Sunday, April 24, 2011


Tasmanian grown fleece now available for purchase
at Oatlands Handmade for hand spinning, felting and dyeing. 
We have Superfine Tas Merino, English Leicester, Border Leicester, Mohair curls, Alpaca.  In washed, greasy, dyed in the fleece.  Full fleeces, fleece packs and by the gram.

If you would like a price list or would like to buy some of our fleeces, please email or phone and we can send to you - washed fleece to anywhere - greasy only in Tasmania (although our fleeces are clean and prepared for you, this is due to quarantine matters re potential vegetable matter and soil content).

18.5 micron Superfine Tasmanian Merino Tops (or Rovings) always available in 20g, 50g and 100g packs.  If you want more, we can make up a pack for you. (Soon to be available in hand dyed colours).

For needle felters, spinners and felters also bling batts and balls, optim superwash rovings, specialty fibre mix batts and rolls, and Firestar to add bling and zing to your project.

Come and see us - we're just an hour from Hobart or Launceston.  We can send you samples and post to you anywhere!

Technical Failure

Oh why oh why did the laptop die?  Our poor little 'puter gave up it's life and gasped to a halt last Friday - thank heavens just after running the reports for our makers for the month.  Perhaps it was the effort?  Anyway, thank heavens for backups and replacement loaners.  We are now back on-line but probably a week or more away from having the laptop home.  So apologies if our comms have been infrequent and news lacking!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


and Oatlands Handmade is stocking lots of lovely fibre and spun wool to get you going for the winter of 2011.  Don't forget your crochet hook too as this craft is certainly back with a rush. 

We have Hazelwood Farming's English Leicester hand dyed 8 ply in natural and three colours.  Mill spun by Bendigo Woollen Mills, this quality Tasmanian wool will make up into a lovely garment.

Hanks of unwashed natural mill spun english leicester also available 160-170m per 100g - hanks are about 500g.

Also in mill spun, we have Mel's gorgeous, soft 8 ply, 12 ply and 16 ply Woolganics natural hanks in jumper - lot packs of 1 kg, or 200g hanks.  Can be balled up for you upon request.

New shipment of Wendy Koolhof hand dyed 3pl wools and mulberry silks expected in the next fortnight.

....and laceweight merino, wool and yak, alpaca, wool silk and goes on.  These are all natural colour and ready for making up and/or hand dyeing. Hanks, balls and coned.  Handspun Tasmanian superfine merino in hanks.  Mill spun Tasmanian superfine merino cobweb weight in hanks or balls on request.....a new hand dyed range in gorgeous colours coming shortly.  Contact me for prices and details if you can't visit us.

Also Tasmanian-made knitting pins by Art Viva, Mahdi Chandler embellishing threads, Sue Evans embellishing kits, hand dyed tussah silk packs, wild fibre (bunny now in stock), Firestar in gorgeous colours, bling batts, bling balls and fleece.

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.