The Old Bus Depot Markets are popular Sunday markets, held each week at the Old Bus Depot in Kingston. Each year they hold a "Celebration of Wool" market, however it has been so popular in previous years, that it now covers TWO days at the Old Bus Depot Markets. Talk to wool producers, view hand spinning demonstrations, learn about hand felting and watch weaving in action. Winter is the time for knitting scarves, jumpers, beanies and hats and the Celebration of Wool markets will have all your needs covered - from a huge variety of wool to needles and everything in between. Buy wool to make your own creations, or buy woollen products already made - perfect for winter in Canberra!
There will also be Makers' Workshops in crochet and knitting as well as wool demonstrations. Classes will be held in:
Macrame Workshop with Annette Boyd
Crochet with Frances from Crocheted w/Love
Canberra Region Feltmakers Workshop
The Australian Wool Store: Sock Workshop
Alpaca Magic: Learn to Needle Felt with Alpaca Fibre
Hand Twining and String Making with Effie Dee
If that's not enough wool, there will also be Sheep Shearing demonstrations at 10am and 1pm on Saturday 20th May, and 11am and 2pm on Sunday 21st May – perfect for families to enjoy.
See the Old Bus Depot Markets for all the all the details and how to book the Makers' Workshops.
I've just been for a ride with my wife out to The Cotter. Coming back past Uriarra Station was so sad. Today is the 20th of May 2017 and we are about to hit the coldest part of the year and all the sheep are freshly shorn. To be left with no protection this time of year is so cruel. I find it hard to celebrate wool when I see how sheep get treated.
Sorry but I find it very difficult to celebrate wool after being out at the Cotter today. All the sheep out at Uriarra Station are freshly shorn just as we are coming into the coldest part of the year. Very sad and a poor reflection on how sheep are treated.