Events 2018

February1–Apr 22 ThursdayScarf Festival 2018 Entries Accepted National Wool Museum, Geelong

nationalwoolmuseumSee the Website for info. Scarves and entry forms due by 22 April 2018.

Exhibition opening and awards Thursday, 7th June. Open to the public 8th June, closes Sunday 26th August 2018.

20–21 TuesdayFelting workshop with Anita Larkin Deloraine

felttowersSecond of two workshops in Deloraine, this one Layered Resists. Cost $194

For more information contact Allison Smith

Numbers are limited. See Anita's website


24–25 SaturdayFelting Workshop With Anita Larkin Hobart

felttowersFelting workshop in Hobart, topic Natural Forms. Cost is $200

Contact Allison Smith for more information.

Please note, numbers are limited.

March3 SaturdayBothwell SpinOUT 10:00am – 4:00pm Bothwell Town Hall Lawns


Get along to the Bothwell SpinOUT "De-Stash Market Day"

11am; see a demonstration of Eco Dyeing with Julia Spencer.

1.30pm; hear a Q&A by Julitha Barber on the International Longest Thread

2.30pm; see a demonstration of Julitha's lac-weight yarn spinning.

Enquiries, contact Liz: 

17 SaturdayAGM 10:00am Man'O'Ross Hotel, Ross

helloWe'd like to have a quorum and we'd also like to have some hands up for the committee positions. Please consider issues and suggestions for the Satewide meeting, early notice for the agenda would be appreciated. Email the President or Secretary with your agenda items, thoughts or suggestions. Print this nomination form for your preferred committee position.  :)

April14 SaturdayDeloraine Open Day Deloraine

knittingneedlesJoin them for a fun day.

May4 FridayIsland Yarns Winter Deadline

sheepoutlineContact the Editor, Tara,

with your contributions.

23–27 WednesdayPoatina Weaving Retreat 2018 Poatina Village, Tasmania

willothewispbuttonVery early notice so you may save the date now.  :) The theme will be "Will-o'-the-Wisp".  The participant swap will be a pair of handwoven table napkins.

Inquiries and questions to Di Kearney via email.

Preliminary info blogged.

June8–Aug 26 FridayScarf Festival 2018 National Wool Museum, Geelong


The Scarf Festival 2018 theme is: Living on the Land.

See their website.

August3 FridayIsland Yarns Spring Deadline

flowercornerContact the Editor, Tara,

with your contributions.

September14–16 FridayBicheno 2018 retreat Bicheno


The theme of this year's Bicheno is Happy Hands and Funky Feet, so bring along your best gloves, mittens, slippers, socks, stockings, muffs...anything you have worked on with hands or feet in mind. There will be a fashion show, and a show'n'tell. Tamar Valley Spinners will be your host this year.

So fill out the Booking Form in Island Yarns #256 and organise payment, with our two options, and save the date NOW.

November2 FridayIsland Yarns Summer Deadline

palmtreesunContact the Editor, Tara,

with your contributions.