Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

We are taking a festive season break, closing at 5pm, Wed 22 December 2016. Office opens tue.10.1.2017 & our workshop opens l0.30am 17.1.2017

This festive season, visitors to our Harrison Street shop have been enjoying Christmas discounts on all Ashford equipment & tools. This 10% discount is also extended to all phone or mail orders received up until close of business on 22nd December. Please remember that from 21st December any equipment that is not in store and requires me to order from the factory will not be delivered until after 17th January.

On Saturday 17 December, the Bilby Spinners will meet at Point Walter, Honour Street, Bicton from mid morning until late afternoon. We will be in the shade underneath the large moreton bay fig trees at the north end of the foreshore, it’s a BYO chair, drinks, lunch, hat, equipment & fibre & bathers if you wish. Even though the weather bureau predicts a 31deg day, the cool sea breeze comes in early

We were delighted to have so many friends visit our Black Sheep Shop stall in the Jim Horwood Wool Pavillion at this year’s Perth Royal Show. The members of the Melanian Sheep Breeders Society of Aust.  certainly appreciate your support. Thank you and a big thanks to all the volunteers who came to promote WA wool, spin, knit and weave.     Shearing has finished and we have had our annual wool collection at Gingin , with some lovely fresh fleece coming into the Wool Depot at our Harrison Street premises

Our 2017 calender is filling up fast with events planned every month…… Sat. January 21 HWSD Guild spin at Matilda Bay, 3- 5 March .Bothwell International Highland Spin in,   Thu.16 March Porongorups Spin In,  17-19 March Stirling Range Fibre Weekend,   fri 21- Mon 24 April  Bilby Retreat at New Norcia,     Sat 22 April  Balingup Small Farm Field Day. My first stall at Perth Craft Fair at  Convention Centre Wed 24 to Sun 28 May [need volunteers here],    Sun 4 June Fibre Festival at Toodyay, Sat 10 June HWSDG 60th Anniversary Spin In at Craft House, Menora. Please have your entries into Creative Craft Perth Royal Show by 1st July.  Sun 2 -8 July Fibres West 2017 is at Muresk,  Sat. 19 August Toodyay Spin In  & Sat 23- 30 September Perth Royal Show. November is busy with wool collections and possibly a trip to Albany.

WORKSHOPS…If you would like to learn how to spin, crochet or knit? Our friendly tutors in store Tuesdays & Thursdays, can help you get started on your spinning, crochet or knitting journey. [$25/hour] Keep checking our Workshop page for special workshops, we hope to organize something in February and July/August.


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