You might remember that last week the kids and I went to Bendigo so that DS aged 12 could buy a new game for his game boy, and that I might be able to visit a LNS. Well I went to two. One that I have known about for a while, and the other one, I just happened to see on our way home from our holiday.
The one that I have known about for a while is called Attic Crafts (no affiliation). Unfortunately they do not have a web site, so no link. They mainly deal with patchwork products, but they do stock some fabrics, linen and evenweave, quite a nice variety of different threads, and some patterns. This is what I was able to get from them. Some 25ct white evenweave, and two Shepherd's Bush charts; A Mother's Garden and Heart Blooms.
The shop that I spotted on the way home from holidays is called Rajmahal (again no affiliation). Here is a link http://www.rajmahal.com.au/ It is not a shop but a distribution outlet, but I was able to buy a few things. I loved the satin covered boxes. The lid inserts are removeable. Adding a stitched piece should be pretty easy. I was also able to get some braid which I thought would come in handy for finishing. One caught my interest (pictured bottom right). It is made of copper wire and is formed like springs, so as you lay it you can stretch it out or just lay it as it comes. Beware; if you stretch it, it won't "spring" back to shape. Here is a close up
Well that is all from me at the moment. School holidays have now finished for us, so things might be able to get back to normal now. Bye for now and happy stitching.