Friday, July 15, 2011

Bendigo Diary - Day 1 2011

Congratulations Sue !  Our lovely Tasmanian felter Sue Evans has cracked it at Bendigo again this year! Three entries, three blues including the prestigious Gordon Ford Award for Best Entry using Merino Wool! Yay for Sue, who uses the absolutely gorgeous Tasmanian Superfine merino tops available from Oatlands Handmade. At 18.5 micron, this luxury fibre is truly special!
One of Sue's unique vessels
Also demonstrating, Sue is wowing them with how to make her unique vessels.  She is selling kits containing everything you need to make your own!  Kits will be available from Oatlands Handmade from September and will be coming to our on-line shop as well.

'Generations' A felted family sculpted from 18.5 Tassie merino

Collar - Silk and 18.5 Tassie merino

Sue Evans at Bendi 2011

I reckon the piccie below exemplifies the Bendigo experience (other than the sheeps of course) - riotous, scrumptious and hard to resist!

The colours of Bendigo 2011 - Ixchel bunny & silk from Charly - ain't it bootiful

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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.