Monday, August 29, 2016

To Creswick Woollen Mills We Go

Some of Creswick Woollen Mills’ luxurious products manufactured at the mill include Alpaca throws, blankets and accessories woven into sophisticated modern designs. Other natural fibre products designed by Creswick for optimum comfort include merino, cashmere, cotton and bamboo. Other innovative products produced at the Creswick Mills include the Personal Protection Blankets for The Country Fire Authority (CFA) Victoria and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) New South Wales.

The Creswick Woollen Mill has over 65 years of history to draw upon, and is now the only remaining Woollen Coloured Spinning Mill of its type left in Australia. It is the Mill’s high quality of its products that has allowed it to survive in this now dying Australian industry.
Creswick offers luxurious, high quality natural fibre products designed with Australian conditions in mind. Unique products created at the Mill include Alpaca blankets, throws, scarves and much more.
Visit the comprehensive knitwear store and see a great selection of natural-fibre fashion for men, women and children. With factory outlet prices, you can save up to 70% off recommended retail prices.
Conveniently located between Ballarat and Daylesford, the Mills is a perfect destination for daytrippers, holiday makers and tour groups, both large and small.
A typical visit to the Mills can include alpaca viewing deck, an information and history tour of the working machinery and a chance to have your photograph taken while feeding their friendly alpacas. Why not browse through the Ryzowy Gallery and take home an Australian made alpaca product made right here at the Mill.

Introducing “A Very Fine Yarn”
Introducing their sensational new tourism development at Creswick Woollen Mills.
With the assistance of $100,000 Federal TQUAL grant they have completed a $500,000+ development to create an amazing Tourism Interpretive Space focusing on the History of the Woollen Mills, the History of the late founder Paul Ryzowy as well as a world class interpretation of Natural Fibres.
The Creswick Woollen Mills tourism experience “A Very Fine Yarn” showcases the journey of fibre; all the way from its source on the alpaca, through the manufacturing process and how it ends up on the shop shelf. The exhibit gives a great insight into natural fibre, how luxurious fibres are processed and gives visitors a chance to see Australian manufacturing as it happens. Visitors have the chance to meet our resident alpacas and purchase Australian products made right at the Mill
Tours are 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm daily.
$15 per adult (includes up to three children free) entry fee is redeemable as a $15 discount on purchases over $50. $10 per senior or pre-arranged tour over 8 people. Entry fee is redeemable as a $10 discount on purchases over $40.
Tour lengths are: Discovery 5-15 minutes; Fibre Experience 5-10 minutes; Fleece Tunnel 1-5 minutes; Process Walkway 5-20 minutes.