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).


“Special Hearts” by Lorraine Boomer

— Winner of Festival Committee Acquisition Award

“Little Aussie Endangered Bird” by Lorraine Boomer
Festival Committee Acquisition Award – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022

“Special Hearts” by Lorraine Boomer (77 yrs), Moonta Bay SA
Hand Crafted Yellow Bird Gathering Many Crochet/Emroidered Hearts Reminisant Of Lost Loved Ones.

Thank God Someone Taught Me To Read!’ Self Taught Crochet’.

“Special Hearts” by Lorraine Boomer
Festival Committee Acquisition Award – Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022
Festival Committee Acquisition Award - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
“Special Hearts” by Lorraine Boomer
Festival Committee Acquisition Award – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

‘Papa Wiru’ by Sandra Summerfield, Titjikala NT

— Winner of Central Australian Prize

Central Australian Prize - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Central Australian Prize – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

‘Papa Wiru’ by Sandra Summerfield (50+ yrs), Titjikala NT
Wet felted base, needle felted design, Merino wool.

Central Australian Prize - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Central Australian Prize – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Flowers on Pale Blue by Chloe Morton, Ampilatwatja NT

— Special Mention of Central Australian Prize

Special Mention Central Australian Prize - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Flowers on Pale Blue by Chloe Morton, Ampilatwatja NT
Special Mention Central Australian Prize – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Flowers on Pale Blue by Chloe Morton, Ampilatwatja NT
Merino wool needle felted onto Nepalese felt.

Special Mention Central Australian Prize - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Flowers on Pale Blue by Chloe Morton, Ampilatwatja NT
Special Mention Central Australian Prize – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Special Mention Central Australian Prize - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Flowers on Pale Blue by Chloe Morton, Ampilatwatja NT
Special Mention Central Australian Prize – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

More photographs coming…


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Snapshots from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival | Bird Watching at the Beanie Festival