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 Elliot Centre (which is near the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne Office). Tea or coffee is provided, but BYO lunch.

Our friendly group is always keen to welcome new members. There are activities for all, whether you do machine sewing or hand stitching. Tea & coffee are provided, you just need to bring along a sandwich (or something!) for lunch.

If you have any queries please contact Gwen Elliot: T: (03) 8774 2483.


Australian Textile Exhibition
Australian Garden Gallery and Auditorium Visitor Centre
RBGV Cranbourne

Saturday 5 – Monday 14 March 10am–4pm

This is the 5th Anniversary Exhibition of Fabrics, Crafts and Quilting at Cranbourne!

There are over 200 exhibits of patchwork, quilts and other items by some of Australia’s leading quilting and textile experts, all co-ordinated and capably brought together by Leesa Chandler of Chandlers Cottage, Braeside. There will be lots to see and also lots to buy.

The exhibition will also feature the international launch of Leesa’s new Australian floral range, ‘Melba’, which includes fabrics and giftware.

Leesa has again very kindly donated a large quilt, which is being raffled by the Friends to assist the ongoing development of RBGV Cranbourne. Tickets are $2.00 each and are obtainable at the Exhibition. Winning entries will be drawn on Monday 14 March.

We hope you are able to come, and to visit the Australian Garden in its late summer glory at the same time.