My Tasmanian textile trail-Part 1 Bruny Island

On a recent holiday to Tasmania I set out to find the textile treasures of this magic island.Bruny1

It was a wonderful holiday made more wonderful by the healthy textile industry of mills, markets, and beautiful shops, catering to a wide range of traditional and contemporary needlework.  It made me realise how poorly served we are here in Adelaide.

 First stop Bruny Island

On arrival in Hobart we hired a car and headed south to Bruny Island. You get to the island by ferry. The island has a spectacular coastline with gums growing to the edge of the beaches. I was delighted to find the R-T Cafe, in Alonnah, which also served as a meeting spot for locals to share and learn new crafts, some of which were used to raise money for various local charities. A must see if you visit Bruny.Bruny2

Next post we see what Hobart has to offer. In the meantime Happy stitching!Tassie5



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