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February 27, 2020

WoolOn Creative Fashion Event announces its new education programme, with the first phase designed especially for the younger generation.

January 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce the date for our upcoming AGM and invite members of the public to attend.

The AGM will be held at 7pm on Thursday 30 January, at the Alexandra Community Rooms, 14/20 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

November 18, 2019

The WoolOn committee has announced an exciting new venue for the 2020 event - Highlands in Cromwell.

Committee chair Victoria Ravenscroft said Highlands had been very generous, and the museum and motorsport park venue gave the flexibility to combine grass roots wool cra...

September 23, 2018

On any given night and into the early hours of morning, this past winter, most of us were snoozing in warm beds. But not Andre Johnston.

Burning the candle at both ends of a busy life, Andre spent her winter and a fair chunk of autumn too, hour upon hour, stitching, sew...

August 19, 2018

Gore Designer’s WoolOn Dress On Point

A one-shouldered dress that started turning heads from the first moment it appeared on the WoolOn catwalk on Friday has become the Supreme Award winner for the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Awards 2018.

For The Love of Spring by And...

August 5, 2018

Woollen earrings, shoes, a bumblebee, playing cards and a 3D evening gown are just a few of the “incredible” entries for this year’s WoolOn creative fashion event.

New categories for novice designers and wool accessories had boosted entries, with 55 in total, up from 38...

July 24, 2018

First-time WoolOn entrant Lou Wycherley has managed to mix a bit of hipster fun into a design that epitomises Kiwi sheep-farming history.

Lou Wycherley


The Wellington art and design teacher has hewn high fashion from an op-shop find in Taihape - the ubiquitous Kaiapoi W...

July 18, 2018

An enthusiastic sister-in-law, love of wool and creative energy force three-times magnified has led to the first WoolOn entry from a fun-loving Hutt Valley collective… and whatever it is the Baafleeciaga Chicks have created it would be safe to assume it will be enterta...

July 11, 2018

An Auckland-based shoe designer is expected to bring fresh ideas to the judging table at WoolOn’s creative fashion event next month.

Cushla Reed was one of two new judges confirmed for the competition which runs from August 17 to 19, WoolOn co chairperson Leonie William...

July 9, 2018

The WoolOn Design and Colouring competition opens today and is a fantastic opportunity to get creative and be in to win some INCREDIBLE prizes.

This can be high fashion or farm wear, for a male or female, there are no limits to how you can use your imagination.

Entries a...

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