Botanical fabricators

We work with fabric crafts (hand sewing, machine sewing and embroidery) using materials or designs featuring and highlighting the beauty of Australian native plants.


Come and join us, all are welcome. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10am to 1.30pm in the Maud Gibson Room (which is near the RBG Cranbourne Office). Tea or coffee is provided, but BYO lunch.


It's on! Our 4th Fabric Crafts and Quilting Exhibition will be held in the Auditorium of the Visitor Centre, from Saturday 1 March through to the Labour Day holiday on Monday 10 March 2014, from 10am to 4pm each day. 

Come along and see the superb ‘Under the Australian Sun’ range of fabrics depicting our native flora. Leesa Chandler from Chandlers Cottage has designed them, and Leesa, who is a member of our Friends group, is proudly sponsoring and curating the exhibition. Exhibits from all over the country feature the Australian theme in flora, fauna and landscape. There is no entry fee and everyone is invited to come and bring lots of friends. It is also a good opportunity to take a walk through the Australian Garden or to take a ride on the Garden Explorer.

There are lots of useful and beautiful craft items made by members of the Botanical Fabricators group and you can also purchase ‘Under the Australian Sun’ fabrics and other items from Chandlers Cottage.


The recent raffle has been drawn and the lucky prize winners are:

First Prize - Leesa Chandler quilt - Veronica Capper of Rosebud

Second Prize - basket of Fabricators gifts - Janelle Bowerman of Rowville

Third Prize - black & gold chatelaine - Pam Ebbott of Portland