2023 Exhibitor List
Adelaide Walker www.adelaidewalker.co.uk
Back at Stitch Fest for the seventh year, and supplying fibres to the craft industry for over 40 years, Adelaide Walker sells a range of British, rare breed and dyed Merino and Bergschaf fibres for spinning and felt making. They also stock spindles, felting needles, dyes, books, equipment, kits and special blends.
Allium Threads www.alliumthreads.co.uk
Niki of Allium Threads has been at Stitch Fest for three years now. She has an Etsy shop and specialises in hand dyed yarns and embroidery threads in beautiful natural colours. Welcome back to the show Niki!
Along avec Anna www.alongavecanna.com
Along avec Anna’s mission is to help knitting play a creative, calming, confidence-building and all round positive role in people’s lives. They do this by placing accessibility and sustainability at the forefront of everything they do and create ethical yarn, unique patterns, and custom accessories to provide beginners and experts alike with all their knitting needs.
Araminta Greaves, Fibreista www.aramintagreaves.co.uk
Araminta Greaves Fibreista works with natural fibres through dyeing, spinning, weaving and felting. She draws inspiration from the heady mix of beautiful moorland, the rugged Cornish coast and her imagination. She produces felt art, hand spun yarns, hand woven accessories and hand dyed fibres. Araminta Greaves Fibreista aims to bring an exciting, funky, modern feel to traditional fibre arts and crafts by producing beautiful fibres and unique handspun yarns for other spinners, weavers, felters and knitters.
Bellica Yarns www.bellicayarns.co.uk
This will be Bellica Yarns' 7th year at Stitch Fest and we're excited to welcome Laura back, with her variety of hand-dyed yarn and hand made, quality knitting and crochet project bags, notion cases and needle rolls all at an affordable price.
Blacklands Alpacas www.blacklandsalpacas.com/
Alpaca breeders, Blacklands are back with us for their fourth show. They produce yarn commercially as well as hand spinning some of their fleece. They also do felting and a small amount of yarn and fleece is hand dyed. Product is sold raw fleece, tops, natural yarn and dyed yarn, along with a variety of finished items and kits for sale.
Blotz Natural Dyes www.blotz.co.uk
Blotz carries a wide variety of natural dyes, mordants, dye equipment and undyed yarns as well as a multitude of tools and accessories for spinning, weaving, knitting and crochet. The company is run by Sue who has over forty years experience in the field.
Bluebell Yarns www.bluebellyarns.co.uk
Welcome back to the show! Bluebell Yarns is an independent hand-dyed yarn company run by Becca from her home in Dorset. All base yarns are made from British or Falkland wool and are processed in the UK. Becca also creates stitch markers, runs yarn clubs and creates occasional themed boxes throughout the year.
Brentfox Yarns www.Brentfox.co.uk
Sally of Brentfox Yarns sources yarns from beautiful native breed sheep and dyes them naturally in her studio. She obtains high quality Cotswold and Jacob fleeces and arranges for them to be spun in a small mill in Wales and returned to her each Autumn.
Coldharbour Mill www.coldharbourmill.org.uk
We are pleased to welcome back Coldharbour Mill situated in Uffculme, Devon, which is one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK having been in continuous production since 1797. Originally owned by world-renowned textile producers Fox Brothers, the Mill took fleece from all over the world and transformed it into yarn, cloth and textiles. Today are heritage machinery still produce exquisite textiles and wool, with a wide selection of colours, designs and patterns.
Dartmoor Jacob and Shetland Sheep www.dartmoorjacobshetlandwool.com/
Peter sells a mix of Shetland and Jacob fleece produced from fine wool sheep - both raw and washed fleece. Some of his wool is turned into skeins both natural and dyed and he also sells Jacob /Shetland sheepskin rugs
Dawn Gill Designs www.dawngilldesigns.com/
Back for her third show, we welcome Dawn Gill Designs again who makes ethical and ecologically sound handmade tension rings, stitch keepers and beautiful sterling and gemstone jewellery.
Demelza’s Delights www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DemelzasDelights
Demelza's Delights brings hundreds of hand made stitch markers and beautiful hand dyed yarn from Cornwall. Her handwritten labels bear names that relate to all things Cornish - think mermaids, Arthurian legends and rock pools and the colours of the yarn bring those stories to life.
Dina’s Home of Crafts www.dinashomeofcrafts.com/
Dina's Home of Crafts is an independent crafts company specialising in high quality hand dyed yarns and fibre as well as a variety of knitting and crochet accessories. Dina promises a new pattern and kit for the show along with her usual show special colourway.
Dyeing Made Easy www.dyeingmadeeasy.co.uk
Dyeing Made Easy offers courses in hand dyeing and natural dyeing, through a subscription box. Members receive a monthly box, with the full lesson and all the items they need - so they can learn from home at their own pace.
Deby is an independent dyer in the Vale of Evesham. She is an experienced spinner, weaver and teacher. Her products are Hand dyed Luxury Yarn and fibre, some silk products and different specialty blends. Deby also offers classes and parties in and around Worcestershire with fibre related products.
Emily Cross Ceramics www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmXCeramics
We are so pleased to welcome Emily back to the show, specialising in handmade yarn bowls and other fibre and textile tools made in her West Country Studio. A lovely range of colourful ceramics, perfect as a gift or a treat for yourself!
Farm Crafts www.instagram.com/farmcrafts
Sue Kimber from Farm Crafts creates hand dyed and hand spun yarns and art scarves with fibre from her amazing Angora goats and sheep. She also produces felted scarves, bootees and hats.
Felt Sew Somerset www.feltsewsomerset.co.uk/
Tracey Bartlett is another returning exhibitor at Stitch Fest. She is a textile artist specialising in hand crafted wearable designs, items for the home and kits so you can have a go yourself. Her work uses a variety of felting and embroidery techniques to create textile art.
Fine Fleece sells Natural fleece and some dyed curly locks suitable for a variety of Crafts and excellent for spinning. It is raw first wash fleece from Joan’s small flock of pedigree Cotswold sheep. Known as "Cotswold Lions" their long lustre fleece sourced the medieval wool trade and and created the wealth of the wool towns and the Golden Fleece. Cotswolds are now listed on the RBST survival list as "at risk"
Folkestone Harbour Yarn www.folkestoneharbouryarn.com
Folkestone Harbour Yarn is a dye studio committed to producing quality hand dyed yarns that are original, unique, sustainable and kind to the environment, whilst supporting British farmers and other small businesses. They use both standard and natural dyes on a range of fleece and yarn and also produce their own design patterns, kits and knitting notions to complement their wools.
Fox and Squirrel Creations www.foxandsquirrelcreations.co.uk
Fox & Squirrel Creations specialise in hand-dyed yarn inspired by nature and dyed in Devon. This mother and daughter team hand dye all their yarn at home in Paignton and their colours are inspired by the beautiful coastline and countryside that surrounds them. They also stock a range of yarn accessories and notions, such as project bags, stitch markers and small ceramic pieces.
Needlefelt Courses, Wool Sculpture and Commissions
Gorgeous Yarns https://gorgeousyarns.co.uk
Gorgeous Yarns has a range of beautiful, naturally dyed yarns suitable for your knit, crochet and weave projects. Caroline also has natural dye products, solar dye kits and a selection of yarns, fibres and fabrics to dye yourself.
Why not treat yourself to The Natural Dyer’s Almanac and learn how to grow and forage your own natural dyed throughout the year?
Gullrock Fibres https://gullrockfibres.com/
Back for their third Stitch Fest, Devon company Gullrock Fibres specialises in hand dyed yarns in a palette of beautiful natural colours.
Halsbury Barton www.halsburybarton.co.uk
From sheep grazing on our farm in North Devon with their lovely wool to the shop. Marilyn has produced these luxurious check throws, cushions, sheepskins and knitting yarn, all of the natural colours of the Jacob sheep. Yarn available in Aran, double knit & 4 ply with a small selection of knitted items with knitting kits. New for 2023 Draught excluders & doorstops.
Hooking Marvellous www.hookingmarvellous.co.uk
Lynzi dyes yarns from her home in North Devon. She is known for her gradient and self-striping dyes and now also plant based yarns.
Janet and Bluebell www.facebook.com/janet.phillips.3538
Whilst travelling around in Bluebell, her campervan, Janet creates a range of textile kits for embroidery, feltmaking, weaving, spinning and knitting. Her yarn, wools and silks are hand dyed in her studio in Wensleydale. To complement her fibres she also supplies a range of wooden tools and accessories.
Jillian Morris www.jillianmorris.co.uk/
Jillian is back with us for a 6th year. A designer maker of handwoven and mixed media textiles based in Plymouth, she will be bringing a variety of her own work, eg. woven scarves, woven/stitched pictures, vessels, knitted purses etc. Also hand dyed yarns and fibres, mini skeins, small kits and some commercial sari silks
Knit One Knits www.knitonekits.co.uk
Alison designs patterns for blankets, cushion covers, scarves, cowls and garments for yarn from Sirdar, Rico, Lang, WYS, Urth and others. The patterns and yarn form the kits, with prices starting from £11.They represent good value and are suitable for beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters alike.
Kosy Kitchen Fibres https://www.kosykitchenfibres.com/
Kosy Kitchen Fibres is an indie yarn dyeing business supplying a range of yarn bases all lovingly hand dyed with beautiful vibrant colourways. They also stock and sell a range of Addi knitting and crocheting accessories, plus a small range of hand dyed fleece for spinning and needle felting.
LilliputWight is inspired by the coast around Jo’s Isle of Wight home. She collects beachcombed treasures, glass and wood worn smooth by the power of the sea, to make buttons. From driftwood toggles to finish off a chunky cardigan to delicate sea glass buttons for a summer blouse. She also makes simple project bowls from a continuous coil of cotton which come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours and are perfect for keeping your current WIP in order. Welcome back Jo!
Maggie and Me www.maggieandme.co.uk
Maggie & Me is a modern craft brand, specialising in super chunky yarns. Founder, Zoe Collen, has a background as an accessories designer for many well known premium brands- but couldn’t find kits or patterns to make young/ stylish and sustainable accessories herself. Maggie & Me was founded to fill the void, and to appeal to the increasing number of crafters under 50- who want a mindful hobby, and to make stylish, ‘slow’ fashion.
Moon Beads www.moon-beads.com/
In the game for over 20 years now, we are pleaed to welcome Moon Beads back to our 7th show. Rosie sells a large range of beads for knitting, crochet, macramé and Kumihimo. She also sells beaded stitch markers, kits, books, macramé threads, knitting and crochet wires, clasps and earring wires. Stop by this stand for demos of beaded crochet, knitting and Kumihimo!
Namolio make accessories and sell supplies for knitting and crocheting, sewing and other related crafts. Their favourite material is linen and all the supplies are also exclusively natural, mostly linen and wool.
Perran Yarn www.perranyarns.co.uk
Steph hand dyes luxurious Perran Yarns in mainly variegated colourways using professional acid dyes in colours inspired by her Cornish home. Yarn bases include blends of merino, Bluefaced Leicester wool, silk, cashmere, baby alpaca, linen, tencel, bamboo and pure banana yarn. Also a range of hand dyed recycled sari silk and chiffon silk ribbons using her same distinctive colourways... ideal for a variety of textile arts and crafts.
Philpsy - Garden Shed Art www.facebook.com/100057524684999
Philpsy are wood turners who make items for knitting, crochet and sewing from wood.
Pineapple Fibre Art www.pineapplefibreart.com/
Inspired by the beautiful intricacy of vintage doily patterns and gorgeous hand dyed yarns Pineapple Fibre Art has designed a range of kits and patterns for mandalas to suit everyone from beginner crocheters to more confident hookers.
Pixie Yarn www.pixieyarn.co.uk/
Stitch Fest was delighted to be Pixie Yarn’s first show when she started and we’re pleased to say Sophie is back again with us in Newton Abbot for a third time. She’s a hand dyer based in Somerset. She loves colour and gets her inspiration for her hand dyed merino, yak, alpaca, mohair and silk from all kinds of inspirations.
Pure Welsh www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PureWelsh
On their smallholding in South West Wales, Pure Welsh look after and care for a small mixed flock of mainly fibre sheep. They are mainly Shetland, Shetland/Gotland X and Llanwenog and Llanwenog/Gotland X. Some of the fleeces are sold to hand spinners; the rest is processed into batts, slivers and yarn. There are a selection of yarns (ranging from 4ply to Aran) for knitting and crochet and batts and slivers for spinning and felting. The colour of the bare yarns ranges from white to grey, ideal for dyeing.
Rosie’s Moments www.rosiesmoments.co.uk/
Rosie's Moments have been with Stitch fest since the very first show – 8 years ago! Rosie hand paints luxury ethical yarns and fibres, producing one of a kind luxurious yarns using the colours in her everyday life as inspiration. Rosie also sells a large selection of gifts for knitting, spinning, crochet and weaving . Crochet blocking boards and sock rulers are made exclusively for Rosie's Moments are very popular.
Snuggly Stars Yarns www.snugglystarsyarns.etsy.com
Snuggly Stars Yarns provide a fabulous range of hand dyed yarns on various bases to suit all sorts of projects. Including both sturdy and luxury sock yarns, and of course the squishy DK, Sport weight and Aran weight bases. They are also an official stockist of HiyaHiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and funky notions.
Spindernella is a local business in Newton Abbot, specialising in hand spun yarns and hand knitted gifts and garments. Pop by and see Nell who will be doing lots of demos on her stand.
Suzie Jules www.suziejules.co.uk
We are pleased to welcome textile craft business Suzie Jules, specialising in on-trend craft kits for crochet and tapestry and high-end workshop experiences.
Gillian and Emma are the weavers behind TabbyandTweed and together they design, develop and make weaving kits from entry level bookmark and square loom weaving kits to more advanced rigid heddle weaving loom kits. The weaving kits include a wooden loom, yarns and full instructions to enthuse, encourage and support the weaver on their exciting creative journey of producing beautiful unique textiles.Their stand will also be selling many of their own individual woven pieces.
The Camel’s Yarn www.thecamelsyarn.co.uk/
Originally based in the town of Camelford, along the North coast of Cornwall, The Camel's Yarn is hugely inspired by the beautiful scenery on offer in the South West. Hannah is an enthusiastic knitter who fell in love with the process of hand dyeing yarn a few years ago. It wasn’t until the first lockdown that she finally had the opportunity to explore this art further, eventually leading to the creation of her small business!
The Crafty Bird www.thecraftybird.co.uk
A returning exhibitor, back for her third Stitch Fest, Robyn says she fell in love with crochet thanks to a craft club. She now sells yarns, stich markers and more for your yarn crafts.
The iHook Yarnery and Workshop facebook.com/ihookyarnery
Newcomer The iHook Yarnery and Workshop is all about crochet - designing, crafting, teaching. Claudia will be showcasing her handmade winter accessories, Christmas Decorations, embellishments for the home, useful totes to quirky handbags, yarn craft must haves like stitch markers and tags, crochet patterns and crochet kits. She is also bringing her loved and fun packed workshops - where you get to make an exclusive to Stitch Fest designed and season inspired market bag.
The Lace Knittery www.thelaceknittery.com
Debbie sells hand and natural dye yarns, patterns, notions and kits. Hand spinning fibres and spindles. Heritage yarns, books and sewing kits. Welcome to your first Stitch Fest Debbie!
The Twisted Felter www.thetwistedfelter.contactin.bio/
The Twisted Felter is a textile artist, fibre producer, dyer, hand spinner and newbie owner of rare breed sheep. Elizabeth creates characterful wool sculptures, hand spun yarns and art yarns using curly fleeces from her own Teeswaters, local Dartmoor Whiteface sheep and commercial fibres. Using a combination of natural and commercial dyes, she hand dyes small batches of beautiful lustrous locks for crafters, felters, knitters, spinners etc to incorporate into their own work; and uses blends of different fleeces to create rolags, batts and art batts to be used by spinners and felters in a range of vibrant colours. Also selling kits for those wanting to learn to spin and she is currently developing needle felting and weaving kits.
The Yarny Octopus www.numonday.com/shop/the-yarny-octopus-store
Debbie & George live and work in the wild west of Cornwall producing small batch hand dyed yarns on a range of diverse bases.
Every yarn has a story to tell from the inspiration of local artists to the stunning surrounding scene.
Tine and Floyd www.tineandfloyd.co.uk/
Tine and Floyd offers a wide variety of hand spun and hand dyed yarns as well
as various animal and plant fibres and blends. Most of their wool is sourced
from farms where Tine trains her Border Collie, Floyd. Tine is a dealer for
SpinOlution wheels and also sell Turkish Spindles and other wooden spinning supplies.
Treddling Woman www.treddlingwoman.co.uk/
Fiona is a Manchester based small business owner making a range of project bags and storage items. Welcome to your first Stitch Fest Fiona!
Award winning garden twine & rope, dog leads & collars, hats, bags and rugs made from rare breed Whiteface Dartmoor wool
Uniquely SuzyB www.facebook.com/100094248458491
SuzyB has been spinning and natural dyeing for many years and enjoys teaching to keep the craft active. A range of organic dyed wool suitable for knitting and crochet using Blue faced Leicester also hand spun knitting yarns using various fleece, silk, angora rabbit and sometimes exotic fibres. I hand spin artyarns using added features such as feathers, beads etc & are a specialty. Hand knitted shawls, sweaters, scarves and mittens to sell and they also demonstrate the yarns. Hand carded and blended batts using dyed local fleeces blending natural colours and samples of their use. Dyed locks ready to spin or felt and bags felted and eco printed.
Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy www.wiveyweaveryarnalchemy.com
Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy joins us at Stitch Fest for the second time this year with their beautiful range of hand dyed, hand spun yarns and woven accessories. Heather uses plant and acid dyes to create her range of colours, and confesses to be especially fond of lime and olive greens!
High quality merino wool rovings and felting wool for hand spinning, felting and undyed yarns.
Wonky Weaver www.wonkyweaver.com
Wonky Weaver are specialists in products and accessories for weaving, spinning, carding, natural dyeing, indigo, fibre crafts and yarns. We also create authentic handwoven products in our studio in Wales.
Yarns of Holsworthy www.facebook.com/100058506284834
YARNS of Holsworthy is a bricks and mortar yarn shop based in Devon, selling a wide variety of all things yarn. They also offer various workshops and lessons from local felters and the owner herself. At Stitch Fest YARNS of Holsworthy will be offering the following; A selection of 4 ply's including gorgeous hand dyed yarns (from 3 different local dyers), Opal, Schopple- Zauberball, WYS and Lang. Hand dyed fluff and fibre for felting and/or spinning from local dyers. Tins, project bags, and note books designed by Emma Ball, inspired by all things wool. A range of needles, hooks and notions by Knit Pro and Clover. You will also glean information about workshops and lessons you can get involved in, with samples on show.
Yarn Mixology www.yarnmixology.co.uk
Christine at Yarn Mixology lovingly winds gradient yarn bobbles, which fade between colours. Made from cotton and poly, the yarn bobbles are ideal for shawls. One 1000m bobble is sufficient for a large shawl and Christine has written a couple of patterns just for you. The colours range from gentle pastels to vibrant colour fades.