Thursday, November 10, 2011

SHOP CLOSED Fri 11th - Sat 19th November + NEWS

Apologies.....I've a wedding to cover for (grandma duty) and domestic engineering/daughter duties to attend to, so unfortunately Oatlands Handmade doors will be closed from this Friday 11th for a week.....OPEN BRIGHT & SHINING SUNDAY 20th November........and I think our talented maker Wendy Koolhof is coming to play Sunday 20th and Monday 21st.

This week has been really busy (I opened extra days) as many wonderful people are touring after having visited Deloraine and Latrobe Craft Fairs, inlcuding 9 lovely ladies from Newcastle and the Hunter Valley yesterday, and three lots of multiple sisters travelling together over the past week!

Oh, we have such fantastic visitors:

...earlier this week, a great group hosted by Maree from Overseas Adventure Tours rocked in!  These friendly seniors from the States had a good browse in the shop and some even tried out our Devil Guitars Tasmania Tassie Devil CGBs.  A sing-a-long followed!!

Four new Tassie Devil Cigar Box Guitars (were) in stock ( there are 3!).
Isn't it lovely when friends come to help:  the lovely Sue Evans from I Love Felt Fibre & Fashion dropped by yesterday and spent hours in the back room sorting out silk fibre for me.  THANKS SUE !!!

We also now have in stock, an extended range of embellishing and embroidery threads from Mahdi Chandler and Oatlands Handmade's very own range of Tasmanian Superfine Wool 2ply hand dyed embroidery/fine tapestry thread in 10 good strong colours.  Also available, undyed 6 strand silk, spun silk and very fine wool/silk, all in 8 metre hanks.  I'll put them in the On-Line Shop as soon as I can.

Our new Thread Tree, from Deepblue Designs, Evandale.  Thanks Tina!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


(Because you are sick of hyperlinking - you just want to see it.....EXTRACT FROM THE DELORAINE CRAFT FAIR PAGE........)

Knitting for Patience - A Bridge Scarf, lead artist Tara Ulbrich and 250 knitters: Deloraine yarn-bombed like it's never been done before. Local alpacas and sheep have offered up their fleece, local craftsmen, women and children have dyed the fibres, and spinners have taken to the wheel... people have been seen knitting in doctor's waiting rooms, bedside in the hospital and in studios and delis about town. Our scarf will be a warm invitation to cross the bridge... clickety clack. Tara Ulbrich: textile artist and radical homemaker collaborated with around 250 knitters to produce the 56m+ Bridge Scarf that will change each day on the town’s bridge from November 4-7.
and here is the photo...phenominal!!!  WELL DONE Tara and Deloraine!!!!!

Apologies to Latrobe - I didn't make it.  But I did do Deloraine.  We have two new makers!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oatlands Handmade on Think-Tasmania

We've made it into print!!  Read Michelle's excellent coverage of Oatands on Spring Festival 2011 Day here.
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.