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Beyond the Bale : June 2015
READERSPHOTOS 55 Have you got any interesting photos that you’d like to share with other readers of Beyond the Bale? We are always keen to see and hear what people working with Australian wool are up to. If you want to share any photos with us, please email the image and a brief description to the editor of Beyond the Bale Richard Smith at email@example.com. The photos could portray any feature, be it humourous or poignant, informative or provoking, gritty or beautiful. Here are a few photos that we have recently received from readers. BUDDING SHEARER Murray and Michelle Whiley of West Wyalong in NSW sent in a photo of their 9 year old daughter Holly, who wanted to have a go at shearing. Holly was so proud of herself she went in for another one. BUDDING WOOL HANDLERS Amanda Manifold of Camperdown in Victoria sent in this photo of her two young nieces Harriet (7) and Imogen (3) cleaning up for her after shearing a couple of pet lambs. Both sat watching patiently until Amanda was finished then got to work! PHOTOS! READERS’ WOOL RESOURCE KIT Debra of Yarraville in Victoria sent in this photo of her daughter Amelia (5) reading the Wool Resource Kit booklet to her brother Hugo (1). Debra says they both love learning all about wool – from the sheep to all the different uses for wool. The Wool Resource Kit is published by Kondinin and is also available as part of AWI’s Learn About Wool school resources – see page 25. JUST HAVING A PEEK Sophie and Benjy Pisasale sent in this photo of their son Henry, age 12 months, watching dad in the sheep yards at one of their properties 'Willowvale' at Deniliquin in NSW. Henry is destined to be a sixth generation woolgrower! If you submit a photo that gets published in Reader's Photos, you’ll receive a copy of Tracey Kruger’s ‘Shearing in Victoria’s Western District’ book. WIN!!! ABOVE The front cover of Tracey Kruger’s 224- page ‘Shearing in Victoria’s Western District’. The book is also available to purchase for $60 (postage included) from Tracey’s website: www.shearinginvictoriaswesterndistrict.com or by phone on 0427 735 208. THE ART OF QUILLIE RUGS Kira Mead of Albany in WA sent in this photo of a standing wool rug (quillie) that she made from strips of up-cycled Australian wool blankets, which she dyed with food colouring and joined using a hot glue gun with the back stitched with wool yarn. The rug is sized 131cm x 122cm x 3cm. www.accidentalrugmaker.wordpress.com