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And the Winners Are …..

Our first KAL/CAL has come to an end and those who participated will be wearing beautiful new shawls in the cooler weather.  We have had a lot of fun and it has been fabulous to be able to host all the merriment!  Thanks so much to all who participated and contributed their thoughts and progress shots in our Ravelry Group thread.  Sharing our knitting highs and lows adds a wonderful sense of extended community to what we do.

So let the drum roll begin ……

The ‘knit’ winner has made a beautiful Moonraker Shawl by Melanie Berg

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Knitter:   Deborah from Sydney, NSW
Yarns:  Mrs Crosby’s Hatbox

The ‘crochet’ winner has made a beautiful Sunday Shawl by Alia Bland

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Crocheter:   Mary from Melbourne, Vic
Yarn:  cleverly made with various leftovers from her stash!

Both Deborah and Mary have won a bottle the wonderful Soak wool wash and a shawl pin from Hornvarefabrikken.  The shawl pins are made from African Cow Horn and have a lovely provenance that you can read about on their website – what was once a waste product has been made into something useful and beautiful.

Congratulations to both our winners – your shawls are very, very lovely.

Happy ‘yarning’
Karen.


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Woolly Dates

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.