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.


Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday Cancelled

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month, we add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.

What might you find? A variety of stallholders offer handcrafted items from around the world – think gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course plenty of tasty international cuisine in our food hall.


Themed Sunday: Collectables Sunday Cancelled

Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, we highlight collectables – anything from records, to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it here! 

What might you find? On Collectable Sunday, we host a range of different stallholders who deal in an ever-changing stock of collectable items including ceramics and glassware, china and vintage clothing. If you’re into collecting smaller items, you’ll find things like small antiques, lamps and vinyl records. Larger collectables featured on this day include furniture such as Chippendale chairs.


Themed Sunday: Designer Sunday Cancelled

This monthly event, held on the third Sunday of every month, showcases fresh-thinking Australian designers, makers, and artists. Designer Sunday will feature many of our stallholders who previously attended Bling on Sundays and will also bring new and innovative designers to the markets.

What might you find? See dynamic groups of creatives featuring their awesome designs in jewellery, fashion, accessories, homewares, and artwork.

 


We Regret To Advise that we will be Temporarily Closed

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month, we add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.

What might you find? A variety of stallholders offer handcrafted items from around the world – think gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course plenty of tasty international cuisine in our food hall.


Themed Sunday: Collectables Sunday Cancelled

Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, we highlight collectables – anything from records, to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it here! 

What might you find? On Collectable Sunday, we host a range of different stallholders who deal in an ever-changing stock of collectable items including ceramics and glassware, china and vintage clothing. If you’re into collecting smaller items, you’ll find things like small antiques, lamps and vinyl records. Larger collectables featured on this day include furniture such as Chippendale chairs.


Themed Sunday: Designer Sunday Cancelled

This monthly event, held on the third Sunday of every month, showcases fresh-thinking Australian designers, makers, and artists. Designer Sunday will feature many of our stallholders who previously attended Bling on Sundays and will also bring new and innovative designers to the markets.

What might you find? See dynamic groups of creatives featuring their awesome designs in jewellery, fashion, accessories, homewares, and artwork.

 


Retro Depot in March

If you love the brights of the 60's and 70's, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing, records and macramé then we know where you need to be.  Come in on our retro themed day to explore the styles and fashions from the recent past.

What might you find? Being old fashioned is fun again, particularly when it comes to clothes – so browse the fashions, jewelry, and accessories of times gone by to deck out your retro wardrobe. And make your home fashionably nostalgic with retro home-wares and furniture.


Retro Macrame Pot Hangers with Annette Boyd - 8th of March - 10am & 1pm

In this two and a half hour workshop you will learn several basic macrame knots - handy for making all kinds of home decor items and accessories.

You will take home a beautiful plant hanger of your own design. All materials are included. Each participant will walk home with their own macrame pot hanger made from 100% cotton.

Two sessions are available: 10:00am-12:30pm, and 1:00pm-3:30pm.

 

Additional Information:

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

 

ABOUT ANNETTE

Annette, from Annette Boyd Art and Design, uses natural materials to create beautiful handmade Macramé sculptures, hanging pots and wall hangers. She has also been a casual stallholder at the Old Bus Depot Markets.

Annette is well-known throughout Canberra as an artist, maker, and teacher. She uses natural materials to create beautiful handmade Macramé sculptures, hanging pots, and kooky owls.

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.


Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday Cancelled

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month, we add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.

What might you find? A variety of stallholders offer handcrafted items from around the world – think gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course plenty of tasty international cuisine in our food hall.