Proudly presented by the Australian Sheep Breeders’ Association
Friday 19th July, Saturday 20st July, from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 21st July, from 9 am to 4 pm
Prince of Wales Showgrounds, 42-72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Join us for three days of woolcraft competitions, fashion parades, wearable art, vendor stalls, shearing competitions, sheepdog trials, schools competition, junior livestock judging and much more…
2013 Feature Breed: Texel
Check out Bendigo Tourism for details on accommodation, maps, and travel, including how to get to and around Bendigo.
Sleeps til Sheep
The Woolcraft section of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show is held annually to provide an avenue for craftspeople to exhibit and demonstrate their craft.
The Woolcraft Competition would not exist if it wasn’t for the volunteers who serve on the committee and those who volunteer their time as stewards, etc. throughout the show. The committee members, who come from all over Victoria, give freely of their time, not only for the 10 days duration; setting up, staging and dismantling the show, but also for meetings held in Melbourne during the year.
In the current schedule some classes are already sponsored, which is valued by the committee. However, further sponsorship is required and if you are able to contribute, any donation would be appreciated.
Please send donations to:
Mr. Andrew Ternouth, Secretary ASBA
P.O. Box 219
Bendigo, VIC 3552
And include the following details:
Sponsorship for the Woolcraft section, ASBA Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo 2013
Donation amount: ___________ (Please make cheques payable to: ASBA Woolcraft)
Donor name to be displayed on promotional materials: __________________________________
President Woolcraft Committee
Do you have a few hours to spare? Want to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of Woolcraft? If so, we would love to have you as a volunteer Monday 15- Monday 23 July 2013. Many opportunities are available.
The 2013 Demonstrators/Siteholders have been named!
Show preparations are in full swing with an Australian Sheep Breeders’ Association meeting this past Friday and a Woolcraft subcommittee meeting held on Saturday.
Woolcraft meeting highlights, more details to come…
- The list of Woolcraft judges has been finalised. Judges are coming from near and far to volunteer their time on Wednesday before the Show.
- Woolcraft sheds are almost full! New siteholders and demonstrators for 2013 to be announced.
- Sponsors – We can’t do it without your continued support!
- Volunteers and Stewards – Seeking expressions of interest, contact Dot Vallence
The 2012 Australian Sheep and Wool Show is over and what a success it was on all counts. 2012 marked the 40th year of the inclusion of Woolcraft in the Show and one could see by looking just how much people have learnt over the years. Thank you those who contributed their old exhibits, ribbons and prizes. The quality of the exhibits in the 2012 competition proved that there are some amazingly talented people in Australia and New Zealand. Congratulations to all the judges for their time, patience and diligence and all exhibitors for producing such wonderful entries. Thank you to all the sponsors for without them there would not be a show.
Check out the catalogue for the 2012 Woolcraft results! Congratulations to all!
Want a behind the scenes look, check out the ABC Open Whadyaknow: how to dress a window with Graham Bennetts. Graham has been window dressing for Woolcraft since the early 1980s when the Show was held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. He missed a few years before he started in Bendigo but as he says, “time flies when you are having fun.”