Here is a list of some of the traders who were at some of our earlier shows.
For 2022 traders, click here:
If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know.
Days for Girls
What if the answer to poverty lies in a cloth bag? It does, Days for Girls volunteers create washable, reusable sanitary hygiene kits, enabling schoolgirls to stay in school everyday of the month, instead of missing up to a week of school each time they menstruate. Over 60,000 volunteers on every continent have provided these kits to over one and a half million schoolgirls and women since being founded in 2008. Along with the provision of safe, hygienic means to manage their periods Days for Girls also provide education about multiple aspects of health and hygiene. When girls stay in school they are able to escape the poverty which they might otherwise by condemned to live in, girls who stay in school have few healthier children when they are ready for them. They ensure that their children stay in school and so have the luxury of choices in life, this is how the answer to poverty lies in a small cloth bag! You can be part of that answer, come and visit our stand in October. Look out for the orange aprons.
Quilteez is known for its beautiful selection of quilting fabrics where quality and colour is key.
The Craft Studio
The Craft Studio specialises in funky and exciting hand spun art yarns and hand carded art batts full of delicious colours and textures.
We also have a broad range of effect fibers to fuel your imagination and enhance your creativity, perfect for all fiber crafts and projects that your heart desires.
My eclectic range includes sumptuous hand dyed yarns for the discerning knitter and crocheter and a fabulous range of haberdashery.
The Arty Crafty Place Ltd / BLOCKCRAFT
The Arty Crafty Place will be showing their fabulous range of traditional and contemporary hand carved Indian printing blocks. Demonstrations and workshops throughout the show. There will be new designs and fabric paint colours and a new selection of fabrics for printing. Also the introduction of Natural Indigo dyeing kits
An interesting mix of old & new fabrics & haberdashery. Exciting packs of fabric , many one off vintage pieces & some beautiful new linen , calico & denim by the metre.
Lots of vintage haberdashery that is highly desirable & not available on the high street
Leicestershire Craft Centre
Leicestershire Craft Centre delivers the widest range of art & craft courses in the region. We teach here at the centre, run parties and attend craft events like The Big Textile Show! Visit our stand for craft kits, crafting supplies and materials.
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
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.
The Old Bookshop
Unique and out of print and secondhand books on Costume, Fashion, Textiles and Embroidery. Author of “19th Century Costume”.
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.
Learn it Stitch it
Learn it Stitch it specialises in very small group friendly tuition. Each student chooses thier own project from quilting to dressmaking, home decor to tailoring. Come along and have a chat about what you want to learn and let us show you some wonderful students work.
Fabulous knitting and crochet kits to make beautiful blankets, garments, shawls and socks. Quality yarns from major European brands including Drops Design, Scheepjes, Grundl and Opal plus British yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners. Beaded needles and hooks to make crafting a pleasure.
I supply hand dyed lace, trims and fabrics so each piece is unique. To compliment this I also produce project packs, usually with a floral or animal theme.
Based in Nottinghamshire, I also run textile based workshops and exhibit with the Living Threads Group.
White Gecko Craft Lounge
Based in Dinas Powys, just outside Cardiff, we are a small independent fabric & yarn shop that serves homemade cake & tea alongside friendly classes and community projects. We stock a wide range of quilting fabrics & notions as well as a variety of yarns & haberdashery.
We opened the first Welsh chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, which has grown to be a lively and supportive group and run a extensive programme of workshops and classes in our shop,
Visit our stand to see our latest colours of up-cycled t-shirt yarn.
As always, we will have our show offers making it the perfect time to start your first upcycled project or stock up. We will also have our “have a go table” so you can try out our fabulous large Tunisian crochet hooks.
Bombay Stores Fabrics are the UK’s largest Fabric Retailers. We stock fabrics for Dancewear, Theatrical, Bridal, Craft, Haberdashery and much more.
At Bombay Stores, we carry an extensive range of dressmaking fabrics. From Silks & Satins, to Cottons and Denims, we stock it all. Don’t forget to visit us at London Olympia where you can see a small variety of what we have to offer, or visit our website on http://www.bombaystoresfabrics.co.uk and shop at your convenience.
Basic Essential Fabrics
Need some blenders, or some fillers, well you’ve come to the right place. At Bombay Stores we stock all the basic essentials you will need for your quilt project, dress making project or even nightsuits and pyjamas. Don’t forget to visit our stand for a small selection of what we offer, or shop online at http://www.bombaystoresfabrics.co.uk
Looking to make something exquisite, then look no further. Bombay Stores stocks a large range of embroidered fabrics, helping you create the perfect garment, or add the perfect patch to your patchwork project, or maybe even use as a one of a kind idea in papercrafting and card making. Come and visit us at our stands in olympia, or shop online at http://www.bombaystoresfabrics.co.uk
Quilt lovers, fabric hoarders, passing by Bombay Stores’ Stands will definitely inspire you for your next project, your current requirements, or just generally entice you to pick something up. Our prices and varieties are second to none. Warning to all, passing by our stands without buying will seriously harm your pockets as our prices are too good to miss. Shop online at http://www.bombaystoresfabrics.co.uk Theatrical & Dancewear Fabrics
Lycras, chiffons, velvets and much more. Bombay Stores has it all, and at prices to suit you. Don’t forget to pop by our stand to see for yourself. Shop online at http://www.bombaystoresfabrics.co.uk
Wulla is an Independent Spinner and Dyer producing handmade Super Chunky Yarns, Hand Painted Fibre, Jumbo Crochet Hooks and Circular Knitting Needles. Offering a contemporary and exciting colour palette, Wulla Yarns are Big, Bold and come with Serious Attitude….
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.
The Ragwaste Collective
The Ragwaste Collective is a social enterprise that empowers women from some of the most marginalised areas of India and the UK. We are passionate about reducing the impact of textile waste on our environment and do this through creative upcycling projects.
We teach community groups different ways to upcycle waste materials and create sustainable products. These products are then sold and proceeds are reinvested back into the community groups to help develop their infrastructure. Communities that are engaged in the Ragwaste project benefit from a sense of community cohesion and learn new practical skills.
We are currently working with the Sakhi Navnirman Charitable Trust from Mumbai . The Trust empowers women from the Malad slums in Mumbai to make bags from waste fabrics. The Ragwaste project aims to help develop the working conditions for these young women through raising awareness and proceeds from the sale of the bags.
Project Linus is a charity which provides brand new, handmade patchwork quilts for children in need of a hug! These can be children in hospitals, women’s refuges, hospices, looked after children or any young person going through a tough time. We have regular sewing afternoons in Leicestershire and welcome donations of quilts, quilt blocks, cotton fabrics and sewing notions. Visit our stand for a free quilt pattern.
Justines Woolly Wonders
As a knitter myself I understand the joy of using beautiful one off hand dyed yarns.
I am an experienced crafter and I pride myself in using quality fibres, materials and professional techniques to create my pieces.
When I am hand dyeing I have enormous joy creating one off hanks of yarn, and wonder what great delights they are going to be made into and get really excited about the beautiful colourways.
The Sewing Cafe
Bringing you beautiful fabrics & haberdashery from our Social Sewing Shop in Hinckley. Lots of treats in the way of fat quarters, fabric on the roll, trims and webbings and oilcloth – with lots of tips and trick of how to work with it.
Zoe’s place is a hospice for children under 5 years old with life limiting illnesses.
It caters for the whole family as well as giving parents a break. Last year’s sales table raised over £1,000 pounds we hope to better this year. The stall sells only handmade goods made and given by various people. We will have goods ranging from bags to quilts, knitted items and crocheted blankets, beautiful hand knitted gloves. Lots of things for you to buy as Christmas presents.
Do come along and see what we have for sale. We look forward to seeing you.
Individual unique pieces of textile art, kits, cards & worksheets.
Stitch Sainte Luce
Stitch Sainte Luce is a women’s embroidery Cooperative in Madagascar, Africa.
All of Stitch’s products are hand-embroidered on locally-sourced cotton, using designs that reflect the traditional stories and unique environment of the region.
Kits for you to enjoy creating your own Teddy Bear using natural products from our flock of rare breed sheep. We also have Fleeces and Tops for spinners and felters.
Please see our web site for more details and to view our gallery of Teddy Bears.
Emphasize specialises in unusual Ladies fashion not seen on the High Street.
From sizes 8-30 sourced from all over Europe. For something that little bit different.
I make bespoke handmade headpieces and accessories out of fabric please feel free to have a look at my Instagram page:
Oh Sew Pretty
We are a small business selling handmade pretty things for people who love to knit, sew or buy unique presents for their loved ones. All of my lovely things are handmade by my family in a pet and smoke free home. Thank you for your time and interest, Michelle
Stable House Textiles
Recycled Denim Products
Trade in your old denim garment to receive 10% off any Denim Revival product and help the environment by giving it a new lease of life!
Denim Revival products have been thoughtfully created using reclaimed denim taken from pre-used garments such as jeans, jackets and skirts.
It takes many hours to carefully reclaim the denim used and each piece created is totally unique. There is virtually no waste as even the hems and seams are used to make wrist bands and tiny scraps in our appliqué pictures. Adiré indigo prints inspired by the lost gardens at Plas Cadnant on Anglesey, are designed by Liz Taylor and adorn products in the current collection.
Liz also runs a series of Workshops which are thoughtfully planned to offer the opportunity to try a range of contemporary and traditional creative textile techniques and also all the essential making skills necessary to create textile garments and accessories. If you are interested in joining a workshop and would like to arrange a visit to find out more you can contact Liz direct via email or phone.
LOROS – Care for a Drink?
Our Brand New mobile drinks vehicle ‘Care For A Drink’ provides an excellent refreshment service of Tea, coffee and an on-board bar- plus snacks! All profits go to providing patient care at Loros Hospice. Please stop-by for a drink and a chat with our friendly staff, and know your money is contributing to a fantastic charity.
The Jacobeadery – bead embroidery with a Jacobean twist! We transform thread embroidery stitches into those using beads and embellish both patchwork cottons and silks creating beautiful but functional items. We sell both instructions and full kits as well as offer a 6 module Home Study Course on bead embroidery.
An eclectic mix of vintage and new. Fabrics, notions, haberdashery and stationery that you simply won’t see anywhere else.
Art Van Go
Art Van Go have, for the past 30 years, supplied an amazing array of textile and art materials, demonstrations and workshops accross the country and Internationally.
A true Aladdins Cave !!
The very talented Alison Hulme will be demonstarting Screen / Geli Plate Printing on the stand on both days as well as showing and selling her Amazing Pinnies
Sew Me Something
Sew Me Something – we design and produce high quality, easy to follow dressmaking patterns for the stylish modern maker, hold a carefully curated range of fabrics and haberdashery and run sewing and craft workshops for all abilities. We also host the ultimate in sewing indulgence – The Sewing Retreat. To find out more go to http://www.sewmesomething.co.uk
White Lodge Farm
Beautiful Rugs from our Very Rare Breed of local Leicester Longwools.
Naturally prepared and available in a variety of colours from White , Cream, Grey to nearly Black.
Each rug is unique and will enhance any home regardless of style – rustic, modern, traditional…..
For a lovely addition to any sofa or floor, providing both style and comfort, our rugs are the perfect choice.