Lorraine Casey is based in New Norfolk, Tasmania, where she spins and dyes locally sourced Corriedale and Merino fleeces almost everyday since moving to Tasmania seventeen years ago.

Lorraine sources wool from local farmers and the Tasmanian Handweavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild of which she is a member. Lorraine taught herself to spin and dye yarn when she had her first child almost 40 years ago and picked the hobby back up when she moved to Tasmania with her husband and has continued spinning ever since! Once she started, she found that all the hanks she was producing were far too much wool for her own stock pile and decided to sell it on, meaning that we get to share her beautiful work with visitors from all over the world. Lorraine uses a selection of Ashford and Landscape dyes which she tries her best to source locally, that result in a beautiful array of coloured 100g, 8ply hanks, each being varied and one of a kind.

Lorraine also kindly supplies us with one of a kind hand knitted items such as scarves, shawls and her own Rowanna (pictured below). Lorraine started knitting at a very early age, finishing her first cardigan at the age of seven! She said she was able to pick up her Mother’s knitting and have no variance in the knitting. She has been knitting ever since.

Lorraine said she has a lot of hand knitted items she has made herself, she loves choosing to wear wool because “it doesn’t get damp, it doesn’t take on moisture and it lasts forever”. We share Lorraine’s passion for wool at the Tasmanian Wool Centre and stock her hanks and hand knits all year round.

Nothing beats the sensory feel of wool. It is an experience that cannot be satisfied in the on-line shopping world and so we encourage you to visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre for personal in-store service to help you find the outfit just meant for you.

If you are unable to visit us, while we do not have an online shopping cart, we welcome your order or enquiry via email, or call us on 03 6381 5466 (international: +61 3 6381 5466). Talk to us about the colours and sizes we have in-store. Our friendly team look forward to helping you. 

Lorraine Casey H/D, H/S 8ply hanks

Hand spun, hand dyed 8ply (approx.) skeins
100g – $26.00

Lorraine Casey H/D, H/S 8ply hanks

Hand spun, hand dyed 8ply (approx.) skeins
100g – $26.00

Lorraine Cased H/S, H/D 8ply hanks

Hand spun, hand dyed 8ply (approx.) skeins
100g – $26.00

Lorraine Casey shawlHank Knitted Shawl
$84.00

Lorraine Casey RowannaHand knitted striped Rowanna
$189.00

Lorraine Casey scarvesHand knitted assorted scarves
$42.00