2022 Stitching Hearts

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The world’s biggest Beanie Festival is one of those iconic Alice Springs events, held during the colder months of winter, when everyone needs a beanie…

Check out our photographs of a selection of some of the amazing beanies on display at the 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival Exhibition (see our Beanie QuickLinks).


Heart Nests by Meggan Jack

— Winner of Spirit of the Land category

Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land Winner category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack
Winner of Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land Winner category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack
Winner of Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Heart Nests by Meggan Jack, Northern Rivers NSW
Crochet & Needle Felt Stitched Heart Nests ★ Emu & Egg nest ★ Rainbow Lorikeet’s secret colours ★ Platypus ★Spiral Spring water ★ Sugar Glider in Tree hollow ★ Megg Nest Dream – Stitching a Heart in the Centre of this HeartLand. Many, many, many hours of Needle Felt Painting & Sculpting.

Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land Winner category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack
Winner of Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack - Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land Winner category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack
Winner of Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack - Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land Winner category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Heart Nests by Meggan Jack
Winner of Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Victorian Bush Walk by Marie Nash

— Special Mention Spirit of the Land category

Mrs Haggie's Spirit of the Land Special Mention category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Victorian Bush Walk by Marie Nash
Special Mention Mrs Haggie’s Spirit of the Land Special Mention category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Victorian Bush Walk by Marie Nash (80 yrs), Wodonga VIC
Merino fleece (dyed). Wet felting, needle felting.

I love to walk in an Australian Eucalypt forest.

Unfortunately the 2019 forest fires destroyed established eucalypts and decimated bird and animal life.

In making this beanie I have endeavoured to depict the eucalypts and my favourite birds, possums, and the iconic Bogong Moth, whose numbers have been reduced by the fires and subsequent loss of habitat.


Love & Friendship with a Cuppa by Renatie Kirkpatrick

— Winner of the Eileen Bladon Teacosy category

Eileen Bladon Teacosy category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Love & Friendship with a Cuppa by Renatie Kirkpatrick
Winner of the Eileen Bladon Teacosy category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Eileen Bladon Teacosy category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Love & Friendship with a Cuppa by Renatie Kirkpatrick
Winner of the Eileen Bladon Teacosy category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Love & Friendship with a Cuppa by Renatie Kirkpatrick (71 yrs), Landsborough QLD — Winner
Tea Cosy: 75, double sided, crochet, embroided & beaded hearts. Depicting love of Country, Family & Friendship – created with assorted cotton & acrylic yarns & beads.

Eileen Bladon Teacosy category - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Love & Friendship with a Cuppa by Renatie Kirkpatrick
Winner of the Eileen Bladon Teacosy category – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

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