2017 Woolcraft Demonstrators/Siteholders

Are you interested in being a Woolcraft demonstrator/siteholder in 2017?

Download the 2017 Woolcraft Demonstrator/Siteholder form (PDF)


2017 Woolcraft Schedule – Just released!

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Save the Date: 14-16 July 2017

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Proudly presented by the Australian Sheep Breeders’ Association

Friday 14th July, Saturday 15th July, from 9am to 5pm
Sunday 16th July, from 9am to 4pm

Prince of Wales Showgrounds, 42-72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Join us for three days of woolcraft competitions, fashion parades, wearable art, vendor stalls, shearing competitions, sheepdog trials, schools competition, junior livestock judging and much more…

2017 Feature Breed – Heritage Breeds (Cheviot, Dorset Down, Dorset Horn, English Leicester, Hampshire Down, Lincoln, Romney, Ryeland, Shropshire and Southdown)

2017 Woolcraft Competition Theme – ‘It’s a Small World’

Show related links for tickets, programs and other details: Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Check out Bendigo Tourism for details on accommodation, maps, and travel, including how to get to and around Bendigo.

Sleeps til Sheep

Woolcraft Raffle Prize Winners


  1. Kates Sewing Centre – Merrylock SP1000 Punching Sewing Machine
    Purple A 88 – Helen Barnes
  2. Karoa Fibres – Alpaca quilt underlay ‘queen’
    Orange F 79 – Lyn Fiblett
  3. Karoa Fibres – Alpaca quilt underlay ‘single’
    Red E 057 – Vicki Younger
  4. National Wool Museum – Manor House rug
    Blue E 065 – Liz Tangey
  5. Granite Haven Llamas – Llama rovings and yarn, Gotland yarn box
    Green B 41 – Rose Roller
  6. Beersheba Farm – Merino and hand dyed fibre
    Black F 83 – Marg Gott
  7. May Gibbs’ Nutcote – May Gibbs’ book
    Purple B 91 – Ruth Fisher

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.

Classes focused on Creativity with Hand Stitching

2016 Australian Sheep and Wool Show

10-11am ‘Whimsical Winter Brooch’ with Andrea Taylor

Create your own version of our decorative whimsical brooch using felt, wool fabric, beads and embroidery threads. Pleay with the colours and stitches and wear it home.

Class & Kit cost $15

11am-1:30pm ‘Stitched Communal Blanket’

Take a few minutes to sit with us and make your mark in stitch on our communal blanket. Choose some thread and start stitching – we will help you if you need it.

What do you think of when you see an old blanket like this? Does it: connect you to the past; family; snuggling up on sleepovers at Grandma’s house? Share your memories and stories with us.

This is a free activity – eventually this blanket will be used for some community purpose – do you have any ideas?

1:30-2:30pm ‘Freeform Stitched Mandala’ with Zara Parker

Explore the mediative pleasure of stitch and be guided through the process of creating imaginative freeform embroidery using felt, thread and creative colour play.

Class & Kit cost $25

3-4pm Explore Slow Stitch with Robyn Steel-Stickland

Be lead through a process so you stitch more and think less, improve your skills and increase your intuition. Slow down and enjoy the feeling of stitching with wool on wool.

Class & Kit cost $8

Book with Opendrawer in the Woolcraft Section.