Friday, March 30, 2012

Snakes Alive - 100doorsnakes100days

First of all...where have I been?  I'm not sure mentally, but I do know physically that I have been doing a lot of fibre deying, and my carder handle arm is a little tired LOL but there is lots of gorgeous hand dyed by moi packs of stunning english leicester curls, border leicester  and border x merino fibre in a rainbow of colours available in the shop.  I'm gonna make an effort and list some in the on-line shop for you too.


Oatlands Handmade is thoroughly excited to be a part of the Tasmanian Leaders initiative 100doorsnakes100days project.   Partnering with Anglicare, 100 Door Snakes in 100 Days is a community led innitiative in partnership with Anglicare Tasmania, to provide handmade draught stoppers to Tasmanian households living in supported accommodation and wishing to reduce their energy consumption in a sustainable way.   Check out the website and the  Facebook Page for links, patterns, tips and pics of completed snakes.

We challenge all our friends to make a draught snake and drop into the shop before May 31st. If you need yarn, we have plenty, likewise stuffing and embellishments. You could also grab a plain jane snake from ChickenFeed or ShipLoads for instance and decorate!!

Oatlands Handmade is a designated drop point for snakes : we will be exhibiting completed snakes and there will be a prize for the bestest left with us for transfer to the project.

We will be closed tomorrow (Saturday).  Off to youngest grandson Xavier's 1st Birthday Party.  Yum Birdy Cake Tyson  xoxo

1 comment:

quiltjude said...

wow what a great idea, good luck with the snakes, I shall attempt to make one and if it turns out right you will be first in line for it :)

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.