Saturday, July 21, 2012


Look what our new friend Rosemary, from Western Australia, has made from the TasWild Batt of blended Tasmanian Superfine Merino fibre and Tassie Pademelon fur we sent her last week! 

It's gorgeous Rosemary...and thanks so much for your feedback and for sharing with us!
I just love making my Tas Wild batts...blending our Tasmanian Superfine merino tops with the gorgeous fur from native possum and wallaby...(if they have to be culled, please, it must be OK to use the fur which normally would just be thrown away).  I make each batt to order and gently blend the fibres so that the result is, I think, better than silk!  The results are  stunning - so soft, warm,light and utterly unique!  If you would like one too, just go to our on-line shop at, or email me for the blends available.

TasWild custom-made batts for spinner & felters

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Busy busy's shearing time for many of the sheepy ladies (ewes to youse) who will be lambing soon, and so lots of Tassie's best  - superfine merino fibre - is being processed in the workroom at the moment.

Best in the World !

Lee produces a cloud of white with the cooperation of this York Plains lady.


I have orders for Wild Fibre TasMagic Batts from Western Australia (thanks Rosemary - I'm working fast!) and Sally in the Sunshine State wants some custom-dyed 18.5 micron and some Leicester Curls...I'm onto it.

We have received a shipment of 4 ply yarn too which needs to be made joyous with colour and ready for the spring and the 8 ply shouldn't be far off.

Add to that, spinning for an hour every morning and evening as well as changing all the shop around ready for opening on 7th September!  WHEW!

Also.......sadly, due to circumstances beyond my control,
Oatlands Handmade will no longer be representing White Gum Wool.
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.