Suzanne and Dennis Boyle with some of their alpacas and the fleece they produce.
Suzanne and Dennis Boyle with some of their alpacas and the fleece they produce. Blainey Woodham

Hundreds gather for art festival

ALPACAS and art proved a wonderful mix for the Tweed Unlimited Arts’ Carnival of Arts open weekend.

President Lyn McGrath said Saturday’s fine weather made it the more popular day to showcase what the art group had to offer the public.

“Saturday we were flat out with a few hundred people throughout the day and Sunday was good but not as many people with the dreary weather,” Ms McGrath said.

The soup-in-a-bowl exhibition sold out on the first day, with more bowls brought out of the kiln just in time for Sunday.

“We sold about 70 bowls all together, and when a bowl was bought the buyer could have it filled with pea soup, pumpkin soup or seafood chowder,” Ms McGrath said.

Suzanne and Dennis Boyle of Humminghills Alpacas had a small herd of their own alpacas on show as well as their wool used by the spinning and weaving group featured during the open week- end.

Kathleen Muth, wearing a jacket made from possum and merino wool, said the group used different materials in the spinning and weaving group including alpaca wool, camel wool, silk, soy and milk powder.



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