Tag Archives for Fairfield Finns

Final Project: Part One

The Spinning Certificate I have been undertaking every month for the past 15 months is drawing to a close. The course is run by the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria and coordinated by the exceptionally experienced Carmel Hanna. As … Continue reading

30. March 2017 by Rebecca
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Spinzilla 2015

I participated in Spinzilla last week for the first time. Spinzilla is a week long, international competition organised by the National NeedleArts Association, a US industry group which promotes knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and various kinds of needlework. For one … Continue reading

16. October 2015 by Rebecca
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Show and Tell

As promised, some show and tell. This wee Kowhai and Fern Beanie went to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this year. I have wanted to knit this little cap ever since I saw it, in the 2013 Summer edition of … Continue reading

24. July 2015 by Rebecca
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What is a local yarn?

This is a post full of questions. Perhaps you have some thoughts also? Until quite recently, it was clear to me that the yarns that were local to me were from sheep grown, processed and spun in Victoria. And buying … Continue reading

12. June 2015 by Rebecca
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Enchanted Bendigo

First finished thing for 2015…Yipppppppeeeeeee! Oh glory, oh goodness, I am so very, very happy with this sweater. It was a pleasure to plan, to spin, to knit and to wear…despite the heat, despite the humidity. I revel in its … Continue reading

07. January 2015 by Rebecca
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Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2014

Last Saturday, our family made the annual pilgrimage to Bendigo for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. It was a fine winter day, chill but sunny. Bendigo was looking majestic and festively woolly. The Wool Show was here. It looks … Continue reading

23. July 2014 by Rebecca
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