Woolcraft reveals range of talents
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.