Thursday, January 20, 2011


Red Bamboo yummy stuff :
....... goats milk bars and olive oil balls in wonderful fragrances!  Be quick as the spearmint and rosemary are all sold but you can get your "after dinner mint" soap as well as moroccan rhassoul and a gorgeous concoction of vanilla pomegranate and black currant!  The olive oil soaps include many of Annie's favourites including lavender and ylang ylang- mine is the red tea & linden blossom.
........also soy wax candles in beautiful frosted cups in a plethora of fragrances and colours.  The shop smells devine.

A new shipment of Wendy Koolhof hand dyed yarns has arrived - wools and silks abound in rainbows of colour but be quick ... the hanks run out the door as quickly as I can unpack them.

Today also Mahdi Chandler called in on the way home from the UTAS Experimental Textiles Summer School to top up the scarves - silks, linen, 100% soft cotton, silk devore and silk gauze silk & steel and muslin.....  her hand dyed bangles are also in stock and from today, Oatlands handmade is proud to have a small range of Mahdi's gorgeous and unique embellishing threads & findings.

Lucy Ward Designs laser cut polycarbonate brooches have arrived including a new Tassie Devil one!  You could match a brooch with one of Stalley's useful and stylish Devil bags.

...and just this afternoon, Three Little Chickens magnet sets, clip it magnets and gift cards arrived!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Oatlands handmade is now stocking superfine merino fleece (local) 17 – 18.5 micron, clean and well skirted. Ready for whatever you want to do with it!  Also TasMerino Superfine Tops (processed in Japan).  Current lot averages 19.5 micon.  $15 per 100 g pack but wholesale prices available for ABN holders.  We also have other sheep and alpaca fleeces, alpaca hand dyed bling batts, specialist fibre mix batts, Firestar in brights and metal, wild fibre, superwash hand dyed rovings, picked hand dyed fleece packs and a range of handspun yarns.

We also are proud to stock Wendy Koolhoff's hand dyed yarns - 3ply wool, mulberry silk hanks, silk noil, plied silk hanks.  Gorgeous colours.  New stocks expected soon.

Limited stock of commercial yarns in stash quantities also stocked.  Varies from week to week.

Spinning and weaving starting soon!

If you are a  spinner and would like to sit in the store and ply your craft (LOL), we would welcome you Tuesday to Sundays for an hour or two preferably between 11 am and 3.30 pm.  If you would like to sell your product at the same time, we can arrange that for you also.  EFTPOS facilities available. Bring your own wheel or we have a couple of Ashford Traditionals available.
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.