Gain confidence and skills on your choice of sewing project at a fortnightly sewing clinic with expert help from The Craftorialist.
Pattern ideas for our wool range.
Cath reviews the Francine pattern from Merchant & Mills.
A new feature article written by guest Cath Macdonald using the Willow Tank Dress and two of our lovely nani IRO double gauzes.
Creating a whole cloth quilt as in introduction to quilting.
A wrap-up of what is new in-store and what is soon to come. Plus Sheep & Wool Show specials.
Another New Fabric Friday, with a couple of new Colette Patterns.
Check out everything new for sewists and knitters/crocheters alike.
Although there are records of clothing patterns dating from 1589, this story starts in 1860, which is when William and Ellen Demorest began the home sewing pattern industry by holding fashion shows in their homes and selling the patterns.
BERNINA have recently released a re-engineered range of 5-series machines - B535, B570QE, B590 and the embroidery only B500.
We are excited to announce the long awaited arrival of a selection of the second Outback Wife fabric collection. First launched in 2016, this range quickly became sought after. But what, you might ask, is Outback Wife?
A roundup of summer makes showcasing House of Cloth fabric.
Linen fabric is associated with summer, so we thought it timely to talk about this fabric.
From the beginning of this store we have assisted in the relocation of many peoples fabric stashes to new homes. We called this vintage fabric and was largely sold on...
We are awash with fabric! The latest winter warmers include wool/cashmere coatings, double sided wool blends, a black embossed wool blend, patterned warp stretch pontes, boiled wool (see A Word...
The Ruler kit may be of interest to those of you who quilt. This kit contains 5 different shaped rulers which include straight lines, circles, and ovals. The Bernina adjustable...
Our customer survey in April was the most comprehensive one ever. We are grateful to all our customers who took the time to provide their honest feedback.
Wendy writes—the cooler weather is settling in and our collection of wool and wool blend fabrics is looking invitingly cosy. The wonderful thermal properties of wool can rarely be matched,...
We now have Juniper Moon Farm Yarns from Virginia, USA. This yarn, the Findley DK Dappled is a 50/50 Wool/Silk blend.
House of Cloth would like to give its customers the opportunity to tell them how they are doing. There are a number of questions covering a range of topics including...
This is the first of an irregular series featuring specific fabrics in our range. This time Wendy has chosen our first fabric Yarn Dyed Spot (Duck Egg).
Like knitting all year round, but find wool a bit hard to knit in the warmer weather? Have you tried knitting with cotton?
Are you looking forward to the warmer weather? Maybe you are thinking about updating your wardrobe in readiness? Our new seasons fabrics have started to arrive, and may inspire you.
Bookings are now open for our school holiday sewing program.
With the cooler weather rapidly approaching, we have a range of fabrics suitable for helping to keep the cold out.
Like these double sided wool and wool blend fabrics - great for loose jackets, capes, ponchos where lining is not necessarily required.
Our fabric range is being put online for your enjoyment. Find out more about this and what it will take, and mean for you.
We are excited to be able to offer a school holiday sewing program during the Easter holidays.
Things are a-moving here! To start the new year off, we have changed the layout of part of the shop and put up some product display boards and shelves. You can now see what knitting needles, machine needles, haberdashery or presser feet we have in stock - yay!
New patterns in stock from Tessuti, Grainline Studio and Compagnie-M.
New Jersey, Cotton, Linen, and Rayon fabrics in store perfect for those hot Summer days.
At the recent visit of a new (to us) fabric supplier, we were very excited to find that a large part of their offering is of beautiful Japanese fabrics!! It was very hard to be restrained, though in the end we only selected a few this time.
I am super excited about the recent vintage finds. Sixty year old fabrics, many made in Great Britain. Australian made fine wool fabrics. Gorgeous knitting yarn. Heaven!
Did you know we carry a small range of flannel fabric?
Flannel is a soft woven cotton fabric which has been brushed on one side to create a warm cosy fabric. Perfect for these cold days!
Did you know that we have a range of knitting needles? We have a small but growing range of the KnitPro Symfonie wood needles.
Are you feeling the cold? We have a range of wool and wool blend fabrics available now to help ward off the cold.
Autumn is well on its way. Cooler mornings, milder days, leaves on some trees starting to turn. Not sure we have seen the last of the warm summery days yet, but these cooler days are a reminder of things to come.
This month has been an important one for us, as it is now five years since we first opened the doors. The shop has gone from looking like this, with lots of empty floor space,
Happy new year to you all. We are looking forward to a great year, and hope you will join us for the journey. To start the year, we have a number of new fabrics available in store, in time for the hot weather.
If you make clothes or accessories for children, you might be interested in these. Oliver + S patterns & fabric and Kokka printed cotton/linen.
This year we have quite an extensive range of linen fabrics, both printed and plain. This includes a collection of ‘Delave’ linens in plain and jersey. Delave in French means washed out or faded, which is exactly what these linens will do over time due to their pigment dyeing process.
The Chicago 7 is another of the new machines released by Bernina this year. It is a Bernette sewing machine which has an embroidery module.