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Wool Combing with Julie Hofer

18 May, 2019 @ 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:

  • 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.

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18 May, 2019
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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