Canberra Wool Expo 2024

Wool is timelessly popular. Just ask the many craftspeople from Canberra, the region and interstate who come to create, demonstrate and sell this most fabulous of fibres. It’s a great time to meet and speak with wool producers, craftspeople and artists. See a range of demonstrations from hand-spinning to weaving.

Special Guests –

Hephner the Alpaca & Friends
Andy and Armani the Black Nose Valais

Felting workshops with Tabitha from Tabandy Farm.

Felt an Artisan Scarf for Winter Saturday the 18th of May from 10am to 3pm – 5 hours – with a break for lunch (lunch not included)
Needle Felting Introductory class Sunday the 19th of May from 9.00am to 11.00am – 2 hours.

With demonstrations throughout the Expo to showcase the how the lovely products on display are made, with Workshops to be announced.

If it can be created in wool, you may just find it at the markets. Browse and buy hand felted garments and accessories, designer knitwear, weaving, funky beanies and farm label knitwear. There’s also a vast array of woolen yarns, including hand spun and hand dyed yarns.

& for Wool and fibre events around the world as well as a whole lot of information (Patterns, Tutorials, Stitches) has you covered! 




Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool

Canberra Wool Expo 2019 Wrap Up

This year's Canberra Wool Expo was bigger than ever, even with the federal government trying to put a damper on the weekend by holding an election.  With a record number of stallholders supplying a wide range of products from rare and raw wool through to yarn of every colour you could imagine, not to mention the beautiful finished products for sale.

We would like to send out a special thank you to Mick Elkins for hosting the sheep shearing demonstration as well as all the instructors that took the time to show off their skills in our workshops held over the two days - Annette Boyd, Julie Hofer, Lynne Sanders, Clare Thornley, Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins and Julianne Ehlert-Connor.


Canberra Wool Expo Gallery 2019

The Canberra Wool Expo has grown to become one of the biggest wool shows in the region and we are looking forward to seeing you all again for more woolly fun at Canberra Wool Expo 2020 !

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Stall Highlights

Caroline Gleeson Knitwear

Caroline Gleeson Knitwear always enjoys coming to the Canberra Wool Expo. For 2019, they have fabulous new colours and styles from the smartest jackets, jumpers, ponchos, socks, beanies, scarves and gloves.


Granite Haven Llamas & Gotland Sheep

Granite Haven Llamas & Gotland Sheep houses a 300-acre farm situated in the Strathbogie ranges in Victoria. Gotland sheep are rare in Australia. They are truly a triple-purpose breed providing soft long lustrous staple with natural colours from silver grey to black and all the nuances in between.


Lindner Quality Socks

There's a lot that can be said about the Lindner story originating from 1920's Germany and continuing through today. Simply put, Lindner knows socks.


Adagio Mills

Adagio Mills is the dream of Andrew and Nadine Hulme that has become a reality. All their yarns are proudly made in Orange, NSW and they strongly believe that Australian manufacturing can be sustainable.


EKnits Studio

EKnits Studio makes stunning, one-of-a-kind handmade scarves in a range of styles and colours.


Yarn Barn

Yarn Barn are Australian manufacturers & retailers of merino and exotic hand-knitting yarn and fibres.


Baa Boots

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.


3R's Knitting

Bron Matheson of 3R's Knitting is always up for a bit of knitting natter and we're excited to have her. Drop by her stall for a quick chat and to have a feel of her handmade scarves and shawls at the Canberra Wool Expo.


Opal Merino

Opal Merino features handmade merino clothing designed locally in Australia by Pavarn Bhardwaj, Designer and Director of Opal Merino. They endeavour to source eco-friendly dyes and incorporate handcrafted methods of production that are environmentally conscious with next to no carbon footprint.

*Participating stalls may be subject to change.