Peter and Linda began Petlins in 1976 in a small shop at 17 Cavell Ave, Rhodes, 10kms west of Sydney. We are still at the same location more than 42 years on. Over this time we have helped many thousands of crafts people from every part of Australia in their quest for fulfilling a desire to master their own unique skills in the fields of fibre related crafts including spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing and more. Many have progressed to their own small business, earning a modest supplementary income. Many just enjoy the social company of others in small craft groups across Australia. We have helped students ranging from Year 12 to tertiary students in their visual arts and textile courses.
Yes, we have a bricks and mortar store, open on a Thursday and Saturday from 10-4. Please visit us if you are in Sydney.
Linda runs classes on a Saturday for all levels of spinners, and introductory weaving classes for beginner weavers. From time to time the classes also venture into dyeing and felting workshops. Please visit the Classes Page for all the details and to book in for a session of your choice.
We also have an extensive online store for those who live too far away to visit in person, delivering to all parts of Australia with Australia Post or courier for larger parcels.
Call us on our mobile 0491016642 during "reasonable hours" or phone us at the shop on 02 9736 1501 on a Thursday or Saturday.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org