Friday, September 30, 2011


We're getting excited here in the middle!  Only two weeks to our wonderful Oatlandy event - the 2011 Spring Festival.   On Sunday 16th October, the High Street will close to through traffic and over 50 stall holders will set up, the local businesses will showcase their services and wares and the community will join in a myriad of displays, parades and activities!   All we need is the weather organised and we're away!

Oatlands Handamde will be joining in the festivities with spinning and weaving on the footpath and Lynn demonstrating her chain maille-making to make to most stunning jewellery.

Lots of goodies have arrived for your early Christmas buying -  cards, tags, and gifts are ready for you to choose.   Our Christmas decorations have arrived as well...unique Tasmanian - made tree and table decorations which you can collect.

As part of the Spring Festival, we will also be hosting Roses from the Heart commemorating the Convict women who spent time in Oatlands.  By making a bonnet, we add to Christina Henri's wonderful project to remember the 25,566 convict women who were transported to Australia in the 1800s.  Patterns for bonnets are available from Oatlands' businesses (we have them here at OH) and from Rowena at the Heritage HIghway Visitor Centre at the Callington Mill complex.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tasmanian Devil Appeal

Oatlands Handmade proudly supports the Save the Tasmanian Devil Campaign with a number of handmade products, the sale of which donates a portion of profits to the Appeal.

We stock Tassie Devil Cigar Box Guitars, Tassie Softees from Willowtree Farm, and also have beaut Devil brooches, pins and bags from Tasmanian Handmakers.

Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal

Tassie from Willowtree Farm
Tassie up the mountain!

Tassie Devil Cigar Box Guitars from $170 - $240.  Affordable musical fun!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Members of the Staff

I'd like to introduce you to Tilly and Shaun!  They are the new members of the Oatlands Handmade staff and are on duty and ready to welcome our visitors.    Although not "handmade in Tasmania", they are special and came from country Victoria. (It was interesting bringing them home in the car on the Spirit - the Quarantine lady was most amused as Shaun was standing on the front seat with the seat belt on  LOL).      They'd like you to drop by and say hello!  More pics on our Gallery page.

Shaun and Tilly

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Spring & the shop is open!

Oatlands Handmade re-opens for Spring 2011 on Saturday 3rd September.  Lots of lovely new Tasmanian handmade goodies for you to delight in and more coming throughout the next few weeks.  Watch for our updated Artisans' details and new listings in our on-line shop.

I'd love to see you - normal open hours 9.30 am  - 4 pm Friday - Tuesday until November when we'll be 6 days a week!  Phew. xox
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.