Fans flock from afar to muster

Sue Walker representing Rainbow Wools at the Gerringong Fibre Muster. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Sue Walker representing Rainbow Wools at the Gerringong Fibre Muster. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

CRAFT enthusiasts from across the state poured into Gerringong over the weekend for the fifth biennial South Coast Fibre Muster.

Hosted at the Gerringong Town Hall by the Illawarra Feltmakers, the muster had everything knitting, weaving and crochet fans could want, with displays, stalls and competitions held across the two days.

This was the first year the muster had been held in Gerringong, after a number of years in Berry.

"When the event was first created it was supposed to move around every two years, but the last three or so have been done by the Berry Spinners and Weavers, who must have done a great job in their first year," Illawarra Feltmakers secretary Elanora Brash said.

"With the Town Hall having been refurbished recently, we thought it would be the best place for the muster."

Mrs Brash said the Illawarra Feltmakers had done their best to ensure the muster was the best it could be.

"We organised 14 traders, which is about as many as we could fit in the hall, and they're bringing everything from raw fleece through to finished garments and gifts.

"It's a day for people who want to learn how to knit and weave as well, which is why we organised to have groups come along and hold displays.

"The traders we had have come from across the state, from the Sydney metro area and as far away as Cobargo and Newcastle, and then I know there was a bus of ladies come down from the Blue Mountains for the weekend."

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