Fleece, Fibre & Fancywork
Making sheep history, the Valais Blacknose are finally here in Australia and are the feature sheep breed at the Fleece, Fibre & Fancywork celebration at Gulf Station. Other rare and unusual sheep breeds will be there, together with fibre artists and crafters demonstrating lost skills and techniques.
It’s a sheep spectacular in the Yarra Valley!
Not only will you get to meet the cutest sheep in the world, you’ll also get to immerse yourself in all things wool at the Fleece, Fibre and Fancywork event at Gulf Station. You can chat with the breeders to learn all about the various sheep breeds, watch shearing demonstrations, see fleece being spun and be amazed by the skills of textile, wool and fibre artists. There will also be kid’s activities, food trucks, retail stalls and tours of Gulf Station’s historic homestead and gardens.
Established in the 1850’s, Gulf Station is one of the oldest and most intact examples of a pioneer farm complex in Australia and is a perfect setting to celebrate sheep and traditional skills using wool and fibre including knitting, felting, spinning, weaving, embroidery, lace making and more.