You’ve heard of a pub crawl right?
Well, a Yarn Ramble is just like this only better, it is with yarn shops, farms, factories, market stands and so much more. You see, we have spoken to the wider yarn community, and we all have one thing in common – a love of what we do!
The ladies behind Creative Incentives have developed this concept and launched it in Tasmania March 2017. It’s a great way to get crafters out into the many facets of the fibre industry.
The Ramble includes organised tours as well as independent travel suggestions to 17 wool stopovers during the peak woolcraft time of the year – it’s bound to appeal to many people around Victoria, Australia and the dedicated folk from overseas.
Learn more about the Victorian Yarn Ramble here: http://creativeincentives.com.au/yarn-ramble/
What will Tarndie be offering to Yarn Ramble participants?
Special offer to accredited Ramblers
- 15% off yarn, tops and patterns to passport holders.
- Small gift of local Otways produce for sales over $50.
- Entry to the door prize of a hamper of yarn and Otways produce for each passport holder who spends over $30.
- Free Guided Farm Tours twice daily 11am and 2pm for passport holders (30minute walk around our working sheep farm and woolshed).
- Open studio lounge and wood fire for Ramblers to relax, meet up and stitch if they desire.
- Locally roasted coffee and fresh scones available for purchase.
- Tarndie is also donation a Weekend Craft Retreat in The Farmer’s Cottage for the Yarn Ramble major prize draw. Includes 2 nights accommodation for 2 in our charming, wool focussed 1940s cottage; welcome pack of Tarndie Polwarth yarn; access to the Studio and Woolshop; Guided Farm Tour and morning tea.
Woolshop will be open Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 July between 10am and 5pm.
(Please note we will not be open Sat 15 or Sun 16 July as we will be at Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show)
How do I get to Tarndie?
Self drive is the best bet. Thinking of coming from interstate? Fly into Avalon Airport, collect a hire car, and you’re only 1 easy hour drive away.
Tarndie Polwarth Wool
37 Roseneath Road, Warncoort.
Tarndie is 1.5 hours from Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge along the M1 / Princes Highway.
Why not extend your Fibre Trail to Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill – it’s a picturesque 1 hour journey form Tarndie.
Make a thing of the trip out to Tarndie along the Wool Heritage Trail
Gain a deeper understanding of wool’s story in Australia by stopping en route to Tarndie at the following places (departing Melbourne):
(Wool Heritgae Trail is approximately 200km/2 hours driving)
- Travel from Melbourne to arrive at Tarndie by 2pm. Leave Melbourne early to visit interesting places linked to the glory days of the wool industry.
- Werribee Mansion – stunning property and gardens built on the fortunes of the 1870s Wool Boom.
- National Wool Museum in Geelong – with morning tea across the road at Waterfront Café in the old Woolstores overlooking Corio Bay.
- Travel to old sheep farming town of Inverleigh for lunch at Gladioli, or the Inverleigh Hotel, or bakery/produce store.
- Travel to Winchelsea via another national trust wool boom property – Barwon Park. (open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)
- Travel to Tarndie (Tarndwarncoort for long!) – afternoon tea and discover the property.