About us

Shop opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

10am - 5pm


10am - 4pm




A little bit of history...

Ann & Briony Alderslade first opened their fabric shop in sunny Darwin in 2001, where they supported and stocked indigenous and non-indigenous artists from the Northern Territory.
(That explain the origins of the name of the store!)

After moving to Tasmania their first store was in Sandy Bay, and now they are happily settled in the current location of the fun & vibrant area of North Hobart.


At Frangipani Fabrics our first love is modern fabrics and quilts. We’re so excited to be part of the modern quilting movement and stock the shop with modern fabrics (including Cotton and Steel, Ruby Star Rising, Kaffe Fassett and Moda) .

We are proud founding members of the Tassie Modern Quilt Guild.

We supply sewists with modern, kids, Japanese and indigenous fabrics & beautiful sewing patterns and kits from Hobart, Tasmania. 

You will find a beautiful array of modern soft toy patterns, quilts and clothing to make from the many talented Australian designers.

We stock patterns from:


Tied with a Ribbon

Down Grapevine Lane

Lilabelle Creations

Two Brown Birds

 Melly & Me

Plus more!


We love working with wool felt and other natural fibres and sell sewing projects with a difference that we know our customers will enjoy.

We also have a sewing class nearly every day of the week -  Our Sewing Anything Classes and after school Kid's Sewing Classes are very popular, and beginners are always welcome (even if you've never sewn a stitch!)

If you're passing through Hobart, remember to dress warmly in the Winter/ sunscreen in Summer and please drop in :)

Wholesale Inquiries are welcome on our original patterns.


We are located at:  

313a Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.