HAPPY HOME WANTED: Vickie Greasley said the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale is a great place to find people who treasure old and second-hand items.
HAPPY HOME WANTED: Vickie Greasley said the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale is a great place to find people who treasure old and second-hand items. Michael Nolan

Pickers strike knitted gold at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale

WHILE bargains abound at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale, some weeks the offerings are too good to ignore.

A huge crowd of feverish pickers yesterday rifled through unwanted crochet, knitting and craft supplies offered for sale by Vickie Greasley. There were piles of yarn, sewing material, wool, knitting patterns and all manner of odds and ends. They were the property of Mrs Greasley's mother, recently moved to a Dubbo nursing home.

"Her hands are full of arthritis and she can not hold a crochet hook or sewing needle any more, so her stuff has to be sold,” she said.

"Mum was magnificent with her craft. She won prizes from when she was 10 years old until before she went on to home.”

Lucy Kirstin was keen on Vickie Greasley's craft supplies at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale, May 1, 2019.
Lucy Kirstin was keen on Vickie Greasley's craft supplies at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale, May 1, 2019. Michael Nolan

Mrs Greasley lives in Brisbane, but drove to Warwick to sell part of her mother's craft horde. She said the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale was one of the best places in Southeast Queensland to find buyers who would appreciate her mother's much-loved supplies.

"I think city people want to buy everything new and they are not interested in craft any more,” she said.

"Prior to mum going into a home, I brought up some overlockers and other things and they sold well.”