Wool, Wine & Workshops


2018 programme will be released early in 2018

We love our wool based crafts! Yep – there’s no denying it and we are always wanting to learn more in our chosen craft or try something new. The Workshop section of Wool, Wine & Workshops brings together some of our much loved crafts with some of our best teachers. Our workshops offer you choices in knitting, spinning, crocheting and yarn dyeing over two different Sundays (see schedule below).

Each Sunday is comprised of one 5 hour workshop in your choice of craft, a farm tour around Tarndie (fancy a walk with the sheep?!?!) and some free time to sit and chat. You will be provided with a delicious lunch and afternoon tea – prepared by a local catering company with fresh local produce. Morning tea will be provided to chase the munchies away until lunch time!

Cost for each individual Workshop Sunday is $195.
(note – some workshops may have additional Class Materials fees as stated on the workshop description page)

Book Workshop

To book your workshop and date of choice go to our ticket sales and choose from the drop down menu. For multiple Sundays add separate purchases to your shopping cart.

The Workshop Schedule

9.00am Registration - 5.00pm Finish

Purchasing one Workshop ticket entitles you to choose one workshop on your Sunday of choice.
(if you would like to do two workshops, one on each Sunday, you will need to purchase two separate Workshop tickets)

Sunday 30th July 2017

Fearless Fixing & Fabulous Finishing – Georgie Nicolson
Dyeing for Beginners – Briony Mannering
Spinning for Beginners – Janet Knoop

Sunday 1st October 2017

Our Teachers

Briony Mannering

Briony Mannering


Briony is an independent yarn colourist, teacher and knitwear designer based in South East Melbourne.  Her passion for craft lead her to yarn dyeing in 2012.  This provided her the opportunity to share her knowledge through teaching others both locally and internationally.  A few years later, knitwear design was added into the mix.

A typical day will find Briony dyeing and experimenting with dye techniques in the mornings, and knitting in the afternoons.  Her latest yarn evolution is utilising local yarn and combining them with natural dyes.

When she was younger, Briony nearly ran away with the local circus!  The only clowning around she has time for is with her two young boys.

You can find Briony at Gradient.

Shelley Husband

Shelley Husband


Hi I’m Shelley. I love to design fun, new crochet patterns. My patterns extend your crochet skills, gently challenging and encouraging you to create timeless, classic pieces sure to be admired and appreciated.

I’ve taught many workshops over the last few years, from complete novices to more experienced crocheters, teaching my methods to create seamless crochet, letting folks in on all the secrets and alternative ways to make crocheted projects look the best they can be. Most of my classes have been held at the Julia Street Creative Space in Portland and I’ve also run a few in Warrnambool at The Artery.

You can find Shelley at Spincushions.

Janet Knoop

Janet Knoop

My Spin on Things

I am a textile artist and tutor and I have a passion for fibre, spinning and textured weaving.

I have a background in Fashion and Design and attended the Emily McPherson College pre-RMIT in Melbourne.  I worked in the fashion industry for many years and really enjoyed my time with Vogue Colours as a Colour consultant.  In 2001 I attended a hand spinning class run by the ladies of Horsham and I instantly knew that I had found a craft that nourished my creative side.  I was fortunate to be taught by highly qualified and respected hand spinners who valued the  foundation techniques of hand spinning and fibre preparation.  So when I discovered art yarn spinning through Lexi Boeger, I had a sound basis upon which to explore more adventurous techniques.

I now tutor at the Victorian Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild as well as run workshops on spinning and colour nationally and internationally.  I have exhibited my works in various exhibitions and sell my yarn and hand dyed fibre batts to knitters and spinners all over the world.

I am passionate about sharing and helping build the popularity of this craft and I love to share information in order to do that. 

You can find Janet at My Spin On Things.

Clare Devine

Clare Devine

Knit Share Love

Clare discovered her passion for knitting as she wandered along the trails of the Bibbulmun track in Western Australia back in 2011. Since then, wherever she’s wandered she’s taken her yarn and a pair of pointy sticks with her.

Originally from South Africa, Clare was born with a wandering spirit and has spent most of her adult life on the move. After immersing herself in the wonderful Scottish knitting scene she started moving south, first to near London and then on to Melbourne, Australia – her new home.

She is passionate about creating beautiful designs that inspire knitters to try new techniques and expand their knitting repertoire. Clare has shared her love of knitting, through workshops in Scotland, England and Australia. She believes there is something uniquely wonderful about a group of knitters coming together to develop new skills and share their passion for fibre craft.

When she is not knitting, Clare can be found fulfilling her two other creative passions, writing about knitting or taking photographs of knitting.

You can find Clare at Knit Share Love.

Georgie Nicolson

Georgie Nicolson

Tikki Knits

Georgie began knitting when she was very young at her mother’s feet. There has not been a time throughout her life that she hasn’t knit. With the birth of her first child in 2005, she discovered the world of seamless knitting which set her on a journey of designing her own patterns.
Since then, Georgie has self published over 100 knitting patterns including the very popular Milo and Granny’s Favourite.
Her designs aim to capture a timeless feel with simple lines and classic shapes. Georgie likes to experiment with both form and structure, and constantly seeks to challenge familiar and traditional construction techniques and approaches in her designs.  Georgie’s approach to knitting design follows the principles of seamless and simple. Her patterns are renowned for their attention to detail and clarity of instructions, with her aim being to create patterns that fit in with the busyness of the everyday, so you can steal a row or two, no matter where you are.
She believes it is every knitters’ fundamental responsibility to pass on the skill to the next generation and to encourage a culture within our society that values the traditional domestic arts as true and valuable expressions of creativity.  Both her children are knitters too.
When she’s not out adventuring with her two water-loving children and husband, you can find her at tikkiknits.
Wool, Wine & Workshops Deposit and Cancellation Policy

We are taking no deposits for any Wool, Wine & Workshops activities - all Sit & Knit, Workshops and Accommodation costs are payable in full at the time of booking.

Once your ticket has been purchased there are no refunds for change of mind or change of circumstances. However, tickets are transferable to another person up to 5 days before each Sit & Knit Saturday date, each Workshop Sunday date and each Accommodation reservation. We must be notified by email of all changes. You are unable to transfer your ticket to another workshop within the Wool, Wine & Workshop programme of events if you cannot attend the Workshop for which you have purchased a ticket. If you cancel your ticket and have not notified us of a transfer to another person 5 days prior to the Sit & Knit or Workshop or Accommodation event date, your booking is voided and your ticket cancelled. If Wool Gathering and Tarndie cancel your Workshop due to lack of minimum student numbers (minimum of 3 students for a workshop to be run) you will be issued a full refund of your Workshop Ticket cost. Alternatively, subject to workshop availability, if a workshop is cancelled by Wool Gathering and Tarndie you can transfer into another workshop within the Wool, Wine & Workshop 2017 workshop programme.

Additionally, accommodation bookings are transferable to another date within the Wool, Wine & Workshop programme of dates (Saturday 17th June - Sunday 1st October 2017) subject to room availability compatible with your room type/style booking.

In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Wool Gathering and Tarndie reserve the right to reschedule the event. If Wool Gathering and Tarndie cancel any event due to unforeseen circumstances you will be issued a refund of your booking fees.