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Monthly Craft Adventure - Secret Craft Shops!

Everyone has a favourite craft supply shop tucked away in a nook somewhere that no one else knows about, and frankly Lincraft doesn't have everything, so lets go for a wander in the Melbs CBD and share our secrets.

The plan is to meet at Brunetti's on Swanston St/ City Square for some chocolately badness and some planning time before heading out to explore. Places that might be good to go to are the wool shop on Collins St, the Nicholson Building shops for beads, buttons, and tailoring paraphernalia, Daiso on Swanston st for paper, and Hearn's Hobbies on Flinders St for strange and wonderful train model stuff. If you have any thoughts on other awesome places within the CBD please bring the address.

We'll go early so we can catch those small shops that tend to close early on a Saturday.

**Please note the change of location. Now meeting at Brunetti's in the CBD: http://www.brunetti.com.au/BrunettiCitySquare.aspx

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  • Kittievamp

    OMG, a craft shop discovery AND Tool concert the same night! BEST DAY EVER!!!

    April 2, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      I don't know if you'll see this, but I tried a few times to look you up on Facebook using the info you gave me, but it just wasn't having it :( Anyway, if that ends up not working out, perhaps you will see this and if you could e-mail me ([masked]) that'd be awesome, I've dug out my lace ribbon and it's sitting here waiting :)

      May 4, 2013

    • Kittievamp

      I sent you a FB request today. :)

      May 5, 2013

  • Lis

    I added The Bead Centre on Smith Street. Very cheap+Lots of choice. You can go crazy there for a reasonable price ;)

    April 30, 2013

  • Mahala S.

    Thanks for a fab day all. As I mentioned to some there's a craft beer fest on at the end of may. If anyone's interested in coming let me know or check out www.gabsfestival.com.au

    April 27, 2013

    • Catie

      I'd have loved to have gone, but will be out of the country seeing my baby sis get married - have a sample (or two) for me :)

      1 · April 27, 2013

    • Nic M.

      Sounds good. Any particular session..?

      April 29, 2013

  • Nic M.

    Thanks for organising this Laura. Great choice of shops, and it was awesome meeting everyone. I look forward to catching up again... I may be at the craft beer festival also, but if anyone feels like attending an impromptu beer tasting before then, let me know.

    April 29, 2013

  • LENA

    Great strut through glorious Melbourne, with kind folk. Interesting themed secret stores, staff with stories and technique to share. Alivened with inspiration to create.

    1 · April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Out of the office and into the workshop Lena

      1 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun yesterday was great to meet so many awesome people and visit some beautiful shops

    3 · April 28, 2013

  • Catie

    Thanks for organising a fab discovery tour, great to meet new people - I just know I'll be spending more money soon! Promise photos of the Zombie Feltie pumpkin once its made :D

    2 · April 27, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      Oh yes, those are a must! :D

      April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Zombie felted pumpkin, awesome

      April 28, 2013

  • Loret

    Thanks for another great event Laura!

    April 27, 2013

  • Tahlia

    A lovely way to spend a Saturday :)

    April 27, 2013

  • LENA

    Great strut through glorious Melbourne, with kind folk. Interesting themed secret stores, staff with stories and technique to share. Alivened with inspiration to create.

    April 27, 2013

  • Melissa G.

    Thanks for a nice day :)

    April 27, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    What an awesome day! Thanks SO much Laura for organizing! And to everyone who came, it was nice that I wasn't the only newbie to the area, and we got to figure it out together :) I'll be back in the states soon for a couple of months, but I really can't wait to be joining more events when I get back. I also plan on taking stock of my stuff and organizing some sort of craft (I *really* need to get some of these supplies used up!) to host here at some point after I'm back. Also Laura, we'll have to figure out something in the next week or so for getting you that cash box. I leave May 10th, and come back at the end of June.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Melissa G.

    I'm probably about 10 min late too!

    April 27, 2013

  • Mahala S.

    Also running a little late. Will defo be there at 11.15. Sorry.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running little bit late. Will hopefully get there about 11:15. Sorry

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn it, cant make it....are you going to make a list of all the places you visit and what they sell? I hope so

    April 26, 2013

    • Sonia P.

      Thank-you a list would be awesome!

      April 27, 2013

  • Sonia P.

    Sorry, too many things snuck up on me today, have to change RSVP to 'No'.

    April 27, 2013

  • Annette

    I'm still coming along, meet you there.

    April 26, 2013

  • Genevieve M.

    Hi im new to melbourne from brisbane.wanting to meet people with similar interests to me.

    April 26, 2013

  • Loret

    Hello Laura, I have a class that finishes at approx. 11 that day. I will try to leave early and to find where you are all at. Can I please text you on the day to locate you and to catch up? Thanks.

    April 23, 2013

  • Michelle

    I hope to be doing some welding so i have things for the market. take lots of photos!

    April 22, 2013

  • Anneliese H.

    decided I need my Saturday belly dance class

    April 21, 2013

  • Lis

    Can't wait to discover some treasures :)

    April 19, 2013

  • Anneliese H.

    There is a shop in town that has fabulous Japanese fabrics. I'll dig up the details.

    March 15, 2013

    • Anneliese H.

      Finally found some time in town to locate it. The shop is called Kimono House. It is upstairs in the Cathedral Arcade - this arcade runs between Swanston Street and Little Collins; directly opposite St Paul's Cathedral in that first block.

      April 13, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    This is just what I needed! I'm new here so I don't know where anything is, so this will be quite the learning experience. Can't wait to meet everyone!

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds exciting, love finding new craft places.

    March 14, 2013

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