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Mosman Needlecraft: Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • store: Mosman Needlecraft
  • address: Shop 3, 529 Military Road, Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
  • website:
  • date of visit: January, 2012

If you’ve read my previous posts about Australian yarn stores, you have probably heard me lament that they aren’t quite the same as American yarn stores. A typical Aussie ‘wool shop’ (and trust me, relatives have sent me to many of them!) has: no table for knitting, scratchy yarn with a limited selection and owners who look at you as if you have two heads if you mention ‘Ravelry’. Sigh.

With that as background, I have to announce: I love Mosman Needlecraft! The store is beautiful and spacious. They’re stocked with beautiful and amazing yarns… even hand-dyed yarns! There’s even a table where you can come in to sit and knit!

The owners are super-friendly, love their yarn and are on Ravelry! They’re up to date with the latest patterns! They even ask what yarn interests you and look into ordering it! Swoon…

You’ll find pretty much everything you could be looking for: Berocco, Claudia Handpainted, Debbie Bliss, Jade Sapphire, Madeline Tosh, Malabrigo, Rowan… I could keep going. They’re also fully stocked with pattern booklets and books.

Of course, I’m selling the store short by focusing so much on yarn. Mosman Needlecraft is a full needlecraft store, with supplies for cross stitch and embroidery in addition to knitting. I know very little about those things- but the displays looked nice!

It can be tricky to find a rockin’ awesome LYS in Australia… so if you’re in Sydney, be sure to stop by Mosman Needlecraft! It’s the best source of yarn I’ve found in the city!



  1. Looks like a good one! I want to reeeaaach into the last photo and pet the yarn 😉

  2. I know exactly how you feel. I;m in Perth, and seriously struggle with trying to find any gorgeous yarn. Even nice 10 or 12ply is hard to come by here! So I just make do with whatever I can find! =]

  3. Sounds like a good store to visit. I’m a bit far away from Sydney but also have a good LYS nearby. It isn’t a needlecraft shop so only stocks yarn, patterns and other knitting supplies, but it is crochet friendly and even friendly to guys that knit and crochet (most guys that go in there are either with their wives or are looking for directions).

  4. Carole Bertrand SAYS...

    Hi, I am looking to find a pattern book by Patons Australia #1309 titled Paton’s Family and Homewares. I am from Canada and wondered if you carry this book or not. If you do have it do you ship to Canada and what would the charges be? Thank you for your attention to this matter. Looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Carole Bertrand.

    • Hi Carole- You would want to contact the yarn store directly. Their contact information is in the blog post.

  5. Tim Jackson SAYS...

    I think you need to visit Skein sisters at Dulwich Hill! Love them both

  6. Cheryl Balfour SAYS...

    Are you still operating, and where.? I know the store closed near the junction, but would love to visit some time when I am in Sydney