Category Archives: 2012 Show

135th Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Lincoln sheep

The Australian Sheep and Wool Show, July 20th-22nd, is the largest of its kind with 2500 sheep, 500 fleeces and 360 woolcraft entries. Not to mention, fashion parades, wearable art, vendor stalls, shearing competitions, sheepdog trials, schools competitions, junior livestock judging and much more…

It’s going to be an exciting time with something for everyone!

Check out the Show website for more details on:

Don’t forget the Women of Wool and Bendigo Festival of Lamb events!

Show Guest of Honour and Patron of the Australian Year of the Farmer

Governor-General Quentin Bryce will speak at the Women of Wool Laugh @ Lunch Luncheon on Friday.

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Runway Style, Australian Wool Fashion Parades

Friday / Saturday / Sunday, Noble Pavilion

Woolcraft Parades — 11 am daily

  • Woolcraft “Wearable Art” Parades
  • Woolcraft Winners Parades

Commercial Parades — 2 pm daily

  • Australian Wool Innovation Parades featuring Australia’s best designers
  • Top Wool Retailers Parades

Woolcraft at the 2012 Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Six pavilions full of:

  • Fabulous fleece – white & coloured, wool from many breeds
  • Fantastic fibre – hand dyed, combed, carded and prepared in batts
  • Incredible yarn – artisan handspun, hand dyed
  • Equipment – see, try and buy
  • Demonstrations to impress
  • Felting, crocheting, knitting, dyeing, spinning and weaving
  • Competition exhibits to admire and inspire
  • Celebrating 40 years of Woolcraft special display
  • Feature Breed display with Finnsheep, Perendale, Romney and Suffolk
  • Share Space for you to sit, knit, chat and learn
  • Kid’s Corner for the kids to make something woolly

Passionate Advocate and Woolcraft Expert Emma Gerring, 2012 Women of Wool

Photo of Emma GerringWoolcraft siteholder Emma Gerring of Spun Out is one of seven 2012 Women of Wool

Woolcraft competitor and hand spinning aficionado, Emma Gerring, of Blackburn, Victoria

Fibre has now taken over popular woolcraft exhibitor Emma Gerring’s life, with raw fleeces, dyes, roving, plus “way too many wheels and an obscene amount of spindles” battling for space in her home.

Her online mini-emporium of hand spinning equipment ‘Spun Out’ is “the baby of a compulsive obsessive fibre junkie,” Emma says.

“I am a relatively recent spinner, starting my yarn making journey September 2008,” she says. “I started with a wheel, after several lessons from a very dear friend, and I also became smitten with spindles, as this meant I could spin any time, any place, anywhere!”

“Spun Out began in 2009, running alongside my then yarn store of 10 years, ‘The Wool Shack’, which I sold in early 2011. So my love of yarn and the fibre industry tipped over into spinning.

“My desire to start up Spun Out, was driven by the wonderful spinning community that was opening up to me. I wanted to share the love (and obsession) and source the finest spinning paraphernalia from around the world,” Emma says.

Content courtesy of The Women of Wool