Who We Are and What We Offer

Art Viva is a Tasmanian owned and operated business. We manufacture hand crafted knitting needles, individually made using Tasmanian oak that is sourced from environmentally sustainable plantation timbers. The needles are made one at a time using minimal machinery and are finished with natural, organic oils giving a satin smooth feel that is delightful to the touch. Each needle is topped with a hand painted bead in a variety of eleven colours, all with their trademark white or blackpolka dots. Our needles are available in a range of sizes from 3.5mm (US4) through to 25mm (US50) and in a selection of lengths. Other products include Knitting needle sets, knitting kits and accessories.

  • We recommend Nundle Woolen Mill's Fine Merino Products.

  • Our beautiful Polka Dots

  • A fantistic addition to your next knitting project!

  • Fancy a Tunisian Hook!

  • Our Crochet Hooks!

  • Natural Beauty.

  • Best suited to Natural Fibre.

  • Find us at Salamanca Market Hobart each Saturday.

  • Add colour to your knitting basket!.


We have commenced manufacturing Crochet and Tunisian hooks. The Crochet hook sizes are 4, 5,6 and 8mm in 15cm lenghts. The Tunisian hook sizes are 4,5,6 and 8mm in 30cm lengths. These items will appear on our online store shortly for purchase. I'll get some pictures up on our website shortly for viewing.

Knitting Kits


Art Viva knitting kits feature a range of great looking childrens hats and some incredibly funky tea cosies. The kits are available in two forms - the Art Viva kits which include wool and pattern in a 3-sided card wrapper and the Noodle Knit kits which come packed in Chinese noodle boxes and as well as the wool and the pattern, include a pair of 5mm (US8) 20cm (8") needles. The patterns were all designed to be easy to knit and were created using 8ply yarn and 5mm needles

Needles and Storage


Why not grab a bunch of needles and get one of these great needle storage tubes as well. The needle sets come in a wide range of size and colour combinations, all packed in a sturdy cardboard 60mm (2 1/2") diameter tube. The tubes are wrapped with a range of great vintage images.

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