As requested, here are the first of some excellent shopping for those desired items by 'crafty' people:

Please note:  The places below are not endorsements, merely places to go to find a number of items you may be looking for.  Obviously, if you have a favourite supplier, you will continue doing business with them!!

Best wool – Morris and Son, Level 1,  234 Collins St, Melbourne.
The most amazing range of Buttons, trims and accessories – Australian Button Company, 375 George St, Fitzroy.

Exclusive top quality dressmaking fabrics ranging from cottons to evening wear, including a great range of knits  - The Cloth Shop, 47 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe.

Japanese textiles and craft – The Kimono Shop, Level 2, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne.

Maria's Beads & Trim.  You will never leave this shop;  Maria can fix just about anything from earrings to watch clasps and is good with colour and design to help you with your piece or project.
Please go to their Facebook page for more details.

Vintage haberdashery – L’uccello, level 22, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St Melbourne.