We’re open seven days a week so you can shop at your convenience, and we offer a wide range of workshops for kids and adults and specialise in private lessons for those wanting to learn to knit, hook or sew from scratch or fine tune their skills. Our online store enables shoppers throughout Australia to purchase their crafting supplies and when you spend over $150, we ship for free.
When I moved to Healesville, the nearest sewing shop was a good 20-minute drive away, so I quickly saw a need in the area for a contemporary haberdashery shop – a shop that would sell gorgeous fabrics, inspiring yarns and unique handmade gifts. The sum of my retail knowledge came from my absolute love of shopping, so armed with that and a willingness to give it a go, I decided to embrace my love of crafty things, be guided by what my customers needed and opened our first store in 2012.
Alison was taught to knit by her mother who was an absolute stickler for getting every stitch exactly right, resulting in her having to undo or redo her work, which miraculously didn’t put her off, in fact it inspired a lifetime's love of the art of knitting. Alison designs her own patterns for Crumbz Craft and is always working on a multitude of projects in addition to helping others with theirs.
A natural teacher, Alison has a faithful following who cast on ‘Alison’s way’ and love her guidance in lessons and at Knit, Hook & Natter held on a Thursday night in the craft room. She records lessons on you tube – so she can share her tips and secrets that have been handed down through generations, to a wide reaching audience.
Anneke Schagen - Our Sewing Teacher
She learned to sew professionally and in the 1990s ran her own sewing business making garments for clients. During that time she worked for Myer, doing customer alterations, which was great experience and quite a learning curve; each garment had to look exactly the same after the alteration as it did before!
Anneke now enjoys sewing, knitting and crochet as a hobby. It is something she always gravitates to when she wants some “me-time” finding it very therapeutic and loves crafting with others.
Shara studied visual arts at Monash Uni where she majored in photography and developed her textile design skills. She has her own knitwear design company Shara Lambeth Designs and teaches crochet, knitting and needle felting at Crumbz Craft.
Shara’s main focus is crochet design which is having its hay day again thanks to the recent craft revival. She also loves knitting and sewing and creating her own jewellery and clothes.
She is our ‘go to’ Crochet expert so if you would like to learn to crochet or have a project you’d like to discuss with Shara, come in and say hello.
Samantha Green - Our Patchwork Teacher
Sam runs For the Love of Fabric and lives in Healesville. A self confessed lover (hoarder) of fabric she designs patchwork quilt patterns many of which have been featured in magazines, such as her Prairie quilt, which was featured in the January issue of Homespun magazine.
She has been teaching quilting with us at Crumbz since 2012 and we stock her quilt patterns too.