Australia prepares for annual Scarf Festival

Published: 14th June 2012

Australia prepares for annual Scarf Festival
It may be June over here in the UK, but temperatures still remain low, meaning many people are looking back to their winter wardrobe's for inspiration and most importantly warmth.

Over in Australia it is officially winter and they are celebrating in style at the National Wool Museum as they begin the 2012 Scarf Festival.

In Greater Geelong the event will run until September, according to the Surf Coast Times stocking a wide range of woven, woollen and beaded designs.

As well as showcasing and selling textiles, the festival also features a competition with prizes awarded for best use of colours, sustainable practices, unusual techniques, student-made scarves and the much-coveted, scarf of the year.

Deb Sansom, cultural communications officer for arts and culture, claimed there has been a lot of local entries this year.

"It's fantastic, people love the scarf festival, and we received 275 scarves, which has been a 42 per cent increase.

"They are really pretty incredible, each thematically tells a story, and the stories behind them are really amazing," she said.

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