Nan Bray, image taken by AWI

White Gum Wool is grown on sheep raised approximately 37 kilometers south of Ross on Nan Bray’s 400ha property in Oatlands. Nan arrived in Australia in the early 2000’s, and radically changed her farming methods in 2008. Her flock now grazing the native highland pastures of Tasmania where they can find all the plants they need to stay healthy. Grandmas, mamas and babies live their lives together, using the ecosystem’s natural resources grow amazing quality wool. Nan does not use herbicides, fertilisers, pesticides, or fungicides and has found no need to drench her sheep in almost ten years.

“White Gum Wool is made into yarn by Design Spun in New Zealand, having first been scoured by Canterbury Wool Scourers. NewMerino ® Chain of Custody certifies the sustainability and traceability of the yarn. So, when you buy White Gum Wool, you are making a choice that honours the landscape, animals and people who make it possible.” Nan says the White Gum Wool story “includes you, because you or your grandmother or friend will create something beautiful and lasting from this magical fibre.”

Nan has created six different ply levels including 4ply sock (merino/nylon blend), 4ply, 5ply (merino/silk blend), 8ply, 12ply (boucle) and 48ply (rope) which come in a range of naturally inspired colours. We very proudly support Nan Bray and her fine flock by stocking White Gum Wool 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 yarn 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 plys we have in-store. Our friendly team look forward to helping you. 

White Gum Wool colour swatch
White Gum Wool colour swatch

 

White Gum Wool 4ply sock, available at Tasmanian Wool Centre, Ross

4ply sock yarn
100g – 80% merino/20% nylon
$29.50

White Gum Wool 4ply

4ply yarn
100g – 100% ethical merino
$29.50

White Gum Wool 5ply merino/silk, available at Tasmanian Wool Centre, Ross

5ply yarn
100g – 30% silk/70% merino
$35.00

White Gum Wool 8ply, available at Tasmanian Wool Centre, Ross

8ply yarn
100g – 100% ethical merino
$29.50

White Gum Wool boucle 12ply, available at Tasmanian Wool Centre, Ross

12ply boucle yarn
100g – 100% ethical merino
$29.50

White Gum Wool rope boucle 48ply, available at Tasmanian Wool Centre, Ross

Rope boucle 48ply yarn
150g – 100% ethical merino
$45.00

White Gum Wool, wool tops

Combed Wool Tops
100g – 100% ethical merino
Skylark, She-Oak, Natural
$19.00

 

White Gum Wool natural hanks

Natural hanks
4ply sock, 4ply, 5ply merino/silk, 8ply
100g & 200g
$29.50 – $70.00

 

White Gum Wool natural hanks

Natural hanks
8ply, boucle 12ply, rope boucle 48ply
100g, 150g & 200g
$29.50 – $45.00

 

White Gum Wool
Tasmanian Wool Centre team
member Helen’s WGW creation

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Image of Nan Bray taken by The Woolmark Company,  Australia
https://www.woolmark.com/about-wool/woolgrowers/regenerative-agriculture-wool-production/?enforce=true

Image of WGW swatch taken from
https://www.whitegumwool.com.au/yarns-from-the-farm/2019/9/16/the-wombat-in-the-woolshed

Information sourced  from
https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/on-farm/spin-cycle-works-for-tasmanian-superfine-wool-grower-nan-bray/news-story/4d56ab97c0344f06b87fa6142a2fa2c6
https://www.whitegumwool.com.au/the-story-matters