Leura Harvest Festival/Mother’s Day

Thinking to head up to the Blue mountains for that fresh, crisp mountain air and beautiful autumn colours? Now is the time! Leura village will be bustling with all sorts of goodies and things to see at it’s annual Harvest festival on Sunday May 5th. The Mall will be alive with craft and art stalls […]

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February is DESTASH Month at the NOOK!

With the cooler weather around the corner it’s time to get creative. You’re in luck as Nook Members are destashing from their crafts. Now’s the time to pick up lovely fabric offcuts and patchwork pieces, beads and embellishments, card making materials and lots more. You’ll find most of these items on the lower shelves of […]

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Make it a Blue Mountains Xmas

Christmas is just around the corner. Here at the Nook our local artists and craftspeople have been producing unique, handmade gifts for someone you love. We have a wide selection of gifts catering to all tastes, within a reasonable budget. Pop in and find out why our gifts are not available elsewhere. MERRY CHRISTMAS and […]

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Heading to the Blue mountains? The annual “Leura Village Fair” will be working its magic again this weekend Oct 6th-7th. Time to get cosy or explore our beautiful village celebrating our local gardens. The Nook will be spreading out into the street as well as operating from our upstairs shop. Come and say “Hi!”, view […]

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Local craft people wanted

Do you have a skill to complement our wide range of crafts already available at The NOOK? Do you have a passion for creating art or craft and looking to turn your hobby into $$? The Nook Leura have an upcoming vacancy in August and are looking for innovative craftspeople. All artists are welcome to […]

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“Mothers Day” : Gift ideas

Visiting the Blue Mountains or just a local? The Nook has a great range of handmade goodies perfect for gifting at a very reasonable price. If you’d like to spoil someone special, come and have a look. We have close to 40 different artists/craftspeople contributing to our shop/gallery. Open 9.30 to 5 everyday of the […]

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Easter Break adventures

Nook entry

Heading to the Blue Mountains over Easter? Want to catch up on local art and craft and stopping by at Leura? Come in and say “Hi!” at the Nook. Lots of new work in our gallery shop to enjoy or to buy that special handmade gift.

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Happy holidays!

Visiting or holidaying in the Blue Mountains? Now is a great time to visit the Nook in Leura. Enjoy an ever changing display/market of local talent encompassing a wide range of arts and crafts: painting, illustration, jewelery, ceramics, candle making, sewing, patchwork, felting, knitting, hand puppets, children’s’ wear, kids costumes, toys, screenprinting, crochet and cards, […]

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Local handmade for Xmas

The Nook welcomes several new members to our already diverse, creative bunch. Now is the perfect time to come in and see some of the fresh new work and support longstanding members. Some of our newer members are: Fojo Fibre – specialising in one of a kind hand felted products. Maria Harding –  painting contemporary […]

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NOOK makers at ETSY


Those of you who love The NOOK makers are going to love the ETSY Blue Mountains Markets on the 25th November at the beautiful Norman Lindsay Grounds in Faulconbridge. Not everyone at the Nook is an Etsy seller however we support those that are and welcome you to share this great day with us. Nook […]

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Leura Fair 7th & 8th Oct

Welcome to Leura Fair 2017

“The NOOK” will be again part of the Leura Village Fair celebrating the arrival of spring with our handmade, local art and craft goodies. We will have a stall on the street and more wares in the shop upstairs. See you there, top of the Mall near the round-a-bout! For more information go to here: […]

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School holiday FUN

Forest Forage fun Kids event

Congratulations to Nook member and illustrator Neralda Joy for the publication of “Fox and Moonbeam”  a new children’s book which is available at The Nook and other local bookstores. For a fun filled school holiday event come along on: When:  Saturday 23rd September Where:  Springwood Library, 104 Macquarie Road, Springwood  Time:  1-3pm. Kids can meet local […]

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Handmade for DAD

  With “Father’s Day” coming up Sunday 3rd September 2017, it’s time to spoil the man in your life. The Nook has some great options to make this happen with a more personal touch. Original art, prints & cards. Knitted goodies: scarves & beanies. Foodies delight: homemade jams, honey & teas. Candles, pottery, glasses cases, […]

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New Members WANTED

Are you a creative Blue Mountains resident? Do you make quality arts or crafts to sell? Then we may be looking for you! The Nook Craft Co-op has been in existence for over 20 years. We are a diverse group of artisans looking for people who may have something “a little bit different”. We pride […]

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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

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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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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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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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 –   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 to see […]

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