Fibreworks goes vintage for the Bendigo Sheep Show

At Fibreworks we are busy preparing for the Australian Sheep and Woolcraft Show  at Bendigo starting on Friday 19 July.

Bendigo prep 1

We have collected a range of vintage yarns from the 70’s – 80’s and overdyed them to give them new life. These include beautiful loopy, boucles and chunky 12ply wools which add that rich texture to your project.

Vintage yarn

There are limited supplies of these products with absolutely no repeats so first in best dressed!!

Bendigo prep 2   All our regular products will be available including wools, silks, alpaca and mohair, even a range of 4ply sock yarn in fluoro colours – orange, pink, lime and purple.

Bendigo prep 3

Call in and say hullo at our usual site, #7 in the Osborne Pavillion.

Bendigo prep 4

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Popup Fibre Show in Cranbourne

Fibre popup
Fibreworks is excited to be taking part in a new popup show featuring some of our favourite fibre and textiles traders on 23 and 24 March in Cranbourne. Come and see us as well as Dairing Yarns, Beautiful Silks and The Dancing Queen. There will be machine knitting demonstrations and lessons as well as lots of beautiful yarns, fibres and fabrics for sale.
FIBRE @ Cranbourne Popup show
166 South Gippsland Highway, Cranbourne, VIC
24-24 March 2013, 10am to 4pm both days
For more information, email
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Fibreworks is now on Etsy

Fibreworks is celebrating the end of 2012 and the start of 2013 by opening a new shop on the home of online art and crafts, Etsy. You can find us at

You can now buy a range of hand-dyed yarns and woollen socks from our Wartook Studio collection directly online, including the following:

Hand-dyed socks E1_33


And stay tuned for more as we’re going to expand the range in our Etsy shop over the next few months. Of course, you can still buy directly from us by by email, snail mail or phone. Details, along with our full range of products, colours and prices, are on our website:

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Australian Sheep and Wool Show


We’ve been flat out this week preparing for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo. The Show goes from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July at the Bendigo show grounds. There’ll be loads of woolcraft, fashion parades and wearable art as well as shearing competitions, sheepdog trials, livestock judging and the “Festival of Lamb”. For more information as well as directions and details on train connections from Melbourne, check out the Show’s website.

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the things you’ll find if you visit the Fibreworks stand.



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A sneak peek at our latest exhibition

If you can’t make it to Red Rock Books in Horsham for Gill’s latest exhibition, here’s a sneak peek at a few of the literary-themed artworks.

Kaleidoscope, inspired by the books of Kaffe Fassett


In the crime and mystery section: The Web


Gardening and cooking (with thanks to Francoise Van der Plank)


Memorabilia: The Stash


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Welcome to the wild & woolly world of knitting.

Learn the basics to get you started! 3 sessions to learn the basics & then meet with the KnitWitZ group to share knitting hints, problems and ideas. $25 for 3 classes. Saturdays 11am-1pm. Starting 28th April.


If you already know how to knit, join a likeminded group of knitters, crocheters etc and share hints and ideas. Bring your own project for a fun, free session of participation. Special hints at each session.  Saturdays 11am-1pm Starting 28th April.

RedRock Books & Gallery 71 Firebrace Street Horsham

Enquiries: 03 53836243 or email


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A textured yarn

Come and see an exhibition of work by textile artist, Gill Venn, featuring crime & suspense, fantasy, fiction, cooking, history, travel and much more. Includes knitting, feltmaking and other textile arts.

Venue: Redrock Books & Gallery 71 Firebrace Street Horsham
Dates: Monday 23rd April – Saturday 2nd June 9-5 Mon-Fri 10-12.30 Sat.

Official opening by Marion Hera-Gorr from Beautiful Silks
Thursday 26th April at 6pm. All welcome.

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Grampians Texture – early bird registration closes soon!

Want to spend a week in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park getting in touch with you creative side with the help of top textile artists from Australia and beyond? Grampians Texture runs from 25 February to 1 March 2012 in Halls Gap.

Workshops are available in knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting, jewelry-making, fabric embellishment, basketry, design and much more. If you get your registration in before 1 December, you’ll even get a discount on the course fees. For more details, see the Grampians Texture website.

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Last week in September

It’s the last week in September and that can only mean one thing. Fibreworks is off to Geelong for the annual Geelong Fibre Forum. Held each year at Geelong Grammar School, the Forum is a melting pot of fibre arts and crafts, with workshops in machine embroidery, contemporary applique, wild knitting, felting, design, ikat weaving, paper- and book-making, jewelry and more on offer.

Fibreworks will be selling our wares, including yarns, silk, tops for felting and threads for embroidery every day from 25 September to 1 October for Forum participants. We’ll also have silk worms for sale.


Even if you’re not attending, you can come and visit us and see what the Forum participants have been up to at the “Heathen Bazaar” at the Saturday morning Open House. Details on how to get to Geelong Grammar are on the school’s website (the Forum will be at the Corio Campus).



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Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Come and see us at the Australia Sheep and Wool Show in Bengido. It’s on from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July at the Bendigo Showgrounds. As well as Fibreworks, there’ll be lots of wool crafts, wearable art and wool fashion on display. You can also see wool in its natural form (i.e. on the back of a sheep), shearing and sheepdog trials, watch cooking demonstrations and sample Australia’s best lamb.

Fibreworks yarn on shelves


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