Ready, steady, knit! Entries now open for Scarf Festival 2018

Posted 15 March 2018

Entries are now open for the National Wool Museum’s annual Scarf Festival! Taking inspiration from this year’s theme – Living On The Land – scarf makers are being encouraged to incorporate natural and/or built landscapes and the places where people live, work and play, into their designs.

National Wool Museum Director Padraic Fisher said the competition, now in its 15th year, celebrates textile artists from across Australia and from around the world.
“Anyone can enter the Scarf Festival – from school children to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and abroad.”

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City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood said the Scarf Festival will attract a huge crowd to the National Wool Museum for this eclectic annual showcase of scarves, designed by well-known crafters and artists.
“This is such a unique festival and the only one of its kind in Australia. The festival will bring visitors from across Australia to see this incredible collection of scarves, which use a range of textiles.”

Scarves can be entered into any of 11 categories, which include 100% wool, colour, knitted, woven, crocheted, felted, menswear, sustainability, extreme, and special categories for primary and secondary students.
Scarf makers can submit entries up until the closing date of Sunday 22 April. Winners will be announced on Friday 8 June, with the exhibition running until Sunday 26 August.

To find out more about the competition and how to enter, visit

More information: Joel Carnegie, National Wool Museum – 03 5272 4069.

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