Bobbin lace-making group member Sue Gosewisch shows off some of the groups' creations.
Bobbin lace-making group member Sue Gosewisch shows off some of the groups' creations. Megan Pope

Craftfest to hit Maryborough

HAND-MADE trinkets and treasures will be thrown in to the spotlight in the Heritage City next week for the 2012 Maryborough Heritage Craftfest.

The award-winning showcase will open its doors at City Hall to display hand-made delights from more than 50 local artisans.

Artistic demonstrations will also be on show at this year's craftfest, with a wide range of hand-crafted items available for purchase.

This year's theme - the Year of the Farmer - will see the Craftfest patrons venture into the country as they view the farming-themed displays.

Craftfest secretary Lesley Mason said Craftfest was a great opportunity for Fraser Coast residents of all ages to not only view high quality craft but also try their hand at it.

"We like our site holders to be happy to share their knowledge and some sites will let people have a go," she said.

"We're hoping to see lots of young people, and hopefully inspire them to take up these amazing crafts so they will survive."

The 2012 Maryborough Heritage Craftfest will be held at City Hall from October 4 to 6, from 9am to 4pm.

Entry is $3.



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