Gift Ideas for Christmas 2022

We are certainly looking forward to the Festive Season after another tumultuous year. We have been getting together some great suggestions for Christmas gifts for you which we think you’ll like – either for yourself (we all could do with a bit of spoiling ) or to gift to a special person. Please click on the business names or active links (coloured red) for more information on the items that interest you. They are arranged in no particular order, so make sure you scroll all the way down to ensure you do not miss any!


Check back with us, as we will be adding to our list leading up to Christmas, as more information comes in .



Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Visit Alice Springs and experience the thrill of over 7000 handmade beanies, textile workshops, Indigenous art and culture, live entertainment and more!

Friday 23rd – Monday 26th June 2023

Click HERE for more information.









Grampians Texture 2023

Book a workshop in the Grampians at Grampians Texture for a special gift: 2, 4 and 6 day workshops in a range of textiles subjects available. Check out the website HERE for more information.











Wicker Darling

Quirky wicker bags for the truly ridiculous.

Home of unique and irreverent wicker handbags featuring a menagerie of quirky characters in limited-edition numbers.

Handmade using traditional craftsmanship techniques, each of our designer wicker bags is a celebration of fun and fabulous fashion!









The Gentle Roller – Wet Felt Rolling Machine

The Gentle Roller is every felt maker’s friend; assisting you to make beautiful felt without hand rolling.

It is safe, effective and suitable for the novice or fibre artist – whatever felt you make. It gives you more time to be creative, plan your next piece or enjoy a well-earned break while it does the hard work.

Reward yourself this Christmas. Check the website for current special offers.









Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW

Gift ideas from the Guild Shop, embroidery books, specialty threads, linens and more!

Gallery 76 Gift Shop unique items from local and overseas artists.

Can’t decide? Gift Vouchers are available and can be used for shop materials, workshops or Guild membership.

Visit us at 76 Queen Street Concord West 2138

9am-4pm weekdays
10am-2pm weekends    (times might vary during holiday period)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9743 2501





The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria

Summer School Program 2023 : Looking for a creative outlet over Summer? Try your hand at embroidery and make a lasting piece of art. From beginners to advanced, we have a class to suit everyone. Our Tutors have offered a collection of beautiful and exciting projects that they will be teaching for the EGV Summer School Program at Embroidery House.  In both traditional and contemporary styles, we hope there is something to appeal to everyone.  If you’re an EGV member, don’t forget to login first, to enjoy discounted class fees.

Join The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria : Members enjoy discounts for classes and workshops, support and friendship of Guidance groups, access to an extensive library and an inspiring Collection of significant embroideries, laces and tools. Reduced rates currently apply.  Melbourne and regional branches throughout Victoria.  Join online or contact the EGV Office on 03 9509 2222 for an Membership Application.


DeStash Market / Gift Shop / Book Sale – Saturday 10 December 2022 : Pick up some great bargains at our DeStash Market, Gift Shop and Book sale held in morning of our final General Meeting for the year. 




Over the Top Vintage

Buy VINTAGE and keep the circular economy going! Help stop what can be the wastefulness of Christmas

See more HERE.











Snowy Creek Engineering

Needle felting tools that the professionals use – easy, fast, safe needle changes.

Snowy Creek Needle Felting Tools are unique precision machined light-weight aluminium tools for all your hand felting work.

Multi needle: holds 1-6 needles in any configuration – all needles are held exactly parallel. The tool’s unique roll resistance means it stays where you put it without rolling off the table.

Single needle: precision centred tip. 

Our ergonomic design ensures that the tool fits the user’s hand comfortably, with the entire needle shank held within the tool, providing the shortest distance between fingers and felt. Requiring minimal gripping effort, this tool provides you with the highest level of control and precision in your work. Click HERE for more information.





Dr Rie Natalenko

Dr Rie Natalenko has some of her books for you:

Share Your Skills: The ultimate guide to running an art or craft workshop Why Not Share YOUR Skills? You can learn to run art or craft workshops, or improve your workshops with this excellent guide. You’re an artist or a craft practitioner who is excellent at what you do! You want to pass on your skills and maybe supplement your income with workshops. Maybe you already run workshops but want to make them run more smoothly and successfully? This practical book takes you step by step through everything you need to know – from the benefits of running workshops to what to do before, during and after. It also covers students’ learning styles and the business side of running workshops, and has a massive section of resources: checklists, emails and handouts. It is absolutely the Ultimate Guide to running an art or craft workshop! Dr Rie Natalenko has an Honours Masters degree in Education, specialising in teacher training, and a Masters and Doctorate in Creative Arts. This book combines her love of teaching with her passion for creating things beautiful and useful.

The Family Message Book The Family Message Book is your Message to your family. It contains all the things they need to know if you should pass away. The Family Message USB is a great way to save all the important information that you don’t want to write in the book.

The Family Memory Project The Family Memory Project will help you to gather, record and preserve your family stories. These memories are part of your heritage, something that you can share with your children and grandchildren. The Family Memory Project is a step-by-step proven system that makes collecting your relatives’ memories easy and rewarding. It’s the present of the past… for the future.


Mishy Dee Creative Designs

Christmas fun for all the family. Two themed scavenger hunts to choose from – you decide where to hide the clues and fill in the details in the fully-illustrated clue pages. We also have a Christmas wish list and gift tags that condenses gift giving down to four categories. Stops the overspend on endless gifts. Laminate the tags and use them every year.

We have Christmas Fun all wrapped up!

Mishy Dee also has other themed scavenger hunts that the whole family can enjoy – Alice in Wonderland, Halloween, Easter…

Click HERE for more information.







Australian Alpaca Yarn

Setting the standard for alpaca yarn in Australia, our 1,2,4 and 8 ply or boucle range is a soft handling, hard wearing luxurious yarn that we have become renowned for.

Beautiful colours are available on our website.










Lynda Anne

Do you have a photo that you would love to be converted into a cross stitch chart?

I can help you ☺

Click HERE for more information.










Who doesn’t love a bit of resist dyeing? – particularly Shibori.

We have your Shibori needs covered! More information here.











Surface Design Association

Be Part of Our Community: Surface Design Association brings together studio artists, designers, educators, curators, gallery owners, students, and writers through a shared passion for fiber art.

Membership includes Exhibition Opportunities, Grants and awards, Membership Groups including an international network as well as access to the complete digital journal archive. Join Us!

More information HERE.








Ink & Lace

Have you heard of Romanian Point Lace? No…Yes, maybe? Let me introduce you to an antique lace-making technique from Transylvania, Romania. Romanian Point Lace is the correct English translation. In Romania, people know it as Macrameu – not to be confused with Macrame. Romanian Point Lace is created with a combination of tools. If you like a little bit of crochet, sewing, weaving, embroidery, and lacemaking, Romanian Point Lace is maybe just right for you! Interested yet?

What you need! First of all, fun and an open mind to tackle all! Trust me once you start, you can’t put it away!

To create this lace, you need a cotton fabric or a calico fabric to copy your point lace pattern on it. Creating a pattern is another great unique fun for Romanian Point Lace. Once the pattern is done you create a crochet cord. The cord is your connection and life line for creating the inner point lace work. The cord gets sewn on the fabric now the lace work can start… The designs are endless… You can create all sorts of point lace, home decor, clothes, accessories, gift items, etc….

For more details visit our website 
IG @balearaitz
Fb InknLaceDesigns Australia

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive 15%0ff your first order! ebooks and pattern are available for beginner and intermediate.


Ora Fabulous Fibres

Looking for the perfect gift for a yarn-loving friend (or yourself)?

Give the gift of choice with an ORA Fabulous Fibres Gift Card.

Our unique collection of eco-friendly natural, recycled and upcycled yarns are sourced from around the globe and support our ethos of offering beautiful, unique yarns which tread lightly on our planet.

Our Gift Cards can be used for any of our fabulous yarns or kits and have no expiry date. The perfect gift is delivered straight to their inbox or yours as an eGift Card.

Purchase online.







Give a gift of Community – a gift that lasts a whole year…  Membership of ATASDA!

is a national organisation for the benefit of its members in developing and enjoying their creative textile arts. Engage with like-minded people in the NSW, QLD or Victorian groups.

Members receive a quarterly e-magazine, learning and sharing at social meetings, exhibition opportunities, challenges, access to library, discounts for workshops.

Book a Workshop!


Visit our website, follow or contact us.

(In the Graphic: cyanotype by Lisa Shepherd, eco print by QLD members)





We hope you like our gift suggestions – as mentioned above, we are still adding to this list as others within our ArtWear Publications family bring items to our attention leading up to Christmas, so don’t forget to check back  ☺ – we’ll also let you know of new additions via our Facebook page.



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