I happened upon an article in the Huffington post on the pleasures of cashmere and its whys and wherefores. There were marveling at the process and finally not at all surprised at why it is so expensive. It is not just to do with overseas options and mysterious high fashion. Now, we all know Australia has […]
by guest blogger, Erin Davis What’s on my needles: Adagio Mills 100% Australian Alpaca 8 ply 50g balls 4mm needles The test knit (its like test drive, except test knit 😉) I took this beautiful 100% Aussie alpaca yarn for a test drive with a cowl pattern. The pattern called for two 50g 8ply balls, […]
Cashmere Connections responded to a market need. Their business sits firmly in a niche position where they have achieved success for themselves and met the requirements of both Australian and overseas customers. Here at SourceLocal we love to hear the success stories of innovative Australians. Trish and Charles Esson formed Cashmere Connections when, as growers, […]
I’m always intrigued by what pops into my Instagram feed. Has it worked out exactly what interests me or is it just by post order? Either way, there is often something cute or curious from Coloured Sheepie. So I thought it was worth mentioning them in a blog spot. We at SourceLocal go to a […]
I’ve left it a bit late to dye the wool for the next project. Worse still, it is cloudy and wet. So, I’m being a bit naughty and drying the wool a bit too close to the heater in my study. Now the room has the smell of a shearing shed! I hadn’t noticed the […]
Thank goodness the next weekend is a long weekend. The much anticipated wool for my dress has arrived, along with some soft woollen rope for…haven’t decided yet! I found this wool at White Gum Wool – yet another source of Australian wool. Looking forward to telling you more First the dyeing. I’ll start that tonight. […]
Have you been following ‘the project’ on Instagram? In case you haven’t, I’ll catch you up on the creation. Several years ago the most spectacular bougainvillea tossed its canes towards our balcony. We caught them and trained them. Could I be bold enough to say this magnificent vine is now a Beecroft icon? Try standing […]
I’ve told you about my project, to make a macramé dress of 100% Australian wool yarn and Australian wool fabric. The dress is for me to wear to the Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo in July. It may be somewhat chilly. The average temperature for Bendigo in July is 12oC. Aside from that I may be […]
Did I dream it or see it in the stars? Perhaps it is the memory of rainy weekends past? It is a growing excitement that only belongs to a Friday – and the promise of things to come. The plans for a weekend lifestyle may be unattainable. They may be nothing, they may be vague. […]
We’ve found some more Australian wool. Just the name Australian Organic Wool is enough to tick all the boxes. Dig below the surface and you’ll find plenty more. These are my favourite, homey, draw closer to the hearth reasons: Spun from 100% Australian merino wool Low ecological impact organic dyes Your choice of yarn or […]
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