Canberra Wool Expo 2020: Cancelled

We regret to advise that the Canberra Wool Expo “A Celebration of Wool” 2020 will be not going ahead. Due to Covid-19 restrictions around crowd numbers and implementing social distancing measures and state border restrictions across Australia.

We are saddened that we have had to make this hard decision and the impact it will have to all that enjoy this wonderful event. Many stalls are small businesses relying on the Canberra Wool Expo to showcase their lovely products and crafts. We hope you can continue to support them during this time, please see our stallholder directory and keep in mind for online orders.

We have already started working behind the scenes to make 2021 a Wool Expo to remember!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Watch shearing demonstrations and learn about the process of collecting wool from the sheep. There will be four shearing demonstrations each hour from 10:30am on both Saturday and Sunday.

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.


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 !

To stay up to date with the latest news on the Canberra Wool Expo, like us on Facebook @Oldbusdepotmarkets

 

 

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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/granite-haven-llamas-gotland-sheep/

 

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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/lindner-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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/adagio-mills/

 

EKnits Studio

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

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/eknits-studio/

 

Yarn Barn

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

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/yarn-barn/

 

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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/baa-boots/

 

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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/nullarbor-nights-knitwear/

 

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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/3rs-knitting/

 

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.

https://obdm.com.au/stallholders/opal-merino/

 
*Participating stalls may be subject to change.