Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fun with Felting - Workshop 20th March 2011

Come and play with us in a wonderful day of creating with fibre and embellishments.  June Hope of JuJu will take you through a step by step to felting and you will create a beautiful piece of art cloth which you can use as a scarf or make into something else.  Using merino wool, alpaca and other natural fibres and being creative with embellishments, you will practice the technique of nuno felting.

Cost : $80 per person for the day.  Includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Bookings : Confirmed booking and payment in full to Rowena at Oatlands Handmade required by 12th March.  Enquiries  Ph 6254 1391 or

Email me if you are interested and I'll send you the FULL details!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wearable Art and Design @ Oatlands Handmade

As well as fantastic visual and useable Tasmanian Art Craft, Oatlands Handmade presents wearable art for you to buy and enjoy.  We have just a few of JuJu's stunning felted and embelished silk and alpaca garments and scarves still on the hangers, prices starting $145.  Juju felted cuffs and gauntlets also starting at $45.

Silk and Alpaca Sleeveless Jacket

Silk Scarf Detail

Silk and Alpaca snowflake scarflette
Wearable art is just so special.  One-of-a-kind garments and you will never see yourself walking down the street!  Felted, woven, knitted, crocheted......the World Wearable Art Expo last year showcased some amazing vision and talent. Check out the WOW 2010 Winners here.

And speaking of design and talent, have a look at the beautifully simple 9 Fruits fruitbowl from Adam Aberle.   Coming two finishes - oiled and limed - and in a flat pack as well!!  What vision.  

Design and worksmanship abounds : have a look at this stunner - birds' eye huon pine, myrtle and blackwood combine in this "for ever" jewellery chest and mirror.  Not to mention the stylish Lampshade and base from An Element of Style.

Come and see us - open 6 days 9.30 to 4.  Closed on Mondays.  Right opposite Mill Lane in Oatlands at 112 High Street. Check our STOP PRESS for additional changes.

We are happy to pack and send, so if you see anything on these pages that you like, email and we can arrange your purchase for you.

Ready for the Launceston Cup - Dolly wears Balloon Vest in silk and alpaca and blue Cloche Hat in embellised alpaca both by Juju; needle felted bag by Ripping Yarnz and Fork Pendant by Supply Bay Design.  Add some pants or a stylish skirt and off we go!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Oatlands is getting famous!

Well, what an exciting few days - helicopters whizzing around the Mill, mauve soft top VW's buzzing about the streets, lots of interesting people walking about holding up light meters and the Companion Bakery closed for "filming".

Who do you suppose was in town?

This is me and my new friend Poh!

The lovely Poh (Master Chef and the ABC's Poh's Kitchen was in our village over the past couple of days filming at the Callington Mill and the Companion Bakery.

Our little shop was favoured by Poh and her lovely Production Coordinator late Friday afternoon and yesterday again during a break in the filming schedule.  We were thrilled to wrap up purchases and send the ladies on their way also with a Show Bag from Taz Wild Foods featuring their new infused olive oils and bikkies flavoured with Tasmanian native seeds and herbs!

How exciting !!
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.