2019 Exhibitor List
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Back at Stitch Fest for the fourth year running, 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.
First time exhibitors at Stitch Fest, Alpaca Yarns will be bringing raw suri alpaca fleece, hand carded fleece, a selection of undyed natural coloured fine yarn, crochet & knitting kits and a small selection of finished products.
This will be Bellica Yarns' fourth 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.co.uk
Alpaca breeders, Blacklands Alpacas join the show for the first time. 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.
We're delighted to welcome Cat and Sparrow to the show for the first time, specialising in hand-dyed and custom blended fibre, and hand-dyed yarn. They use natural fibres, mainly wool, silk and linen, and are committed to using rare and unusual breeds such as Manx Loaghtan, Icelandic, Whitefaced Woodland and Exmoor Blueface.
Creative Gooble is another new exhibitor for this year. You can find Chloe in the Makers Hall, selling a selection of shawls, soft toys and her very popular reusable cotton face pads.
We welcome back Creative South West, a non profit-making creative organisation that aims to support emerging and established fibre and textile artists. Several of its members will be showcasing their work including hand dyed fibre, recycled sari silk and stitched and nuno felted accessories.
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.
Another new exhibitor this year is independent crafts company, Dina's Home of Crafts which 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.
We're very pleased to be welcoming Dragon Hill Studio to Stitch Fest for the first time. Based in the Cotswolds, they are a small independent yarn and fibre dyeing business working in small batches of 2-6 skeins and using a variety of dyeing methods to achieve different effects.
Welcome to Fleabubs and Lala who design and make ergonomic crochet hooks, custom designed in many colours and themes. Nicola also makes stitch markers, stitch ripper, buttons, shawl pins and other lovely yarn accessories. We also have a range of custom printed project bags.
We welcome back Fleecewitch for the 4th year running! Jean specialises in hand spun baby alpaca and beautiful baby alpaca fleeces along with locally made alpaca tops and hand dyed alpaca fleece for spinning and felting. Here you can also find luxury natural and hand dyed alpaca and silk yarns suitable for knitting and weaving, together with hand knitted lace shawls and scarves.
Stitch Fest's very own Saj is the brainchild behind this Totnes-based craft holiday company, offering fabulous retreats, courses and tuition here in Devon. Book a weekend in a five star farmhouse, switch off, relax and get some glorious craft time in, whilst being fed and cared for by the legendary Go Deer team.
Gorgeous Yarns is based in Cornwall and specialises in natural luxury fibres for knitting and crochet. The shop offers a carefully selected range of 100% natural fibres, most of which are hand-dyed and ethically sourced. Gorgeous stocks yarn from suppliers including John Arbon, Eden Cottage, Kettle Yarns and Perran Yarns. Also 'Purely Gorgeous', Caroline's own range of undyed pure merino in Aran and DK weight with a 4-ply merino/silk blend. Needles, Soak wash and other accessories.
This family business based on their farm at Halsbury in North Devon produces products made from the fleece of their Jacobs sheep, including throws, rugs, ponchos, scarves, wool, sheep skins and hand knitted items.
We welcome back Louise Howells for the second year. Holly Tree comes from nearby Ogwell. and uses Devon fleece to produce rolags, batts and locks for spinning, needle felting and other crafts. All her products are made from sheep, goats and alpacas bred here in Devon.
We welcome Hooking Marvellous for the first time. Lynzi creates hand dyed yarns from
her home in North Devon and is especially known by her worldwide loyal customer base for stunning gradients. Her inspiration for her themes are nature and fantasy.
Jillian is back with us for a second 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.
Joes Toes are joining us in 2019 for the first time. Selling hand stitched wool felt slippers and kits, Amanda also sells knit and crochet kits as well as soles. Joes Toes slippers, kits and soles come in sizes to suit almost anyone from newborn to adult size 14. You can also pick up trims made from left over felt, along with insoles, coasters and bag bases and other unique crafty bits and bobs.
Over in the Makers Hall you will find The Weaving Loft, first time exhibitors, selling an amazing selection of hand woven scarves and wraps in merino lambswool and alpaca. Also rugs and cushions, key rings and bookmarks in other fibres. This weaving group is based in Kingsbridge and offers very reasonably priced pure wool items woven to a beautiful high standard. Stop by this stand for interesting chats and demos throughout the weekend.
Coming a long way to be with us, The Knitting Gift Shop hails from Willington, a small town in the Wear Valley on the edge of the North Pennines. Their product range includes a broad selection of items such as wooden yarn bowls, yarn servers, swifts & accessories; brooches, purses, hand warmers, hats, bags, cushions, scarves, wraps and cowls. There is also a good choice of ‘Easy Knit’ patterns & kits ideally suited to beginner knitters.
Another newbie for 2019 is Elaine from Lala With Love. She sells a variety of natural Fair Trade yarns and fibre from either a sustainable source or using recycled fibres. These lovely yarns are hand made in community projects in India, Nepal or South Africa.
New for 2019 is Cornwall-based Laura Lee who produces a range of fun and functional kitchenware, craft storage, craft themed gifts and bags. Her quirky designs are sold internationally creating colourful homes across the world. The range includes hand painted needle storage pots, sewing boxes, craft themed mugs and printed tote bags.
We are delighted to welcome back Lyn Roberts who is the only person in the UK who makes sterling silver crochet hooks - the ultimate accessory for anyone who is passionate about their craft. Inspired by the natural surroundings of her Welsh home, Lyn also makes very popular 'yarn fettling tools', including bodkins, pick up hooks, stitch markers and buttons, so there are plenty of treasures for knitters as well as crocheters.
Vanessa Robson makes buttons, beads and stitch markers in earthenware and porcelain from her studio in Cornwall. We are delighted to welcome her to the Makers Hall for her first show with us.
Steph hand dyes luxurious Perran Yarns in mainly variegated colourways using professional acid dyes and more recently natural dyes from homegrown plants. 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.
Pickle-Lily makes cute things. Using wool mix felt, fabric and pure wool yarns to make knitting and sewing accessories as well as home items and toys. Inspired by her daughter - Pickle-Lily, who loves cute and cuddly; making and baking and putting things in bags and boxes!
Rosie's Moments 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 and are very popular. Look out for Rosie in our workshop schedule!
Another of our four-out-of-four exhibitors, Siobhanscrafts produces unique hand dyed yarns, braids, character mini skeins, batts, rolags and weaving kits. You will also find beautiful hand woven scarves from Red Fox Fibres.
Snow Leopard Design
We welcome Yamini to her first Stitch Fest where she will be selling her popular hand made gloves, snoods and neck warmers made from recycled wool and innovatively lined with cotton.
We welcome back for a second year, Gemma of Snuggly Stars her own range of hand dyed yarns from Staffordshire, which are special, soft and squishy. Look out for her self-striping yarns. She is also an official stockist of HiyaHiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and fun notions.
Spinspired is a husband and wife team who produce a wide range of fibre related materials and equipment, from hand washed and carded fleece, hand dyed/spun yarns and threads, exclusive
knitting patterns/kits, garments and accessories, to hand crafted tapestry looms, peg looms, blending boards and drop spindles. Spinspired also offers workshops and demonstrations for
individuals and groups to learn a wide variety of fibre and textile based skills and crafts.
Naturally hand-crafted using wool from various breeds of sheep, Marion Carbis uses needle and wet felting techniques to sculpt three dimensional designs. The nature of the medium means that each creation is one of a kind. Free from the constraints of patterns, each of her little critters have individual character and personality designed with love and a little humour to make you smile.
The Swagman's daughter has spent the last 15 years clearing old haberdashery warehouses and now has a unique stock of wonderful vintage 1930s - 1960s knitting and sewing items still in their original packaging. Knitting needles, darning sets, stitch holders, wool holders, buckles, dye, pins and needles, press studs and hooks and eyes, binding, trim, appliques, ribbon, beads
and thousands of colourful buttons.
The Wright Yarn www.etsy.com/uk/shop/thewrightyarn
Lydia's yarn is all hand dyed at her home in Bristol. She has both superwash and non superwash bases on a number of different weights, to suit many projects. She also stocks sock sets and minis along with fully loaded notions pouches - pre filled and perfect for gifts.
Maria Curd is a new dyer from Somerset and will bring a fresh and innovative collection of yarns to the show. She dyes natural fibres at her home studio and also offers project bags, notions, holders and exclusive patterns, working in collaboration with other maker/designers.
Back for their second year are Devon-based Twool who make their versatile twine from the long ‘lustre’ wool of the rare breed Whiteface Dartmoor sheep.
We're very pleased to host UK Alpaca again this year, a Devon company that was set up by Chas Brooke and Rachel Hebditch eleven years ago to use the fleeces of alpacas farmed in the UK. They make a range of fully worsted hand knit and machine knit yarns showing British Alpaca at its best. They are the largest buyers of British alpaca fleeces from breeders throughout Britain.
If you've visited Stitch Fest before you'll remember Unbelievawool's hand dyed yarn rainbow of colour! They also produce knitting and crochet kits and are a Hiya Hiya stockist.
Wooltops are passionate about wool! With a well a well-established supply chain and being 100% committed to focusing on the traceability of their wool products they supply wool to many creative spinners, dyers, felters & fibre artists, offering high quality fibres from around the world, stretching from local growers to the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.