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Winter Update

Winter Update

A wrap-up of what is new in-store and what is soon to come. Plus Sheep & Wool Show specials.

A Brief History of Paper Sewing Patterns

A Brief History of Paper Sewing Patterns

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 News

BERNINA News

BERNINA have recently released a re-engineered range of 5-series machines - B535, B570QE, B590 and the embroidery only B500.

Outback Wife

Outback Wife

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?

Vintage Fabrics

Vintage Fabrics

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...

New In-store & Online June 2017

New In-store & Online June 2017

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...

BERNINA News June 2017

BERNINA News June 2017

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...

Customer Survey 2017

Customer Survey 2017

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.

A Word About Wool

A Word About Wool

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,...

Feature fabric

Feature fabric

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).

Vintage Finds

Vintage Finds

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!

Cosy Flannel

Cosy Flannel

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!

Knitting Accessories

Knitting Accessories

Did you know that we have a range of knitting needles? We have a small but growing range of the KnitPro Symfonie wood needles.

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Are you feeling the cold? We have a range of wool and wool blend fabrics available now to help ward off the cold.

Autumn Musings

Autumn Musings

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.

Happy Birthday To Us

Happy Birthday To Us

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,

More Fabric for the New Year

More Fabric for the New Year

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.

Linen

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.

Chicago 7

Chicago 7

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.

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