‘The Craft Chair’ returns from tour of Canberra

WELL TRAVELLED: Tourism Officer Emma Keith and “The Craft Chair” are now back home with friends, having returned from Canberra in time for the remainder of the 2013 Stitched Up Textile Festival, which runs until July 14. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

AFTER a busy tour of Canberra and a visit to the Tastes of Two Regions event on the weekend, “The Craft Chair” has now returned home with plenty of stories to tell.

Emma Keith, Tourism Officer from the Rural City of Wangaratta, who had the honor of acting as tour guide for the special guest from the 2013 Stitched Up Festival, said the adventure began as soon as they hit the road on the weekend, and it was all captured on Twitter and Instagram.

“The chair really enjoyed herself, playing on the swings in Holbrook and meeting Ned Kelly, visiting the dog on the tuckerbox at Gundagai, and even visiting the National Dinosaur Museum in Canberra,” she said.

But the destination was the Taste of Two Regions event, where visitors were introduced to all the attractions on offer in Rutherglen, King Valley and the surrounding North East townships, and Emma said the chair certainly caught the eye of potential tourists in a bigger way than a brochure could have.

“Everyone loved it, it was a bit of a talking point, and it certainly helped generate a lot of interest in Wangaratta’s 2013 Stitched Up Textile Festival, which is what it was all about,” she said.

Having sampled Myrtleford butter, Milawa cheese and enjoyed an evening with King Valley winemakers, the chair will now return to its home at Flynn’s in Wangaratta.

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