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White Gum Wool

Where do I start to write about White Gum Wool and Salamanca Wool Shop. I guess from the start of our involvement as a stockist. Nan popped into the shop to show us her wool with the query, did we want to stock it?  At the time, based on the sample we were shown, we had concerns about the wearability of the wool and its leaning towards felting.  We indicated that we were interested and would like to see the commercial product  and then make our decision. The two aspects that interested us at the time were Tasmanian grown wool, and that the initial colour range was being developed by Wendy Koolhof. Wendy was already a supplier of ours with...

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Bothwell SpinIn - 3 and 4 March 2017

                                                     A unique spinning festival, the SpinIN is held every second year and celebrates fibre arts of spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, knitting and associated fibre crafts. In 2017 it will be held on 3rd and 4th March. You can travel from Hobart or look to stay closer. If wanting to stay closer then I suggest you book now.   To participate in full it is worthwhile to enter some of the competitions. For more information on how to participate in full visit bothwellspinin.com.au or check out their facebook page.  With international, national and state guests there is the...

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Wool - is it bullet proof?

                                                 As I was searching for something interesting to report on wool, I stumbled across articles and a u-tube video about a bullet proof material being developed that used wool. How amazing. Not sure how this has progressed as the article and u tube video are dated 2011.  Though I did find some more articles dealing with the comfort factor of the wool and kevlar mixed material.  I thought I would share some of what I found with you. In 2011 Researchers at RMIT University were developing bullet-resistant wool as a lighter and cheaper alternative to bullet-proof vests,...

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Custom Orders, Finishing and Repairs

Yes we do custom orders, finishing and repairs.   Knit/Crochet to Order: The pricing varies according to project as it is dependent on the pattern of the garment, the size and the yarn used.  Orders generally take 4 - 6 weeks once we have the yarn to hand.  Repairs: We also do repairs. We will assess whether the garment is worth repairing and we  discuss with you the finished look. Pricing is subject to the work involved Finishing:We also finish garments. This may involve knitting neckbands and/or sewing up. Pricing is subject to the work involved Example of customer knit. This crew neck jumper is a regular store item and we try to have one of each size in the stock, but...

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Deadlines - will they kill you?

I had set a deadline to have the website up and running by end of September.  I was focused and pushing hard to get there. But I have not made it. I could spend time hashing over why I did not get there but I am not going to. I took some advice and asked myself the question will it matter in two years time. Answer - no. Because by then we will be up running and the teething problems will be a past memory.  So I am putting the missed deadline aside and working at getting the "bloody" site up.  We were oh so close.  Mind you, initially the site will not have all products up - simple matter...

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