Spring has Sprung

Welcome to the third Blackwattle Alpaca Yarn and Fibre Newsletter!
We are calling this newsletter 'Spring has Sprung" because this spring is well and truly alive on our farm. Such a beautiful time of the year in Australia!

Other stuff? So much has happened since the last newsletter. This newsletter is full with lots of exciting news and updates! Hope you enjoy reading it.

Spring Flowers

I always like to start the beginning of my newsletters with a couple of photos from our farm. There are so many colourful inspirations across our farm, not just the wattle flowers that grow in abundance. Sometimes beauty can be found in man made structures like our barb wire ball.

This time of year is stunning! I love the trees that start to come alive and the flowers!

Spring has well and truly sprung to live on the farm!

Fibre with Friends

A weekend crafting with Blackwattle
We are pleased to announce that we will be running a craft and fibre weekend in 2019. The dates are still to be confirmed but this weekend will be all about alpaca, crafting, fibre and friends!

Two days jam packed full of knitting, crochet, felting and dyeing! This will be a full alpaca experience with lots of crafting, yummy food and local wine, shared with new and old friends. More information coming soon!

Slow Fashion - Adagio

Adagio Mills, based in Orange NSW, make the majority of my very beautiful yarn bases. Recently they have launched a Kickstarter program called: Adagio made - sustainable slow fashion - knitted clothing.

Please visit their Kickstarter program and support where you can.

Sock Knitting Workshop

This weekend we held our second workshop - Learning to knit socks from the toes up. Jacqui, the teacher, was wonderful and the ladies who attended really enjoyed the afternoon.

I think I won them over with my lemon cake too! You can see what was left of it on the table!

Murrumbateman Moving Feast

The Moving Feast is on this weekend and we will have our farm open both days form 10am - 5pm. Our Farm Shop will be open over the weekend. After visiting the shop, hand feed some of our alpacas and we might even have a couple that you can take for a walk. Bring your cameras to take lots of photos!

Premium Alpaca Fleece 

Recently I have added a a new section to our online shop to sell some of our premium alpaca fleeces. These fleeces are stunning, many being show fleeces, that would suit the home spinners or those wanting to felt. 

All the fleeces we sell are skirted, fleece tested and with very little vegetable matter (VM). 

Access the fleeces for sale from the Fibre and Roving tab.

Upcoming Events

Handmade Markets Canberra - 20 and 21 October. Come and help the markets celebrate 10 years! 

Located at EPIC, Canberra Show Grounds. Entry and parking is free.

We will have our complete range of artisan hand dyed alpaca yarn and fibre sale at this wonderful market!

Upcoming Workshops
Natural and Acid Dye Workshop - 6th October

Come and join us on farm to learn the techniques to dye yarn and fibre - using both natural and acid dyes.  5 places sill  available!

Morning, afternoon tea and 2 course lunch provided. Glass of local wine included with lunch. After lunch meet our alpacas and hand feed the lovely but greedy ones.

Book here.

Paddock to Product Workshop - 13th October

This workshop is the true - Fibre and Feast Workshop!  

Come to the farm and learn about all aspects of alpaca - from paddock to products! 

Workshop cost includes all course materials, lunch and morning/afternoon tea. This workshop will suit anyone who is interested in alpaca and all their uses.

All participants will given a gift bag filled with lots of local goodies to take home and enjoy. In addition all participants will be given a 10% discount voucher for their purchases on the day including the Blackwattle Farm Shop.

Book here.

Shawl Shaping Workshop - 17th November

In this workshop we will explore a variety of shawl shapes and how you can achieve them using simple shaping techniques. After discussing each shape, you can choose your favourite and work up a sample that has the potential of becoming a full sized project if you wish. Book here.

Booking a workshop from interstate? 

Need a place to stay? We have you covered. Book a workshop with us and receive a discount at the local Adobe Hotel, only 10 minutes from our farm.

When booking a workshop please let me know and I will arrange the discount rate for you.

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