Joan Bannon

Joan Bannon is a talented wool spinner and fabric artist residing in one of Warooka’s most historical dwellings near the famed Flaherty’s Beach. Joan is deeply community-minded, a genuine homesteader and very environmentally conscious. She’s delighted to be a Warooka artist for the inspiring Bats for Will movement. “I chose this most versatile of fabrics using handspun naturally dyed wool and wet and dry felting techniques to create the bat named Come In, Spinner. The first sheep brought into Australia were South African fat-tailed lambs whose long tails resembled hairy cricket bats. These sheep were imported to feed the new colony, but in a short time, a fine wool industry was established with Australian wool in high demand. So here Australia began its ride on The Sheep’s Back!”.

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