Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool
Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool is a celebration of all the products that make use of the timeless fabric. The event will span both Saturday and Sunday this 19-20 May, 2018 from 10am – 4pm and it will host a number of conducive classes as well as showcase some of the most creative wool-based products. Entry is free.
The weekend will showcase craftspeople from far and wide to come, create, and demonstrate their wool. Expect to see a vast array of luxury and specialist yarns including hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns. Tools and accessories for knitting, spinning, and felting will also be in abundance.
The event will see a fair number of workshops that aim to educate visitors on using wool to produce a variety of creative goods. Macrame, crocheting and knitting are only a few of the activities that we have in store for the two-day event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this two-hour workshop, you will be provided with everything you need to participate in a variety of wool combing techniques.
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.
In this two-hour knitting workshop, you will be provided with everything you need to start a scarf in beautiful 100% Australian Merino Wool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using the finest Australian cashmere, the Belisa range of contemporary classics includes jumpers, cardigans, jackets, scarves and beanies.
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.