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About The Annual Retreat

Wool Gathering is a four day retreat designed to bring together those of us who are passionate about all things wool. It is a chance to share our enthusiasm and knowledge. It is a chance to learn about new crafts and techniques. It is a chance to meet new people and make new friends. And it is a chance to walk with the sheep that produce the fibre that gives us so much pleasure as we run it through our hands!  Set in beautiful regional countryside, Victoria, Australia.

Over the four days of the Gathering you will attend 3 classes in various yarn based crafts (including knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, dyeing and wool embroidery), view demonstrations by our fabulous teachers, and undertake 2 farm tours. One will give you the history of Tarndie and explain how Polworth sheep came to be and the other will take you through the paddocks to pat the sheep and learn about sheep farming practices. Daisy, a beautiful four legged gal, will be your very friendly and curious companion! This tour concludes in the shearing shed where you will see and feel and smell the raw fleece! Mmmm .... nothing like that lanolin smell! Follow the links to read more details on your choice of classes and our teachers.

Delicious meals and snacks will be supplied and there is the opportunity to purchase coffee and home baked goodies from the Tarndie cafe.  Oh, and of course, the occasional glass of something lovely or bubbly as well!

And just so the fun doesn't stop, there will be live entertainment, a treasure hunt with great prizes, Tarndie's Farmgate shop with beautiful things just waiting to tempt you and ample opportunity just to sit with your yarny projects in the bucolic atmosphere and talk and relax with friends.  And add to that, free bus transfers to and from Tarndie from Colac and Birregurra so you can relax and let others do the driving.

The cost of Wool Gathering 2017 is $625.  For more details contact us or see our FAQ page.