Saturday, 9 July 2011

Natural Fibre Supplies from Tasmania

My dear friend Shirley lives in Tasmania, off the mainland of Australia, 
way down south where it is quite cold this time of the year. 
She surprises me with all sorts of treats to play with. 
Recently, a package arrived with some 
Superfine Tasmanian Merino Lamb Wool 18.5 micron from 'Oatlands Handmade'
- just an hour from Hobart, some wonderful hand dyed,rainbow coloured,
superfine Alpaca Rovings from The Alpaca Shoppe
Deloraine, Tasmania 
Thanks again Shirley xxx

3 comments:

Ginny Huber said...

These are lovely.. WIll they send samples or shipments to the US? Will look forward to seeing what you do with the new merino and alpaca. getting a package delivered by the postman is still the/a best..for me, too!

Rowena said...

Hey there! Thanks for your blog post Tiffane and so glad you love our fibre! Oatlands Handmade is very happy to supply our 18.5 micron Tasmanian Superfine Merino packs anywhere. Usual sizes are 20g, 50g and 100g but can do whatever you need. At present I just have natural but fromOCtober, hand dyed colours will be available too.

Anonymous said...

Shirley should try the Aladins Cave at Tasmanian House of Fibre in Railton
www.tasmanianfibre.com.au

What is felting?

"FELT" The Essential Macquarie Dictionary meaning:

"A non woven fabric of wool, fur or hair matted together by pressure"

Fibres can be manipulated with the use of soap, water, friction and heat variations ..........or the use of barbed needles to create many interesting, practical and wearable things.

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