What is Soul Craft?

Soul Craft is a festival for those of us who dream about making.

Soul Craft is a weekend long celebration of craft and connection presented by The Craft Sessions; created to bring the craft community together with lots of space and time to talk all things craft.

The program is two full days of all our favourite textile crafts in one big happy mix, from sewing to embroidery, knitting to natural dyeing, weaving to quilting. There will be ongoing speakers, panels, demonstrations, international and national guests, community projects, exhibitions, and a marketplace.

We want to celebrate the richness craft brings to our lives; how making supports us in our everyday, connecting us to ourselves and others and how it enables us to live the good life. Our vision is to create a space where we can come together and meet others in the craft community in real life, rather than online and spend time immersed in making.

As always at The Craft Sessions, our focus is on traditional domestic, textile-based handcraft and on the community that surrounds what it is that we do.

ON OFFER will Be...

Crafting heroes for you to meet and learn from – we have some crackerjack international and national guests coming to talk, teach and play. 

Masterclasses with some of the best in the business. Delve deep into a topic or join a taster of a new-to-you craft.        

Speakers and panels talking about the joys of making, individual process, technique, sustainability, production and about the culture in which we make.

Demonstrations allowing you to learn more about the crafts you are curious about.

Community projects for you participate in.

A curated market – we are pulling together all our favourite craft products, shops and businesses. All you could ever need in one place.      

Exhibitions celebrating the beauty of what it is that we do.

Craft dating by location - connect with other crafters from your area and craft in isolation no more!

Amazing food - a festival is only as good as it’s food.