Five Hot Craft Trends

We take a look at some popular trends in craft at present and where you can learn them.

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Weaving

Simple frame looms allow plenty of scope to showcase soft rovings, textured raffias, and colourful spun yarn. It’s a relaxing and satisfying craft and you end up with a fantastic wall hanging, so on trend.

Join a full day class with Natalie Miller (work pictured) at Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair here Sign up with Anna Martin at Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair here  or make a date with Sky Carter at Newcastle Stitches & Craft show here

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2

English Paper Piecing

We just can’t get enough of it! As well as the simple relaxing stitching process we all love, there is the fun of creating secondary patterns by fussy cutting the latest beautiful fabrics.

Join Cutting Cloth’s Kelly Wulfsohn in a Make & Take (above) at Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair Learn about Eppliflex’s clever new templates which are reusable in Canberra here.

3

Nature’s Colour

Crafting and being kind to the planet too, means using natural dyes and the process is fascinating.

Learn shibori with Wabi Sabi Designs here

Learn about eco printing in Melbourne with Michelle Morgan here

Build a natural dye stash in Canberra with Barbara Wheeler here

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4

Write Stuff

In the era of texting, you may be forgiven for thinking that beautiful writing is a thing of the past. Not so! Calligraphy and brush lettering skills are hot. Learn Modern Calligraphy with Lyn Tran in Melbourne here Sign up to beautiful calligraphy or funky brush lettering in Newcastle here.

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It’s a Natural
World

Bringing nature inside is possible with kokedamas and terrariums, and crafters are embracing the satisfying craft of basketry using natural materials. Sign up for classes in Melbourne here or in Canberra here

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