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Pin Loom Discovery with Julie Hofer

19 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


In this two-hour workshop, you will be provided with everything you need to weave plain or patterned squares to make a beautiful lavender sachet.

Participants will weave plain or patterned squares suitable to make a beautiful lavender sachet. This workshop will discuss joining methods & patterns including reading a pattern chart. This workshop is welcome for beginners and for those with a bit of experience with a “weave it” style pin loom.

Everything needed is supplied including an assortment of looms, needles & scissors on loan for participants’ use. This also includes an assortment of coloured 100% Australian Alpaca wool supplied by Alpaca Ultimate to weave squares. Lavender or pot pouri are available to fill finished sachet/s.

Participants are welcome to bring their own particular yarn.

Participants have the option to purchase a four-inch square regular loom to use at the workshop. It will be an added fee of $40 (normally valued at $45) to be paid at the workshop.


Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Adult supervision is required for participants under 16 years


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.

Visit their website: petlyn.com.au


In the event that this workshop is fully booked, please fill in our Workshops Expression of Interest. If we get a considerable amount of expressions, we will be in touch with the tutor and keep you updated.

If you encounter any purchasing issues, please contact the Old Bus Depot Markets team at info@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.


19 May, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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