2021 Exhibitor List
Exhibitor list and details 2021
AC Knitwear https://www.acknitwear.co.uk
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear is the brainchild of Jen and Jim, who create books, videos and yarns to help you to develop your knitting skill repertoire. Whether you've been knitting for five weeks, five years or five decades, there's always something new to learn. Look out for yarn, books, kits and knitty treats!
Adelaide Walker https://www.adelaidewalker.co.uk
Back at Stitch Fest for the fifth 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 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AlliumThreads
Niki of Allium Threads is new to Stitch Fest this year. She has an Etsy shop and specialises in hand dyed yarns and embroidery threads in beautiful natural colours. Welcome to the show Niki!
Back for the second time at 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.
Beaker Button https://www.beakerbutton.co.uk/
Jen Best is the creative mind behind Beaker Button. She stocks yarns and fibres, and accessories and fibre for spinning and felting. Jen is an expert on the historical Dorset Button techniques. She is teaching on our workshop programme this year too - don’t miss it!
Bellica Yarns https://www.bellicayarns.co.uk/
This will be Bellica Yarns' fifth 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 https://www.blacklandsalpacas.com/
Alpaca breeders, Blacklands Alpacas join the show for the second 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.
Button Box https://buttonboxdevon.co.uk/
Specialists in all the trimmings, ribbons and buttons you might need for your crafts, the only problem is what to choose first!
Hannah of The Camel's Yarn is an enthusiastic knitter who fell in love with the process of hand dyeing yarn a few years ag. 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! Welcome to Stitch Fest Hannah!
Crafty Bird https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheCraftyBirdUK
AKA Robyn Berry! She says she fell in love with crochet thanks to a craft club. She now sells yarns, stich markers and more for your yarn crafts.
Creative South West https://www.facebook.com/CreativeSouthWestTextiles/
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
Dawn Gill Designs https://www.dawngilldesigns.com/
For their first show we welcome Dawn Gill Designs who makes ethical and ecologically sound handmade tension rings, stitch keepers and beautiful sterling and gemstone jewellery. Welcome Dawn!
Demelza’s Delights https://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 http://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.
Emily Cross Ceramics https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmXCeramics
We are delighted to welcome back to the show Emily Cross Ceramics, 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 https://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 Fusion https://www.feltfusion.co.uk/
We welcome Felt Fusion back to Stitch Fest this year. Shadow offers a wide range of hand dyed yarns, yarn sets, and hand knits. Welcome back Felt Fusion!
Felt Sew Somerset https://www.feltsewsomerset.co.uk/
Tracey Bartlett is another new exhibitor at Stitch Fest and she is also teaching 2 workshops this year. 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.
Fernhill Fibre https://fernhillfibre.co.uk/
Welcome back Fernhill! We're delighted to have Fernhill Fibre back this year after a couple of years away. Jen & Andy sell fleece, yarn, fibre and finished wool products from their flock of sheep on their eco-farm on the Mendip Hills.
We welcome back Fleecewitch for the 5th 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.
2021 show newbies Fox & Squirrel Creations specialise in hand-dyed yarn. This mother and daughter team hand dye all their yarn at home in Paignton, Devon and their colours are inspired by the beautiful coastline and countryside that surrounds them. They promise to bring plenty of Christmas colourways to the show as well as lots of their ready-crocheted hats, scarves & gloves.
Gorgeous Yarns https://gorgeousyarns.co.uk
Caroline of Gorgeous Yarns hand dyes her range of luxury yarns with natural plant dyes, some of which are grown in her Cornish garden. She will have a range of her yarns in beautiful colours at the show and also her dye kits for you to buy. Why not try dyeing your own yarn? Knit and crochet kits with hand dyed yarn and pattern with also be available, perfect as a gift for Christmas.
Gullrock Fibres https://gullrockfibres.com/
A first showing at Stitch Fest, Gullrock Fibres specialises in hand dyed yarns in a palette of beautiful natural colours. Sinead worked in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering so yarn and hand dyeing are a new adventure for her…..welcome to Stitch Fest, Sinead!
Jillian is back with us for a fourth 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 again this year. 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.
Kosy Kitchen Fibres https://www.kosykitchenfibres.com/
Another newcomer to the show, 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.
Lala with Love https://www.lalawithlove.co.uk/
Ethical, Natural, hand crafted, fairly traded, eco-friendly yarns! Another returning exhibitor this year, Elaine 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
Magpie and Butterfly http://www.magpieandbutterfly.com/
Vanessa Robson makes beautiful, hand crafted buttons, beads and stitch markers in earthenware and porcelain from her studio in Cornwall. All glazed in lovely colours, with stripes, spots and sparkle.
Moon Beads https://www.moon-beads.com/
In the game for over 20 years now, we are delighted to welcome Moon Beads to our fifth show. Rosie sells an 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!
Perran Yarn https://www.etsy.com/uk/market/perran_yarn
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.
Making Cute Things.... Using felt, fabric and yarn to make home items and toys. Inspired by Jo’s daughter - Pickle-Lily - who loves cute and cuddly; making and baking; and putting things in bags and boxes! Life at PickleLily is always busy!
Pineapple Fibre Art https://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 https://www.pixieyarn.co.uk/
Stitch Fest is delighted to be Pixie Yarn’s first show . Sophie is 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.
Rosie’s Moments https://www.rosiesmoments.co.uk/
Back at Stitch Fest for their 5th show, 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 are very popular.
The Rushlade Wool Company https://www.rushladewool.co.uk/
The Rushlade Wool Company is a small family business farming on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. Using the wool from their own flock they sell an array of gorgeous yarns, hand dyed and natural in a number of bases including Merino and Dartmoor Merino. They also have a selection of sheepskins, washed locks and fleeces, garments and accessories.
Siobhan’s crafts sell hand dyed yarn, hand dyed fibre, dyes and weaving supplies. Another of our regular exhibitors, Siobhanscrafts produces unique hand dyed yarns, braids, character mini skeins, batts, rolags and weaving kits.
So To Felt http://www.sotofelt.com/
New to Stitch Fest this year is Lynne, as a tutor and an exhibitor. Lynne is a 3D felt artist, and she specialises in wildlife animals; birds, bees, butterflies and ladybirds. She also creates sculptural pieces, hanging mobiles, landscapes and artwork which combine wet and needle felting techniques and embroidery. Lynne is inspired by holidays on the south Devon coast and aims to capture the rich colours and movement of the sea in her work.
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. You can also take advantage of her fun kids activity, making pompoms for Stitch Fest on the table next to her stand.
Snow Leopard Design http://www.snowleoparddesign.uk/
We welcome Yamini back to her second 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.
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.
Thorn Alpacas https://www.thornalpacas.co.uk/
The Thorn alpaca herd is situated in a beautiful and tranquil valley between Dartmouth and Stoke Fleming in Devon. Stop by this stand to see Katie’s wonderful wool and knitted garments
UK Alpaca https://www.ukalpaca.com/
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.
Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy https://www.wiveyweaveryarnalchemy.com/
Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy joins us at Stitch Fest for the first time this year with their beautiful range of hand dyed, hand spun yarns and woven accessories. She uses plant and acid dyes to create her range of colours, and confesses to be especially fond of lime and olive greens!