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Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool

Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool spans both Saturday and Sunday this 19-20 May, 2018 from 10am – 4pm. The event will showcase and sell some of the highest-quality wool products available in the country. A variety of demonstrations and wool workshops are available as well. Entry is free.

The link below shows a list of our wool stallholders during the event. Take note that many more stallholders of varying specialties will be at the event including our cherished regulars.

List of Wool Stallholders for the Canberra Wool Expo

The weekend will feature producers and sellers from far and wide along with many beloved regulars to the market. They will showcase some of the best-quality wool products you’ll find in the country. Expect to see a vast array of luxury and specialist yarns including those that have been hand-spun and hand dyed. Tools, accessories, and clothing will also be in abundance.

A number of conducive workshops are lined up taught by some of the best textile experts in the region. This is a fantastic opportunity for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike as a variety of creative projects are on offer. Macrame, crocheting and knitting are only a few of the activities in store for the two-day event. Spaces are limited. Sign up today!

Whether you know your way around a needle’s eye or are looking to try something new, there’s plenty for everyone to see and do. The event will host a petting zoo, a chance to take a photo with an alpaca, shearing demonstrations, spinning demonstrations, and some of Australia’s best-quality wool.

This page will continually be updated so stay tuned for more stallholder highlights where we give you a preview of what to expect from select stalls on our big two-day event. We’ll also be placing features that will give you an insight about the participating stalls and their experiences so far. Like us on Facebook @Oldbusdepotmarkets to stay in the loop of the latest updates.

 

 

Workshops

Macrame Workshop

Annette, from Annette Boyd Art and Design, uses natural materials to create beautiful handmade Macramé sculptures, hanging pots and wall hangers – and is a casual stallholder at the Old Bus Depot Markets.

In this two and a half hour workshop, you will learn several basic macrame knots – handy for making all kinds of home decor items and accessories.

Macrame Workshop with Annette Boyd – 19 May 2018

Macrame Workshop with Annette Boyd – 20 May 2018

 

Crochet w/ Love

Frances from Crocheted w/Love creates a unique range of hand crocheted items, made from only premium natural fibres, such as wool, merino, yak, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, and llama down.

In this two hour crochet workshop, you’ll be provided with everything you need to start crocheting a 100% natural fibre scarf, just in time for winter.

Crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love (100% Natural Fibre Scarf) – 19 May, 2018

Crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love (100% Natural Fibre Poppy Brooch) – 20 May, 2018

 

Wool Combing with Julie Hofer

Julie Hofer with her husband Joe, own Petlyn Fibre Products and Petlyn Park Alpacas. It was Julie’s love of the fibre and interest in learning to process their own fleeces which took her on a search to find the appropriate tools needed.

Wool Combing with Julie Hofer – 19 May, 2018

Wool Combing with Julie Hofer – 20 May, 2018

 

Learn to Knit with Amy Myers

Amy Myers creates high quality, meticulously finished heirloom knitted items for babies. Her knits are mostly made from 100% Australian Merino Wool with the addition of other natural fibres when needed. 

Learn to Knit with Amy Myers (100% Australian Merino Wool Scarf) – 19 May 2018

Learn to Knit with Amy Myers (100% Australian Merino Wool Scarf) – 20 May 2018

 

Knit Cables with Susan McMullen from BellaDonna Hand Knits

Susan knits professionally and has worked with some of the top designers in Australia and the US including Anna Zilboorg, Nicky Epstein, and Myra Wood. She aims to share her techniques and to inspire others while catering to each individual’s level of expertise.

Knit Cables with Susan McMullen of BellaDonna Hand Knits – 19 May 2018

Knit Cables with Susan McMullen of BellaDonna Hand Knits – 20 May 2018

 

Waste Knot, Want Knot: Using crochet to reclaim fabric

Kristen from The Granny Square Conspiracy will teach you how to turn worn-out and unwanted denim into something new, useful and beautiful using just a few simple crochet stitches.

Waste Knot, Want Knot: Using crochet to reclaim fabric – 10:00am

Waste Knot, Want Knot: Using crochet to reclaim fabric – 1:00pm

 

Needle Felting and a Winter Country Hat from Tabandy Farm

Tabandy Farm specialises in homegrown wool and fibre for spinners, felters, weavers, textile artists and craftspeople. Their wool is grown from Licorice-all-sorts flock of rescued and pre-loved sheep, and they support Australian farmers of rare sheep breeds in the Bega Valley. 

Needle Felting Introductory Class w/ Tabandy Farm – Children 8+

Needle Felting Introductory Class w/ Tabandy Farm – Adults

Wet Felt: A Tabandy Country Hat for Winter w/ Tabandy Farm

 

A Taste of Weaving with Elizabeth Calnan

Liz from Elizabeth Calnan Textiles has been weaving and teaching for 35 years. She makes an effort to weave everyday and enjoys inspiring new weavers. Participants will have the chance to put a warp on their loom, thread, sley, tie it on, then weave a small piece. 

A Taste of Weaving with Elizabeth Calnan

 

Features

Feltfine

Owner Clare Thornley gladly extended the business’ reach while still keeping in touch with local textile enthusiasts. With a strong following from across Australia, Feltfine upgraded their social media to boost their influence in places like New Zealand, Europe, and Japan.

Feltfine

 

Ditchfield Designs

Jan Ditchfield began her business 20 years ago determined to create original works of art by painting on an All-Australian product. With beautiful mixes and patterns, each piece is one of a kind.

Ditchfield Designs

 

Frank Williams Spindle Maker

Frank Williams is a retired carpenter turned spindle maker through his passion of woodwork. He now spends his retirement catering to orders for spindles from overseas.

Frank Williams Spindle Maker

 

North East Yarns

North East Yarns specialises in Corriedale sheep. They provide a diverse range of products from raw fibre to the things that will keep you warm in winter. They will be bringing back “ghost gum”, 70% wool and 30% silk, which they’ve found to create beautiful products.

North East Yarns

 

Stall Highlights

 

Granite Haven Llamas & Gotland Sheep

Granite Haven Llamas & Gotland Sheep houses a 300-acre farm situated in the Strathbogie ranges in Victoria. Gotland sheep are rare in Australia. They are truly a triple-purpose breed providing soft long lustrous staple with natural colours from silver grey to black and all the nuances in between.

Granite Haven Llamas & Gotland Sheep

 

Lindner Quality Socks

There’s a lot that can be said about the Lindner story originating from 1920’s Germany and continuing through today. Simply put, Lindner knows socks.

Lindner Quality Socks

 

Adagio Mills

Adagio Mills is the dream of Andrew and Nadine Hulme that has become a reality. All their yarns are proudly made in Orange, NSW and they strongly believe that Australian manufacturing can be sustainable. 

Adagio Mills

 

EKnits Studio

EKnits Studio makes stunning, one-of-a-kind handmade scarves in a range of styles and colours.

EKnits Studio

 

Yarn Barn

Yarn Barn are Australian manufacturers & retailers of merino and exotic hand-knitting yarn and fibres.

Yarn Barn

 

Camelot Mohair

Camelot was established since the 1970s, breeding Angora goats which produced superfine luxury kid mohair. They are now selling their sought-after yarns previously exclusive to their designer pieces.

Camelot Mohair

 

DESTINATION CLOTHING In Style

The DESTINATION CLOTHING In Style labels are a wardrobe essential for the busy women, built upon versatility, where the woman has the power to create her own individuality with a range of separates designs to be layered.

DESTINATION CLOTHING In Style

 

Baa Boots

This stall trades Australian-made Ugg boots (3 lengths), sheepskin slippers, scuffsoad, moccasins to size 14. A full range of children’s slippers. Boots, booties and moccasins are available.

Baa Boots

 

Nullarbor Nights Knitwear

Nullarbor Nights was established in 1991. All Nullarbor Nights Clothing and Accessories are hand- crafted in the Canberra region, the wool and silk products are hand-dyed in the glorious colors of the Australian landscape.

Nullarbor Nights Knitwear

 

Belisa Cashmere

Using the finest Australian cashmere, the Belisa range of contemporary classics includes jumpers, cardigans, jackets, scarves and beanies.

Belisa Cashmere

 

3R’s Knitting

Bron Matheson of 3R’s Knitting is always up for a bit of knitting natter and we’re excited to have her. Drop by her stall for a quick chat and to have a feel of her handmade scarves and shawls at the Canberra Wool Expo.

3R’s Knitting

 

We’ll continue to update this page regularly as we get in touch with stallholders and learn more information. Remember to like us on Facebook @Oldbusdepotmarkets to stay in the loop of all the latest updates.

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