About us

We have reduced opening hours this week due to COVID-19 and homeschooling duties!

Open (week of 30th March): 

9:30-5pm Mon, Wed and Thursday

9:30-1pm Tuesday and Friday

9:30-4pm Sat


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 & stock the shop with modern fabrics (including Cotton and Steel, Ruby Star Rising, Kaffe Fassett and Moda) and patterns (Elizabeth Hartmann, Jaybird Quilts, Zakka Workshop and Carolyn Freidlander). 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. 

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 specialise in modern soft toy patterns and supplies (we're big fans of Ric Rac and May Blossom).

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, and please drop in.

Wholesale Inquiries are welcome on our original patterns.


We are located at:  

313a Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.