My Tasmanian textile trail-Part 2 Hobart Town

The drive from Bruny Island to Hobart was uneventful except for a very good meat pie in Margate. Tassie2 Tassie11 Tassie12 Tassie13

I’d visited Hobart on two previous occasions but never with a quest to find interesting textiles, whether, new, vintage or handmade and Hobart did not disappoint! I posted various finds on the studio stitches Facebook page but promised to include a more detailed summary so that you too can go visit.

So here’s my Hobart hot list for new, vintage and handmade textile

  • Salamanca Arts Centre
  • Rebecca Roth Studio and Gallery – Salamanca Place
  • The Spindle Tree- Salamanca Place
  • The Maker- Salamanca Place
  • Made in Tasmania-Salamanca Place
  • The Nook – 63 Sandy Cove Rd, Battery Point
  • CWA gift shop-165 Elizabeth St, Hobart
  • ShallDesign- 246 Elizabeth St, Hobart
  • The Stash Cupboard-159 Liverpool St, Hobart
  • Thread-111 Liverpool St, Hobart

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Take a trip to New Norfolk, 30 Minutes from Hobart for a great selection of shops selling antiques, French linen, needlework and home wares.


I was intrigued that such a small population had so much to offer people interested and practicing such a wide range of crafts and hobbies.

I was also impressed with how contemporary and inviting the needlework shops were, many with communal tables for customers to sit and stitch, browse through patterns and get helpful advice.

There was also a wider range of wools, patterns and fabrics in one store than in the whole of Adelaide with helpful staff who obviously new their stock and their craft. Bliss!!

I long for the day we have as fine a collection in Adelaide! Actually one would do! In the meantime there is always online shopping!

Happy stitching, Barbara







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