Here is a list of some of the traders who were at the 2018 show.
If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know.
Arnesby Felt Makers
The Arnesby Felt Makers will be running a fibre stall to satisfy all your woolly needs. We will have merino tops, some native fibres and a range of silk products. All funds go straight back to this vibrant textile group. Feel free to join the group which meets regularly at Arnesby Village Hall.
Stitch Sainte Luce
Stitch Sainte Luce is a women’s embroidery business project in Madagascar, Africa. This charity project is geared towards community development through providing embroidery training for women. Stitch embroiderers create a beautiful range of handmade fashion and interior accessories which they sell in the Sainte Luce Studio boutique, and at specialist events in the UK.
You can follow us on our website and blog at www.stitchsainteluce.org and on social media using @stitchsteluce!
Leicestershire Craft Centre
Leicestershire Craft Centre delivers the largest range of art and craft courses in the East Midlands, from dressmaking to silversmithing; felting to upholstery. Established by Katharine Wright in 2012, the Craft Centre welcomes all ages and abilities and encourages anyone to ‘have a go’ and enjoy the simple satisfying pleasure of making something.
On our stand you will find a range of Craft Kits based upon our most popular workshops, as well as must-have supplies and tools and our ever-popular ‘button bar’
The Arty Crafty Place Ltd (BLOCKCRAFT)
Fabulous hand carved Indian printing blocks and fabric blanks and paints. We will be demonstrating all through the show and running block printing workshops. Block printing is so simple to learn and stunningly effective. Come and see how you can block print for quilting and embroidery projects and to create your own printed fabrics. All our blocks are ethically sourced and we work directly with the carvers in India and use certified sustainable wood.
Gorgeous yarns and colourful kits to make beautiful things for you, your family and your home brought to you by Wool Zone in Oakham, We have sock yarns and more from leading brands including Drops, Stylecraft, Scheepjes and West Yorkshire Spinners. We also have knitting and crochet kits for all abilities plus beaded needles and hand made project bags that make great gifts (if you can bear to part with them!).
Betty’s Sewing Box
We sell original vintage haberdashery, fabrics & publications. Delightful reminders of a sewing hey day !
Plenty of authentic treasures that can be turned into new products or just admired for what they are.
The Silk Route
The Silk Route sells an extensive range of quality, pure silk in small pieces and by the metre geared to the textile artist.
We aim our silks at embroiderers, patchworkers, quilters, miniaturists, and others who wish to buy a range of, often, unusual silks for their creative activities. We also supply silks for bridal, fashion and interior design.
Creative You / Tek Tek UK
Be the first to choose from our latest range of colours of our upcycled Tek Tek tshirt yarn and other upcycled cotton yarns plus our widest range of bag handles all at our Show Special Prices. We will also have our Have A Go table where people can try crocheting or knitting with our yarns and be inspired by our many samples on the stand.
Sheep On Mars
We’re a family business selling a range of goodies including yarn, sheep locks, feltmaking fabrics, wool fibre, mohair shawls and felted goods.
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
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.
Sewing me Sewing you
Sewing Me Sewing You is a shop borne out of a love of all things creative.
We stock fabrics, patterns, yarn, haberdashery and offer a variety of classes which explore the use of textiles and yarn incorporating both old and new techniques.
Our first year at The Big Textile Show will be a great way to bring our shop to a larger audience and on our stall you’ll flip out over the fabrics, yearn over the yarn and be happy with the haberdashery. You can also catch us demonstrating a variety of classes that we put on at the shop including arm knitting your own blanket, sewing a zipped make-up bag, printing using polystyrene tiles, dry needle felting, crochet and weaving.
Painting The Town
I love paint and I love textiles and I combine the two in my art work.
I hand paint all my fabric, then applique and print the finer details onto the design, it is then embellished with machine stitch. Each piece is individually designed,
I create work that is flexible – able to change location as the mood takes you!
To that end each piece is self supporting. They do not require frames – can be either free standing or wall mounted – manipulated into a shape or hung “flat”
As well as my “ready made” art works I sell a variety of kits priced from £10 – £25, they are ready for you to construct and stitch to create your own art work . I also sell pieces of fabric for you to use to bring your own projects to life.
Door to the Himalayas
Pure Pashminas and Kashmiri Shawls – our latest collection of the very finest hand spun pure pashminas and Kashmiri hand embroidered shawls by the Master Craftsmen of Kashmir. Visit the stall to learn more about pure pashmina and see video and pictures of the Master Craftsmen and women whose families have for 7 generations dedicated their lives to creating these famous shawls.
Beware: You may even be tempted to purchase your very own unique piece!
Supplier of hand dyed lace, silk velvet and trims plus vintage themed ephemera and sewing kits.
The Sewing Cafe
The social sewing emporium, jam packed full of beautiful fabrics for quilting, crafting and dress making, plus lots of little treats in the way of ribbons, trimmings and patterns. We’ll be bringing along a whole host of kits to give you great projects to take on at home.
Also pop along and pick up one of our workshop leaflets, and come and sew with us at our shop in Hinckley.
Pine Tree Alpacas
Everything Alpaca – providing alpaca experience vouchers, fluffy figures and alpaca souvenirs.
Yarn and raw fleece available.
Have a go and make your own alpaca pom pom keyring.
Mary makes hand and machine embroidered textiles. She will be demonstrating free machining at her stand.
Kits and instruction sheets for sale and finished pieces available.
Injabulo is a specialist seller of high quality, handmade, fairly traded buttons and baskets.
Ceramic buttons, Zulu and Telephone Wire baskets from South Africa and Bolga Baskets from Ghana.
Storage for every occasion. Making a difference with something different.
21st Century Yarns
Our unique Silks, Cottons, Wools and Fabrics are hand-dyed in a stunning array of variegated colourways and are suitable for all creative textile art. We use our threads and fabrics to create lovely designs and packs.
Quilteez is renowned for its collection of beautiful, quality fabrics where colour is key. A local business, it also holds classes, information on which will be available at the show.
Sew Me Something
Sew Me Something design and produce a range of easy to make and easy to wear dressmaking patterns that nod to current trends but allow for personal interpretation. The patterns we produce are printed on to proper paper and have fully illustrated instructions helping you Learn As You Sew.
Our Online Store showcases a carefully curated range of fabrics and haberdashery that compliment our patterns and allow you to find everything that the discerning dressmaker will need for their sewing projects, all in one place.
Sew Me Something also run The Makers’ Space Studio where we teach a whole host of sewing and craft workshops, including many of our own patterns. From complete beginners sewing to more advanced pattern making you will always find a friendly welcome and plenty of coffee and cake in our spacious studio, with plenty of free parking too!
We are the largest Fabrics shop in the North of England. We specialise in theatrical, dancewear, bridalwear, and partywear fabrics and products. Our range of stock includes printed jersey, hologram, sequence, lycra, velvet, silks, satins, craft cottons, bridal laces, embroidered laces, brocades, organza, ribbons, buttons, threads, lining, and much more. Our impressive range will help you create your own special product.
We are a local yarn shop selling major brands and many of our own crochet and knitting kits. Pop by and see us at the Big Textile Show, looking forward to seeing you.
Family business selling craft and quilting patterns. Sue is our quilting expert with many years of experience and is always on hand to advise, help and chat (which she does very well!).
Jess has an excellent eye for colour, and although we don’t always agree on what the colour blue or purple is, her fabric choices are always good value for money!
We are passionate about the product that we sell, and constantly search for quality fabrics at reasonable prices.
Our range of fabrics will be changing regularly, so do check our Facebook page for the latest ranges and not to be missed offers! Whenever possible we dispatch orders the same day!
Fairies of Knapwell Wood
The Knapwell Wood fairies are all designed and handmade in my fairy workshop near Cambridge, using carefully chosen quality materials. The fairies are created using wool over a wire armature, dressed in silky mohair skirts, finished in ribbon, velvet and lace bodices with beading, fine glitter, decorative trim and a smile! They are approximately 12cm tall and each fairy has a cotton loop for displaying.
They would make lovely, unique gifts for birthdays, special celebrations (tooth fairy) and are perfect christening keepsake gifts, especially when given by a Fairy Godmother! Or you could collect them and create your own fairy house, theatre, or even a afairy wood … And, of course, they are great Christmas decorations.
Each fairy comes beautifully presented in her own keepsake gift box made from natural recycled material, with soft filling to protect her. They are suitable for ages 4 and up, however they are designed to be gently handled and are a decorative item rather than a toy.
Kim Edith: Stitchbook Studio
Kim Edith introduces Stitchbooking – a new craft that is perfect for anyone creative! Stitchbooking fuses elements of scrapbooking and textile arts to create beautiful handmade fabric memory books and projects.
Whatever your background, whether you are a beginner crafter or a sewing superstar, you will be able to find a project to suit you and utilize your skills. Use your knowledge of scrapbooking to design beautiful layouts, your patchwork skills to create intricate page backgrounds and your embroidery expertise to add detailed descriptions. As well as apply your existing skills you can learn new ones, such as transferring photographs to fabric and using lettering stampers to add text and titles.
With our range of kits and supplies, learn how to create personalised keepsake journals and projects that will be treasured for years.
Project Linus UK
Project Linus is a charity which provides brand new patchwork quilts to children ‘in need of a hug’.
These are typically children in hospices, hospital wards, women’s refuges, looked after children and any young person going through a tough time.
We welcome quilts made in bright colours and donations of blocks or fabric. Spread the love and take one of our free patterns.
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).
Reclaim! by Burrows
Original, colourful, vintage and luxury fabrics sourced, collected and available for your next textile project. Homeware, clothing, accessories are all possible with these beautiful, one-off pieces. I’ve used similar pieces to develop a range of lampshades and cushions and now I want to share them with you!