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Welcome to Parchment Down Under

Our aim is to provide everything you need to practice the beautiful art of Parchment Craft.

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My name is Sandra!
I am thrilled that you have chosen to stop by and that you share the same keen interest in parchment crafts as I do.

My journey in parchment craft came later in life and has filled it with so much joy for over 20 years. Growing up in the UK, I have a background in many different professions that led me to today. I originally wanted to become a child’s nurse, but I found myself at the local dental surgery straight out of school, taking on my first professional role as a Dental Nurse. As life moved on, I moved through various roles, including working as an Accountant, Publican, Stocktaker, and most importantly, a mother and wife.

It wasn’t until 1998 that I started to find the time to take my love for parchment craft to the next level—learning from some of my favourite parchment crafters in the UK. When I finally made the life-changing move to Australia in 1999, the opportunity to take lessons with Gerda Hauge gave me a renewed passion for parchment craft. When the chance came to turn my passion into my full-time job, my wonderful husband encouraged me to take the opportunity – and thus, Parchment Down Under was born!

The need to support the parchment crafting community in Australia through offering tools and supplies that are not always accessible was a significant motivation behind the inception of Parchment Down Under. I have been blessed to have support from the wonderful crafting community over the years, and I look forward to sharing my skills and expertise with parchment crafters for years to come.

Sandra
Owner and Director of Parchment Downunder.

This is how we came up with Parchment Down Under.

When creating our business name we knew we wanted to base the name around our local community as it was due to our location that drove us to creating the business in the first place. This is where the concept of including something about Australia came into the picture.

Then we wanted to create a focus around what we were passionate about and what we wanted to feature within the business. This is where the concept of including Parchment Craft into the name came from.

From there I was speaking with a friend from England and together we were playing with how we could incorporate Australia and Parchment together while making the name simple, fun and easy to remember. We also wanted to make it clear where the business came from and what it sold.

 

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Benefits to Consumers

As a local Australian Distributor of Paper and Parchment Craft Tools

The need to support the parchment crafting community in Australia through offering tools and supplies that are not always accessible was a significant motivation behind the inception of Parchment Down Under.

I have been blessed to have support from the wonderful crafting community over the years, and I look forward to sharing my skills and expertise with parchment crafters for years to come.

We are one of the only options for our Australian parching community to get our tools and supplies locally here in Australia!

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Getting your purchase quicker with shorter delivery times.

After years of having to deal with delays in delivery and expensive postage when purchasing from overseas suppliers.

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Supporting community in creating beautiful artwork at home

Providing a local Australian solution to getting your supplies for all your paper and parchment project

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Help fellow crafters to get what you need for each project

We support our local crafting community and create a local option.

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