Melbourne's CBD and its many inviting laneways is home to many greats, including superb cafes serving great coffee, funky bars, and gorgeous little fashion boutiques - but did you know there are also a number of stores to fulfil a crafter's craving?
5 Places To Buy Craft Supplies in Melbourne's CBD
Whether you're local to Melbourne, or visiting Victoria's capital state, if you happen to be on the hunt for art and craft bits and pieces, here is a list of five places to buy them in Melbourne's CBD:
1. Eckerlsey's Art & Craft
Eckerlsey's Art & Craft can be found at the top end of the city, near Melbourne Central Train Station, just up from Melbourne Gaol and the State Library. Eckersley’s Art & Craft's city store is one of 23 found throughout the country, selling fine art, craft and design supplies.
Address: 97 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm, Sat: 11am - 5pm and Sun: 12pm - 4pm. Closed public holidays.
2. Deans Art
Deans Art, originally established in 1854, is Australia's first and 'most experienced' art supply store. Now found in 5 central locations (Thornbury, Fitzroy, Melbourne, South Melbourne and Brunswick), Deans Art supplies all types of art and craft products to professionals, students, and hobbyists alike. Deans Art's CBD store can be found on Lonsdale Street, near the corner of Elizabeth Street.
Address: 369-371 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening Hours: Mon - Thur 9am - 5pm, Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm
3. Riot Art and Craft
Riot Art and Craft is one of Australia's larger craft supply retailers, which has been selling art and craft products to the public for 40 years. There are 58 Riot Art and Craft stores across the country, with one found at QV Melbourne.
Address: QV Melbourne,
28-30 Artemis Lane Cnr Russell & Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 12pm - 5pm, Sun Closed.
4. Melbourne Artists' Supplies
Melbourne Artists’ Supplies is a smaller, family-owned business, selling an extensive range of art materials for artists, students and hobbyists. There are two Melbourne Artists’ Supplies stores, one in Hampton East, and the other CBD store positioned in Little La Trobe Street, with its shop front beautifully decorated by some of Melbourne's iconic street artists.
Morris and Sons, formally 'Tapestry Craft', specialise in products related to stitching and knitting. Here, you will find a wide range of craft supplies for needlecraft, embroidery, crochet, patchwork and quilting. Morris and Sons can be found in Sydney, and slap bang in the middle of Melbourne's Central Business District, at Collins234, on Collins Street.