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Ocean Moon – A knitting mystery to unveil….

  Join the fabulous knitwear designer Ambah O’Brien for her Mystery Knit-A-Long (MKAL) from April through to May 2022. It’s a wonderful opportunity to try new techniques and create something spectacular! You can sign up to the MKAL by purchasing the Ocean Moon MKAL pattern on Ravelry here and on Payhip here. Join Ambah in the MKAL chat threads either […]

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Fibre Fest on our Farm – Wrap Up

  Thank you sooooo much to everyone who joined us on the farm last weekend for our last minute #yarnaholicweekendfrolic fibre and yarn sale.We’re so grateful that we could still share our squishy goodies with so many of you, online and in person. We truly appreciate your support and loved seeing so many of you face to face, […]

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12 Month Celebration of Knitted Gnomes

Sarah from Imagined Landscapes wants this KAL to be amazing fun with no stress. It’s just about knitting gnomes, having a great time and creating gnomes with personalities. It’s a fun year-long knit-a-long, wether you want to participate in some months or all 12. Sarah has lots of prizes throughout the year too! You can enter one gnome […]

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Unacknowledged 2022 Collection Colourway

Unacknowledged is one of Angela’s 2021 collection creations. It was initially earmarked for a gap to be designed to sit within our reds colour story. But once it was finalised we found it spoke perfectly with our pinks story as well!12 months on and Unacknowledged has proven itself a popular choice and even extended its reach […]

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Mentoring at its best!

During the past 2 years I have been in a wonderful position where I was provided support under the Farming Together Program. This program was set up to assist farmers who are working together to achieve set goals. Along with our Blackwattle labelled yarn, we also stock and sell yarn labelled under the Alpaca Breeders […]

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Alpaca Yarn – A Luxury Fibre

Alpaca wool is recognised as one of the most luxurious fibres in the world. It is exceptionally soft due to its low scale relief, compared to merino, giving alpaca a very soft and silky feeling. In comparison to merino, alpaca fibre is lighter, warmer and more durable. Don’t be fooled by their cute, fuzzy and endearing faces – […]

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When Mistakes Work

Creating new colours is sometimes a hit and miss exercise. You either love the new colours you are creating or….you don’t. Mistakes happen when dyeing yarn and sometimes those mistakes are love at first sight! This recently happened to me. I created a colour called Velvet Dreams, a lovely soft blend of purples and light […]

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Markets that make a Business

Last weekend we attended the Handmade Canberra Markets. We have been stall holders at these fabulous markets for the past 4 years. The markets attract designers and artisans from across Australia, with many travelling from interstate to be stall holders. This year  the markets turned 10 – WOW 10 years!! Julie and her team run […]

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Suri – The Fibre of the Gods

I often hear alpaca being referred to as the ‘Fibre of the Gods’ and I can certainly understand why. The animals themselves are closely tied to cultural practices for Andeans people and prior to colonisation, the image of the alpaca, in the form of canopas (small figures carved from stone and used in traditional rituals), […]

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Shearing Day

Shearing Day – not my favourite day of the year I must admit but shearing day, in between the hard work, does have some moments of joy. Like when you shear your Appaloosa alpacas and their spots are uncovered or when you shear an alpaca and you realise their fleece is just stunning and you […]

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