A Head Full of Love

This year the Alice Springs Beanie Festival will celebrate the beanie’s ability to ascribe to a head full of love, warmth and joy.
The textile techniques – knitting, crochet, felting, weaving are easy to learn and difficult to master. Amazing levels of technical skill can be developed to make ideas come alive. This is when the ordinary beanie becomes extraordinary.


A Head Full of Love categories:

    Natural Fibres Beanie
  • Loveliest Madcap Prize
  • Lovely Layering: use a mix of techniques
  • Love of the Land: the ranges, bush, sea, desert
  • Champion Love: that expresses your Love
  • Loveliest Animal Beanie: animals, birds, reptiles, insects and strange invertebrates all welcome
  • Eileen Bladon Tea Cosy Prize
  • Ashford’s prize for best hand felted beanie: wet, needle or knit and felt techniques
  • Central Australian: outstanding work made by a local
  • Festival committee acquisition prize: for wonderful and unusual work
  • Robbie Beard hand spun prize: for a work made with yarn hand spun by the artist
  • New wave beanie encouragement prize: for a school-aged beginner beanie maker
  • New wave beanie prize: for a school-aged advanced beanie maker
  • People’s prize: the favourite beanie of 2010

Voting to be carried out during the festival.
Beanies and entries must have been received by Friday, 4 June. Late entries will be returned COD. Winners will be announced at the opening on Friday, 25 June. The winners will be notified by mail and posted on the website http://www.beaniefest.org/
Where: Gallery One, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
When: 7pm Friday, June 25. Open daily until Sunday July 25.
Enquiries: Jo Nixon for advice, encouragement or swing tags

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