July has brought sad news for our West Australian Melanian Sheep Breeders Society, with the passing of our beloved wool guru, Ray Eaton. After visits from his family on Saturday 18th and a hug from his devoted wife, Ellie, Ray quietly slipped away. Our condolences and deepest sympathy go to his immediate family and all his friends. Ray endeared himself to everyone he met. He freely and willingly shared his knowledge of wool, sheep husbandy, genetic breeding [especially of naturally coloured wool] and farming skills.
It was a great privilege to have known Ray, we will miss him and hopefully he will watch over us as we endeavour to carry on his good work to make him proud. Rest in Peace Ray.
We will always remember … ‘Old farmers never die, they just go to seed’
In memory and honour of Ray, Bilby Yarns will close for one day only, between 22 to 25th this week- ***date to be advised. If you are planning to visit between this time, please check this page or phone the shop on 9331 8818.
Notes.. Workshops for Learn to knit on Thursday mornings and Learn to Crochet Wednesday afternoons will begin July 29th, if you are interested please advise by email or phone the shop.
Don’t forget your entries for Perth Royal Show Creative Craft Section close on July 24th but your items dont need to be delivered until Sepember. We would like to make a large and wonderful display again this year, so please support Perth Royal Show with your knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, wet & needle felt articles. Details available from Perth Royal Show website or from Bilby Yarns Shop.
***Bilby Yarns shop will be closed Thursday 24th July. [Normal hours Friday & Saturday]