About this blog
A blog about the meanderings of a craft designer and hand maker living in a beautiful island at the end of the earth....I'm a weaver addicted to her little Ashford Knitters Loom, a crocheter, knitter, painter, gardener and grandma. Rowena lives in Tasmania - a world apart, not a world away!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Meskills Woolworks - end of an era
The woollen goods business continues to trade out of the premsies in Piper Street Kyneton and last month I purchased the last two hanks available. Some producers such as Jarob Farm and North East Yarns have enought spun yarn for a couple of years, but for many, the costs associated with, and the quantities required, to send to New Zealand, are just too prohibitive.
On a positive note, the guys from Wolf at the Door at Hepburn Springs, Vic have leased the wonderful 1860s building, formerly the Kyneton Butter Factory Co-operative, laterly housing the spinning mill operation from Meskills and have just opened The Stockroom. This gallery and retail space featuring Australian designers and makers is a welcome addition to the vibrant Piper Street precinct.