Wool­craft re­veals range of tal­ents

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - The Australian Sheep & Wool Show 2014 -

WHETHER it is a de­sire to see the best of the Aus­tralian Wool Fash­ion Awards on the cat­walk, marvel at in­no­va­tive de­signs emerg­ing from the hands of the craft com­mu­nity or try your own hand in this grow­ing area, then one of the largest gath­er­ings of its type will be avail­able at the Aus­tralian Sheep & Wool Show.

The qual­ity, cre­ativ­ity and de­sign – whether from pro­fes­sion­als or keen crafts­peo­ple – continues to be im­proved through top com­pe­ti­tion classes and the grow­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion of stu­dents and young de­sign­ers. At the same venue, ma­jor na­tional fleece com­pe­ti­tions al­low vis­i­tors to see the jour­ney from the sheep’s back to the di­verse use of our nat­u­ral fi­bre, whether for the ex­port mar­ket or per­sonal craft­ing plea­sure.

Com­pe­ti­tion classes range from hand and ma­chine knit­ting, weav­ing, spin­ning, felt­ing, and wear­able art us­ing both hand­spun and commercial yarns.

Novice com­pe­ti­tions give new­com­ers to the sec­tor the chance to show­case their prod­ucts next to es­tab­lished fash­ion la­bels. Vis­i­tors can buy hand­crafted wool items.

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