We are located in the stables of a 130 year old Heritage Inn next to my store The Home Patch which is located in the gorgeous historic town of Bathurst just west of the Blue Mountains.


Anni Downs the designer behind Hatched and Patched

I am Anni Downs and the creator of all the patterns, books and fabrics under the Hatched and Patched label. I have been designing in the Patchwork arena for over 20 years now and am still totally addicted. There is always so much to learn, to be inspired by, to share.

I guess you would call my style whimsical, having a little bit of quirky thrown in. With a lot of my designs I like to tell a story, sometimes with sayings, sometimes just with imagery. I love using different mediums such as wool, cottons and linens to create a little texture in my work, and like a slightly low tonal value. I like giving my work a slightly organic handmade look combining stitchery, piecing and applique.

My style is a little bit quirky with a touch of whimsy. I combine stitchery, applique and piecing to create quilts, bags, tablerunners, plus many other bits and pieces. I love using hand dyed woven wools and other mediums.  I absolutely love the process of stitching and hand-work; for me, it is certainly a form of meditation.

I also design fabric with Henry Glass Fabrics, and so far have created many ranges which you can see in your local patchwork store. I usually design a Christmas and an Everyday range each year.

We supply my patterns, books, fabric and wool to a number of shops which can be viewed on our stockists pages. Wholesale enquiries always welcome.