Fred the Needle

About Us

Fred the Needle was started by Simone O’Carroll in 2003. Simone’s career began as an Accountant, and patchwork and scrapbooking were her hobbies. After the birth of her son, Simone started Fred the Needle as a home based business. She started selling fabrics, trims, buttons, books and patterns. And in choosing the stock Simone did her research in the local area and tried to choose items that were unique and not available in mass production. Simone sources fabrics, trims and ephemera from all over the world and the biggest compliment that she receives in her shop is “It’s so nice to find a shop that doesn’t have what everyone else has”.
The shop is online only at present but may reopen again at a later date.

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ABN:  44963144865
Simone O'Carroll
Trading as Fred the Needle

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