Fun in my fabric world....

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hobart...the patchwork edition!

We have had lots of lovely sightseeing time in Hobart. It is such a beautiful city, and quite easy to get around. The buildings are lovely and the people are friendly and helpful. It is a nice place to visit.


But, as we all do, we wonder, what sewing shops are there?


My poor long suffering, but very kind husband has ferried me around in pursuit of "the" ultimate fabric find! So here we go...


Frangipani Fabrics, Sandy Bay. A really cute little shop, light, bright and airy...clear, fresh fabrics, contemporary and modern...very nice with lots of screen printed panels and their own patterns. The staff were really friendly and helpful too. If I lived here I would be a regular!


The Quilted Crow, New Town. Crow Central is in a sweet sandstone church with easy parking. The crow girls were in the US when I visited, but their stand in was lovely. A great shop for wools and repros...their own patterns and book. Well worth a look as it is so nicely done.


Wafu, Kingston Beach. A cute little shop a short drive south. The lovely owner has a great range of Japanese silks and kimono pieces along with great buckles, braids and buttons. Great supplies for crazy patchwork. So much potential in here!


A Stitching Time, Sandy Bay. Fabulous little embroidery shop with a good range of threads, linens and cross stitch patterns. Nice to see a good embroidery shop as they are quite hard to find nowadays.
Possum Place, Hobart. More of a sewing shop with a reasonable general range of fabrics.
The Needlewoman, Hobart. An elegant patchwork and embroidery shop. Nice range of fabrics, predominantly pretty and conservative. No photos allowed here.
We are still to see Patchwork Cafe, New Norfolk, but I have been hearing good things about it. Looking forward to seeing it.
These are my thoughts, but if you are down this way, it might help.

Cardygirl xx



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10 comments:

gracie said...

Loved going shopping with you....

Fat Quarter Bird said...

So pleased you found them all. Your lovely husband and my lovely husband have very similar holidays. There are some great antique shops in New Norfolk. I bought a lot of old spools in one...The Drill Hall, I think. Have fun!

Kevin the Quilter said...

It looks like you are having a lovely time! Thanks for the online tour of quilt shops I can only dream of visiting!

Susan said...

Maybe I should move to Hobart! Looks like there is a great range of shops there. Thanks to your husband for taking you so we could see the shops too.

Too many eggs said...

Wow great review of the shops, I only seen one when I was there, the crows church it was gorgeous. Still thinking about buying a kit from there

barb's creations said...

I'm reading with great interest all the info about the patchwork shops you've been visiting as I'm planning on going to Tassie next year for a milestone birthday (mine) with my sister so a lot of fabric shopping on the horizon :) Barb.

Salley said...

Oh my golly gosh... you HAVE given me the royal fabric tour...hope you left a teeny weeny bit behind!
Enjoying your tour...thankyou!

Jan said...

So glad you are enjoying the Apple Isle, Cardy; I lived there for some years and miss it; must be time for a visit. Now thanks to you there are lots of shops I know to check out! Keep on travelling happily.

Marg said...

Thanks for the tour around. Must go back to Hobart and check all those shops out and everything else Hobart has to offer.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

sounds wonderful! I don't think I found one fabric shop in 1984!... but I was on a pushbike... so couldn't carry much!!.....glad your having such a lovely time.