Thursday, March 31, 2011


.......but shortly it will be our first exhibition!  John E.N. Smith's Works from the back room will be hung as soon as our new Gallery System arrives from our supplier, Philcam of Launceston.

It's so exciting and great to be able at last to present quality art to our visitors!

We have an eclectic collection of John's pleasing work to hang - 5 watercolours, 3 oils and a pencil sketch.  Affordable, good sizes and typical of John's exacting attention to detail and accuracy to subject, all well framed by John Crook of Launceston.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Our Felting Workshop last Sunday with Juju designer June Hope was just wonderful.  Those attending were surprised at their output and I have enclosed some finished pieces for you to look at.  By combining wool, alpaca fibre, wools, silks and other embelishments, the results were absolutely beautiful!  On average, the fabrics were 500 x 400 or larger and big enough to either make up into a garment or accessory, or perhaps frame and hang as a piece of textile art.

Thanks to June for her excellent teaching technique and congratulations to the participants on their achievements! 

We will be holding another workshop with June in the second half of the year.  If you would like to put your name down, email me and we will send you details when they become available.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fun with Felting - Workshop 20th March 2011

Only 2 spots quick to secure your place to come play with us under Jue Hope's expert tutelage to create a beautiful piece of felted fabric!
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.