Sunday, September 23, 2012


We've just got our stallholder allocation for Deloraine Craft Fair. SO EXCITING (but only 6 weeks left to get ready !).  The Lucky Ewe @ Oatlands Handmade will be at Stand 560 in THE ROTARY PAVILLION...that's the one where the Hoffman Quilt Challenge is hung, just through all the food in the Community Complex paddock.  So grab your Stag Snag and Raspberry Icecream and wander over to say hello.  We're at the end exit, around the corner.  A little out of the way, but we'll have heaps of goodies.  There will be blending, spinning & rigid heddle weaving demonstrations. Sue Evans will be felting and I'll also have Wendy Koolhof's handdyed yarns with me as well as Tilly's own Lucky Ewe range of handdyed superfine and fine merino yarns, tops and English Leicester curls, fleece and NEW 8 ply yarn from Tasmanian heritage EL flocks.


Saturday, September 15, 2012


Yep, finally managed to get the front door open to customers yesterday about noon and already we have seen some familiar faces!  Thanks for visiting us!!!

Lots of goodies this are some pics :

 I'm thrilled to be able to present Teresa Dair's range of kits and yarns to you! On the shelves are a dozen Dairing make-it-yourself garment and accessory kits, complete with stunning yarns and patterns. I have stocks of Teresa's book I knitted my way as well. Makes a great gift! Habu Textile Yarns are in stock including silk and stainless steel, metallics and pine paper yarn, together with some of the textural yarns which are Habu and Teresa's signatures.

UNICORN FIBRE WASH PRODUCTS - For the life of your fibre
The Lucky Ewe @ Oatlands Handmade is proud to be stockists of UNICORN's three stunning wool wash products : Power Scour, Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse.  I have small, medium and large bottles available.  We are usisng these products now on our own range of fleece and tops and have found them to be excellent.  
I also keep Australian Tantech products including WoolSkin which is the best for sheepskin garments and hides.
. The Lucky Ewe has a great range of Tasmanian Superfine Merino tops in natural and handdyed, English leicester fleece, hand dyed curls and carded batts, our TasMagic Batts of blended Tas Superfine Merino top and exotic fibres, handdyed silk fibre, cocoons as well as alpaca fibre in natural colours and dyed.  Threads from Mahdi Chandler's Land, Sea & Sky Studios and lots of goodies for making things - crochet motifs, fabric packs, embellishments & notions.  Spindles and bobbins from The Lace Bobbin Shop and Maggie Crafts' Victorian Sewing Boxes this year are complemented by Lynda's lovely pincushions.
For Spinners and Felters - lots of lovely fibre

Extra Special and Unique - Tas Ultrafine Merino Yarns Handdyed by Wendy Koolhof

Mulberry Silk & Swan Silk Handdyed by Wendy Koolhof

Fine Merino and Superfine Yarns in Natural and Handdyed by us

Superfine Merino Top in Natural and Handdyed by us 

Monday, September 3, 2012


I've been dyeing to find the time...waiting for a nice drying day.....

........they are gorgeous - at least I think so.  So much so that I had to spin some up straight away!  There is no doubt in mind that Tasmanian Superfine Merino fibre is just THE best. 

Also been batt-ing with my Strauch Madd Batt'r.  This one is blended SF merino with angelina fibre,  nylon glitz, recycled sari silk thread and a bit of hand dyed border leicester fleece. 

Spun it semi-worsted at about a 10 ply. 9 wpi.  About 200 grams there.  Had fun making it and I think it will make a great cowl or shrug.  Will be on the shelf at The Lucky Ewe on opening day next week.

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The Lucky Ewe is the "wool stash" room of Oatlands Handmade. Stocking fleece, fibre, yarn and all sorts of goodies for textile makers. The Lucky Ewe also stocks a range of clothing / wearable art, kits, accessories and books.