QUILTERS and craft enthusiasts from around the country will be in Canberra from tomorrow for the Craft & Quilt Fair.
The event, held at the Exhibition Centre will run until Sunday and will feature a range of different displays and demonstrations.
Queanbeyan local Odette Vogt will showcase her corsetry work and will run free workshops at 10.30am daily.
“A lot of people think making a corset is really complicated, but it isn’t – it’s about getting the right fit and shape and then using the correct foundations, including tough fabric that won’t warp out of a place and the right type of steel for the boning to support the corset,” Odette said.
Other workshops include, body knitting by artist Teresa Dair. This new art uses no needles or patterns but only arms as knitting needles to create wearable art.
Other displays include, Canberra’s best junior quilters, a 5.5metre panoramic quilt of Lake Burley Griffin and Trevor Robertson’s collection of miniature pewter replicas of the four iconic helmets worn by the Kelly Gang members at the Glenrowan siege.
After Canberra, the fair will move on to the Hamilton in New Zealand, Brisbane and Adelaide.
For more information, visit www.craftfair.com.au