Craft rules. So no surprises that I was stoked to be selected for Craft Victoria’s inaugural Writers Program a couple of years back. Or that I jumped at the chance to cover its hugely popular annual Careers in Craft and Design seminar for the Craft Victoria website. The extraordinary roll-call of speaker talent included NGV senior curator of fashion and textiles (and the woman behind the staggering Dior exhibition) Katie Somerville; paper design whiz Kitiya Palaskas; Australian Tapestry Workshop master weaver Sue Batten; Indigenous art curator Hannah Presley; glassblower Amanda Dziedzic and Instagram’s crocheted hat sensation Chiliphilly.

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