If you’re coming for the craft, then of course the Tea Cosy Exhibition is your first stop. But there are other crafty things going on during the festival.
Craft Stall @ The Hall – local craft suppliers will be at the Hall on weekends during the festival:
14 May – Sam’s Patch
15 May – Wonthaggi Fabric and Yarns
21 May – Yarram Drapery
22 May – Leongatha Sew and Knit
You can see the Tea Cosy Exhibition and get some craft supplies and advice while you’re there! And don’t forget our own Fish Creek craft palace, The Handmakers Store, just two doors up from the Hall.
There are also workshops with a local crafting genius, a Knit and Natter at Gibsons (which is licensed, just saying) and craft stalls at the Bendigo Bank Market Day:
18 May – Beginners Crochet Workshop with Helen Sammands
19 May – Knit and Natter at Gibsons Cafe and Larder
21 May – All Skill Levels Crochet Workshop with Helen Sammands
21 May – a range of stalls by local crafters and artisans at the Bendigo Bank Market Day.
Our first big weekend of events is less than a week away! Melina Bath will officially open the Tea Cosy Exhibition at 10.30am on Saturday 14 May and Tea Cosy Competition prize winners will be announced.
Unlike our 2020 e-Cosy Exhibition where all entries were published online, only the winning cosies will be published online this time. So if you want to be wowed by some crafty creativity, you will need to visit the Tea Cosy Exhibition in Fish Creek between 14 and 22 May.
A couple of updates to help you plan your visit to Fishy:
Tea Cosy Cabaret – both nights are SOLD OUT.
The Guinness World Record attempt at the Biggest Tea Cosy Ever on 14 May will only proceed if the weather permits. Although the festival theme is Seasons, we are hoping the autumn weather will become less winter-ish, at least on Saturday! We are aiming to kick off this event at midday with a Rotary sausage sizzle; there will also be story telling for kids and the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band and vocalists will entertain you. The measuring of the massive cosy will start at 1.30pm.
Other things happening on Saturday – Creative Brews exhibition showcasing the beauty of plants and their use in teas; the opening of Tessa Hubble’s Goats and Landscapes exhibition at Celia Rosser Gallery; a Composting workshop at the Fish Creek Community Composter; a craft stall and Devonshire Teas at the Hall.