The Hastings Community Hub is getting crafty this month with the Western Port Craft Expo in full swing. Come along to view a wide range of fabulous creations and to participate in a selection of information-based sessions where you’ll learn how to turn your ideas into works of craft.
The Western Port Craft Expo showcases the amazing works of inspired artisans from the Western Port area and across the Peninsula. There’ll be craft demonstrations and ‘have a go’ sessions, plus all stall-holders are encouraged to work at their craft to create crafting conversations with other enthusiasts.
Over the past six years, expo exhibits have included spinning, saori weaving, rug and paper making, leatherwork, spoon carving and millinery. This year there’ll be three talks given on Indigenous crafts, Japanese weaving and English paper piecing too. There’ll be two-hour workshops where you can learn leatherwork, mono-printing and book-carving (book places at wpcraftexpo.com). It’s open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 14, so mark it on your calendar. Proceeds raised go to the restoration and continued maintenance of the small brick chapel in the Hastings Uniting Church grounds.
So, calling all crafters – come and chat about beading, leatherworking, knitting, patchwork, quilting, gemstones, lace-making, card making … the list goes on. You’re only limited by your imagination and there’s plenty of that at this annual crafting expo. You can purchase some of the exciting works on show as well.
It’s time to get crafty!
WESTERN PORT CRAFT EXPO
A: Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings (Melway ref: 154 G8)