Beauty of natural fibre on display at Wool Muster | Photos

Every way that natural fibres can be spun, woven, twisted, knitted or stitched into colourful creations was on display at the Wool and Natural Fibre Muster in Mudgee on Saturday and Sunday. 

Local and visiting artists and suppliers demonstrated their crafts and creations or browsed amongst the colourful display of wool, silk and alpaca wares at the Mudgee PCYC. 

Organiser Janos Farkas said the Wool and Fibre Muster was started in the 1980s in West Wyalong by a group of women who were unable to buy the equipment and raw materials they needed except through mail order. 

The muster became an annual event and expanded to other areas, initially within 100km of West Wyalong, and later further afield. 

The event is now held in a different town each year. 

This year’s event brought visitors from a wide area, including a busload from the Blue Mountains. 

Mr Farkas said the muster allows wool and fibre crafters to share their knowledge as well as introducing people to new skills. 

Exhibitors at this year’s muster included spinners, weavers, silk painters, knitters and embroiderers as well as less known craft such as rug yarn weaving.

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