Australia’s centre of excellence for

Needlecraft & Fibre Arts

Needlecraft & Fibre Arts in the Southern Highlands

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.

Drawing a thread through fabric is immensely satisfying - it’s rhythmical, comforting, creative and practical.

Needlecraft Story

How the Southern Highlands became a centre for Needlecraft & FibreArts Excellence

In close communities like the Southern Highlands, networks of practitioners have flourished, drawn together by a common interest in needlecraft & fibre arts 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.

Group of people standing at store door

The Needlecraft Trail

Explore the Southern Highlands Needlecraft & Fibre Arts Trail

Today, the Southern Highlands enjoys an unparalleled reputation for the quality of its needlecraft artists, stockists, authors, publishers and associations.

We proudly invite you to go in search of the needlecraft & fibre arts experience among the picturesque towns and villages of our Highlands home.

The Southern Highlands

Come for the craft, stay for the fresh air

The Southern Highlands is a favourite destination for many visitors. Renown for its stunning countryside, with English style gardens, quaint villages & country towns brimming with interesting shops, delicious places to eat, wineries & cellar doors, arts & a plethora of accommodation houses to suit any taste and budget. Why not make your visit a great excuse to explore our wonderful region.

Topiary garden surrounded by tall green hedge

get involved

Learn something new, join a class, take in an event or become part of one of our many needlecraft and fibre arts groups. There’s always something happening on the Southern Highlands Needlecraft & Fibre Arts Trail.