30th September to 7th Oct 2020

Be where you belong

Event Updates


For those looking to stay onsite at Westminster School, or close by, we have some last-minute important information for you.

– Units at Westminster School –

Westminster have just advised they have 10 onsite units available featuring self-contained kitchen, lounge/dining, laundry facilities and a shared bathroom.

Each unit sleeps 4 people (2 x single rooms plus 1 x twin room) and are located within a 5-10 minute walk from both the dining hall and classrooms.

These units will be available to book online when registration opens Monday 3rd Feb.

– Marion Holiday Park –

The Marion Holiday Park has accommodation reserved for the exclusive use of BATB attendees.

This accommodation will not appear on their website and can only be booked by contacting the Holiday Park direct.

Options include 2 bedroom Poolside Apartments; Studio Units; Ensuite Cabins and King Ensuite with spa. For pricing and availability please email info@marionhp.com.au or call +61 8 8276 6695 and let them know you are attending Beating Around the Bush.

Accommodation Assistance

If you are having any difficulty finding suitable accommodation for BATB 2020, please contact us HERE for assistance.


The complete list of Student Stitching Supplies that you are required to bring for each class on offer at BATB 2020 is now available to download HERE. This is a large file so may take several minutes to download before opening in your browser.

Items listed in red can be ordered from us online when you register or added afterwards, and will be ready for you to collect at the event.

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 Catalogue

The Beating Around the Bush 2020 Catalogue is a needlework wonderland with 57 of the world’s most beautiful projects presented by 19 of the world’s most talented tutors.

Download a free digital copy of the catalogue:

Or you can order a printed copy of the catalogue to be posted out:

The Stitching Challenge

‘Stitch Your Heart Out’ is a needlework competition we hold every two years, open to anyone from around the world. You can be of any skill level, create your piece using any needlework technique and make it from any material, put simply if it’s stitched, it can win!

With huge prizes on offer and many previous winners now regular contributors to Inspirations Magazine, this is one competition not to miss. 

The Team

If you have any questions or would like some more information, please contact us via email at batb@inspirationsstudios.com 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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