Feeling crafty, Melbourne? Do you wish you had a few more creative skills, or perhaps you're keen to deck out your home with a few one-off yarn and fibre pieces? Thanks to the folks behind Melbourne's Etsy Made Local markets, all of the above is on the agenda at the city's new crafting festival.
That'd be the Melbourne Yarn & Fibre Festival, which comes to Darebin Arts Centre from 10am–3pm on Saturday, September 22. You'll browse, buy, learn and craft, with a curated craft market, a variety of workshops and a communal crafting space all part of the event. Need some extra motivation? Let this completely unrelated crafting pun-off get you in the mood. It's from a new craft-focused TV show featuring Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
Back to the new fest at hand: it also features classes galore so you can go home with a few items made by your very own hands. They include weaving baskets, making earrings, crocheting mittens and knitting not just with needles, but with your arms. Entry is free, but the workshops are ticketed, with prices ranging from $40–$280.