Monday, July 12, 2010

Pulling Threads

Now, Lismore of late has been the forgotten cousin to the coastal towns, but recently a whole lot of vintage shops have opened their doors. I think I will showcase one every week, mainly because I believe that alot of people don't realise the unbelievable culture that we have in Lismore. It is the main regional centre of the Northern Rivers, and yes, life does exist outside of Byron.

Firstly, I thought I would give everyone a look at my friend Judy's wonderful little haberdashery shop called Pulling Threads. It is absoloutely bee-oo-tiful, chock a block filled with pretty goodies, that you can spend hours looking over.  It brings back the times gone by, when my sister and I would visit Mr Draper at his shop around the corner from us. It wasn't until recently that I realised that Mr Draper most probably had a surname like Smith or Jones, but because 'Draper' was written on the front of the store, we assumed his name was Draper. Anyhoo, getting off the track somewhat.

Judy carries loads of vintage fabrics, buttons and trims. As well as vintage patterns, embroidery kits and lots and lots of pretty vintage goodies associated with sewing, and is soon going to include her lovely vintage clothes in the mix. (Did I repeat vintage a bit too much in that paragraph?)

Pulling Threads is situated in 7 Casino Street, South Lismore, NSW, 2480, just up from South Lismore Lifeline. You can contact Judy on 02 66223375 and she is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

For all of you tourists, stray from the beaten path and look forward to a vintage and opshop map that I am in the process of making. It will be ideal for that special sub-sub-genre of tourist opshoppers and vintage detectives.


  1. What a gorgeous store & I love your map idea!

  2. It looks like a beautiful store, I can't wait to see all the others.



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