In close communities like the Southern Highlands, networks of practitioners have flourished, drawn together by a common interest in needlecraft and for more reasons than utility.

Suppliers of materials and tools have set up shop to meet their needs. And others have journeyed here from afar to experience the joy of stitching and learning among friends. Today, the Southern Highlands enjoys an unparalleled reputation for the quality of its needlecraft artists, stockists, authors, publishers and associations.

Emulating the success of the international BookTown phenomenon, the Southern Highlands has declared itself to be the world’s first NeedlecraftTown – and we proudly invite you to go in search of the needlecraft experience among the picturesque towns and villages of our Highlands home along the Needlecraft Trail.

A Fine Line Quiltery

Long arm machine quilting services located in Mittagong providing quality edge to edge designs. Classroom hire – An unique 8-10 seat purpose built, natural light classroom set in a double-storey historic sandstone cottage in the heart of Mittagong township. Abundant, natural light, floor standing whiteboard, cutters, rulers, mats, irons and bottomless tea/coffee facilities. Classroom tables […]

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A Little Piece Of Scotland

IT’S SHORTBREAD SEASON IN THE HIGHLANDS Nerida Barnsley has turned the baking and enjoyment of her Highland shortbread into an art form. So much so, that her customers at A Little Piece of Scotland often say ‘It’s the World’s Best Shortbread!’. Nerida’s home-made shortbread has earned renown as the ‘must taste’ experience for visitors to […]

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Berrima Patchwork

Berrima Patchwork has been established for over 30 years. Sue and her daughter Tamsin took over ownership in 2007 and with their team intend to continue providing an interesting, exciting and friendly “Patchwork Experience”.  We strived to provide the eager quilter and crafty person with a large range of products from which to choose. We […]

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Booktown Bookshop

Specialising in quality books on art and architecture, aviation, trains and motor sport, needlecraft and fibre arts, history and biographies.

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Bowerbird On Argyle

Bowerbird on Argyle is an exciting eclectic retail store looking to make its mark within the Southern Highlands and beyond.

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Bowral Crafts Unlimited Inc.

About us…… Established in the late 1960’s, Incorporated in 1970.  Mrs Ethel Clissold part of the ladies church aid of Mittagong Methodist Church, saw the talents of her fellow Members’ craft. Those knitters and crocheters created beautiful handmade unique items which could be sold. Profits would then be donated to the local Bowral and District […]

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Campbell & Spearman Interiors

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Loom Fabrics

Loom Fabrics specialise in natural fibres including silks, cottons, wools and linens. We stock Oekotex certified fabrics and designer deadstock fabrics along with regular qualities from trusted importers, and pride ourselves in ethically sourcing to the best of our abilities. We also stock a wide variety of haberdashery and patterns, and run popular sewing classes […]

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Nest & Burrow

CLOSED – Sturt Gallery & Studios

Established in 1941, Sturt is now the oldest craft centre in Australia. Stop in to visit the Gallery, Garden or drop in for a coffee.

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Interiors For You

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Suzie Anderson Home Moss Vale & Bowral

The Bundanoon Good Yarn

Thread Botanica

Welcome to Thread Botanica. We are a boutique patchwork and quilting store located in Mittagong, in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW.  We are committed to gathering beautiful modern fabric ranges and designs to inspire your creativity. Thread Botanica stocks unique designer collections for the modern maker and fabric lover, as well as fabrics with […]

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Victoria House Needlecraft

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Joadja Town & Distillery

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Mrs Oldbucks Pantry

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Sunday Rose & Co

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Gumnut Patisserie

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