Model Ship Competition – Use Wool

Hi Folks

I received the following letter regarding a competition, you may be interested…..

Dear Sir or Madame,

My name is Kerstin. I work for Maxus, which is a media agency based in Sydney.

Today, Spirit of Tasmania, which is one of our clients, opened a model making competition today:

I was wondering if this contest might be of interest for you as it is very open in regard of what kind of submission can be made, I am sure there could be some great wool and fibre work and models on that!

The competition will be open for entries until 27 January 2014.

Anyway I’m curious to know what you think of it, maybe this is something to share with knitting, spinning, craft lovers?

How about it everyone, it would be a fun competition to enter, plus there is a variety of age groups for the younger Felters and wool crafts people.

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

Misti’s cria has a name

Thank you every one who entered the ‘name Misti’s cria competition’ We had over 20 entries so there were many lovely names.

Well it got down to 3 names and we then had to do some hard thinking and also decide which name suited her the most now that we have know her for 2 weeks.

The winning name is…………..

Mount Roland Le’Mist Lady!

Congratulations to Cindy, a fibrey surprise will be heading your way soon. Don’t chase the postie too much. Sue :)

Unnamed Cria update

Misti’s little girl is doing well and enjoying games with her new friend Princess Royal Garnet.

Lastest names in for Misti’s little girl are

Le’Mist Lady, Kiki and Shimmah

Please email me with your name suggestions, the winner will receive a fibre gift

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

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