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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.




2019 will be the 20th Anniversary since the first Stitched Up Textile Festival!

Exhibitions and events currently being planned include:

  • Stitchy Central – Enter the community exhibition Stitching Through Time – A Celebration of 20 Years with a People’s Choice Award in three categories, Group, Individual and Student.
  • Stitchy Central will also host demonstrations
  • Bainz Gallery Exhibition A Sense of Place Yesterday And Today - up to 40 Textile Artists will contribute to this exhibition
  • Schools and Community will be asked to Dress the Town with Scarecrows
  • Makers Market Sunday July 14, 2019
  • Wangaratta Handspinners and Weavers Guild – International Scarf Exchange
  • Strictly Quilts Exhibition
  • Showcase Wangaratta – Historical Textile Display
  • Centre Quilters – Swap Meet

Read more about the events being planned here


"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)





With thanks to our Festival Sponsors: