Save the Date: 19-21 July 2019


Proudly presented by the Australian Sheep Breeders’ Association

Friday 19 July, Saturday 20 July, from 9am to 5pm
Sunday 21 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, yard dog trials, schools competition, junior livestock judging and much more…

2019 Feature Breed – Polwarth
In 2019, we celebrate the centenary of the Polwarth.

2019 Woolcraft Competition Theme – ‘Season’

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.

It’s that time of year… 2018 Woolcraft Schedule – Just released!

Start planning now! View 2019 competition details2019 Woolcraft Schedule cover

2018 Woolcraft Raffle Prize Winners!


  1. National Wool Museum – Manor House rug
    Orange E 69 – Ursula A
  2. Wool 2 Yarn – wool top and skein
    Green D 076 – Kath B
  3. Bridgewater Berets – beret
    Orange E 1 – Angie G
  4. Elisabet’s Handspun – silk scarf
    Blue B 047 – Faye G
  5. Wool “N” Wire – shawl pin
    Purple A 013 – Cath N
  6. Raxor Yarns & Fibres – Merino skein
    Green D 088 – Amanda K
  7. Waratah Fibres – braided wool top
    Purple A 034 – Wanda/Greg
  8. Hand-Crafted Gifts – 2x braided wool top
    Blue B 087 – Jade W
  9. Bendigo Woodturners – wooden bowl
    Blue B 073 – Felicity H
  10. Uncle John’s Licorice – licorice
    Blue B 038 – Ann P

Thank you to all of our sponsors!


2018 Woolcraft Competition – Winners announced!

Woolcraft Competition – Tips for skeins


4 Ties or Less

There is no compulsory number of ties for skeins at the Woolcraft competition.

In the days when niddy noddys were 18 inches long (making a 2 yard skein), 4 ties was the usual in order to keep the skein neat and tidy.  Nowadays niddy noddys come in many sizes, so changing the “rules”.


Through your work you are on show and a neat and tidy well presented skein may well earn you “WOW” points.

An untidy messy skein loosely tied, with ties made from thread other than the skein itself will attract the eye of the judge, but probably for the wrong reasons.

Use your discretion. Use ties from the skein itself, as many as required to make your skein present well, and trim the ends neatly. Remember the skein will be opened and lengthened for judging, so loose ends can come untucked.

Rewinding a skein after wet finishing can also improve the final appearance.

Good luck to all

Jay Peterson
Woolcraft Committee