What a bit time of year July is for the fibre world. I’m back and rested up after my time in Bendigo for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this year, and what a wonderful time.
I had a wonderful time at the Artisans Textile Festival, meeting so many lovely crafters. I love being able to share the glorious White Gum Wool with you, and I’m looking forward to when I can do that more often in just a few short weeks, once Metafour Studio opens its doors at Burrinja in Upwey.
The Woolcraft competition at the Sheep & Wool Show was very kind to me this year, with three 1st prizes and one 2nd prize. I feel very fortunate to have taken home 1st and 2nd in Rigid Heddle Weaving, 1st in Handwoven Article in Other Animal Fibres (using the absolutely magical mohair from Lara Downs), and 1st in Handcrafted Article Using Innovative Techniques for my experiment with weaving LED lights.
I very much encourage other weavers and crafters to enter the Show – it’s so wonderful to see everyone’s work on display.