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Rest After Effort

Dear Readers, The Artisans Textile Festival, part of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show extravaganza was almost two weeks ago now and it was a great success! The Bendigo Bowls Club was packed to the rafters, warm as toast and buzzing with energy. I was there on the Saturday, staffing the My Spin on Things […]

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Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2015

It is Wool Show time again. The Australian Sheep and Wool Show is a big shebang in these parts and runs over three days. It has been run annually since 1877! The Wool Show is a place were you can see all kinds of sheep¬†including Merino, Polwarth, Corridale, Poll Dorset, Dorper, White Suffolk, Dorset Downs, […]

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Wovember Chicken Knitting

I knew I didn’t have quite enough yarn for a cardigan for Our Dear Girl but I was going to make it work anyway. As it is Wovember, I thought I would celebrate the endeavour and good sheep it came from. The yarn is English Leicester x Merino by Moseley Park. ¬†The sheep are raised […]

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Show to shawl

A couple of years ago I made this for Australian Sheep and Wool Show with some of my handspun yarn. Baby Lottie won a prize and as part of the prize, I received this hand dyed merino top from Fibres Yarns and Threads. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with this. […]

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