I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics.
I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
As it has just started to get a bit cooler here in Sydney, the up and coming Winter Wool Fair 2018 will give you the opportunity to stock up on some lovely winter woollies and fibres, yarn and equipment to you will need to make your own winter woollies.
The Sutherland Shire Spinner and Weavers Winter Wool Fair 2018. Image Courtesy of the SSWS.
The fair will be held on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of June from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall on the corner of Merton and Flora Streets Sutherland.
Items like this one will be for sale. Image by Gary Brown.
If you are already into the art of spinning and weaving and you need to stock up on more material and equipment, you will find the following traders will be present selling their goods:
Members taking part in a Felting class at Como. Image by Gary Brown.
If you are a spinner and weaver, why don't you find out more about what they do and maybe you would like to become a member and attend their weekly meetings. You too can learn more about the art of spinning and weaving and create a hand-made piece of craft/artwork.
When I paid them a visit last year, I found that there were not only members who spun and weave, but there were also members who are felters, dyers, crocheters and knitters.
Many of their members have exhibited their works in galleries throughout Australia and overseas and they also produce alpaca and wool fleece.
SSS&W is one of the oldest established associations in the Sutherland Shire and their first formal meeting was in 1971.
Even if you have never spun, weaved, felted, dyed, crocheted or knitted, they have many accomplished artists, teachers & craftspeople who are more than happy to mentor and help newcomers. Workshops and excursions are plentiful during the year.
A lovely piece that has been Hand spun, hand dyed and knitted by one of the members of the SSSW. Image courtesy of the SSSW.