Bustle & Bows is owned and managed by Shirley Sinclair, whose love of embroidery goes back to her school days when she earnt a certificate from Semco at 9 years of age because the back of a doily she embroidered was as neat as the front.

Shirley spent many years exploring and developing her creative talents pursuing many interest’s including leadlight, upholstery, pottery, decoupage, picture framing and cake decorating, before one day in 1983, when she went in to Bustle & Bows to buy some ribbon and not only bought the ribbons but the shop as well!

All the staff at Bustle & Bows are dedicated to providing personal assistance and advice to the many keen embroiderer’s who visit our stores.

As many of our customers have proclaimed, we are "a lolly shop for the embroiderer!