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!

Craft is a social activity, shaped by communal resources and motivations. Leonardo Bonanni and Amanda Parkes Virtual guilds : collective intelligence and the future of craft JMC vol 3, no 2 July 2010 pp. 179-190


Australian WoolMark website

Fibre2Fashion website

Aust Wool Processors' Directory

Fox & Lillie Information on wool processing

Aust Alpaca Directory of Processing Entities

Boutique Mills

 Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle NSW

 Bendigo Mohair Farm Alpacas and Mill

 Echo Beach Alpacas and Mill, South Australia


Wool Processors

E.P Robinson Pty Ltd            Commission wool scourers and carbonisers located in the historic Riversdale Mill, Geelong, Victoria
PO Box 279, Belmont Vic 3216
Ph: 03 5222 3022

Fax: 03 5222 4207   

Velieris  offering scour processes to individuals, cooperatives and small producers
Victoria Wool Processors scour and carbonising and processing advice

Michell   offering limited commission processing

Commercial Woollen Mills 

Waverley Woollen Mill


Bendigo Woollen Mills

Creswick Woollen Mills

Australian Country Spinners, Wangaratta    Mill Shop

Australian Knitting Mills - Woollen Clothing