Thursday, 26 May 2011

Winter woolly wonders

Lots of wonderfully woolly things to do and see in Moreland this weekend and next.  
Saturday 28th May
 "Wool and craft fair" 
 Brunswick Town Hall, 10am-3pm.

 I will be there! Lots of beautiful hand spun wool and knitted articles on show and for sale.  I went a couple of years ago and was talking to a girl from a Bendigo wool shop (Busy Bee? I think) and I said that I was from Bendigo, then she said "Hang on, I think I know you..." - turned out I had taught her when she was a kid and I was doing some CRT (emergency teaching) work! Small world huh! (Not to mention  making me feel old!)
 Then she went and got her mum to say hello - she had been the art teacher at the same school, and I had filled in for her in the art room many times (because apparently most teachers are scared of teaching art! I picked up a lot of extra work because I was quite happy to take on a day of art teaching!).
The following weekend - 
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 
 Annual Exhibition from the Pascoe Vale Spinners and Weavers 
10-4pm  Swimming Pool Hall, Prospect St

  (left off Cumberland Rd, just before my favourite little op-shop which is on the right hand side as you head north from Bell St).
This show is definitely one NOT to miss.  There are demonstrations and activities (how to make hand felted flowers last year), and the most stunning, beautiful, amazing art works on display - all made of wool.  Previous years I have seen an incredible knitted and felted moebius strip bowl; an amazing wall hanging made with a combination of  knitted, crocheted and knitted patchwork pieces; and a terrific display of hand spun and hand dyed wool, all coloured with an assortment of native leaves and flowers.
  PLUS beautiful hand spun wool and knitted/crocheted/felted/woven scarves/beanies/gloves/socks/jackets etc. on sale for very reasonable prices (considering the hours of work and lovely wool they are made from).


  1. I'm disappointed I won't be able to make the Brunswick (haven't been before) one but I have the Pascoe Vale one marked as a definite! I have been the last couple of years and have picked up some beautiful hand-spun skeins.

  2. Hi Dianne,
    Nice to have chatted today at the lawn bowls. Looking forward to reading your blog!


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