Here is a list of some of the traders who will be 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.
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.
LA LA WITH LOVE
Passionate about Planet & People Friendly Yarns & Fibres. Bringing you a Rainbow of Sari Silk, Banana & Bamboo.
Be Part of the Story .. Create the Next Chapter.
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 Wool Shop Leeds
We design and write our own knitting patterns and put them into Knitting Kits with the required yarn. These kits are achievable and affordable and suit all skill levels – from toys and accessories through to garments. Let us take the hassle out of making decisions – prepare to be inspired!
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.
Rutland Willows was founded in 2000 by John Shone making garden accessories and birds and animals from willow. In 2011 his daughter, Louise, and her husband, Martin Keeley, joined the business and in 2013 fully took on the Rutland Willows mantle.
We are based in the smallest county of Rutland and continue to make all manner of things from life-sized and life-like birds and animals to the more exotic Giraffes, Warthogs and various sized Spitfires! All from Willow.
If you have a thought we can generally turn it into reality using willow – we haven’t turned anything down and are yet to be defeated!
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.