Deloraine craft fair – 4 days to go

Deloraine craft fair is almost here and we are going flat out like a lizard drinking getting lots of wonderful goodies ready for all you felters, spinners, knitters, crocheters and crafts persons.

There will be plenty of hand dyed merino tops to choose from, stacks of fleeces,Landscape and Gaywool dyes, Dye kits and Paca Bling Batts of course.

Felters! We have resist for your wet felting templates, dyed and undyed tops/rovings, mohair curls, baby English Leicester curls, silk and more. We are also stocking black or white silk scarves for Nuno felting and we also have a range of felting needles and Aussie made felt punches.

Spinners! We have a large range of products for you to choose from, starting from raw fleece to the various silks including Silk Latte(milk), Black Diamond. There will also be a Spinners Showbag available for $40 this has many different fibres in it to try.

As a special treat the new and exclusive range of Mount Roland Naturals “Silk ‘n’ Suri” Batts will be available in many new colours, some natural some dyed, if it’s pure luxury you are after then this is it!! Click here to see a sample.

Knitters! We have for you a selection of hand spun yarns, Tasmanian lace weight Silk ‘ n’ Alpaca or Suri Alpaca, Top end and I mean top end very soft hand spun Tasmanian Alpaca and of course the wonderful Tassie wool spun in the grease (Lanolin) plus an artyarn or two and a bit of super bulky just for fun. Knitting needles and the incredibly handy Knit Kit will be there.

Crocheters! You also have a selection of the yarns above plus we have put together a crochet pack for you to crochet some cushion covers in some wild colours using Tasmanian 15 micron Merino wool. There will also be some crochet hooks available is case you need a few more, never can have enough, always handy to carry in the glove box.

Crafters! Anything and everything, it’s up to you, come and have a look.

Where: Showground with the Alpacas.

Please remember everyone I won’t be there on Saturday, also a minimum of 10% of all profits go to children and families in need.

Below a little temptation of colour flowing in the wind.

Silk’n'Suri lace baby shawl

Today we are featuring a very special, incredibly beautiful and delicate baby shawl made by Karen for little Thomas.

This exquisite shawl was made from hand spun Suri Alpaca and Silk in lace-weight available in the shop. The Suri fibre was from Lady Phoebe who is pictured a few blogs back.

This shawl is truely a labour of love, one that can be handed down to other babies, an heirloom piece.

I believe it took 500gms of yarn and measured 138cm square.

Suri has a wonderful drape and a beautiful sheen, our Silk ‘n’ Suri can be spun to order.

Well done Karen, it’s an amazing piece.

Forestglen Merlin and Baarrooka Simply Red

Exciting news, The Boys have arrived!!!!!!

Forestglen Merlin an exquisite light fawn male alpaca who has the most amazing fleece, not a guard hair in sight, what a boy. (Huacaya)

Baarrooka Simply Red, one cool dude who is an International fleece winner,  brown Suri.

These boys arrived today with a delightful young lady Suri alpaca by the name of Silkwind Pristine.

Thank you Alison

The photos below show Merlin and Red wondering what to do next and Pristine taking a flying leap to her new home.