Crocheted w/ Love: Poppy Brooch with Frances Carleton

This message is to inform that this event has been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this must have caused for any interested participants.

We will be in touch to issue full refunds. For any enquiries your purchased tickets, you can reach us on media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

 

In this two hour crochet workshop, you’ll be provided with everything you need to start crocheting a 100% natural fibre poppy brooch, just in time for winter.

Learn the basics of crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love. This will cover casting on, single crochet, double crochet and finishing. You’ll learn a range of stitches that will put you on the path to a lifetime of crochet.  

A kit with all the necessary materials for the workshop will be provided (value more than half the cost of the workshop). Each kit includes fibre, hook and handouts which will include the pattern to take home. 

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Participants will be provided with some information on the history of crochet, and a list of resources so they can continue to crochet – and make almost anything once the basics taught in this class are mastered!
  • A minimum of 6 participants are required for the class to run.
  • Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please have your confirmation email handy either a print out or on your mobile device

 

ABOUT FRANCES

Frances from Crocheted w/Love creates a unique range of hand crocheted items, made from only premium natural fibres, such as wool, merino, yak, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, and llama down.

No patterns are used and every item is a one-off, never to be repeated. As such, each item is unique and has a name, just like a work of art. 

 

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.


Pin Loom Discovery with Julie Hofer

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

ABOUT JULIE

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.


Wet Felt: A Tabandy Nuno Felted Patterned Scarf

In this two and half hour workshop, you will learn how to use wool on silk to create a beautiful and fashionable scarf for winter.
 
This innovative class welcomes people of all ages. Wool in a variety of colours, as well as silk, will be provided to complete a designer felt scarf. All other materials will be included too such as a grippy mat and soap. Felting is the ancient art of making a wool fabric or sculpture with wool or fibre using heat, friction and/or water with soap. 
 
Additional Information:
  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Beginners are welcome - no previous experience necessary
  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult

ABOUT TABANDY FARM

Tabandy Farm specialises in homegrown wool and fibre for spinners, felters, weavers, textile artists and craftspeople. Their wool is grown from Licorice-all-sorts flock of rescued and pre-loved sheep, and they support Australian farmers of rare sheep breeds in the Bega Valley. 
 
Tabandy Farm offers expertise in choosing the right wool for your project. They also custom design and create beautiful clothing, accessories and home wares. They have been featured in River Cottage Australia and the Australian Permaculture Festival in Canberra.
 
See more of Tabandy Farm through their websiteFacebook, or Instagram. See samples of their tutorial videos on their YouTube page.
 
 
If you encounter any issues with purchasing tickets for this event, please inform the Old Bus Depot Markets Team at media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331.

Crocheted w/ Love: V-Stitch with Frances Carleton

This message is to inform that this event has been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this must have caused for any interested participants.

We will be in touch to issue full refunds. For any enquiries your purchased tickets, you can reach us on media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

 

In this two hour crochet workshop, you’ll be provided with everything you need to start crocheting a 100% natural fibre item, just in time for winter.

Learn the basics of crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love. This will cover casting on, single crochet, double crochet and finishing. You’ll learn a range of stitches that will put you on the path to a lifetime of crochet.  

A kit with all the necessary materials for the workshop will be provided (value more than half the cost of the workshop). Each kit includes fibre, hook and handouts which will include the pattern to take home. 

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Participants will be provided with some information on the history of crochet, and a list of resources so they can continue to crochet – and make almost anything once the basics taught in this class are mastered!
  • A minimum of 6 participants are required for the class to run.
  • Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please have your confirmation email handy either a print out or on your mobile device

 

ABOUT FRANCES

Frances from Crocheted w/Love creates a unique range of hand crocheted items, made from only premium natural fibres, such as wool, merino, yak, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, and llama down.

No patterns are used and every item is a one-off, never to be repeated. As such, each item is unique and has a name, just like a work of art. 

 

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.


Wool Combing with Julie Hofer

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

ABOUT JULIE

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.


Learn to Knit with the Knitter's Guild Queanbeyan - 10am-12pm

This message is to inform that this event has been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this must have caused for any interested participants.

We will be in touch to issue full refunds. For any enquiries about purchased tickets, you can reach us on media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

 

In this two hour workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to knit your very own headband.

Hosted by the Queanbeyan Knitter's Guild, this workshop will teach casting on, knit stitch, and casting off. The purl stitch technique may be touched on. Materials for the workshop will include class notes and pattern, 1x set of circular needles, and yarn to complete the project.

Additional Information:

  • This workshop will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • This workshop is suitable for beginners
  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult

ABOUT THE KNITTER'S GUILD QUEANBEYAN

The Knitter's Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of knitting and crochet amongst its members and the wider community. The Queanbeyan group is one of the fastest-growing guild groups with members aged in their teens to their eighties.

For more information about the Knitter's Guild Queanbeyan visit their website www.knittersguildnsw.org.au or their Facebook Page @KnittersGuildQbn

 

If you encounter any issues with purchasing tickets for this event, please inform the Old Bus Depot Markets Team at media@obdm.com.au or 02 6295-3331.


Canberra Wool Expo: A Celebration of Wool

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, view hand spinning, learn about hand felting and watch weaving.

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, weavings, funky beanies and farm label knitwear There’s also a vast array of woollen yarns, including hand spun and hand dyed yarns.