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Woolly Dates

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A select list of wool-related events and happenings in Victoria that may be of interest …

The Geelong Scarf Festival, Coastline, runs from 5 June to 2 August at the National Wool Museum. They are also on a mission to break a Guinness World Record to build the world’s largest flock of handmade pompom sheep. The goal: 10,000-plus pompom sheep in conjunction with Melissa Peacock, the artist-in-residence. More information on the website.

The famous Australian Sheep & Wool Show and Artisans Textile Festival runs this coming weekend at Bendigo, from 17–19 July. The biggest show of its kind in the world, this is one not to be missed; showcased are Australia’s top wool-growers and all things woollen.

The Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft and Cookery exhibition is always a popular attraction at the Show. If you’re interested in entering your knitted or crocheted items, you need to get your registration in by 17 July, with all postal/courier exhibits to be delivered by 4 September and in person by 9 September. Results are revealed on 18 September.

The Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders Association of Australia are running a Sheep & Woodcraft Field Day on 27 September in Cranbourne. There will be craft demonstrations, a craft market selling yarns and supplies, a petting farm for the little ones and more.

Share with us in Comments below if you know of other notable events around town.

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