I'm currently organising a Knitting/Crochet Bus Tour.
Our focus theme is yarn and we plan to leave Launceston by 9am Saturday 6th September returning by 5pm. Our first stop will be the Wool Centre in Ross where we will also have a quick morning tea before a tour of the wool museum and a chat about White Gum wool grown in the midlands right here in Tassie.
On the journey people can either work on their own projects or participate in a mystery knit/crochet.
I also hope people will take the opportunity to have some one on one coaching with each other and learn techniques like; sewing up garments, i-cord binding, heel turning and different casting methods.
Our next stop will be Hobart for a drool at the Stash Cupboard and some lunch
Then back on the bus and returning via historic Oatlands to visit Lucky Ewe fibre specialists. I'm particularly keen to see the Tasmanian merino blends with possum fur and wallaby hair. They also have alpaca, silk and supplies for spinners too.
After all that we should be almost at saturation point and looking forward to a night of dreaming of what we will do with our stash.
It's a not for profit trip and we are doing it on a budget, so there will be a lucky "door" prize but nothing in the kitty for goodie bags I'm afraid. We will also have a charity box on board for knits for the women's shelter in Hobart. I've hired a coach and the cost is $30 per person. I'll provide morning tea (with a little help from my friend Cindy) but lunch is byo. There are only five seats left and if you would like to secure a spot message me straight away for details.
(There has been much excitement and I am already planning the next trip in autumn 2015, a tour of the north west Tas yarn shops)