Important Event Update…

Thank you for your interest in Beating Around the Bush, the world’s most beautiful needlework convention.

Due to the global disruptions of COVID-19, we have recently updated our event schedule:
  • BATB 2020 | Re-scheduled to 2021
  • BATB 2021 | 29th September to 6th October
  • BATB 2022 | 5th to 12th October

Beating Around the Bush 2020

Originally planned for October this year, BATB 2020 has now been re-scheduled.

Thank you to everyone who registered, an email has been sent with details of your refund.

If you are yet to receive this email or have any questions, please email us at

Beating Around the Bush 2021

BATB 2021 will be held from 29th September to 6th October.

In 2021 we will be featuring the same projects and tutor line up as originally planned for 2020 with the following changes – Nicola Jarvis, Betsy Morgan, Sue Spargo and Phillipa Turnbull send their apologies, while we’re excited to announce that Lorna Bateman and Georgina Bellamy are now attending.

A revised catalogue for BATB 2021 will be released in September this year,
with bookings opening February 2021.

Beating Around the Bush 2022

We are excited to announce that for the first time in the event’s 31-year history, we will be holding back to back conventions. In 2022 we are welcoming Jenny Adin-Christie, Trish Burr, Sue Spargo and Phillipa Turnbull with the remaining tutors to be announced closer to the time.

The catalogue for BATB 2022 will be released in September 2021,
with bookings opening February 2022.

Stitch Your Heart Out Competition | IMPORTANT UPDATE

Our global needlework competition Stitch Your Heart Out is moving to 2021. With a new submission deadline of 17th September 2021, this will give everyone an extra 12 months to stitch something fabulous to enter. All competition categories originally announced in 2020, including ‘To Bee or Not to Bee’ remain unchanged.

The Event

Beating Around the Bush is a biennial international needlework convention hosted by Inspirations Studios. It’s all about stitching together, learning together and laughing together. It’s that simple. And that’s what makes it so good!

The Team

If you have any questions or would like some more information, please contact us via email at or call us anytime on +61 (8) 8293 8600.

The Gallery

If you’re curious to learn more about Beating Around the Bush, you can check out all the fun and excitement we had the last time we all got together and view the photo gallery from BATB 2018.

The Sponsors

Beating Around the Bush is brought to you by Inspirations Studios Corporation Pty Ltd
PO Box 10177, Adelaide BC, South Australia 5000
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