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With its diverse and continuing connection to the fibre community, Toodyay serves as the perfect backdrop to showcase your fibre inspired garments.

The 2023 Toodyay Fibre Festival will be held along Stirling Terrance on Sunday June 4, 2023 between 10am and 3pm. The Fashion Showcase will be featured in Memorial Hall at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

EOI Open

Experssions of Interest (EOI) for the Fashion Showcase at the 2023 Toodyay Fibre Festival are now open.

Before completing the EOI please review our Frequently Asked Questions section below.

You will need a Google account to complete the EOI Form — if you have a Gmail account, you can use it to complete the form. For information on creating a Google account please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Frequenty Asked Questions

When will applications open?

Expressions of Interest (EOI) open in mid-November of the year before. We understand things may change between now and the Festival. In early April additional information will be required via an online form which will be emailed out to all those who completed an EOI.

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no cost to enter the Fashion Showcase.

What measures are in place for the coronavirus pandemic?

The health and safety of all involved in the Toodyay Fibre Festival remains our top priority. For further information and updates please visit https://toodyayfibrefestival.com/coronavirus.

Is there a theme?

No. There is no specific theme because we don’t want to limit your creativity. However, there should be a focus on fibre and the creative incorporation or use of fibres.

Does my garment need to have been made recently?

No. There are no restriction on when your garment was made. However, it cannot have been showcased at any previous Toodyay Fibre Festival.

Does I need to enter a complete outfit?

No. There is no requirement to enter a complete outfit. However, you may enter a complete outfit should you choose to do so. If you enter separate garment items (e.g., top, skit, hat, etc) we will work with you on how to best present these.

Does my garment have to be finished before submitting an EOI?

No. The Expression of Interest (EOI) is intended to allow our dedicated team of volunteers to better understand how many designers and garments may appear in the Fashion Showcase. We understand things may change between now and the Festival.

When will I need to provide additional information on my garment?

In early April we will email everyone who submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) an online form to collect additional information. We will require the form to be completed by mid-May (the exact date will be outlined in the email and on the actual form).

When will I need to provide my garment?

We will require your garment at least one week prior to the Toodyay Fibre Festival. We will contact each designer in mid-May to arrange a date/time.

How many garments can I enter?

There is no restriction on the number of garments you may enter. However, depending on the total number of garments entered we may showcase only five garments per designer per session (some garments therefore may only be showcased at one session).

When can I collect my garment?

Garments can be colleted at the Toodyay Festival from Memorial Hall between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. We will contact designers in mid-May to confirm collection arrangements.

Can I offer my garment for sale?

Yes. Your garment can be offered for sale. Sales cans be completed after the second showcase (held at 1:30pm). We prefer that transactions are competed directly between the designer and purchaser. Toodyay Fibre Festival does not take a commission on any sales from the Fashion Showcase.

Do I need to provide a model?

No. We will provide models for all garments. However, if you have someone in mind we would love to have them involved. We will be contacting all designers in early-April to confirm arrangements.

When and where is the Fashion Showcase held?

The 2023 Toodyay Fibre Festival will be held along Stirling Terrance on Sunday June 4, 2023 between 10am and 3pm. The Fashion Showcase will be featured in Memorial Hall at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

What materials can I use for my garment?

You can use any materials you like. We would love the focus to be on fibre related material but this can also include fabrics, and upcycled or recycled fabrics.

What size does my garment have to be?

Your garment can be any size and we will do our best to find a suitable model.

What techniques can I use for my garment?

You can use any technique you like. You are not limited to any specific technique and we always love to showcase different techniques. Designers have used some of these techniques in the past:

  • crochet;

  • knitting;

  • sewing – machine or hand;

  • felting; or

  • patchwork.

The EOI Form asks me to login to Google, can I apply some other way?

No. We are only able to process information submitted through the official EOI Form. For more information on creating a Google account please visit https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/27441?hl=en.

I have other questions, can I speak to someone?
Yes. Please email fashion@toodyayfibrefestival.com and one of our dedicated volunteers will be in touch.