craft Alive show in Warrnambool.

Melbourne visitor Rosalie Quinlan is surrounded by needlework at the Craft Alive show, held at Warrnambool Stadium. The three-day program of displays and workshops attracted big crowds. 140712DW44 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Melbourne visitor Rosalie Quinlan is surrounded by needlework at the Craft Alive show, held at Warrnambool Stadium. The three-day program of displays and workshops attracted big crowds. 140712DW44 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Show manager Brett Dowling said the three-day event at Warrnambool Stadium was successful,  with attendance numbers up on last year.

Mr Dowling said the response from exhibitors and the public was fantastic.

“We will be back again next year,” Mr Dowling said.

The Craft Alive show travels throughout Victoria and NSW and gives local and visiting craft producers an opportunity to display and sell their crafts.

Mr Dowling said the show had about 50 trade sites that gave people lots of ideas and resources to make craft themselves.

The show also gave people the chance to learn craft skills, with hands-on workshops that included needlecraft, papercraft, jewellery, fabric dyeing and face painting.

Mr Dowling said Craft Alive aimed to introduce people from all ages to the excitement of craft making.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop