Wool Week Port Elizabeth 2016

Wool Week Port Elizabeth 2016

Fashion, décor, design and craft uses of wool showcased in Port Elizabeth from 30 March until 2 April 2016
Port Elizabeth

March 2016 – Cape Wools SA will be celebrating wool and the unique uses of wool through an exhibition in Walmer Park Shopping Centre and through various activities at the Wool Hub. The Wool Hub will include a range of workshops and daily Merino shearing and sheep dog shepherding demonstrations. Wool Week 2016 is the first Wool Week to take place in Port Elizabeth and is an annual international initiative which is supported by the Campaign for Wool and the South African wool industry.
There will be a static display of incredible wool designs inside Walmer Park Shopping Centre in front of Woolworths from Wednesday 30 March until 2 April 2016. Entry to the outdoor Wool Hub for all the outdoor activities can be gained from the Walmer Park Shopping Centre parking lot. This is an opportunity for the wool industry to showcase this amazing fibre and the endless possibilities of using wool as well as contemporary, up-and-coming designer’s work. The display will also include the pieces from the winners of the Merino student design competition.
There will be an opportunity for the public to meet a few of the designers in person on Wednesday 30 March. Tamara Cherie Dyson (Elle Rising Star Winner), Thabo Mkhetha and Thula Sindi will be available from 15:00 – 16:30 at the display where their pieces will be exhibited in Walmer Park. The event will be represented by all the major role players in the wool industry as well as, fashion designers, Woolworths representatives, interior decorators and all people who love this amazing fibre.

Wool Week Port Elizabeth 2016 this year will include:
• The Wool Week Static Expo between 30 March – 2 April showcasing fashion and décor
• The Wool Hub which showcases arts, crafts and design at the DF Malherbe Sports field (access gain be gained from Walmer Park Shopping Centre car park) 09:00 – 17:00
• Daily sheepdog shepherding demonstrations which will take place at the Wool Hub between 11:00 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 16:00 from 30 March until 1 April 2016
• Daily merino sheep shearing demonstration which will take place daily between 12:00 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 17:00 from 30 March until 2 April (please note that there will only be 1 demonstration on Saturday from 12:00 – 13:00)
• Daily workshops in the Wool Hub which range from Wool felting to looming a beanie.

For further information on Wool Week Port Elizabeth 2016, contact Cape Wools nicole@capewools.co.za.

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Springbok Shearing Team off to Australia for Shearing and Handling Wool Championships

Cape Wool SA reported on the 19th of November that the SA shearing team is off to Australia to represent SA in the Sports Shear Australia Association’s National Shearing and Wool Handling Championship. The National Shearing and Wool handing Championship will take place near Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia from 21 to 23 November.

The SA Sheep Shearing Federation has send a team to compete and they are; Hendrik Botha, Team manager, Phillip Cronje – Machine shearing judge, Herman Maartens – Wool handling judge, Jan Louis Venter – shoulder judge Wool Handling, DG Snyman and Abel Notsi – machine shearing, Mayenzeke Shweni and Zweliwile Hans – blade shearing, Elna Kitching and Tommy Calldo – wool handling.

The team will attend a welcome dinner on Friday the 21st of November, with competitions starting on Saturday the 22nd of November. We wish our team all the best and hope they achieve all their goals in this tough competition.

Source: https://www.capewools.co.za/article/springbok-shearing-team-off-to-australia-to-participate-in-the-sports-shear-australia-association-s-national-shearing-and-wool-handling-championship