Our Stock, Today and Tomorrow

One reason we took the plunge and purchased Goldings Handcrafts was the richness of its stock of craft and sewing supplies. Generations of Wellingtonians have loved the store for its diversity. Right now we have…

  • Cake decorating supplies, including tins for purchase and rent
  • Feathers, sequins, and fringe – bring on the dancing girls!
  • Paints, dyes, adhesives and treatments for fabric, wood, and metal
  • Needlepoint galore, including unique New Zealand canvas designs
  • Polystyrene forms, candle and soap making stuff
  • Metal sheets, tubes, rods, foils, mesh and wires in convenient sizes
  • Balsa wood in many sizes
  • Leather, felt, mull cloth, interfacings and book binding buckram
  • A wide range of beads and jewellery making supplies
  • Ribbons, buttons, flowers, laces and trims
  • A wide range of haberdashery
  • Dukit, Fimo and other modelling clays
  • Soft cuddly toy supplies and kits
  • Even some doll houses and doll house furnishings!

…and that’s not the half of it.

We’re also interested in what our creative customers are looking for and every day we get ideas from our customers. Please leave a comment and let us know what we can get for you.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Anna

    Hi there,
    I’ve been a customer of Goldings for ages, so I was really glad to hear that I’ll still be able to get my craft supplies at the Marion St store – and that you have plans for classes etc – yay!
    Here are some craft supplies I would buy if you stocked them (and maybe you already do):
    – pens for drawing on ceramics (e.g. the Pebeo brand pens)
    – good quality bag making materials; Goldings used to have some items (e.g. cane handles) but it would be good to a wider range to choose from: wooden handles, purse clasps, magnetic snaps etc
    – toy stuffing – sometimes Goldings had this and sometimes not, would be good to have a reliable supply
    – thread for hand quilting.
    Thanks! The website is looking good; can’t wait to see the store 🙂

    1. Made Marion

      Hi Anna,
      Wonderful, all excellent ideas We still have Pebeo pens and paints and they are on special special, and I am on the lookout for fun and interesting bag supplies. Thank you for the nice words, and do come in and say hi – things are slowly changing in store too 🙂

  2. Nicole

    This is cool!

  3. Adele Jackson

    Hi Made Marion,

    I popped by today on my way from the post office, but it was only 9.00 am. I pressed my nose to the door and walked away with a happy smile. Its so nice to see things are underway to reinvent one of the most useful stores in my area. I’m excited that it’s going to be way cooler and harder to resist. Here’s a small deluge of suggestions for you ….If you’re doing dress making coures do you think that you could stock those amazing Japanese pattern books (like ‘Drape Drape 2’ and ‘Sewing Recipe for Girls’ or ‘Clever Coordinates to Wear’) ? Could there be a table and a stool by the buttons so you can lay your garment down and place and choose more easily please? Might you add vintage buttons to your collection or sell vintage buttons on behalf of someone else? Could you have a stash swap day sometimes ? Would you think about stocking raw luxury fibres (I spin) like space dyed carded silk /merino ? (just thought I’d ask) Do you think you could source Australian fibre dyes called Landscape Dyes (at present only available on the interweb) ? Sorry to flood you with questions ! Welcome to Marion St.

  4. Lorraine Brady

    Just heard about you! From my daughter at The Real Music Co. ( You have gorgeous neighbours!) When I visit Wellington next I’ll make a beeline just as I used to to Goldings. I wish you great success.

    1. Made Marion

      Oh I agree, our neighbours are fabulous! 🙂

  5. Margaret Donovan

    Hi Made Marion,

    I am desperate for doll faces.10cm x 7.5 cm. Have you any in stock.

    Kind regards,

    1. Made Marion

      Hi Margaret, thanks for finding us. Not right now, but call me and we’ll see what we can do.

  6. Veronica

    I have been a long time customer of Goldings and am very pleased that the tradition appears to be carrying on! I am an avid needle worker and hope that hardanger and cross stitch supplies and fancy accessories will be stocked. I certainly would prefer to shop locally rather than online! Can’t wait to come in to the ‘new’ shop – see you soon!

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