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Welcome to the Alice Springs Beanie Festival


2014 National Beanie Competition Winners have recently been announced!

The Stellar Star People’s Choice of 2014

Winner: Nancy Hall, Planet Pantomime, Alice Springs

Other favourites include Doris Madden, Kris Malenski and Sharon Maher


1 Celestial Bodies

Winner: Heavens Above – Carrie Jacobi, Newcastle NSW

Special Mention: Solar Flare – Joan Stanley, Coffin Bay, SA

2 Outer Space

Winner: Alien – Julie Brennan, Moruya, NSW

Special Mention: Alien Attraction Alf & Evie – Dorris Madden, Warnambool, Vic

3 Planet Earth Beanie

Winner: Terrestrial Gnosis – Jane Flower, WA

Special Mention: Emu – Rhonda Williams, Willuna, WA

4 Earth friendly beanie

Winner: Stripey Mukata – Tjaria Stanley, Ernabella, SA

Special Mention: Crystalalien, Penny O’Neill, Monee Ponds, Vic

5 The Eileen Bladon Tea-Cosy Prize

Winner: Bush Cuppa – Marilyn Hunter, Alice Springs NT

Special Mention: Saturn – Fay Butt, WA

6 The Central Australian Prize

Winner: Untitled – Sharelle, Nyrripi, NT

Special Mention: Untitled – Vina Gallagher, Nyrripi NT

7 Ashfords Prize for Best Hand-felted Beanie

Winner: Is Anybody Out There – Andrea Veihelmann, Germany

Special Mention: Yacka Surprise – Shirley Jones, Elizabeth, SA

8 The Stitching Prize

Winner: Let me bring you down to Earth – Shaz Harrison-Williams, Tasmania

Special Mention: Coral Brain – Alli Symons, Millswood SA

9 Kids Prize

Winner: Starchild –Clamarose Basso, Alice Springs NT

Special Mention: Ruby’s Stripes – Ruby Kelly, Garden Island Creek, Tas

10 Youth Prize

Winner: Untitled – Martin Roberts, Fregon, SA

Special Mention: Intergalactic Fantasy – Alexander Bruer, School of the Air

11 The Alice Springs Beanie Festival Acquisition Prize

Winner: ET Holding the Moon the planets are swinging– Stacy Peterson, Willuna, WA


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