Sunday, December 19, 2010


Thank you so so much to all the wonderful, talented, generous and exciting artisans who have decided to allow me to represent them at Oatlands Handmade!

The response to the EOI has been stunning and the little shop in High Street Oatlands will be crammed to the window sills with phenominal Tasmanian handmade art and craft!

I had hoped to open last Friday - the 17th - but a combination of rain, a late start with the movers (who, by the way, were nothing short of stupendous - thanks Dion and Shane), and the ability of me to keep up with everyone (old ???) has resulted in this Wednesday as the quiet opening of the door at 9.30 am.

As mentioned to those who I have visited over the past couple of weeks, yes, there will be a party...later in January on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon so that as many as possible can come.  We'll have a drink, something to nibble on and someone nice to say a few words!  Invites will be sent out to all the clever artisans and supporters in the New Year.

So...exciting ? Yes  it sure is.  THANK YOU EVERYONE...and I promise to update the Artisan list as soon as I can!



Best of luck Ro. Thinking of you from way over here. x te

My SINFONIA said...

Push on Rowena! All my very best wishes to your quiet opening.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

HuZZAH Rowena !
So glad you finally "made it" - don't they say all the best things in life are worth waiting for ;)
Have awonderful time settling in, anjoy the brief quite of Christmas and welcome the New Year in with your New Store joyously !

Oatlands Handmade and The Lucky Ewe @ Oatlands Handmade is a little gallery shop in Oatlands, Tasmania, right opposite the Callington Flour Mill. We feature the work of Tasmanian artisan craftspeople working in handmade design - mostly textile based. For you to buy we have unique handmade Jewellery, Handwoven and Felted Clothing and Accessories, Gifts, Cards, and so much more! Brands include Wendy Koolhof, Sue Evans I Felt, Lyns Maille sterling silver jewellery and my own Rowena brand. We stock Fleeces and Fibres, Knitting Wool and Silk, Hand dyed Yarns, Custom Art Batts for felting and spinning, exquisite drop and supported spindles and lace bobbins, Knitting Needles and buttons, Books, Patterns and Craft Kits and we are a working Spinning and Weaving Studio.