Crochet, macramé and weaving are all passions of contemporary craft designer
Núria Mestres but it is large-scale crochet that really has her hooked.

Núria taught herself to crochet when her children were young and was drawn to thick
chunky yarns and super-size hooks which gave a quick result. Crochet baskets, bags
and rugs, and macramé hangings are all easy to create using these wonderful yarns and
the finished products make cool contemporary homewares.

Learn to make chunky crochet baskets in a Studio class on Friday morning with Núria.

When Núria became interested in this form of crochet, she discovered that there was
a lack of suitable yarn and rope products available in Australia. This led to sourcing
ethically produced supplies from her home country Spain, and now Núria has a growing
online business, selling linen twine, ropes for macramé and chunky yarns for crochet to
customers around Australia and as far afield as New York.

At the show, Núria will demonstrate
techniques and have a display of
cool things to make for your home.