Here is a list of traders who will be at the 2017 show.
If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know.
Luxury British yarns, and accessories with exclusive knitting and crochet patterns. Home of the Edward’s Menagerie crochet collection.
Needlework accessories to stitch in canvaswork using lovely colour combinations in silks and stranded cottons, richly-hued crewel embroidery, upholstered embroidery frames, hand-turned wooden sewing tools and trinkets.
Hellyer & Hulme
Anne Hellyer: www.paintingthetown.org.uk
I love paint and I love textiles and I combine the two in my work. I hand paint all the fabric I use and then print the finer details, and embellish with machine stitch. My love of buildings made these a natural choice of subject for my work.
Alison Hulme: www.alisonhulmetextiles.wordpress.com
I screen print all my fabric and each length of fabric is just enough for one pinny, making each one unique, no two are the same. I also make beautiful capacious bags using the same technique.
At Doodlestop we make innovative tools for fibre artists such as knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, dyers and felters.
We design and make nearly everything ourselves from our home in rural Cambridgeshire, and pride ourselves on finding solutions to problems.
Some of our favourite products are:
Our adjustable sock blockers mean that you can block handmade socks to exactly the right size, and our hugely popular project journals for knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing and weaving. We also have a range of swifts and yarn dispensers, drop spindles and wpi gauges, and all manner of tools and gifts.
Passionate about ethnic designs, colours and patterns, I work with African fabrics to create original pictures, necklaces, earrings, bags, scarves…
Learn it Stitch it
Learn it stitch it runs day and weekly courses in Dressmaking, quilting and soft fernishings.
The stall will be for information mostly with a few artifacts for sale.
Betty’s Sewing Box
We specialise in re-loved & rescued fabric & haberdashery. Selling lots of lace, unusual fabric, threads & kits, new for this year is beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn.
The Common Thread
The Common Thread carries the range of beautiful designer embroidery kits by Tanya Haines. We also stock hand dyed silk ribbons, the full range of the hand dyed Chameleon Threads, as well as mother of pearl accessories and other haberdashery items.
Our embroidery kits include designs for the beginner in the “Sample of Stitches” Collection, as well as designs for the more experienced embroiderer who is looking for a more challenging project.
We provide wool for spinning, needle and wet felting from over 20 breeds of sheep, the majority of them British. We also supply, books, dyes, spinning wheels, looms, spindles and wet felting tools in addition to a wide range of dyed Merino tops.
Muto-Falcon Support Services
We work with seized counterfeit clothes from Leicestershire Trading Standards to creatively upcycle and remove all original branding. We teach people who are vulnerable and at risk of homelessness how to upcycle clothing and all proceeds go back to Falcon Support Services. Our workshops run from a converted library bus ( the ex Cath Kidston tour bus).
Sock yarns rock!! We’ll be bringing a wide range of lovely sock yarns and lots of sample projects to show that sock yarns are not just for socks but also make fantastic shawls, jackets, cushions and blankets. Choose your own shades or grab one of our knitting and crochet kits which include everything you need to get started.
art Van Go
Inspirational materials for textile artists – dyes, paints, papers, fabrics, tools, equipment, books……
Mail Order, Online Shop, Mobile Shop, Bricks & Mortar Shop, Workshops, Exhibitions
Door to the Himalayas
‘Door to the Himalayas’ specialises in selection at source of the finest pure pashmina from Srinagar, Kashmir. Each piece is individually hand embroidered by the incredibly skilled Master Craftsmen of Kashmir.
In addition working with women’s stitch- a- living groups across the Himalayas to help build sustainable livelihoods through skills development and providing a route to market for the ladies hand crafted products.
The Old Bookshop
I sell out of print and second hand books on Fashion, Textiles and associated subjects. At my shop in Enfield I hold a stock of around 20.000 volumes. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a visit.
The Laughing Cactus
The Laughing Cactus printmaking studio offers workshops in relief and intaglio printmaking techniques as well as bookmaking arts. Soon to be expanding to No.56 High Street, Kibworth, Leicester, LE8 0HQ, the studio will be housed amongst a cafe, shop and workshop space.
TLC product collection includes handprinted fat quarters, tote bags, hand-bound books, limited edition prints and carefully curated art stationery.
Leicestershire Craft Centre
Leicestershire Craft Centre offers the largest range of art and craft courses in the county. Celebrating its 5th year this year, the Craft Centre also sells a wide range of craft kits, haberdashery, fabrics and dressmaking patterns.
Millholme Parc Farm
I am a sheep farmer who is passionate about the versatility of sheep and wishes to ensure that her sheep are used for their many aspects. I keep 9 different breeds, many for their fleeces, but I also keep Zwartble’s as they are milking sheep and also some for their meat quality.
This interest has led to my business diversifying and I now sell my fleeces direct to crafters. I have some processed into wool, which I use to make bespoke clothing items, this I also link with my love of needle-felting. I use needle felting to produce sculptures and pictures. I now also run regular classes in needle-felting.
Taking inspiration from mid 20th century design, Random Makes produce a range of functional and decorative accessories, all incorporating a mix of vintage and contemporary fabrics. Graphic appliqué and free-hand machine embroidery is used to adorn bags and purses, sewing themed brooches and badges, men’s scarves and aprons, as well as framed artworks. Please also look out for our colourful cushions and lampshades, all available from our outside stall, next to the grey Citroen H van.
The Silk Route
Luscious silks in beautiful colours Online shopping with fast mail-order, Trading for 25 years.
We are a well established business selling fabrics since the early 1970’s
We have a fantastic Range of PVC table coverings + Beatrix potter Crafting Cottons 54″ Christmas cotton, Anti pil Fleece and much much more…