Canberra’s Sunday best, the Old Bus Depot Markets,  will mark the imminent arrival of winter with the two-day Canberra Wool Expo, taking place Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2024.

“Wool is such a versatile fibre, and we’ve come to realise over many years operating the markets that there’s a real love for wool and its many uses,” said Old Bus Depot Markets’ Manager, Richard Vagi.

“Whether you like the comfort and warmth of wrapping yourself in woollen garments in the cooler weather, find it relaxing to craft with wool, or enjoy knitting or crocheting with friends and family, wool is timeless. And here in Canberra there are many makers from the Canberra region who just can’t get enough of wool.

“Many craftspeople from Canberra, the surrounding region and interstate come to create, demonstrate with, and sell wool at the Canberra Wool Expo. It’s a fabulous weekend to meet and speak with wool producers, craftspeople and artists,” Richard continued.

This year’s Canberra Wool Expo will include wool spinning demonstrations and Australian knitting mills demonstrations, Workshops by Tabitha from Tabandy Farm, and many other stallholders showcasing everything from hand-spinning to weaving. Visitors can browse and buy hand felted garments and accessories, designer and farm label knitwear, and woollen yarns including hand spun and hand dyed.

“Canberra Wool Expo is also a great one for the younger visitors as we have some very special farm friends coming along including Hephner the alpaca and friends, and Andy and Armani, two super cute black nose Valais sheep.

“If it can be created in wool, you might just find it at the markets. We look forward to welcoming visitors to this fun wool event,” concluded Richard.

Canberra Wool Expo will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, Canberra, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2024. The Expo will be open from 9.30am – 2.30pm.  For more information, visit www.obdm.com.au

Diary Date:

Canberra Wool Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets

When:             Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024

Where:            Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston ACT

Time:               9.30am- 2.30pm

Contact:          (02) 6295 3331

More info:      www.obdm.com.au