Fash­ion­able win­ter wool

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE - By LIZ WEBB

THE Na­tional Alpine Mu­seum of Aus­tralia (NAMA), level 1 at Mt Buller Alpine Cen­tral, is fea­tur­ing a unique win­ter wool fash­ion dis­play.

Wool was once the most fash­ion­able and func­tional item for ev­ery ski wardrobe.

If you’re old enough, most of the items will bring fond mem­o­ries flood­ing back.

If you’re young and trendy, you’ll marvel at the in­tri­cacy and crafts­man­ship of some of the splen­did items on dis­play.

Fair Isle, ca­ble knit, jumpers, jack­ets, hats, socks, gloves, once ev­ery win­ter ski wardrobe boasted colour­ful hand knit­ted, fash­ion­able cre­ations.

The Mt Buller knit col­lec­tion pro­vides a truly com­pre­hen­sive cov­er­age of what are now re­garded as col­lec­tors’ items.

As a spe­cial for In­ter­schools week, NAMA’s most talked about item – the knit­ted ‘hoodie’ pat­tern will be on sale for one week only at just $7.

You too can knit your­self an heir­loom and be the height of fash­ion on the slopes or the city.

The Na­tional Alpine Mu­seum of Mt Buller, Level 1, Alpine Cen­tral, Sum­mit Road, Mt Buller is open Tues­day 1pm-4pm; Wed­nes­day 2pm-4pm; Après @ the Mu­seum Wed­nes­days 5pm-7pm (July 1 - Au­gust 26); Thurs­days 1pm4pm; Fri­day 1pm-4pm; Satur­day 12-3pm; and Sun­day 12-3pm.

PHOTOS: Liz Webb

FASH­ION TOPS: This win­ter ‘hoodie’ was a pre­cur­sor to the mod­ern day take of what is now a very fash­ion­able wardrobe item - but the knit­ted hoodie kept head, ears and shoulders warm.

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