A Celebration of Wool, May 2011

2 September, 2010

“A Celebration of Wool” is in its sixteenth year at the Old Bus Depot Markets – a spectacular event. Canberra is in the middle of a wool growing area, and to see what artists and business people with big ideas do with wool is fascinating.

Craftspeople who work with wool come from NSW, Victoria, and South Australia to participate in this showcase of top quality Australian made wool products, many made on their own properties. Products of the finest quality are featured including handfelted garments and accessories, designer knitwear, millinery, weavings, funky beanies and farm label knitwear.

The fantastic range of specialist yarns are always a huge drawcard for knitters and include hand carded, and hand dyed yarns, natural yarns and Wensleydale yarns. Regional Guilds provide demonstrations of hand spinning, hand felting, and other traditional wool based crafts.

What's On

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Themed Sunday: Collectable Sunday

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 01

Themed Sunday: Portobello Road 1 April 2018

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Market news

  • Jane Bayles Books
    Jane Bayles has been focused on selling high-quality books for over 15 years at various Canberra markets including the Old Bus Depot. Her titles are constantly updated. Have a browse on Collectables Day and Portobello Road.
  • 213 Art
    Matthew Judd is the owner and artist for 213 Art where he produces handcrafted and digital works of pop art, stencils, and superheroes. He’s been stallholder for the Old Bus Depot for over 23 years. We talk to Matthew about the freedom he’s found as an artist and how he found his niche with what he calls “bloke art”.
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