Third place at Back to Back

Shearing a sheep, spinning the wool and knitting a sweater within eight hours seems impossible.

But not for the the Kurrajong Handspun Crafts team which has taken on the International Back To Back Wool Challenge for the 10th year and recorded the third fastest time in the world for 2014.

The 20th International “Back to Back” and Apple Pie Bake-Off was run at Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mt. Tomah on Sunday, June 1.

Coordinator for the Kurrajong team Dawne Dunlop estimated around 2,000 visitors attended the family festival.

‘‘Attendees enjoyed the shearing demonstration, craft and food stalls, live music, face painting and workshops for the children,’’ Mrs Dunlop said. ‘‘The Kurrajong team have held the Brigadoon Trophy for the most money raised worldwide for seven years and will donate $12,000 to the Cancer Council NSW for prostate cancer research.’’ 

The Apple Pie Bake-Off  raised more than $1000 at an auction and another $1,000 raised for other items.