About Echidna

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Gary PhotoHi, thanks for taking an interest in Echidna Sewing. Chances are you're either already into sewing and embroidery or you're contemplating it. Either way we're glad you stopped by.

If you want to know everything about Echidna Sewing, its history and the people behind it, then please read the full Echidna Story (pdf, 380kb).

Echidna has its roots back in the early 1990s, at a time when computerized sewing and embroidery machines were first starting to appear in the home market. Founder and still the owner, Gary Walker, a sewing machine mechanic who owned a successful sewing machine sales and service centre in Brisbane made a life-changing decision to spend all his money investing in an idea to help make using home embroidery machines easier.

After a couple of years of hard work and lots of travel back and forth to the USA, it all paid off and Echidna Sewing became a leading innovator and supplier for the home sewing and embroidery market.

Fast forward twenty years, Echidna Sewing has grown from three to twenty-three staff, with three store locations, a fully stocked warehouse, service and training centre and even more locations on the agenda. Our online business continues to grow rapidly but we know the importance of keeping a real presence on the ground.

In 2006, we made another milestone decision to partner with Brother sewing and embroidery machines and now Echidna is the No. 1 Brother dealer in Australia. Selling sewing machines in todays online retail world requires the most innovative, reliable, and easy to use machines and that's why we've committed to the Brother brand.

Add to that a huge range of specialty accessories, notions, software and designs – we have you covered. Mostly of our products are sourced directly from the manufacturers and many are even designed and created by Echidna Sewing Products.

Finally, there is our team. From the friendly voice of the young ladies who answer the five incoming phone lines to the expert advice provided by some of the industries most knowledgeable people, Echidna is 100% committed to our customers. If you'd like to put a face to a name, take a moment to check out the Team.

So there you have it. Echidna Sewing is a 100% Australian owned family business and we look forward to welcoming you into our world.