Category Archives: Women of Wool

Grab a friend and Laugh&Lunch with Lawrence Mooney

Limited tickets available!

Friday 18 July 2014
12 noon for a 12.30 pm start
Bendigo Exhibition Centre
Prince of Wales Showgrounds, 42-72 Holmes Road, Bendigo

The Women of Wool are inviting women to take Friday 18 July off to attend The Australian Sheep and Wool Show’s Laugh@Lunch with Lawrence Mooney.

Enjoy a stunning two course meal with wine. There will be some exciting door prizes – sponsored by Toyota, Provincial Living and ‘The Sun Rising, The Songs That Made Memphis’ show.

View high fashion and ‘wearable art’ fashion parades and see Australia’s top Woolcraft competitors at their best.

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Women of Wool Take High Tea

Friday 19 July 2013
11 am – 1 pm
Bendigo Exhibition Centre
Prince of Wales Showgrounds, 42-72 Holmes Road, Bendigo

The Women of Wool invite you to take tea with very special guest leading Australian Fashion Designer, Collette Dinnigan. A sumptuous high tea will be served with champagne and guests will enjoy a highlight fashion show featuring Woolcraft competition winners and other leading Australian Designers.

After the high tea, guests may enjoy to view fine woollen designs, see the rest of Australia’s top Woolcraft competitors or buy beautiful woollen products. Guests are also welcome to explore the Bendigo Festival of Lamb and all the Sheep Show has to offer!

Your ticket includes entry at the main gate on Holmes Rd to all Australia’s biggest sheep and wool show has to offer including the Festival of Lamb, woolcraft exhibits, sheep shearing and sheep dog trials.

Book online or by phone (free call) 1800 813 153

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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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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.

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Show Preview: Funky Felted Vessels

felted vesselsCreated by members of the Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria, these one-of-a-kind wool felted vessels will be on display and available for purchase at the Woman of Wool Luncheon.

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