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Wool in Australia

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    etc3 @etc3

    I can’t believe I am asking this as I sit in 28c degree heat but…. I am after some wool in Australia so I can join the School Days sew-a-long. Any ideas????

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Spotlight may stock it but they are a bit hit or miss……

    If you get stuck, you could do what Liesl suggested ( and I did ) , cut up an overcoat from St Vinnies !

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    etc3 @etc3

    I think it may have to be Vinnies. Spotlight in Queensland doesn’t stock wool, apparently we don’t do winter up here! Thanks anyway!

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    badskirt @badskirt

    Have you tried Tessuti? They are usually a more expensive option, but I think they seem to stock a lot of wool. I haven’t ordered any but have been in their shops. They may be a tad pricy though?

    http://www.tessuti-shop.com/collections/wool

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    Toyota888 @Toyota888

    While the dollar is so good buying from the US may actually be cheaper… I found that was the case.

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    claireabel @claireabel

    T888 where in America did you get your wool? I found some great stuff on fabric.com but postage was $56 :-O

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    Toyota888 @Toyota888

    hmm yes I bought mine from fabric.com – perhaps I suppressed the memory of the postage cost šŸ™‚ I still have the receipt somewhere so I’ll have a look!

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    JohannaO @JohannaO

    Another option- could you cut up a twin wool blanket?

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    etc3 @etc3

    Yes I tried fabric.com, $48 for the postage, I just couldn’t do it. Fabric Store in Melbourne has some and unbelievably my husband is there this week on business, I’ll have to trust his judgement.

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    badskirt @badskirt

    We have Fabric Store in Sydney too. I’d offer to help you, but I’ll confess that my knowledge of wool is nil and I’d probably do worse than your husband. I have to ask…. do you ever actually need a wool coat in Queensland? We lived in Brisbane for a bit, but I can’t remember owning much more than a raincoat.

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    Toyota888 @Toyota888

    oh Fabric Store is great – it opened just after I had bought mine. They have the most lovely NZ wools – everything they have is a lovely quality so he should be fine (I suppose he could still choose a horrid colour!). The women there are also very helpful and are happy to cut swatches for you to take. Get him to get samples of anything else you are interested in while he is there!

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    etc3 @etc3

    Probably not in Brisbane proper but we live at the top of a mountain and it is freezing! We’re also heading to Ireland for Xmas, any excuse really. I’m sure he’ll be fine with their assistance, I have already called them to tee it all up!

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    Justine J @justmejay

    What a good husband – I can’t wait to see what he picks, Peta! Post some pics šŸ™‚ (I’m just envisaging my husband in a fabric shop – lol!)

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    etc3 @etc3

    Poo, poo, poo, my husband’s meeting ran many hours over and so the store had closed by the time he was out (or so he says!) Given that it has been raining here non stop for the last 3 days and roads have been washed away I’ve ordered some laminated cotton. (Still going to get myself down to Melbourne to nose around in that shop).

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