Buy direct from a fabulous selection of exhibitors including fabrics, kits, yarn, spinning equipment, sewing and embroidery equipment, dye, fibre, fleece and more, you won’t go home empty handed!
The Knitting Gift Shop
The Knitting Gift Shop, based in County Durham, is run by Tricia and Ian Fothergill and they specialise in unique high quality gifts for knitters. They have their own range of UK spun natural and dyed wool which features in Tricia’s original knitting designs. Their wide ranging knitting kits include handwarmers, scarves, cowls, bags, purses, accessories and very popular Christmas decorations. They also sell a large range of yarn bowls and knitting accessories including their unique magnetic line keeper, as well as shawl pins,brooches & notions.
Why Knot Macrame?
Why Not Macrame? are makers of macrame pieces and kits including plant hangers, shelves, tree of life and fairy light holders.
The Patchwork Gallery
The Patchwork Gallery will be selling patchwork supplies, fabrics, notions and kits.
TillyFlop designs is where yarn and graphics meet: you’ll find a range of greeting cards, project planners, tea towels, candles, temporary tattoos, bumper stickers, air fresheners, and wrapping paper that celebrate knitting, stitching and fibre crafts with gentle humour and a strong design aesthetic. Everything is designed and sourced by Julie, a graphic designing, sewing and knitting crafter who set up TillyFlop designs in 2009 when she couldn’t find a greeting card she liked to send to a friend: there were 12 greeting cards then – now there are over 100 to choose from.
Emily Foulds have a wonderful choice of yarns from here in the UK and around the celebrating. They celebrate yarns which have been produced ethically and do no harm to the environment. They are thrilled to help those who attend the show design their next addition to their wardrobe.
Quilt, cushion and EPP kits and patterns, EPP papers and fabric pre-cuts.
‘My collection of quilt, cushion and EPP kits are for the complete beginner right through to the more advanced. For example, my Beginners Quilt Kits include all the pre-cut squares, borders, binding and thread, making them perfect for someone who hasn’t yet invested in the cutting tools and just wants to have a go and see if this craft if for them. My quilt kits tend to be based on pre-cuts, so you’ll find that I have already pre cut the jelly roll or charm pack for you, so you can get on with the sewing straight away.’
We supply a wide range of British breed wools in ready prepared top form for spinners and feltmakers. In addition we have repeatable shades of Merino and Bergschaf wool plus a range of plant and silk fibres, and a growing selection of weaving yarns. Our equipment covers: Ashford wheels, looms, and spare parts, dyes, books, needle felting equipment, other small looms and a variety of turned spindles, spindle bowls and nostepinnes made in Cumbria and Yorkshire. The ones turned in Yorkshire we make ourselves.
We are Bright Quilting and we are mainly an online retailer offering a beautiful range of designer sewing fabrics, ideal for those looking to learn to quilt, but also sewing classes. We also have our Grace Q’nique 21Pro stitch regulated machine, which is available for rental. We also have a shop on our premises, opening times are Saturdays 10am to 4pm.
We specialise in modern, bright good quality fabrics.
Leah Higgins at Urban Studio North
Textile artist, tutor and author with her own teaching studio, Urban Studio North in Eccles, will be selling her books, her hand dyed and printed fabrics and her screen printing kits. She will also be promoting her workshops.