Avalon Craft Cottage began in 1969, in a little shop in the middle of Avalon (on the Northern Beaches of Sydney). Although that little shop is no more, 50 years on the group is still as active as ever and still producing the high quality craftwork that the members are known for. Many of our members have been with the group for 20, 30 or even 40 years. One of our original founding members Jenny Fraser is still with the group, her work is still beautiful, she’s just not as prolific as before. The Avalon Craft Cottage has a very strict quality control, so that you know that everything that is on display is well-made and of the highest quality.
The Craft Cottage members celebrated our 50th birthday with a big party in October 2019 to celebrate the opening day of the shop.
Have a look at our Facebook page for up-to-date photos of many of the items on show.
Our first stall for 2020 has been cancelled due to coronavirus, and the date when we resume will be decided by how the restrictions evolve. When we come back, we look forward to catching up with as many of our customers as possible. There will be hundreds of beautifully hand-crafted gifts & homewares on display, and we would love you to call in, have a look, and chat to the clever members who have made all the items on display. At present our sales dates for this year will be:
Warriewood Square (in front of Kmart)
Monday 22nd June to Sunday 28th June
Monday 3rd August to Sunday 9th August
Monday 12th October to Sunday 18th October
St Ives Shopping Village
Monday 4th May to Sunday 10th May (downstairs outside Priceline) - which may be cancelled due to coronavirus
Monday 31st August to Sunday 6th September (downstairs outside Priceline)
Monday 26th October to Sunday 8th November (upstairs outside National Australia Bank)
Please click or tap on the pictures & links below to see the details of what crafts our members make: