About Us

Before we tell you about us, we'd like you to know that our store is all about you!  Without you, our valued customers since January 2014, there would be no store! We have listened, and have created the safe, user friendly online store that so many of you asked for!  

You asked for an extensive range of your favourite fabric brands for a reasonable price, and we have delivered.  Once we've acquired an extensive selection of each brand, we'll begin to acquire other brands that some of you have asked for. We ask for your patience as we do this.

We also carry some other sewing necessities such as machine needles, thread, zippers,  patterns, etc.  

More recently we've added boutique yarns to our store.  Our brands include Noro (Japan), Lana Gatto (Italy), Debbie Bliss (UK), Malabribo (Uruguay), Bambini (Australian wool spun in Italy), and beautiful private label natural fibre blends.  We also offer books and patterns for knitting and crochet as well as a selection of beautiful KnitPro knitting needles, crochet hooks and other accessories.

You asked for buyer rewards and we have listened! Enclosed with your first order you will find a leaflet that has a Repeat Buyer Discount Code.  You may use the discount code unlimited times during the calendar year (it expires on 31st December of each year).  The box for the discount code can be found on the second page of the checkout.

Thank you for helping us to make our dream of having a lovely online-only fabric and yarn business possible!

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Now....about us.....

We are a husband and wife team operating a home-based business located in the small country town of Donnybrook, in Western Australia. 

Our store has been founded upon our mutual appreciation of art, photography, needlecraft and fine textiles.  

After successfully operating our own business in an unrelated industry for over 40 years, we decided it was time for a change and decided to embark on something new that we could operate from our home in our semi-retirement years. To put our idea to the test we opened stores on the eBay and Etsy websites some years ago, and quickly acquired a solid repeat customer base. When the time was right, we decided to open our own online store which lowered our operational costs so we could pass the savings onto our customers by offering an ongoing repeat buyer discount so products could be bought for a more reasonable price.

We have a special interest in textiles designed by Australian Aboriginal Artists and have an extensive collection of these very beautiful fabrics.  

As well as the authentic Aboriginal Art Fabrics, we offer other textiles designed by Australian artists, and other prestige fabrics such as Liberty Art Fabric's Tana Lawn, Kaffe Fassett, authentic Japanese Fabrics, sundry other brands, Linen & Linen/Cotton Blends, Quilters Pre-Cuts, Quilters Solids, etc.  We will be adding more of your favourite brands over time.

Quality of product and service is paramount to us and because we are not open to the public none of our products have been handled by others and 'shop soiled'.  

OUR STORE NAME:

Tuppy is short for tuppence, a 'pet' or nickname, and term of endearment popularly used by early Australian families for their daughters. Tuppy was affectionately called 'Tuppy' by her father when she was a child. The store has been named in memory of a man who encouraged his daughters to strive for excellence in all of their endeavours and to never be afraid to follow their dreams.