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BEADS, CRYSTALS, SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, WIRE, JEWELLERY SUPPLIES
CREATIVE TEXTILE INSPIRATION
FEATHERS
FELTING
HANDBAG MAKING
FABRICS
SILKS
SOAPS
TEXTILE ART SUPPLIES
THREADS, EMBROIDERY & EMBELLISHMENTS
USEFUL BOOKS
WOOL, KNITTING & CROCHET


BEADS, CRYSTALS, SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, WIRE, JEWELLERY SUPPLIES

KATIE'S TREASURES - Suite1, 70 Station STreet, Waratah NSW 2298. Phone 02 4960 8055 for Cathy, Stephen or Chris.

FEELING INSPIRED - 27/5 Ponderosa Parade Warriewood, Sydney. Phone 02 9599 6624. They do now I believe have a website. I find them possibly the cheapest place in Sydney for semi-precious stones, Chinese crystals, a variety of beads, findings, display items, cheap tools, and goodness knows what else. In recent years they have slashed their prices further.

BEAD HOUSE & CASTINGS - 4-6 Stokes Ave., Alexandria, Sydney. 0293193335. (Ron Chudy) Not as cheap as Feeling Inspired, but much cheaper than many. Sell Beadalon Colourcraft colour-coated copper wire in colours other than silver. The other colours I have used over 5 years and seem ok, gold, magenta, black, copper, blue (purple in some gauges, off-white in some too), green, brown and red. Beadalon coated copper wire is much cheaper (about the same price per reel but nearly double the length) than Artistic Wire, which does in fact not seem to tarnish. It is reputed to be better quality than Beadalon and comes in many more colours. Beadalon comes in gauges 16 to 28, Artistic Wire in 18 to 28. Beadhouse and Castings is like a large warehouse, lots of findings, chains, threading material, castings, also beads, Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones and beads of varying quality, good range of Czech beads.

Artistic wire is sold at many bead shops, including BEAD & CRYSTAL HEAVEN at Toukley. If buying Artistic wire, buy all you need for a project, as it is very likely that if you go back to get some more, it will be a totally different colour - much bigger variation than we expect from a new batch of dyed wool.

A&E METAL MERCHANTS 89 York St Sydney, 0285684200, sell artistic wire, real silver and gold wire, metal sheets, good quality findings, chains etc. Just across from them on the same floor, is the House of Jewellery, sells display items, craft books, etc etc. Neither of these places is open weekends.

TORONTO WOOL & HANDCRAFTS
51 The Boulevard, Toronto NSW 2283 is a little gem in our own backyard.
Website WWW.TORONTOWOOL.COM
This is a great place for jewellery findings (brooch backings, earrings, attachments etc) and a good place to get beads as well.

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CREATIVE TEXTILE INSPIRATION

ACHIEVE AUSTRALIA - 112 Bowden Street, Meadowbank, Sydney NSW. Phone 02 9807 3770.
OPEN: 1st Sunday of each month 9am to 2pm
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays only from 9am to 2pm
A unique enterprise that offers:
  Dress and upholstery fabrics and patterns
  Patchwork pieces, patterns and kits
  Embroidery: threads, fabrics, kits patterns and needles
  Knitting and crochet wools, cottons, patterns and needles
  Haberdashery: beads, buttons, braids, laces, canvases, notions and tapestries
  Books: a wide variety of patchwotk. applique, embroidery and crafy books.

REVERSE GARBAGE - Addison Road, Marrickville NSW
Excess stock, recycling, buttons, metres of ribbons, scraps of material, plastics.

WWW.THREADOGRAPHY.NET - Two Sipsters Studio
WWW.MAGPIEFELT.COM
WWW.ANDREA-GRAHAM.COM
WWW.FELTMAKING.COM - Especially needle felting
WWW.WOOLWINDS.BLOGSPOT - Amazing carpets
WWW.STRONGFELT.COM
WWW.FROSTFAIR.COM Australian site with beautiful wraps
WWW.FESTIVEFIBERS.COM - Fabulous site for felt furnishings
WWW.FIBREFUSION.COM.AU
WWW.VICFELT.ORG.AU - Victorian Feltmakers Inc
WWW.FIONAWRIGHT.COM
WWW.LARA-DOWNS.COM.AU
WWW.SIMPLESHOEMAKING.COM
WWW.MIRABELNATURALS.COM
WWW.FELTGOODFIBERS.COM - who knew felt could be this interesting
WWW.FELTMAKING.DK - good photos of what is possible
WWW.SAWATOU.COM
WWW.MEKEART.COM
WWW.ARTSANDCRAFTSNSW.COM.AU
WWW.LIZCLAY.CO.UK - The entry for Feb08 will show you the felt that Liz Clay made for Stelle McCartney and give an indication of how sophisticated felt can be.

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FEATHERS

DITA FEATHERS - 288 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
We get our feathers here - absolutely stunning but expensive - great for making a one off piece that you will love. We have found them to be very helpful and be warned - once you see the feathers, they are so hard to resist and it is difficult to choose only one ot two from their extensive range of types and colours. Accept cash only.

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FELTING

FELT FINE - 1368 Paterson Road, Duns Creek NSW 2321
Website WWW.FELTFINE.COM.AU
Feltfine is a Hunter Valley based supplier of fibres for the felting,spinning and textile enthusiasts. We carry a large variety of fibres including coloured merino, other sheep breeds, alpaca, mohair, angora, silk, banana, bamboo, camel, yak, cotton, nettle and much more. We sell dyes, fibre wash and also Ashford spinning equipment. We have a large carding machine, a wet felting machine and produce batts for felting, slivers for spinning and coming soon . . . wet pre felts in large sizes and all colours. Kristin, who is an Art Teacher, comes up with an amazing combination of colours to work with on the carder. Orders for our fibres can be made on line at our website. All contact information is available online or see our facebook for occasional specials.

TREETOPS COLOUR HARMONIES - 6 Benwee Road, Floreat WA 6014
Website WWW.TREETOPSCOLOURS.COM.AU
This is by far our favourite place to get slivers/tops and silk. All their products are hand dyed and they have gorgeous colours. We have found them to be extremely helpful and their website has lots of ideas and photos for inspiration. Nancy and her staff are happy to give advice on colour combinations and projects. A lot of overseas websites also sell Treetops products so it not just us who think that they are good.

HIGHLAND FELTING - PO Box 405, Oberon NSW 2787
Website WWW.HIGHLANDFELTING.COM
Great place to get wool bats which make felting large pieces so easy. They have just added an alpaca/merino batt to their range which is beautiful and soft. They also have wool tops and make some mixed breed wools that give greater strength where the project needs it. They are a bit cheaper than Treetops Colour Harmonies. Pat will send you a sample of wools for about $10-15. Good place to get needle felting supplies.

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HANDBAG MAKING

Website WWW.TALLPOPPYCRAFT.COM


FABRICS

ONPOINT PATCHWORK & NEEDLECRAFT - 61A Station Street, Waratah, Newcastle NSW 2298
Website ww.onpointpatchworkandneedlecraft.co
Patchwork fabrics, embroidery fabrics for cross-stitch, hardanger, mountmellick etc,
cotton, wool, silk-wool batting.

LOGANS PATCHWORK FABRICS - Balmain NSW
Website WWW.PATCHWORKFABRICS.COM.AU

PATCHWORK FABRICS - Pacific H'way, Pennant Hills NSW
Website WWW.THECRAFTDEPOT.COM.AU

PATCHWORK FABRICS USA
Website WWW.EQUILTER.COM

CLEAR IT - Corner of Moor and Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy in Melbourne VIC
Fabulous fabric clearance shop.

THE FABRIC STORE - 184 Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy in Melbourne VIC
Highly recommended by members of the Glen Waverly Sewing Guild.

PITT TRADING - 274 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate NSW
Excellent assorted fabrics and embellishments at good prices, parking at back, well worth a visit!

SYDNEY ROAD IN BRUNSWICK VICTORIA - including Annie's Discount Fabrics at 363, several shops within 2 blocks, good discount fabrics including silks.

IF IN PARIS ... I took the tip from Fiona Wright at one of our meetings. Go to the steps of the Sacre Coeur , then turn right. Several fabric shops to drool over at affordable prices including Galeries des tissues, 7 Rue de Steinkerque. Paris, France.

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SILKS

TESSUTI FABRICS - 110 Commonwealth St Surry Hills NSW
Top of range fabrics including silks, laces, bridal.

RATHDOWNE FABRICS - 154-8 Victoria Road, Brunswick VIC
Excellent discounted fabrics, including wide range of silks.

SAIGON FABRICS - 78 Erskine St Sydney NSW
Top of range silks.

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SOAPS

OLIVE OIL SOAP
Website WWW.OLIVEOILSOAP.COM.AU
So much nicer than using Lux Flakes. It smells beautiful and feels good on your hands. Especially good if you have dermatitis/eczema as they have an unscented and a goats milk soap as well. This is a cottage industry product and they do not use any animal products in their soaps.

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TEXTILE ART SUPPLIES

THE THREAD STUDIO
Online only at website WWW.THETHREADSTUDIO.COM
This company has lots of different bits and pieces. All sorts of threads, fabric paints, dyes, paint sticks and østuffÓ you can use to take your felting to another level. Their Links List is very comprehensive and the gallery photos can give you ideas. Some of their artists eg Kirri Toose have workshops and classes that can be done locally.

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THREADS, EMBROIDERY & EMBELLISHMENTS

Download free hand embroidery patterns, Hungarian embroidery patterns, monograms for hand embroidery, church / eclesiastical embroidery patterns + other related resources.
Website: WWW.NEEDLENTHREAD.COM

ONPOINT PATCHWORK & NEEDLECRAFT - 61A Station Street, Waratah, Newcastle NSW 2298
Website: ww.onpointpatchworkandneedlecraft.com
DMC, Threadworx, Cottage Garden and overdyed threads, silk ribbons.

E & M GREENFIELD - 30-6 Ann St Surry Hills NSW.
Wholesaler, cash or card, zips, thread, basic fabrics in cottons, silks, polyesters, interfacings, bulk buy embellishments, braids, buttons. Parking underneath building if you're lucky.

JIMMY'S BUTTONS - 375 George Street, Fitzroy in Melbourne VIC
Highly recommended by members of the Glen Waverly Sewing Guild.

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USEFUL BOOKS

BOOK DEPOSITORY
Website WWW.BOOKDEPOSITORY.CO.UK
Good source of art books, free shipping from UK.

UNIQUELY FELT by Christine White
FELT FRENZY by Heather Brack and Shannon Okey
FELTMAKING AND WOOL MAGIC by Jorie Johnson
SIMPLY FELT by Margerte Docherty and Jayne Emerson
HOW WE FELT by Carol Huber Cypher
FELTED JEWELLERY by Candie Cooper

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WOOL, KNITTING AND CROCHET

TORONTO WOOL and HANDCRAFTS - 51 The Boulevard, Toronto NSW 2283
Website WWW.TORONTOWOOL.COM
This is a little gem in our own backyard. We have not found anyone cheaper than Sue and that includes Spotlight. The variety available is very good and Sue is extremely helpful.

TURKISH OYA - Turkish needle lace (several kinds): needle lace, crochet, tatted

These sites have a bit of history: http://handeyemagazine.com/content/oya-turkish-needle-lace andhttp://lace.lacefairy.com/Lace/International/Turkey.html

Fibre Art Now magazine contained an article: http://valleyfiberlife.squarespace.com/imported-data/discovery-and-tradition-oya-needle-lace.html

Two boards on Pinterest contains lots of pictures: http://pinterest.com/kimmy86/oya-lace/
and http://pinterest.com/yeser/oya/

And the current Interweave Crochet magazine has an article and pattern. It is available in some newsagents here at present: http://www.crochetme.com/blogs/interweavecrochet/archive/2012/05/24/crochet-summer-2012.aspx

This site has a free turkish rose oya pattern: http://sunshinescreations.wordpress.com/category/oya/


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BEADS, CRYSTALS, SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, WIRE, JEWELLERY SUPPLIES
CREATIVE TEXTILE INSPIRATION
FEATHERS
FELTING
HANDBAG MAKING
FABRICS
SILKS
SOAPS
TEXTILE ART SUPPLIES
THREADS, EMBROIDERY & EMBELLISHMENTS
USEFUL BOOKS
WOOL, KNITTING & CROCHET

 
   

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