Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Oatlands Handmade is now a proud stockist of Australian-made LANDSCAPE DYES for wool, silk & nylon. I have also had excellent results with bamboo yarn and wool blends.  Don't forget overdyeing as well - we often forget that by applying another colour, the original can be enhanced and made unique. 100gms will dye 1 kilo of fibre. 

I have 100g pots of all of the ORIGINALS RANGE : 32 bright strong colours which have been developed to give a professional colourfast results with a simple dyeing method.  The primaries - Wattle, Desert Pea, Grevillea, Marine & Opal - provide a good extended palette.  Also stocking the SAMPLER PACKS, several of which feature the ELEMENTS RANGE of beautiful colours inspired by elements of the Australian environment. These packs are great if you would like to "have a go" with a palette of colours in a smaller quantity with a variety of colour results achieveable. 

Colour charts and instruction leaflets available. 

DON'T FORGET Oatlands Handmade's Tasmanian 18.5 micron superfine merino tops for your hand dyeing needs - packs of 20g, 50g, 100g available and larger quantities by request.

Fresh English Leicester and Border Leicester fleeces from this year's shearing also in stock.

Friday, December 23, 2011

It's our Birthday!

A whole 12 months!  I just find it hard to believe that today marks the anniversary of Oatlands Handmade's opening.  It's been a fantastic 12 months and way beyond my expectations.  All due to my wonderful makers - their innovative, interesting, well-made and stunning "stuff".  Brilliant.  I love it.  THanks also to my wonderful customers - someof who keep coming back.  YAY for Handmade!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011



CLOSED Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th

OPEN Tuesday 27th right through to Saturday 31st.

CLOSED for the week Sunday 1st through til Friday 6th (Moving House).

REOPEN Saturday 7th January. Hours then as usual.

CLOSED Saturday 14th.  

If I can arrange relief for any of the times above, the Shop will be open.  The main one is the first week of the New Year - sorry but we are moving Sig Other home to Tasmania from Victoria - and at present there is no way around it!  Once he's home we're cruising through the Summer Season!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I'm so happy - finally launched out Fleece & Fibre page and the online shop links so you can buy our wonderful yarn, batts, fleeces and other makings including kits, online.

Also our new range of TASMAGIC BATTS.  These are my own blend of our stupendous Tasmanian Superfine Wool tops (Tasmanian Merino 18.5 micron) with all sorts of lovely stuffs to make your handspun, felt, needle felt and embellishing uniquely gorgeous.  Check out the new page and also the shop.

I'm particularly pleased with the Wild Fibre blends - 60% Tassie Superfine and 40% Wild Fibre.  We are using Tasmanian Possum and 2 varieties of Wallaby.  The wild fibre is saved from processing which would normally see it wasted.  The animal harvest is sustainable and humanely managed with oversight by Government Agencies and licencing systems...check out our TasMagic Wild Batt in our shop.

Rowena  :)
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.