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Misty Threads is proud to have joined the Dorrigo community in commemorating the centenary of the 1918 Armistice and acknowledging the sacrifice made by those in World War 1 and subsequent conflicts. As part of this commemoration, we entered the commemoration shop display event run by the Dorrigo RSL.

The display in our windows centred on a magnificent commemorative quilt designed and created by Judy Docksey highlighting the names of the young Dorrigo men who died during WW1. It included a collection of period sewing items, generously loaned by Amanda Steinhardt, reflecting the women at home who kept families, farms, businesses and other essential services running during the conflict.

In our other window we displayed a collection of certificates and a poster commemorating the sacrifice made by Aboriginal service people and that of some of our own family members.

We are thrilled to be able to let you know that this collaborative display was awarded first prize in the Shop Display category by the Dorrigo RSL!  A huge thanks to Judy and Amanda for their efforts and to those who dropped in during the week to tells us how good the display is, with some particularly touching and emotional responses - your thoughtful comments were appreciated. We'll get some photos up on the Misty Threads facebook page soon!

Today sees the latest special order of table runners and place-mats ready to be couriered to our friends Lloyd and Wendy Hornsby at Gawura Gallery at Glen Innes. These products are handcrafted at our Dorrigo shop using a selection of the authentic Aboriginal design fabrics and are destined for Gawrua Gallery and the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre.  Both the runners and place-mats are also backed with the aboriginal designs and with interfacing between the two sides. The runners are 150cm x40cm and come with 4 matching 45cm x 40cm place-mats and can be made with a variety of different fabric designs, combinations and sizes. If you are interested in these please feel free to call on 02 6657 1200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to discuss your requirements.

For a little fabric shop in the small country town of Dorrigo, the past year has seen a large number of visitors from overseas enjoying the broad range of fabrics and friendly service we have to offer. Thinking back over 2018, we have had visitors from a variety of countries including England, Scotland, Ireland, Gemany, The Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Romania, India, Japan and of course not forgetting our Kiwi cousins from across the ditch! Many are visiting Dorrigo to see the the wonders of the World Heritage listed rainforests and spectacular scenery right on our doorstep and happen upon Misty Threads in their wanderings through our town, while others, much to our delight, have made the journey specifically to visit up us on the recommendation of friends and relatives or through having discovered us through our website or Facebook!

It's always a pleasure to talk to our visitors about where they are from, where they have been in Australia and, of course, their passion for beautiful and different fabrics. This makes you realise just how universal the love of patchwork and quilting is! In most cases our overseas visitors are looking for some fabric uniquely Australian to take back with them both as a reminder of their visit to Australia and for their own projects at home. As I've always managed to find a patchwork shop on my travels and picked up a wide range of amazing fabrics from different parts of the world (braving a torrential downpour in Helsinki to get to the Marimekko fabrics was totally worth it!), I fully appreciate this desire. The range of authentic Aboriginal designed fabrics at Misty Threads is always popular in this regard and we have seen these beautiful designs head off across the world to be made into skirts, tops, shorts, cushions, artwork and, of course, quilts. Beng light in weight, fabric is always a great souvenir or gift as it can be packed easily in the bottom of a suitcase and (hopefully) not incur excess baggage charges. Although we have had some of our visitors excitedly working out just what they can throw out of their bags to squeeze that little bit more  fabric in!

All in all, it's a lot of fun being able to promote the work or our indigenous designers and artists to other parts of the planet while providing our visitors with a truly unique reminder of their visit to Dorrigo and Misty Threads.

With Christmas rapidly approaching Misty Threads has great new Christmas themed fabrics in stock. We have two newly arrived, vibrant star designs in Seasons Greetings from Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. These can be found under the New Arrivals section on our website. To complement these we also have other Christmas fabrics including the Hygge Christmas tree designs and Snow Date fabrics from Lewis & Irene. If you prefer a more Australian Christmas fabric you should have a look at the Bush Gum Blossom range by Amanda Brandl. These feature eucalypt and wattle blossoms in bright red, green and yellows - great colours for any Christmas sewing project.

You can find these fabrics on our website by simply using the fabrics titles shown above in the "search the shop" window. Alternatively feel free to gives us a call on 02 6657 1200 or drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like more information about these or any other fabrics.

Misty Threads is pleased to have fabrics from the new Spring release of Denim by Jinny Beyer. These fabrics have the soft, textured appearance of well-loved denim and they feature a variety of colors which can serve as great backgrounds, vibrant focal points or basic blenders. Drop into to our our Dorrigo shop to see them in person or have a look at them on line.

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