Tuesday 21 June 2016

Pick Up Stitches - Kyneton

On Monday 6 June I meet up with my friend Anne Boundy for lunch in beautiful Kyneton.  

Located approximately 85Km from Melbourne in Central Victoria, Kyneton is a thriving country town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. The Calder Freeway bypasses Kyneton to the north and east.  The town was named after the English village of Kineton, Warwickshire.  Kyneton has become renowned as Victoria’s foremost country destination for good food with first rate eateries dotted throughout the town.  Some of the finest Bluestone buildings to be found in Victoria are a main feature of the town and date back to the Gold Rush era when Kyneton was a major supply town for the diggings. The Museum displays items from a bygone era in an authentic setting.

Kyneton is just under 1-hour away from Bendigo via the Calder Freeway. 

We enjoyed a very yummy lunch at Little Swallow Cafe (58a Piper St Kyneton).   I don't know how long we sat in there chatting after we had eaten.

Mmmmmm Coffee!!!!!
Our lunches - Anne ordered a pulled pork burger and I ordered French Toast with a spiced pineapple & nut compote.
Miss Snow Minty (Anne's bilby) shared my lunch. French Toast.
Indoor selfie - me & Anne
Outdoor selfie attempt
Another outdoor selfie attempt

Pick Up Stitches

Pick Up Stitches have been servicing customers with an indulgence in both knitting and patchwork supplies for over 6 years. They have over 3000 bolts of fabric in 4 rooms, with an exceptional amount devoted to flannel fabric.  They also have a large selection of local and imported yarns on offer (brands include Patons, Cleckheaton, Heirloom, Rowan, Katia, Sirdar & Touch Yarns to name a few) however they are currently in the process of transferring many of their yarns to a secondary shop location.  They also offer regular Stitch’n’Sew days and patchwork classes.
Fabric galore!
Smile Anne!
Embroidery threads & sewing notions
Anne did your husband give you access to the credit card? 
What's left of the wool - most has been moved to their second shop
The front room
View from the front room & yes that heater was lovely and warm!
Sewing notions near the front counter

30 Piper St, Kyneton Vic.
Phone: 03 5422 6614 

Open 7 Days a Week 10am until 4pm



  1. What a sweet little town! I love little towns like that- they have so much character! Thanks for sharing!!!☺

    1. We are surrounded by cute little towns. Bendigo is one of the major rural hubs in the area.

  2. What a sweet little town! I love little towns like that- they have so much character! Thanks for sharing!!!☺

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    1. It was indeed!! I love exploring the loval area. Looking forward to catching up again


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