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« on: February 02, 2008 09:30:29 AM »

Hey Australian Crafters!

I'm from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  I'm going to be taking an across-Australia trip very soon, and as I go I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to stop into some extra special fabric /craft shops and pick up a *restrained* amount of goodies to take home (backpack permitting..)

I've got access to run-of-the-mill fabric stores here at home, so what I'm looking for is more like boutiques that carry cute / designer textiles and possibly other goodies?

Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance!

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008 04:40:29 AM »

My favourite fabric store in my town (Canberra) is: http://www.a2f.com.au/index/home

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 05:46:08 PM »

There's a Japanese textile warehouse in Melbourne called Kazari 7-11 Hill St Richmond, if you're interested in that sort of thing. There's also Job Warehouse at 56-58 Bourke Street
Melbourne Smiley good luck and have fun!


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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008 03:51:29 AM »

There's a Japanese textile warehouse in Melbourne called Kazari 7-11 Hill St Richmond, if you're interested in that sort of thing. There's also Job Warehouse at 56-58 Bourke Street
Melbourne Smiley good luck and have fun!

yeah, the one on bourke street is chock full of fabric used by the theatre companies and design students of melbourne! its so tightly packed that you have to kinda ask for what your looking for coz you cant move! also this place is open at irregular times.

« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008 03:58:32 PM »

A really special fabric shop in Melbourne is ditalia.com.au. The have beautiful designer fabric from itatly and france. check em' out!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 05:56:55 AM »

I'm not travelling, I'm a native.  I'd just like to know where there are some decent fabric shops in Sydney - thinking like haight st in San Francisco?? I wish!
What about in Campsie or somewhere like that? Just not bloody lincraft. sigh.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008 08:32:48 PM »

I'm a native, and I WISH I could afford to buy these gorgeous fabrics.

And thanks for 1) mentioning a shop close by that sells Japanese textiles and 2) Telling me what Job Warehouse actually does. I see it all the time, but had convinced myself it was a front for some crime syndicate.

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 06:20:45 PM »

if you are heading to brisbane there is a really great store in the fortitude valley (next suburb from the city) that sells beautiful fabrics - i will search for the name of it but its in a complex in the valley called 'The Emporium'
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2008 07:27:05 PM »

If you are heading as far as Perth, Western Australia, then there is Homecraft Textiles on Albany Hwy in Victoria Park. Its run by some Indians and has so many beautiful sari-type fabrics, also lots of jacquard curtaining, beautiful ornate tassels etc. Oh and the biggest range of ribbons and elastic ive ever seen. Varigated bias binding, ppl! In several colourways!!

« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008 08:18:28 PM »

Here's a new fabric store in Sydney, they have amazing designer remnants and lots of unique imported fabrics. =)

It's called "The Fabric Store", and it's just two blocks up from Central Station (21 Cooper St, Surry Hills). Here's their flyer, just in case you want to check it out!

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