Wagga prepares for CraftAlive 2017

CREATIVE: Sue Chapman was one of many to share her seamstress skills at the annual Wagga Craft Alive event. Picture: Les Smith
CREATIVE: Sue Chapman was one of many to share her seamstress skills at the annual Wagga Craft Alive event. Picture: Les Smith

When Narrandera’s Sharyn Rowlands taught herself to sew, she never imagined that one day she would be sharing her wisdom with the Riverina. 

Preparing for her fourth year as an exhibitor at Wagga’s CraftAlive, this year will be different for Ms Rowlands, who will teach two event workshops for the first time. 

“I tried other things but I just kept going back to sewing,” Ms Rowlands said.

“The beauty of sewing is that you can create things with just a bit of fabric, anywhere you like. 

“Craft can be done anywhere and can take you everywhere.” 

Having thrown herself in the deep end this year, Ms Rowlands said her workshop would cover several hand stitching techniques, to help encourage portable creativity for people of all ages. 

The event will also support not-for-profit organisation Challenge, with a quilt auction to raise funds for children with cancer. 

CraftAlive will run for three days from July 21 to 23, packed full of the latest craft supplies, trends and experts. 

The event will be held at the Wagga Showground.