15 micron Tasmanian Merino woven scarf

Below is a beautiful hand dyed and woven scarf made by a very clever Tasmanian, Kira.

The scarf was made from 15 micron Tasmanian merino purchased here at Tasmanian House of Fibre.

The completed scarf was a participant in a Ravelry swap and winged it’s way over to North Carolina, USA, the recipient was delighted and amazed at the softness.

Thanks Kira for promoting our very special Tasmanian fibre.

Deloraine Craft Fair

Well it’s on again, Tasmanian House of Fibre and Mount Roland Alpacas will be at the Showground with the Alpaca tent, October 29th  – November 1st.

All your favourites will be there, mainly Tasmanian products, fleeces of various types, tops/rovings for felting and spinning, silk, yarn, Knit kits, knitting and felting needles, Paca Bling Batts, Majacraft spinning wheels and more.

Of course the focus will be Alpaca, so drop in to see some of the delicious Suri Batts and a few extra surprises just for you.

Young Taylah (10 years old) from Taylah Shae Alpacas will be there with her handspun, hand dyed and hand made products.

Taylah also has been expanding her product range and will have lots of lovely things to tempt you with.

See you there


Mount Roland Alpaca’s are home

Arrh, at last all my girls are home, some have been away for mating and finally everyone has returned.

It’s nice to be able to walk through the herd again and chat to them all.

I have now weaned all the crias except one, little Bling who is to young and needs to stay with mum Ambrosia a little longer.

The kids (weaned cria’s) are good, settling in to some yummy food and some halter training, two of my Black Suri’s, Jet Black and Firestar have bald patches on their noses and Firestar has bald ears, not a good look for the show ring.

But with a balanced feed with some supplements and some home made herbal eczema cream the patches are improving.

Taylah has been halter training Amadeus (Arnie) and doing very well, she wants to put him in the Burnie Show on the Friday for Suri judging, we have entered 5 Suri’s to support the Suri section, should be fun.

Lady Amie 2 (Sophie) a beautiful black Suri girl with a very fine fleece, 19micron, won her black Suri Fleece class at the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show in July, the fleece is also entered in the Royal Melbourne Show so fingers crossed.

If you are looking  to buy some nice Alpaca’s we have a few for sale at Mount Roland, pregnant females, wethers, young males, and a certified Black Suri Male.

Contact: info@tasmanianfibre.com.au or Phone: 03 6496 1942

Tasmanian Suri and Silk

Mount Roland Alpacas

50% Tasmanian Suri and 50% Natural Tussah Silk

If you want luxury, luxury you get. This batt is so delicious you will be asking for more.

The beautiful balance of Silk and Suri, the lustre, the softness needs to be touched and seen to be believed.

Treat yourself to the best, limited supplies.

For the knitters and crocheters why not try the Silk ‘n’ Suri laceweight yarn, hand spun from 50% Silk and 50% Tasmanian Suri.

Both of these product ranges are mainly produced from the very fine Mount Roland Fleeces and if we can not meet demands the fleeces are sourced from other Fine Tasmanian Alpaca Breeders

Mount Roland Naturals and Mount Roland Laceweight

Lady Phoebe

Many products have been made with lady Phoebe’s beautiful fleece

Knitting yarn/wool in the grease

Hand spun wool with the lanolin still in it.

This wonderful and practical wool is great for those who need waterproofing and extra warmth in their knitted garments.

Wool spun in the grease is great in jumpers for the Yachties, Motorbike riders, Hikers, Farmers and for any outdoor activities

Many people who are trying to use more natural products find it great to use for babies nappies or diaper covers to help water proof and keep warm.

Tasmanian House of fibre stocks natural coloured hand spun wool/yarn in the grease

The Knit kit

Exciting News!

Have you seen the yarn magazine? If not grab a copy, it is featuring the Knit kit and letting you know that you can purchase this great little gadget from yours truly.

Knit kit

You may purchase the black knit kit for $29.95 or the turquoise knit kit for $34.95.

This wonderful kit makes a great present for your knitting or crocheting friend or maybe a little splurge for yourself.

My mum has one and she loves it, hey mum if you are out there put a comment up and let others know how you find it.

Spring, birthdays and new products

Well spring is here and so is the updated Blog. I hope you like it.

It has RSS feed so you can keep an eye on things and you can now leave your comments, nice ones of course.

Today Daisy lamb is one month old and Max and Chance my Cormo lambs from last year are 1 year old, actually Chance was born on the 1st.

New products are being ordered for spinning in the warmer weather, bamboo, silk latte made from milk, soy silk and more, also some Angelina fibre for those of you who like a little sparkle with your wool and for those crazy Art Yarn Spinners.

Some crochet hooks are arriving soon for those special Hand made Christmas projects.

More Bling Balls have been uploaded.

The Bling Balls are a blend of hand dyed fine Aussie Merino, Tasmanian Alpaca, Silk, Firestar and some bling. It’s beautiful spun fine and made into little girls cardigans or a Snood or spin chunky and make a scarf, head band  or a pretty hat.

Go have a squizz. Bling Balls