Beating Around the Bush Update

7th October 2022

Once upon a time there was a fabulous needlework convention that would gather the world’s best tutors along with needlework fans from all over the globe for 7 days of pure stitching joy.

And then along came Covid-19…

As many of our readers will know, ever since our last convention held back in 2018, we have been trying in earnest to host our next Beating Around the Bush.

The greatest barrier we have faced in trying to plan another international needlework convention has been the mandated quarantine rules Australia has had in place for anyone testing positive to Covid.

The ramifications of these quarantine restrictions could result in entire classes cancelled at the last minute, or worse, halfway through the event.  

Logos from Beating Around the Bush over the years

When considering the time and costs associated with everyone travelling around the world to join us, the prospect of disappointing even a single participant who may get infected and be required to spend the entire convention isolated in quarantine, is not a risk we can in good conscience take.

So, for now, we continue to wait.

While the mandate to quarantine for Covid in Australia is soon to be revised, as we are all aware this is very much a moving target and could be reinstated at any time.

As soon as it is safe to do so, we will begin exploring options for what Beating Around the Bush looks like in the new post-Covid world we live in.

Thank you for everyone’s continued interest in the event, stay tuned to All Stitched Up! for further updates…

The Inspirations Team

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