Today I discovered the most marvellous Aladdin’s cave of crafty treasures: The Fabric Cave in Meadowbank, Sydney. This must be one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, and after walking into the shop I had to call my husband to tell him “I’m in HABERDASHERY HEAVEN!“
They have a wonderful selection of fabrics, notions, tapestries, patterns, yarns, books and supplies at bargain prices. I’ve only visited once but I’m already planning my next trip to Sydney around this place (insider tip – there’s a sale going to happen end of April).
The shop is a community not-for-profit initiative, and all proceeds go to the organisation Achieve Australia. From their website: “As a not-for-profit community organisation, Achieve Australia has provided services and support … for people with a disability to achieve a life that is meaningful and valued.” I think that helping others live their lives with dignity is a wonderful cause.
Their shop is stocked with donated goods, and run by some of the loveliest staff you could meet, and what’s even more lovely is that they’re volunteers. If you’re in Sydney and would like to stock up (or de-stash and donate!), please please pay them a visit.
All up I spent $100 on THREE pink garbage bags worth of fabric. Amazing. I really can’t tell you how much I love this place, and I know exactly what I’m going to make with some of these treasures. Stay tuned 🙂