Blenheim is back!

Yay – after various delays because of COVID last year, we’re back on track for our first South Island Fabric-a-brac ever! Blenheim will host Fabric-a-brac Marlborough on 17 September 2022.

We have offered stalls to those that were confirmed for the last event, but there are a few spare spots, so find out more and get in touch if you are interested.

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Greytown

And don’t forget the Greytown (Wairarapa) event, coming up really soon! 1 July 2022 will see this fun event as part of the Greytown Winter Festival.

Find out more about Greytown

New Wairarapa event and total from Wellington for Hospice

Greytown event

We have two bits of exciting news to share today – and the first is that we have a confirmed date for the Greytown Fabric-a-brac! Yippee!

This is the second of our Greytown (Wairarapa) events and will be held on Saturday 2 July 2022. It’s on at the same time as the fantastic Greytown Festival of Christmas, which means there are heaps of things to do in town over the month.

Put it in the diary now to join us to get some great fabric finds 🙂

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Mary Potter Hospice total

The Wellington team did an awesome job of The Wellington event again – raising over $4,700 for Mary Potter Hospice! An amazing total, given because of COVID safety we were restricted both in the number of stallholders, and in those that could be in the hall at any one time (thanks for all your patience on that BTW!). We had such a fun time and can’t wait to do it all again later this year!

Finally – a Fabric-a-brac!

What you’ve all been waiting for – some positive news! Fabric-a-brac Wellington is back. On Saturday 9 April 2022 we’ll be down at St Anne’s Hall in Newtown with tons of fabric bargains for you.

The hall will be mainly our huge stash of Hospice fabric, with a select number of stallholders.

Note that with the current COVID situation, unfortunately we won’t be running the cafe.

Come along, mask-up, scan in and have some fabric buying fun!

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Download the poster

And now for something a little different…

So the good news, is that the Wellington Fabric-a-brac is still going ahead!

Actually – there’s no bad news 😉

But it will take a different format.

We have 90 boxes of modern, vintage, old and new fabric that has been donated for Hospice. Now we’re filling the hall with these treasures – for you to discover!

Level 2 has made running Fabric-a-brac a wee bit tricky. So, as a one-off event, we are having a big sale of all our Mary Potter Hospice donations only. No additional stallholders sorry.  

There will also be no tea and coffee or baking this time

We’re delighted we can still run this event to raise money for such a worth cause…

There’s going to be a ton of treasures to discover – see you there!

Auckland is postponed

Hi everyone. We’re sorry to say, that it looks like Auckland will still be in a COVID Alert Level that makes it untenable to run the Fabric-a-brac event at this point.

It’s not the end though!

We’re looking at alternative dates and fingers crossed we can make it happen at a later date. 😷🤞

Yes – we have Fabric-a-bracs!

Marlborough is ON!

We have a new date for the Marlborough Fabric-a-brac! It is now taking place on 16 October (COVID Alert Levels permitting!). Same place, same time. We are super stoked we could make this happen for you. It IS dependant on us being in Alert Level 1. Unfortunately we can’t make the logistics work to fit with the Level 2 regulations. So fingers crossed!

Wellington is postponed.

COVID Alert Levels have also meant our Wellington event has been shifted out by a couple of months. We are Also hoping we’ll be in Alert Level 1 by then! New date is 13 November 2021 – same place (St Anne’s in Newtown), same time (10-2).

Auckland

Our Auckland coordinator is keeping a close eye on what is happening with Alert Levels and we’ll come back to you soon with what is happening with this event.

Right – fingers crossed we can get down to Level 1 for all of these. Can’t wait to see you all there!

COVID eh?

Hi everyone – well we all know are in Level 4 right now, and that unfortunately means that the Marlborough Fabric-a-brac will not take place on Sat 21 August.

We are looking to see if we can organise a postponement date, and we’ll let you know as soon as we can!

Stay safe…

And then there were three!

We are so excited, that we now have three confirmed dates for Fabric-a-bracs this year! Start clearing your stash, or saving your $$ to purchase your next project.

  • Blenheim 21 August
  • Wellington 18 September
  • Auckland 9 October

After the year that was 2020, it’s nice to have some normality back, in our event organising at least.

We’ve got a few variations on our poster design now – just to mix things up a little 🙂 We hope you like them!

See you there…

First South Island event for Fabric-a-brac!

We’re delighted to be able to invite you to our first event in the South Island!

Fabric-a-brac Marlborough has been a long time coming and we hope it’s the start of more events on the other side of Cook Strait! In August Blenheim will be hosting this fabric and sewing extravaganza. We are so excited to see what goodies come out of Marlborough sewing cupboards for this event.

You can have a table, or donate items to Hospice shops for them to sell on the day on the Hospice table.

If you’d like to have a table at the event to sell your stash, or you’d like to go on the mailing list – you can find out more on the Fabric-a-brac Marlborough page.

Fabric-a-brac Marlborough poster August 2021.