Agfest 2011

Agfest 2011, Tasmanian House of Fibre will be there.

Tasmanian House of Fibre will be with the Alpaca tent this year at Agfest as we are promoting some of our Alpaca products made at our Fibre Mill.

We will have Alpaca rovings/tops and blends of natural and hand dyed fibre.

Our famous blends of Silk ‘n’ Suri will of course be featured with a few new additions.

The popular Paca Bling Batts will also feature, so come and have a look at our goodies, the above are only a few that will be available.

We will have our other stock on hand like the Rolls Royce of wheels the Majacraft and the full range of Landscape Dyes plus more.

We will keep you up to date as Agfest draws near.

Tassie Fibre Club – March 2011

Hi Tassie Fibre Club members

You will well and truely have your mystery fibre batts by now.

The Fibre Club batt for March is a Mermaid Batt.

This batt has a wonderful blend of sea colours in hand dyed fine merino, hand dyed tussah silk and mermaid silk

There is a Photo below of the February Fibre Club Batt

This is a combination of hand dyed Tasmanian Coopworth in pastels for added bounce, fine Aussie Merino, Bamboo and loads of hand dyed Firestar for sparke.

To join the Tassie Fibre Club head to the shop and order online or email me

Reserve Champion at Canberra Royal Show

Mount Roland alpacas are very excited

Lady Aimie 2, a black Suri alpaca won her class and then scooped the Reserve Champion Suri fleece over 30 months.

We are all still jumping up and down with excitement.

Just to top off our success, Forestglen Merlin came third in his class.

This is only the 2nd time I have shown our Suri fleece and the 1st time I have shown the huacaya fleece, so with a little more experience our results may improve, fingers crossed.

Aimie 2 or Sophie as we call her is currently awaiting her first cria, the expectant father is Serena Lodge Prince Stitch

1st at Bothwell Spinin

Congratulations Taylah!

Taylah, who has just turned 11 years, won the under 16s longest thread competition at Bothwell Spinnin.

This is actually a world wide competition, but we won’t tell Taylah that, we don’t want her to get a big head.

Taylah’s very finely spun thread measured 46.489 metres in length, Wow.

The longest thread competition requires that the spinner uses raw fleece (washed), the measurement is on 10gms of the spun fibre.

Taylah chose to use Tasmanian Corriedale.

Well done Taylah, what will you do next.

A special thank you to the ladies from Coffs Harbour for all your encouragement.

You may contact Taylah at info@tasmanianfibre.com.au

Highland Felting

Exciting News!!!!!                             

Tasmanian House of Fibre has expanded. We are now the proud owners of Highland Felting and Fibre Supplies.

Highland Felting was formally owned and ran by two wonderful people, Pat and Ken. Unfortunately Pat’s health has declined and she needed to retire.

We recently purchased from Pat her wool processing machinery, which means we now have a mini mill, but that’s another story.

We then realized that it would be a terrible waste to let the Highland Felting website disappear, so we decided to take it on. Yes I know I need my head read, how much busier do I need to be.

But it’s up and running again and for those of you who are not aware of Highland Felting you had better go and have a squiz.

Felting just got easier.

Have a look at the felting batts, these make felting faster and easier, you can split the batt by separating the layers and then place one layer over the other in a different direction and it’s done, no pulling tuffs and placing them this way then that.

This method will save you time on the placement of the fibre and gives you more time to have fun expressing your God given creativeness.

Highland Felting has a growing range of hand dyed fine merino and strong merino batts and tops/rovings for your felting needs be they wet felting or needle felting.

There are also felting needles, felting kits and books available, if you can’t find what you need email me or give me a call.

Happy felting.

P.S. You can also use these fibres for spinning

Contact details: Please go to the ‘Home’ page, email is at the bottom of the page, Thanks, Sue