Overlooked by the Compassberg, Nieu Bethesda lies in a fertile valley lined by hills on either side.
Home to a growing number of artists, crafters and other creatives, it’s also home to Helen Martins’ Owl House and Camel Yard.
A host of other activities make Nieu Bethesda a preferred destination to unwind.
The Nieu Bethesda Pumpalooza is an annual celebration of everything and anything to do with pumpkins, hosted on Easter Saturday.
For the second year this occasion was to be celebrated by a Fibre Art Exhibition in the village.
Fibre artists from around SA were invited to enter pieces to be displayed and for sale for the duration of the Easter weekend.
Due to the national lockdown the Pumpelooza in Nieu Bethesda had to be cancelled.
The “Harvest in the Karoo” Fibre Art Exhibition was finally offered from 25-26 September 2020 in the Lookout Studio in Nieu Bethesda.
Fibre Art Exhibition 2021:
Venue: Nieu Bethesda Sports Club, Martin Street, Nieu Bethesda
Date: Saturday 3, to Monday 5 April 2021
Theme: When it rains in the Karoo.
Criteria: Quilts to be made primarily of fibre/cloth. Any technique or combination of techniques can be used and any other materials/media can be included. Some quilting/stitching through three layers must be included. The quilt must be your own design.
Note: Although the emphasis is on fibre art quilts, entrants have the option to box, frame, mount or put the piece on a canvas.
Size: A4 (21cm x 29½cm); Max. A3 (42cm x 29½cm)
Entry Fee: R20 per entry.
Deadline for deliveries: 25 March 2021.
Please Note: All entries must be available for sale.
Contact: Antoinette Kriel – 083 556 3043; email@example.com.
Download entry form: Click here
Some images of entries into “Harvest in the Karoo”, 2020~