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Wool Combing with Julie Hofer – 19 May, 2018

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this two-hour workshop, you will be provided with everything you need to participate in a variety of wool combing techniques.
Participants will cover all aspects of wool combing from basics to using the combs for blending fibre types and colours. All combs will be on loan so participants won’t need to bring their own. The use of diz will also be explored for participants to produce their own top. 
A kit with all the necessary materials will be provided inclusive with the ticket fee. A large variety of fibres are included to ensure that participants will be able to have a hand in the workshop.

Additional Information:

  • The workshop is being held in the Fitters Workshop – adjacent to the Old Bus Depot Markets (inside the Former Transport Depot building), overlooking Brodburger and the Canberra Glassworks.
  • Beginners are welcome – no previous experience necessary.


Julie Hofer with her husband Joe, own Petlyn Fibre Products and Petlyn Park Alpacas. In 1999 they purchased their property and bought their fist girls, Pearl & Monica. 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. After finding it difficult to obtain combs and other fibre processing items in Australia, they embarked on an 18-month research and trial to create their own.

New products are added to their range periodically, which usually start from requests coming from other like-minded fibre lovers who are always on the lookout for more tools. 

Julie enjoys spinning, weaving, felting, and sewing. She finds that her main constraint is not having enough time. Along with the 200+ coloured alpacas, they have three grown children, two granddaughters, and a grandson.

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May 19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Old Bus Depot Markets
02 6295 3331


Old Bus Depot Markets
21 Wentworth Ave
Kingston, ACT 2604 Australia
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Wool Combing 19 May 2018$40.00This is a wool combing workshop for 19 May, 2018

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