Media Release – 20 March 2012

Canberra’s popular and nationally award winning markets, the Old Bus Depot Markets, is getting ready to warm up with brightly coloured wool at its special annual event, A Celebration of Wool, to be held this year on Sunday 20 May.

Taking place just as we’re all getting ready to pull out the winter woollies, the event is now in its seventeenth year at the markets where it has successfully showcased top quality Australian made wool products from around the country year after year.

“ A Celebration of Wool is an event popular every year with visitors who enjoy knitting, felting and working with wool,” said Old Bus Depot Markets co-owner, Diane Hinds.

“This is the chance for visitors to meet and speak to wool producers, craftspeople and artists, view hand spinning, learn about hand felting, watch people weaving and try on some very interesting handmade woolen garments.

“And with Canberra being right in the middle of a wool growing area we’re blessed with so many talented people who work with wool,” she continued.

A Celebration of Wool will offer around an additional 40 extra stalls at the market with hand felted garments and accessories, designer knitwear, millinery, weavings, funky beanies and farm label knitwear. With a vast array of woollen yarns, including hand spun and hand dyed yarns, visitors can stock up on woollen hats, scarves and socks in time for winter, or purchase some wool to get cracking on their own creations.

“Visitors can mix with stallholders, craft enthusiasts and other market-goers who love to knit, felt, design and make home wares from wool. We’ll also have the spinning and weavers demonstrating, as well as the Canberra Felters,” Ms Hinds continued.

A Celebration of Wool at the Old Bus Depot Markets will be open from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 20 May and entry is free. For more information visit www.obdm.com.au
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EVENT INFORMATION FOR YOUR DIARY:

What: A Celebration of Wool
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Ave Kingston
When: Sunday 20 May 2012
Time: 10am – 4.00pm
Cost: FREE entry
Web: www.obdm.com.au

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