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Leura Harvest Festival & Mothers Day

  The Blue Mountains are now revealing their new autumn colours and flavours in many exciting forms. Come and see the beauty of our bountiful harvest and be part of the fun of the Harvest festival Sunday 7th of May, 2017. “The Nook” will be sharing their bounty again this year. We’ll be having a […]

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Valentine’s Day

The Blue Mountains have always been a traditional romantic escape location. ♥♥♥ If you’re visiting (romantic or not) come visit our great little gallery shop in Leura, run by artists/craftsters and presenting local artists/craftsters  work. It’s a place to be inspired and to buy if something wins you over. We always have new stock in […]

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Merry Christmas

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Thank you to all our customers supporting The Nook Artisans & Artists during 2016. We wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! Our shop in Leura will be open right up to Xmas Eve for last minute purchases. In store right now we have ceramics, leadlight, candles, jams and honey, paintings and […]

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LEURA FAIR

When: 8th & 9th October The Nook will be part of the  LEURA FAIR again this year. You can find our stall outside the shop at the top of the Mall just near the roundabout. The shop will be open as well so come on up the stairs if you would like to see more great […]

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The NOOK turns 20

The Nook  has reached a significant milestone: 20 years of operation as a craft co-operative. To celebrate this milestone current Nook members attended a lovely dinner at the Grandview, Wentworth Falls. One of the founding and still current members Heather gave an interesting speech about the first beginnings of our co-operative. The Nook originally started […]

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Fathers Day 2016

Fathers Day 2016

Its time to celebrate all the great Dad’s in our lives. Searching for a little something, made by a little someone, pop into the Nook and be surprised..  

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Winter in the mountains

Hi everyone! Winter is here with us finally. Time to rug up and stay cosy and warm indoors or out. Craftsters at The Nook have been busy making this season one that we can embrace with lovely knitted and crocheted wearables, hand-sewn, hand-dyed and felted clothing, up-cycled and hand printed goodies, decoupage and paper goods, […]

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Leura Harvest Festival and Mothers’ Day

Leura Harvest Festival

Autumn is here with all the beautiful seasonal changes reflected in the wilderness, local gardens and produce. We celebrate the season with an array of yellow, orange, red and complementary greens and greys. Leura Mall will be alive with street stalls bursting with local fresh produce and local craft for the anual Harvest Festival on […]

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“destash” month

It’s not too late… Another two weeks of goodies available for YOUR craft projects from us to you. Come in and have a look!

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HAPPY HANDMADE XMAS!

On behalf of all members of “The Nook” I would like to wish you a MERRY XMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Those of you still searching for gifts for your loved ones DO come and have a look in the Nook. We have a wide selection of handmade goodies (some specially created for Xmas) […]

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Leura Fair

As part of the Leura Gardens Festival “The Nook”  will be spilling out from our upstairs shop onto the Leura Mall with their iconic Blue Mountains handmade arts and crafts plus other goodies this weekend 10th and 11th October 2015. Join in the fun and see you there.

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Fathers Day Gifts

We’ve got all DADS covered: well groomed DADS nerdy DADS foodie DADS cool, traveled DADS and… last but not least just LOVABLE Dads

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Childrens’ gift ideas

School holidays are upon us so I thought I might feature some of the Nook’s lovely handmade items suitable for the little ones brightening up our lives.

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Winter Magic

Brrr!! winter has arrived! it’s a beautiful time of year in the Blue Mountains. Pop into the Nook for a break from the great outdoors and be inspired, buy a beautiful handmade gift or just come to browse local work from blue mountains’ artists and craft workers. Lots of goodies to make you feel warm […]

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Last minute Mothers Day gift ideas

The Nook has lots of handcrafted gift ideas for all discerning Mums. Here are just a few of the many delightful offerings available to choose from:  

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Colour your Autumn

While working at the NOOK with Anna I decided to take some pics of work currently on display and share them with you. With Autumn showing it’s presence it’s time to prepare yourself and your nest with warming colours and beautiful textures for the coming winter. Here are a few little suggestions but much more  […]

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ANZAC DAY

The NOOK will be closed on the morning of 25th April and open for business in the afternoon 1.30 -4.30pm as usual. Have a great long weekend!

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welcome new members

Fellow craftsters at the Nook would like to welcome their latest members: Bhajan who is showcasing her beautiful handmade bags:               …and Brigitte who is creating unique knitted and crocheted items as well as felted bags.               Why not come in and take […]

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Put a heart on it!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Cards and books and bags and plants and jewellery and towels and dresses and all sorts of loveliness.

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Chrismas gift ideas.

  Leadlight holly by Tanya. Handwoven scarf by Michael.     Original painting by Mel. Earrings by planettreasures.     Card by Lanasa Fabric. Stationery by Forget-me-not     Christmas goodies. Marinated figs by Mary.    

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So many fabulous reasons to shop at The Nook

    Christmas elf by Vonda. Girl’s dress by Samibop.     Pot by Dorothy. Card by Carole.     Brooch by Wooldancer. Basket by Branching Out.     Card by Anna. Christmas angel by Lanasa Fabric.  

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Get a free gift

Pop into The Nook and do a bit of Christmas shopping and you will receive a free handcrafted thankyou gift when you spend $20 or more. While stocks last. And if we forget to give you one just give us a gentle reminder!

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Inside the shop

Every three months we have a bit of a reorganisation of the shop we change things around a little. We moved the display stands around to give the shop a fresh look and also to give the members a turn in the various rooms. Did you know we have 5 rooms? This is what some […]

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Melbourne Cup finery

  It’s the race that stops Australia! And it’s next week! Are you going to a Melbourne Cup lunch? Are you ready? Maybe we can help with some of our fabulous handmade finery.   Hats and fascinators by Christine’s Millinery, unique bush-dyed clothing by Pam de Groot, beautiful silk scarves by Lanasa Fabric, silver and […]

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Gifts guide for guys

Yes, we do have gifts for men! Whether it is Father’s Day, Christmas, a birthday or just a gift to say “I love you” we have some great ideas.     Rum and Raisin fudge by Coral. Whimsical gifts by Colleen, Daniel O, Jan, and Murray.     Pot and board by Murray, tomato chutney […]

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Mother’s Day gift ideas

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We have lots of wonderful gift’s for mum in our shop. Including – handmade cards by many of our designers. (the ones shown are by Alison Dickin) There are many others that are blank inside so that you can write your own special greeting. Brooches by Lanasa […]

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Sad goodbyes

Sadly we are saying farewell to some of our members at the end of this month. Red Whisper who have been with us for many years and have a lot of very loyal customers. I know we are all sad to say goodbye to John and we wish him well in his new ventures.   […]

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Seeking new members

Applications for membership are now being sought from artists, designers and crafters who live in the Blue Mountains. Do you make something fabulous that you’d like to sell from a bricks and mortar shop in the main street of Leura? Or do you know someone who may be interested? We are particularly interested in bath […]

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Goodbye to Pulp It Produce

Sadly we say goodbye to Pulp It Produce providers of wonderful  preserves. Janelle and Can say that their goodies can still be found at the food co-op in Katoomba. In the meantime we have natural local honey, tomato relish and crabapple jelly from the kitchen of Mary Cater.

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New members

Have you met our new members? We are thrilled to introduce James Forrest and his gorgeous kiln-formed glass wares. Cas of Alchimista who makes the most beautiful soaps and body products as well as hand-rolled beeswax candles. Vonda with her delightful children’s clothing, accessories and softies. Kirsten who creates beautiful paperware under her Forget-me-not banner. […]

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Short shop closure

Just a bit of notice that the shop will be closed for maintenance on Monday 11th February. We’ll be doing a bit of spring cleaning, clearing out our “office” and giving it a much needed coat of paint. Hopefully we’ll be open again on Tuesday, though it might be a bit later in the morning. […]

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It’s that time of year again!

It’s that time of year again! Are you Christmas shopping? Did you know that we have gifts for everyone? Pop in for gifts for her – jewellery, coathangers, soaps, bags, purses, scarves, hats. Gifts for him – pens, mugs, relishes, wooden boxes Gifts for the little ones – clothing, pencil rolls, dressed teddies, dress-ups Gifts […]

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Leura Fair giveaway

It’s nearly here! Spring time and Leura Fair. Nook artisans have been busy preparing goodies for our famous goody bags for the Fair on 6th and 7th October. The calico bags have been stamped, the goodies collected and they bags will be ready for our customers on Saturday. You will find a selection of items […]

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Blue Mountains People’s choice award – vote for us!

The annual Blue Mountains business awards are on again and you are invited to vote for your favorite local businesses in the People’s Choice category. Pop on over here – http://www.bluemts.com.au/nominate/   It’s that easy! You can vote for 3 businesses altogether and the top 10 will become finalists. We’d really love your help to […]

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Winter woolly wristwarmers

The days are starting to get chilly, winter is around the corner. And if you should travel to Leura a little un-prepared we have some lovely woollies to keep you warm. Starting with hand-crafted fingerless mitts, wrist warmers, by our talented fibre artists. Hand-felted gauntlets by Pam de Groot. Hand-spun and crocheted wrist-warmers by Wooldancer. […]

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Blue Mountains business expo

The fourth annual Regional Business Expo will be held on Wednesday May 9 at Springwood Civic Centre from 11am to 6pm. This is an opportunity local businesses or take part in some business related seminars. There will be half hour business skills seminars held concurrently throughout the day – visit the website http://expo.biznet.org.au/free-executive-seminars/ to see […]

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Mother’s Day gift ideas

  With Mother’s Day just around the corner come in and see what treats we have in store for Mum. Pamper Mum with a selection of handmade all-natural soaps and body butters by Purely Heaven Scent teamed with a pretty embroidered washer by Kiah Cottage Crafts. Or take her a cup of tea in bed […]

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What’s on

It’s a big weekend for the Mountains and surrounds this weekend. There are markets at Glenbrook on Saturday. Ironfest at Lithgow all weekend. A fabulous fun festival for all the family. Design on the Edge at Braemar Gallery Springwood, featuring some of our own designers – Pam de Groot, Christine Thompson and Michelle Snowdon.

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Launch of the new-look Nook

The new-look Nook was successfully launched last night! We were thrilled with the support from the local community, our families, frinds and customers. We shared some food and drinks, chatted and there was a lovely atmosphere. Many thanks to everyone who came. Thanks also to the publicity team – Carole, Alison, Sue and Christine for […]

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Mother’s Day prizes

We are having a special promotion for Mother’s Day. From now until the 10th of May when you buy something from our shop you can go in the draw to win one of 3 vouchers to spend on further goodies from The Nook. 1st Prize  $50 Voucher 2nd Prize  $30 Voucher 3rd Prize  $20 Voucher […]

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New look launch

Everyone’s invited to an open evening on Thursday 5th April from 5 – 7pm to have a look at our newly painted and refurbished shop and our new branding. Many artists and designers will have new pieces especially for the event. Come and share a glass of bubbly and some nibbles with us!

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Wooldancer’s blog feature

There’s a wonderful feature about Michelle and her woolly Wooldancer business on tractorgirl’s blog. If you’d like to find out more about Michelle and her art, pop on over here and have a look.    

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Christine’s Millinery in Textile magazine

Textile magazine is the publication of The Australian Forum of Textile Arts (TAFTA) and is a very well regarded journal of all things textile-related. The latest edition features Christine Thompson’s magic millinery. It’s a wonderful insight into Christine and her art. You can buy Textile magazine in the newsagents or subscribe via the website.

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Silken Skin by Anna Kling

Anna Kling will be holding one of her very popular studio art shows on Sunday 4th March, 10am – 5pm. At 48 Railway Parade, Leura. Anna herself will be present at the display of some of her larger and more recent works. The artworks  are all available for purchase, so if you’ve always desired a […]

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The New-Look Nook

A sneak look at the newly-painted inside of the shop, with a few members displays re-installed. Plus one of the original fireplaces, which you don’t usually see because there is normally shelving in front of them. Watch out for our new signs and new website colour scheme!

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Brief shop closure

The Nook will be closed from 3pm Sunday 19th February for painting of the interior of the shop. We hope to be open again the following weekend 25th or 26th February. Sorry for any inconvenience and if you are in need of some Nook goodies, check out the websites of some of our members, or […]

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Red picks for Valentine’s day

Leadlight butterfly by Tanya Carter Red Venetian glass earrings by planettreasures       Tea cosy by Kiah Cottage Crafts Glassware by Shepherd Pottery       Vase by shepherd Pottery Waratah by Alison Dickin

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Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine’s Day isn’t far away and what better gift for a special person that a unique handcrafted gift? Heart necklaces by Metal and Stone and Silver Tree, red rose brooch by Christine’s Millinery and one of the many cards crafted with love by our designers.

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Last minute gifts for ladies

Summer scarves by Pam de Groot, jewellery by planettreasures,  Metal and Stone and Silver Tree Studios, fabric coathangers by Janet B, soap and body butters by Purely Heaven Scent, bags by Karin Pearson, A Patch of Heather and Mandalin and much, much more. All lovingly handmade in the Blue Mountains. Plus we have gift vouchers […]

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Last minute gifts for guys

  Last minute gifts for guys – Dad and Grandpa mugs (in various languages) by Shepherd Pottery, handmade pens by Valley Pens, preserves by Pulp It Produce and Mary Cater, glasses cases by Laughing Dragon Designs – all loving handmade in the Blue Mountains. And we gift wrap!

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