2023 is shaping up nicely!

Fabric lovers – it’s your year!

We have a great suite of Fabric-a-bracs already planned for 2023, with others in the making.

The two confirmed so far are PALMERSTON NORTH on Saturday August 19th, followed by the second MARLBOROUGH event on Saturday September 16th.

You can find out more, and apply for stalls on the respective event pages. We can’t wait to bring fabric goodness from Marlborough and Palmy to you in 2023.

Watch out for more announcements soon!


First Fabric-a-brac of 2023

Fabric-a-brac Greytown is the first Fabric-a-brac event in 2023 – they’ve announced their date as Saturday 21 January.

So if you are hankering to get making again after your Christmas holiday, you know where to come!

Fabric-a-brac Greytown

Saturday 21 January 2023


To find out more, including how to apply for a stall see our Fabric-a-brac Wairarapa page.

Meantime here’s some images from the 2022 event to whet your appetite!

Wellington Fabric-a-brac in October 2022!

We are very excited to announce we are having a Fabric-a-brac in Wellington on October 1st!!

It’s a little bit different still, due to COVID, but there’ll still be heaps of fabric bargains!

  • Mary Potter Hospice table with over 35 banana boxes of donated fabric.
  • 15 additional stall holders, being a mix of previous and new.
  • No cafe sorry, but we hope to introduce the cafe again in the summer of 2023.

Applying for a stall

If you would like a table apply here before 10th of September 2022.

Social media

Keep an eye on our online social media pages for further updates:

We look forward to seeing our fabulous fabric and sewing community soon.

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.

Find out more


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 🙂

Find out more

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!

Find out more

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).


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!


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…