Where to shop for craft and knitting supplies
WONDOFLEX YARN CRAFT CENTRE
The welcoming and knowledgeable staff make Wondoflex wonderful, but the shelves bursting with beautiful wool and threads also deliver warmth. Founded in 1938, this is the place to go for advice and great classes.
MILLROSE QUILTING & GALLERY
In Ballan, west of Melbourne, you’ll find an old hall filled with a world-class selection of patchwork and quilting supplies. Peruse Japanese linens, hand-dyed Valdani threads, patterns and accessories, plus onsite classes and exhibitions. (And don’t miss the homemade cakes.)
THE EMBROIDERY DEN
Since 1972, The Embroidery Den has offered a huge range of threads, needles, beads and ribbons, as well as classes to learn to create stitched things of beauty. Enjoy free-form Australian floral embroidery classes, baby blanket workshops and weekly Sit and Sew sessions.
Specialising in vintage haberdashery, this Swanston Street shop is the perfect place to buy a gift for the crafter in your life. Find Liberty fabrics, pure wool felt, pretty patchwork squares and vintage millinery.
This high-street store is overflowing with all things haberdashery. They have all your wool, thread and needle needs, in a variety of colours and sizes. Plus, RACV members can knit for less with a discount on full-priced items.
THE NAKED SHEEP
A short drive from Geelong, this friendly, family-run store stocks all your hand-made, hand-spun, hand-dyed craft supplies. Owner Amanda runs Sit and Knit Tuesdays, Spinning Group Thursdays, Crochet Fridays and fantastic kids’ classes too.