EXPLORE the journey of natural fibres from the paddock to the catwalk at the Toodyay Fibre Festival next month.
Entry is free for children and adults who make and wear a hat suitable for the mad hatters’ tea party, one the newest attractions at the event.
Normal entry is by gold coin donation, from 10am to 3.30pm.
Transwa will provide an Avonlink service on the day for visitors who prefer to let the train take the strain between Midland and Toodyay.
Among the 300 stalls and displays on show this year will be yarn-bombing, quilting, spinning, lace weaving, knitting and original art pieces made with textiles and fibres.
Other activities will include demonstrations of shearing and the preparation of fleece, together with ongoing free entertainment and live music.
The festival is now in its fourth year and has grown to attract more than 4000 visitors with the support of Act Belong Commit and Healthway.
About a dozen locals who are passionate about fibre volunteer to help make the day a success.
The village Memorial Hall is the venue for a prize-winning fashion parade of original designs and there will be small and young animals to cuddle in Stirling Park.
Stalls will be display their wares in the main street and a mystery judge will circulate through the crowds to select a child and adult for the best hat awards.
Visit www.fibrefestival.com.au or the event Facebook page.
What: Toodyay Fibre Festival
When: 10am-3.30pm, June 4
Where: Stirling Terrace