The Southern Highlands Needlecraft & Fibre Arts
We are passionate about our local area and championing the creativity and talents of our needlecraft and fibre arts community.
In Australian history, needlecraft has traditionally been women’s work – among indigenous people, on immigrant ships, in pioneer cottages, and in the modern homes and studios of needle-and-fibre artists. These important skills have been passed on through generations, from mother to daughter, or shared among like-minded enthusiasts led by dedicated tutors.
The Southern Highlands has many passionate and talented needlecrafters and fibre arts creators, educators, classes and workshops, community programs, specialty stores and a vast soft furnishing industry. From the hobbyist to internationally recognised fibre artists, we wish to and share our beautiful region with like-minded enthusiast.