Lee Nova
Fabric, Haberdashery & Craft Supplies
190 Queen St, St Marys (Sydney) Telephone: 02-96734181

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190 Queen St
St Marys (Sydney)
NSW 2760 Australia

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Telephone: 02-96734181
Mobile: 0413-743978

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Trading Hours

Mon-Wed: 9.30am-4.30pm
Thu: 9.30am-5pm
Fri: 9.30am-4.30pm
Sat: 9.30am-2pm

Closed: Easter Saturday and Christmas Day to New Year




Sewing Machines

All brands of Sewing Machines Repaired Here

We also carry machine oil, needles and thread.


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20% off XStitch Embroideries Tapestries Oct-Nov-Dec

20% off Fabrics Dec-Feb

20% off Waddings Feb

20% off Xmas July

Discounts only apply instore

Upto 20% off Knitting May June July

10% discount to Students

Seniors Thursday: 10% discount on everything instore

Australian Aboriginal Art Cotton Prints

Seven Sisters Red
by Marlene Doolan

Australian Dot Art Code: Green Tree Snake
115cm wide 100% cotton
Price: $24.95/m

Australian Aboriginal people tell several stories about seven sisters from the Dreaming Time which is the time of creation of the universe by their ancestors. This story of seven sisters originated from the culture of stars in the Taurus constellation.

There were seven sisters who were all beautiful and elegant. Every man who saw them wished to marry one of the sisters. One day the sisters went into the bush with their digging sticks to gather foods including wood ants, witchetty grubs and honey ants. After a successful expedition, they sat down to enjoy a feast, never imagining that a lonely warrior named Warrumma was hiding close by, watching them. While the sisters were eating, Warrumma took away two of the digging sticks and hid them. All the sisters looked for the two lost sticks in vain but eventually the five sisters who still had their digging sticks sadly left without the two sisters whose sticks had been taken.

Clever Warrumma came out of hiding and firmly grabbed the two sisters by their waists. He promised the girls that he would take good care of them and would marry them. The two girls decided that they would pretend to agree to Warrumma’s plan, while looking out for the opportunity to escape. One day they were asked to cut pine bark to make a fire. As soon as the girls climbed the pine trees, those trees started to grow right up to sky. Warrumma shouted in vain for the girls to come down. But they kept climbing and were soon warmly welcomed to the sky by the five sisters anxiously waiting for them, If you observe constellation carefully you may see the two freed girls as they arrive at their sisters’ camp in the sky.

Artist Marlene Doolan is from Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory. In her painting she depicts luminous heavenly bodies suspended in the desert night sky. The Milky Way is represented as clouds of dots of different sizes and major stars are represented as a large dot surrounded by circles.

Possum Land and Water Dreaming Black
by Heather Kennedy

Australian Dot Art
Code: Green Tree Snake
115cm wide 100% cotton
Price: $24.95/m

Aboriginal People were using possum skin cloaks long before the arrival of Europeans in Australia. Possum skin cloaks are established cultural icon for the Aboriginal people. Cloaks were used in day to day life to keep warm, sleep under and to carry Aboriginal babies. Possum skin cloak may be compared with present day patchwork quilts of earlier times, when many possum skins where stitched to make a wrap.

Possum dreaming has been designed by Heather Kennedy, and Heather depicts her dreaming with the skilful use of Aboriginal symbolism. She dreams of how the Possum travels on the land and water. Heather is from Victoria and is a well-known artist and a designer of fashion shoes. Possum land and water dreaming is a unique design work which will enhance her design skill to another dimension.

Green Tree Snake Gathering
by Peggy Brown

Australian Dot Art
Code: Green Tree Snake
115cm wide 100% cotton
Price: $24.95/m

The common tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata), also called green tree snake and Australian tree snake is a slender, large-eyed, non-venomous, diurnal snake of many parts of Australia, especially in the northern and eastern coastal areas. This common snake is harmless, readily recognized as it is an agile snake with a very slender body and tail. The body color varies from green to olive-green to black, sometimes even blue.

The rain serpent is a common motif in Aboriginal artworks. When a rainbow is sighted in the sky, it is said that the serpent is moving from one waterhole to another. For this reason, some waterholes get never dried.