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Parchment Craft

Welcome to Parchment Down Under

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

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About Us

Welcome to Parchment Down Under!

My name is Sandra, and I am the Owner and Director of Parchment Downunder. 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.

What stocks do we offer?

Our stock includes The full range of Pergamano products. We also stock products from other suppliers, such as Gina K Designs, Altenew and Nuvo amongst others.

Parchment Craft Magazine

We now import Parchment Craft Magazine. This is available to pre-order. Please contact us for further details.

Please note: Due to the fact that there are an enormous amount of Groovi Plates. We do not have them all listed on this website.

If there is a plate that you would like, that is not on the site, please email or telephone me your requirements.

Do you sell other products?

Although we specialise in Parchment Craft we are aware that there is a place for other products – such as Stamps – within our craft. Therefore Stamps from Gina K Designs, IndigoBlu and Altenew have been added. Also the fabulous Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft and Mica Powders from PearlEx. Having found that foil works well on Parchment, we have also added Deco Foils which work well with both adhesive and toner.

Postage

We do our best to dispatch your order within 3 working days. Occasionally this can take longer. Especially at holiday times. As soon as your order has been dispatched, you will receive an email to advise you along with a link to the tracking number for your convenience. 

Postage costs

Postage costs will be calculated at checkout – Orders are sent via Australia Post.

Payments

Payments can be made via PayPal, Credit Card or Debit Card, should you prefer direct debit, please contact us for details.

Why Buy From Us?

We are just like you – passionate about parchment and paper crafts…and we live in Australia!
After years of having to deal with delays in delivery and expensive postage when purchasing from overseas suppliers, we decided to support our local crafting community and create a local option.
By providing a local Australian solution to getting your supplies for all your paper and parchment projects you are able to support local businesses while saving on postage and getting your purchase quicker with shorter delivery times.
What’s the best thing about Parchment Down Under? We are one of the only options for our Australian parching community to get our tools and supplies locally here in Australia!

Business Name

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.

That is how we came up with Parchment Down Under.

Benefits to Consumers

As a local Australian Distributor of Paper and Parchment Craft Tools we are here to support our community in creating beautiful artwork at home, with friends and in the community.

It is our mission to help fellow crafters to get what you need for each project while connecting with the Australian parchment and paper craft community to get inspired, connected and celebrate our passions.

Order Parchment Craft Magazine

Parchment Craft magazine is Europe’s No. 1 and established parchment magazine.

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