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ATC grafitti Kerryn TaylorWelcome to Stitchy Central online!

The Stitched Up Textile Festival is a biennial celebration of everything textile that is held in & around Wangaratta in northeast Victoria, Australia.

The festival has been run by a dedicated group of volunteers (the Wangaratta Textile Arts Association) since 1999 & attracts audiences from across Australia.



The 2017 Stitched Up Festival is done & dusted, we are sure all of our visitors had fun, but we'd love to hear from you if you have any feedback about your festival experience!


"We had such a lovely weekend up there last weekend – seeing textile art, quilts, costumes, markets and more. So easy to walk between venues, a lovely slow pace to the weekend, good food and such a joy to see our small pieces in the Seasonal Stories community exhibition. Thanks for organising such a wonderful event. We'll definitely be back." – Tenfold Textile Collective (via Facebook)


Raffle Winners

2017 Stitched Up Textile Festival Raffle was drawn on July 16, 2017.

The Winners were, from first prize through to 15th prize: Sarah Vu, John Pickett, Evonne Walker, Wendy Norman, Pam Proctor, Emma Jones, Dorothy Webber, Nickki Reeves, Alison Hicks, Judy Smith, Marrilyn Hayes, Tyson Jones, Serena Greene, M. Eaton-Bray and Lara Hinton.

The money raised will go towards the 2019 Stitched Up Textile Festival.

With thanks to donations from 
Kerryn Taylor for the 1st prize Quilt
, Spotlight Wangaratta for the 2nd prize craft hamper.

The further draws were donations from
 Wendy Norman for four of the prizes - Gardening Hamper, mixed goodies hamper, food hamper and laundry basket hamper; 
Susan Mathews for two mounted textile works
; Alison Taylor for a fabric pack
; Shelley Kelly for a fabric pack;
 Weaver Divas for two woven items; 
Anne Jackson for printed Apron;
Burgandy Raggies for Rag Doll
; GingerBears for craft pack
;Shirley Brightwell for scarf kit; 
Nicci Simmone for a hank of fibres; 
Kerryn Taylor for a silk scarf; 
Australian Country Spinners for a selection of vouchers for The Mill Shop.

Stitching a Story People’s Choice Award

Open prize of $300 went to Wooragee Felters with their Eliza Forlonge Story.

Student Section prize of $100 went to Galen College student Mikayla Collie with her felted artwork Tree and Wind.

The prize money for The People’s Choice Award was provided by The Wangaratta Textile Arts Association who are the organising body for the Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival.




With huge thanks to our Festival Sponsors:






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