Rosslyn Skehelton and Esther Roberts attend their Winter Craft festival stall.
Rosslyn Skehelton and Esther Roberts attend their Winter Craft festival stall. Jessica McGrath

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THERE are still plenty of chances to see the wintery creativity at Kingary Regional Art Gallery this weekend.

More than 60 people attended the official opening of the Queensland Winter Craft Festival in the Kingaroy regional art gallery on June 2, which will be open until July 29.

Craft committee member Fay Stumm said the third annual festival was all about celebrating the art of craft.

"It's all handmade crafts, everything is spun from a pile of threads and materials, and it's put together into a lovely piece of art," she said.

Coordinator Julia Jefferies said it was a celebration of South Burnett artisans, giving them access to the gallery to show off their work.

"It's really nice that two months of the year is given over to the craft, but it's very high-end craft," she said.

"It's just a nice celebration of handicrafts, as opposed to oil paintings and watercolours, it's a textile art celebration."

The Tangled Threads exhibition, featuring textile arts and the Alpaca Collective of wearable art, will run throughout June.

"Everything in the alpaca collective is from our own farms, we have our own animals and process the fleece into knitting, spinning and weaving," Ms Jefferies said.

The main exhibition for July will be Refire Revisited, with Barambah Pottery and Yidding Artists.

"We want people to call into the gallery, and have a look around, explore what demonstrations and displays are going to be happening," Ms Jefferies said.

Ms Stumm said displays and demonstrations will change daily in the art gallery and there will be children's art workshops running during the school holidays.

Entry to the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery is free and for workshop bookings contact the art gallery on 41899323.

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