Tasmanias Pristine South

Page 52 | Tasmania’s Pristine South 2019 HOME SPUN TASSIE WOOL H14363 10A Church Street Geeveston, Tasmania 7116 p. 6297 0081 m. 0499 979 179 e. john.osborne7@bigpond.com One of Geeveston’s most popular retail ventures, Stone Pippin, is woven with love and stamped with confidence. About 40 of the district’s arts and business operators, along with friends and family, joined operators Sue and John Osborne for the official opening four years ago. The outlet is just another step for the Osbornes, who settled in the town eleven years ago and have been active in the arts and crafts community since. Both are ex-schoolteachers; John is an award-winning print maker and Sue is well known for her distinctive fabrics and knits. Sue’s flare for colour stems from a career teaching speech and drama. She spent years presiding over theatrical productions, including costuming and set design. “Life’s too short, isn’t it?” she said. “A life without colour is wasted. “We don’t have a complicated business plan here, just one simple rule: We only put things in the shop we love ourselves.” Stone Pippin carries work from select artists in Tasmania and the mainland. It also stocks select wools, including local alpaca fleeces, which are identified by the name of the animal. In time, Sue plans to host knitting circles and is happy to discuss interest with others. Stone Pippin is next to the Post Office at 10 Church Street, and Sue can be contacted on 0499 979 179. Phone Brett 0407 720 369 10,000L TANKER Servicing Franklin to Southport H14241 Add some colour The newly upgraded Heritage Park in Geeveston is a great place for families to spend the day. u Huon Valley