With all the fun of a shearing, spinning and knitting race, the Back to Back Wool Challenge is a fundraiser for cancer. At Tocal, the funds raised on the day are presented to the Mater Cancer Research Unit Newcastle.
This year the “Spinning Knitwits” are back at Tocal Homestead aiming to retain their Australian Champions title have a hit at the World Champions title again.
Competition commences at 9am and throughout the day there are activities for visitors to join in; learn to knit, knitting races, textile crafts for all ages, a fabulous array of handcrafts and textiles to buy, raffle, shearing demonstrations, delicious refreshments all day from the Friends of Tocal, Tocal Homestead is open for inspection, with blacksmithing all day in the blacksmith shop.
Over the years, there have been teams from Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, England, Scotland, Netherlands, USA, New Zealand, and Slovakia.