Weave your way through the Southern Highlands

Needlecraft & Fibre Arts Trail

The Southern Highlands Needlecraft & Fibre Arts Trail

Creatives, makers, specialty shops, galleries, authors, workshops & community groups.

We welcome you to the Southern Highlands Needlecraft & Fibre Arts Trail and hope that you enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer.

Shops & Galleries



A world-famous centre for quality Australian craft, in association with Mittagong’s Frensham and Gib Gate Schools. Since the 1930s Sturt has attracted artists, tutors and craftspeople of international stature. Weaving is a long-established craft taught here, and Sturt offers a fully equipped weaving studio with tuition for adults and school-age children. Sturt is a School of Excellence in Arts, Design and Fabrication that plays an important role in the cultural and historic make-up of the Highlands. Sturt attracts over 30,000 visitors a year to its exhibitions, summer and winter schools, workshops, events, contemporary design retail space, café and gardens. Sturt Gallery sells hand-printed garments and accessories.

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph 02 4860 2083

Sturt Gallery & Shop
Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm (except weekday public holiday)
Sturt Coffee: Wed to Sun 10am-4pm

Victoria House

Established in an 1860s residence at Mittagong for over four decades, this retail and on-line outlet for needlecraft supplies is recognised throughout Australia as a leading stockist. Visitors come in search of its extensive range of needlecraft supplies: Accessories and tools – Beads – Books – Cross-stitch – Embroidery and crewel – Fabric – Knitting and crochet – Tapestry and Needlepoint – Threads.

49 Main Street Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph 02 4871 1682
Open 9am to 5pm all days except Tuesday and public holidays.

A Fine Line Quiltery

Fabrics, tuition, classes, professional services, classroom hire.

2B Alice Street Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph 0482 023 068
Mon10-3; Tues 10-2; Wed 10-3; Thurs 10-3; Fri 10-3; Sat 9-2; Sunday closed.

Superb Design

Interior design, interior decoration, furniture, curtains, shutters and blinds, cushions, materials.

Carol Thompson
2/108 Main Street Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph (02) 4871 2044
Open every day 10am-5pm

Suite Recovery

Home décor. Designers and makers of interesting and unique homewares using beautiful fabrics in amazing colours sourced from all over the world. Furniture repair and upholstery service.

96a Main Street  Mittagong  NSW  2575
Ph 0438 712 274
Variable opening hours – phone for appointment.

A Little Piece of Scotland

Exhibiting lace bobbins; antique needlework tools; Scottish cross-stitch kits and samplers; tartan ties woollen knitwear and other apparel from Scotland and Ireland. Locally hand-woven scarves and shawls by Woodbridge Weavers.

Nerida Barnsley (OAM)

Corner Exeter Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forrest.

Ph 02 4871 2060

Open Sat and Sun 10am – 3.30pm

Booktown Bookshop

Antiquarian collection of quality books on needlecraft and fibre arts, including rare, vintage and classic books on embroidery, weaving, knitting, quilting and other allied specialties.
The Southern Highlands is proudly Australia’s First Booktown (established in 2000) and a member of the international book town movement that traces its origins to Hay-on-Wye in Wales UK, circa 1960.

Corner Exeter Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forrest.

Ph 02 4871 2060

Open Sat and Sun 10am – 3.30pm


Thread Botanica

Boutique fabric and quilting store with beautiful designer collections for the modern maker and fabric lover, inspiring creativity. Classes by appointment.

16a Bowral Road, Mittagong.

Ph 0438 450 244
Open 10-3pm, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat



Country Accent

Homewares, animalia, napery, decorative touches, cushions, indulgences.

Kim & Alexandra Orchard
274 Bong Bong Street Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4861 2500
Open Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4; Sun 10.30-4

Bowral Crafts Unlimited

A fundraising venture to buy special equipment for Bowral’s public hospital; operating for over 40 years through volunteer supporters. Stocking Australian and New Zealand yarns in four, five and eight ply, pure wool and acrylic and pattern books and needles. Hand-crafted gifts including knitted baby and children’s clothes.

Corbett Plaza
22 Wingecarribee Street Bowral 2576
Ph 02 4861 6771
Open Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat and Sun 10-2

Interiors for You

Home decorating products and services. Established for over 30 years. Stocking soft furnishings and fabrics.

Lesley Turner
Shop 7 The Old Co-op
Station Street Bowral 2576
Ph 02 4861 4677 or 0408 021 790
Open daily 9-5 or by appointment

Campbell & Spearman

Fabric studio. Inspirational interiors. Design, measure, supply, production and installation.

Fiona & Sue
Shop 10, 15-17 Banyette Street Bowral  2576

Ph  0414 503 997  or  0412 370 101
Open Mon-Fri 10-4.30, Sat 10-1, Sun closed

Suzie Anderson Home Bowral

Homewares, décor, apparel, soft furnishings.

Shop 101, 13-15 Banyette Street Bowral 2576
(adjacent to Green Lane & the Antiques Centre) Also at Moss Vale.
Ph 02 4862 1296
Open Mon to Sun 10-4

Loom Fabrics

Specialist in unique dress fabrics with a focus on natural fibres. Textiles are sourced from the world’s top designers from places such as Italy, France, Belgium and Japan. Also stocking haberdashery and accessories. Services include sewing classes and alterations.

370 Bong Bong Street Bowral 2576
Ph 0439 025 853
Open Mon-Fri 10-4.30 Sat 10-4

Moss Vale

Nest and Burrow

Carefully curated giftware including homewares, tableware, cushions and decorative touches.

420 Argyle Street Moss Vale NSW 2577
Ph 02 4868 3455
Open Mon-Sat 9.30 to 5 Sun 10-3

Susie Anderson Home Moss Vale

Homewares, décor, apparel, soft furnishings.

409 – 411 Argyle Street Moss Vale NSW 2577
Ph 02 4868 2662
Mon- Sat 10-5 Sun 10-3 Also at Bowral


Wholesalers since 2008 of quilting, embroidery and crafting products – supplied to retail outlets in Australia and worldwide. Billed as ‘the best in its class’ dedicated to providing quality craft products that are enjoyable to use and have a high performance standard.

Charlotte Berry
PO Box 192 Moss Vale NSW 2577
Ph 1300 136 216
On-line only: www.sewline.com.au

Bowerbird on Argyle

A curated collection of eclectic decorative interior pieces sourced worldwide. Wall hangings, rugs, soft furnishings.

416 Argyle Street Moss Vale NSW 2577
Open 9.30 – 5pm Seven days
Ph 02 4868 1125


Piece by Piece Home

Original one off fashion, accessories and home decor pieces designed by Elizabeth Pilkington in her Berrima studio. Online store.


Berrima Patchwork

Renowned Australia-wide for the range and quality of their fabrics; kits and patterns; crafts; threads; gifts. Classes by appointment.

21 Old Hume Highway Berrima NSW 2576
Ph 02 4877 1382
Open 10-4pm daily. Closed Mon & Tues


The Good Yarn

Handknitted apparel, craftgoods. Started in 1975 by the Anglican Church ladies. Run by volunteers with goods for sale supplied by consignors. Proceeds donated to worthy causes.

Railway Parade, Bundanoon NSW 2578


Jane Nicholas OAM (of Bowral)

Jane teaches widely for Embroiderers’ Guilds and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. She is recognised internationally as being at the forefront of modern designers interpreting stumpwork as a form of raised embroidery. Teacher and author of nine books: 

1. Stumpwork Embroidery-Fruits, Flowers and Insects
2. Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects
3. Stumpwork Dragonflies
4. Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection
5. The Complete Book of Stumpwork Embroidery
6. Stumpwork Medieval Flora
7. Stumpwork and Goldwork Embroidery
8. Stumpwork Butterflies and Moths

9. Shakespeare’s Flowers in Stumpwork

Ph 02 4861 1175
Susan Walker

Weaving tuition. Classes.

Ph 0401 693 409
Ann Thomson


7 Bunya Close, Braemar NSW 2575
Ph 02 4871 3590

Harriet Goodall

Harriet Goodall has run an independent art studio in Robertson making sculpture, lighting and woven installations for private and commercial clients since 2007. She exhibits regularly and has passed on her passion for contemporary basketmaking techniques in workshops across Australia and around the world.


Margaret Connor


PO Box 1158, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4861 2294

Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller is an internationally recognised textile artist and known for her brightly coloured woven artworks. Natalie primarily works with her hand dyed Australian wool to create unique large tapestries. Natalie lives and works from her studio at East Kangaloon in the Southern Highlands, Australia. Natalie has regularly run creative retreats and workshops teaching tapestry weaving, macramé, natural dyeing, and weaving on the rigid heddle loom. Natalie designed and made the biggest macramé chandelier in the world at Pacific place in Hong Kong.



Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc (Southern Highlands Embroidery Group)

Visiting tutors attend classes as well as skills shared between members of the group. Meets 2nd Saturday of the month, Feb – Dec.

Mittagong Community Centre
Queen Street Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph 0429 933 638

Lacemakers of the Southern Highlands

Contact: Norma Burchell
Ph 02 4861 2703

Illawarra Feltmakers

Meet monthly at Kiama Downs.

Trish Tindall, Robertson

Green Door Studios

Textile workshops & classes by local artists. Green Door Studios has an incredible range of artists and creatives to bring these amazing experiences to the local community and beyond. Nestled within the SHAC art precinct in Robertson.

Southern Highlands Artisans Collective, 74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson NSW 2577

The Southern Highlands Textile & Fibre Network

Holds exhibitions at the Berrima District Art Society Gallery in Bowral. The work of many local textile artists is represented.

Convenor: Margaret Connor
PO Box 1158, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4861 2294

Australian Sewing Guild Exeter Day Group

Coordinator: Aliki Darlow
Exeter Road, Exeter NSW 2577

Sewing Guild (Southern Highlands Group)

Contact: Ann Thomson
Meets Mittagong Uniting Church Hall
Albert Street Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph 4871 3590

Bundanoon Embroiderers

Contact: Gwen Crossley
Ellsmore Road, Bundanoon NSW 2578
Ph 02 4883 6365

Southern Highlands Knitters Guild

Convenor: 0438 040 758

Knit ‘n Natter

An informal group that knits for pleasure and with sales of items made, raises money for World Vision Australia and the Catherine Hamlin Foundation.

Meets 4th Tuesday of the month, 10 – 12.30pm

Convenor: Jeanette Schofield
Mittagong Uniting Church Hall
Albert Street, Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph 02 4872 3717

Sturt Term Classes and Workshops

Tutor: Susan Walker
Contact: Sturt Workshops
Ph 02 4860 2083

Weaving for Pleasure

Contact: Barbara Wainberg
Ph 02 4872 4496

Spinners and Weavers Group

Contact: Debbie McGuire
Ph 0417 581 822


Jennifer Fisher

Torchon Lace for Today
The Bedfordshire Family of Laces
Braid Lace for Today

Jane Nicholas OAM

Nine published books on stumpwork embroidery.

Jane Nicholas Embroidery – Bowral
Ph 02 4861 1175

Annette Hinde

Australian Wildflowers in Stumpwork
Accredited tutor to the Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW


Sally Milner Publishing Pty Limited

An Australian owned and operated book publisher specialising in Craft.

Ian and Libby Webster
734 Woodville Road, Binda NSW 2583
PO Box 30 Crookwell NSW 2583
Ph 02 4835 6212


Henrietta Rose Room

Home to a Southern Highlands pictorial made by members of Embroiderers Guild NSW, Southern Highlands Group.

Old Bowral Library
Bendooley Street, Bowral NSW 2576

Stitch It for Dementia

Exhibition showcasing work stitched by carers and patients living with dementia. The exhibition opens Monday 28th March 2022 and then fortnightly. All welcome to visit between 11am and 3pm.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Berrima, Argyle St, Berrima NSW 2577

Hall of Anglican Church of St Simon & St Jude

Made by Women of St Simon & St Jude Bowral to celebrate the sesquicentenary of the Church and depicting the various ministries in which the church has been involved.

Bendooley Street, Bowral NSW 2576

Bundanoon Soldiers’ Memorial Hall

 Pictorial in patchwork of local places of historical and scenic interest.

3 Railway Avenue, Bundanoon NSW 2578