SCARF makers will embrace the theme “Living on the Land”, for this year’s National Wool Museum’s annual Scarf Festival.
Entries are now open with scarf makers 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 around the world.
“Anyone can enter the Scarf Festival – from school children to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and abroad,” Mr Fisher said.
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,” Cr Harwood said.
Scarves can be entered into any of 11 categories, which include 100 per cent 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 April 22 with winners to be announced on Friday June 8, with the exhibition running until Sunday August 26.
For more information about the competition and how to enter, visit geelongaustralia.com.au/scarffestival.