Ram into your weekend with a visit to the 39th annual Robertson Wool Festival for a day spinning with excitement.
That's right, Robertson Wool Festival is back with all the woolly favourites to warm your backs or even perhaps your hearts with a subtle gift for friends and family.
The annual festival will showcase produce from local growers offering fleeces and other woollen products of varied colours and types for sale.
Regional president Paul Lindfield said that sheep came in a variety of colours such as brown, blacks and silver.
"Depending on the breed, [different wool] can be used in different craft projects," he said.
"Fine merinos, medium corriedales and crossbred wool can be used for soft garments, while lincolns can be used for sturdier garments."
Attending the event, The Illawarra Feltmakers and Goulburn Spinners will showcase felted and knitted products. There will be a parade expressing their work at 11:30 am.
Also in attendance is Dianne Blanney, a local spinner, who will demonstrate spinning techniques throughout the day. She will also be available for advice on choosing the right fleece for you.
Following the fashion parade, there will be the knitting competition. Each knitter is given 15 minutes to complete a square.
Last year the fastest knitter completed 23 rows in this time. All of these squares are to be sewn into a blanket which will be donated to charity.
If you're feeling lucky, There will be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets on the day. The prize is a craft lover's dream full of wool and craft items.
The Wool Festival will take place at the Robertson School of Arts Hall, on April 27 from 10 am - 2:30 pm. Entry is free.