The Sydney Craft Week Festival is back from 7 to 16 October 2022 across various venues in Sydney.

It is proudly the only festival in Sydney dedicated to making by hand. It brings together contemporary crafts organisations and individuals in a celebration of craft across the city as part of a ten-day festival. The festival is led by the Australian Design Centre (ADC) and supported by an advisory group of craft sector professionals.

The general public will have the opportunity to meet artists, buy and learn about crafts and get involved in making.

2022 Sydney Craft Week Festival Highlights

Makers Market: Australian Design Centre presents a curated Makers Market on Palmer Street. Featuring jewellery, ceramics, textiles, fashion and homewares, soak up the Sydney Craft Week buzz, meet local makers and browse stalls filled with their wares.

  • Details: Saturday 15 October, 10am – 4pm
  • Where: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Make your own glasses: Become an eyewear frame maker for the day! This is a one-day introductory workshop and will take you through the steps required to make your very own pair of Acetate spectacle or sunglass frames. Starting with a large selection of styles and coloured acetate, you will learn the basics of making your very own spectacle frame or sunglass. No experience is necessary

  • Details: Saturday 8 October, Craft Up Late Open Studio Thursday 13 October, 6 – 8pm
  • Where: Monstermouse Studio, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville
  • Book tickets here.

Journey to Japan: Simply Native Japan is proud to showcase a wide range of traditional Japanese crafts and offer a variety of hands-on workshops in its Surry Hills store. Simply Native features unique products ranging from Japanese ceramics and homewares to incense, green tea to traditional sweets, and more.

  • Details: Friday 7 October – Sunday 16 October, see website for workshop details and bookings; Shop Mondays – Saturdays 10am – 5pm, Sundays 10am – 3pm; Craft Up Late Tuesday 11 October, 5 – 8pm
  • Where: Simply Native Japan, 380 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
  • Book tickets here.

Festival of Upcycling: Take part in a series of six different workshops that focus on taking something destined for landfill or the oceans and learn to create something wonderful out of it. Something for everyone incorporating mindful-making practices to help with your emotional well-being. All while saving the planet!

  • Details: Workshops from Friday 7 October
  • Where: MakerSpace & Co, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville
  • Book tickets here.