It is strange how life can deliver you to the places where you need to be and people that you need to meet.
I thought I would like to have my own business. The big question was a business doing what? I knew it had to be working with something I believed in and would also provide me with some creative outlet.
In 2010 we purchased Tasmanian Woollen Co, found at 69 Salamanca Place Battery Point and over the next five years we have tweaked it and the premises till we have our current look and name.
We are now the Salamanca Wool Shop and we sell wool. Wool in many forms – fine, boiled, felted, knitted, dyed, or blended with other fibres. Sometimes I think the shop has a split personality but it does seem to work. We can help you out on most wool journeys you want to take. You may just want the clothing ready made or a hand crafted piece by a local fibre artisan or you may want to make something out of wool yourself. Well we can help you.
I love the fact that wool breathes, it can be worn in both summer and winter as an inner and outer layer. That is does not require ironing, it can does not smell, that it is sustainable and has so many amazing properties. Also that I can take a ball of wool or two and create a wonderful garment.
We have had our physical shop for five years and in September 2015 we launched our on-line shop.
I could not have managed the last five years without my husband, he has kept me sane, provided encouragement and acted as a handbrake when my flights of fancy have been too much. He can and does work in the shop and despite what he says he is paid more than the minimum wage.
The shop would not run without the staff who help me. This is currently Jan, Ann, Lil and Kate. All have some knitting experience and can provide great advice about the products in the store.
Phone: (03) 6234 1711