Welcome we are delighted to introduce you to this years vendors.
Araminta Greaves Fibreista
I spin funky yarn, create both wet and needle felt pictures, dye local Romney and Blue Face Leicester fibre for spinning and felting. I also make things from my felt and weave on a peg loom and a triloom.
Allium threads is run by Niki and she has this to say about her business. I use natural dyes to colour yarn, embroidery threads, wool tops, other fibres and handmade wool felt. I also make work bags from hand-dyed fabric and felt. I particularly love using plants from my garden and nearby and dying different fibres in the same dyebath to produce toning shades in different textures. You can find Allium Threads on Etsy
Bootifull Things is run by Maggie. Making handcrafted bags, purses, stitchmarkers and other wonderful things. To have a closer look visit the website.
Bellica yarns is run by Laura. Bellica Yarns sells hand dyed yarns in a range of weights and bases painted in Bristol. Also making projects bags of different shapes and sizes and stock needles and notions for both knitting and crochet. You can find Bellica yarns on their website.
Baavet manufacture and sell pure wool bedding manufactured in the UK using 100% British wool from farmers we know well. Duvet, pillows, protectors and carded wool for felting and core wool projects. You can find them on their website.
Crafty bird is run by Robyn here’s what she has to say about her business. I hand make faux fur pom poms. I source super fluffy faux fur from reputable suppliers in the UK, and I make faux fur pom poms that people can attach to their own creations – hats, scarves, shawls and anything else they fancy! I also make pom pom keyrings that people put on their keys or bags. In order to ensure I make sustainable products, I use the offcuts of faux fur to make smaller pom poms that I put in lucky dip bags that people also enjoy buying. I also design crochet hat patterns, and I offer the patterns for sale as well as crochet hat kits – which include yarn, a pattern and a pom pom. The Crafty Bird is on Etsy.
Cartref Yarn is the brainchild of Jennie Powell of Owl About Yarn and Zoë Carter of Zoë Carter Designs and the Pins and Needles Podcast. Our yarns are produced entirely within Wales, from the farm to the finished, dyed yarn. Our yarn is a blend of Welsh Mule and Welsh Bluefaced Leicester, and in 2020 we will be selling both DK and 4ply weights. We dye our yarns in a range of deep, saturated jewel tones which give superb stitch definition and suit colourwork especially well.
Demelzas Delights Yarn
Rachel is the lovely dyer behind this very corninsh brand. Based here in Cornwall Rachel dyes yarn that is themed and inspired by the places and scenery we have here in beutiful Cornwall. You can find Rachel on Etsy and Facebook.
Down Sheepy Lane
Down sheepy lane is run by Debbie. Hand dyeing yarn on luxury bases in muted, variegated and speckled colours inspired by pop culture. Along with stitch markers and wip bags you will definetley want to visit this stall. You can have a look at Down Sheepy Lane Products here
Dina’s Home Of Craft
Dina’s Home of Crafts is an independent crafts company which specialises in quality yarns & accessories, both manufactured and handmade.
2014 was the year, when Dina’s Home of Crafts was born and since then has been selling on Etsy – www.dinashomeofcrafts.etsy.com
Company is run by me – Dina, from my home in Birmingham. I love all things crafty and this adventure gives me ability to offer wide variety of yarn related products to my customers.
We stock hand dyed yarn and fibre. Also we offer all sorts of yarn related accessories from KnitPro, Pony, HiyaHiya, Clover and of course my handmade stitch markers and project bags.
Emily makes wheel thrown ceramic yarn bowls and magnetic pin dishes, needlekeepers,
also felting stones and I am working on a few other useful tools. All designed from an
understanding of the crafts they are made for. I knit, crochet, spin, felt, sew.
You can find her on instagram @emilycross3810
Shadow, of Felt Fusion, hand dyes ethically sourced yarn and fibre in small batches. She enjoys bright colours and variegated colourways.
Sinead has this to say about her little business. I dye yarn and fibre with plants foraged around my home in Devon or with plant extracts which are responsibly sourced. I only use non-superwash nylon-free yarn and fibre and my goal is to use materials which are produced or processed as close to home as possible. You can find out more about Gullrock Fibres on their website.
Giddy Yarns produces fun colourful hand-dyed yarn. Colourways are often inspired by nature and childhood memories, I love to provoke feelings of childhood nostalgia with my colourways and yarn collections. I tend to focus on simple superwash bases that are very soft but also very hardwearing, they’re perfect for any project (plus they’ll survive and accidental trip through the washing machine when I’m distracted by the kids). One of my most popular products are my Gobstopper self-striping balls, perfect when you need a quick portable project.
I live on a family run farm where we have a flock of Jacob sheep. From there wool I have produced some quality products of natural coloured woollen throws, cushions, body wraps, sheepskins and knitting yarn. Along with a selection of hand knitted items to compliment your event. My products are unique and customers can be assured of their traceability.
Henny Penny Makes
I hand dye colourful sock yarns in variegated, semi-solid and striping styles as well as creating rainbow mini skein bundles (10 x 20g) that are vibrant and cheerful. I also stock Knit Pro needles and hooks as well as creating project bags, notions pouches and stitch markers, and I have recently published my first knitting pattern – Find Your Own Direction scarf, available on Ravelry.
Textile supplies, one of a kind hand dyed yarns, ceramic buttons and hand woven and knitted garments.
Also Crochet & Knitting Designs, with Patterns written to a very high standard, and tested by a lovely team of ladies.
I search out good quality yarn from some of the best commercial yarn company’s, work on mixing colours together to create some awesome combinations for the crochet cushion covers or find a stitch that will complement the multi coloured yarns to create an eye catching scarf or shawl. My favourite yarn companies are Lang, Erika Knight, Rico, Sirdar and Katia.
I am an illustrator by trade, but my love of knitting, crochet and British wool mean that yarn crafts are a strong theme in my work. I design products with fibre crafters in mind, from tea towels and greetings cards to comics, jewellery and more. All my products are made in the UK and minimally packaged by hand, without plastic.
We are indie yarn dyers. We are a very small business dyeing a varety of yarn bases (SKEINS). We have an ETSY SHOP and supply around 10 wool shops across the UK.
Marina is a lover of British wool and produces some lovely colourways. Here is what she has to say. I hand-dye yarn and fibre,
focusing on British fibres and working closely with local farms and small
businesses. My current main yarn ranges are spun from fibre sourced
within 25 miles of where I live (in Bath). Mendip (4-Ply and DK) is slightly
rustic, woollen-spun yarn dyed in rich semi-solid colours. Caia Baby
Alpaca is a very light 4-ply, and is dyed in variegated jewel tones that
complement the subtle sheen of the soft yarn. As well as my repeatable
colours, I dye small batches using foraged and saved plant dyes, and
selling hand-spun yarn and blended fibre batts.
Mad Scientist Yarns
Hand dyed yarn, hand made project bags and markers inspired by science in all its forms and created by MAD Scientists
Every single item sold donates at least £1 to charity with a single 100g skein donating a minimum of £3
Miss Moffat Yarns
My name is Kirstyn and I run Miss Moffat Yarns. I am a small batch hand dyer living
beside the Devon seaside in the UK and I draw inspiration for my colour ways from
my beautiful surroundings. In particular I enjoy creating and putting together
coordinating mini skein sets as I love playing with colours.
As well as hand dyed yarn I also sell handmade project bags and notions. As a (very
recent) new mum I am juggling my passion for yarn alongside my day job and my
little one, I like to keep busy!!
Made By Penguins
Made by Penguins is a luxury Hand Dyed company, specialising in luxury fibres such as Baby Alpaca.
All MadebyPenguins yarns are hand-dyed in my Hampshire Home studio, each hank is hand-dyed using a variety of techniques, using both Professional Dye and Natural Materials – they are always created with your creations in mind and always handled with a lot of love and attention to detail.
We offer a wide range of yarns from 4ply to MegaChunky and specialise in 100% Baby Alpaca, wonderful project bags, seasonal boxes and notions. We love animals so all of our yarns come from a specialist provider who care about animals as much as we do. We work closely with the pattern designer Lex in Stitches to bring together our passion for Amigurumi & yarn together.
I pride myself on offering a friendly and personal service, our motto is happy customers makes happy Penguins – we want people to be happy and do our best to make sure they are.
Nellie & The Yarn Fairy
Here is what Helen has to tell you about her business. We (my alter ego and I) are a tiny Indy dye venture creating dye pools for small batches of beautiful yarn. NYF evolved in 2019 when reacquainted with my well used childhood book, The Elves and the Shoemaker. I was taught to knit at a very young age by my Mum and Nan. After loosing my mother, hand knitting and the art of dyeing yarn became a cathartic way of physically keeping the link with family skills passed down and new ones alive and thriving. However, it soon became apparent that I cannot keep every skein of yarn I dye and if I just happen to have squishable, natural yarn it transforms overnight somehow! So much like the Elves, my fairy gets the credit for creating magical dye pools, and rehoming sees more yarn appear! My logo has many features I hold dear and represents the cycle of the dye process surrounded by some of my story. Check out her facebook page.
We make accessories and sell supplies for sewing, knitting, croche;ting and other related crafts. Our
favourite material is linen and all the supplies are also exclusively natural, mostly linen and wool.
Noodle & Bear
Owl About Yarn specialises in vibrantly hand dyed yarns and fibres. We carry a selection of 4ply and DK weight yarns as well as an assortment of fibre breeds for spinning or felting. We also produce one of a kind project bags as well as crafting notions in a variety of themes. We sell patterns, both in-house designed by Jennie Powell and also Zoë Carter Designs.
My name is Sue Procter and I have been making hand dyed wet felted landscape pictures of Devon using hand dyed silks and special fleece since 2008. I have expanded my range to cards, bookmarks and felted book covers. The proceeds from these smaller items is given to El Shaddai a charity for street children in India. I visited the shelter for a second time last year and donated money for food and schooling. Recently I’ve been making wool dolls,little felt/sock people and needle felting pads to raise further funds. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at the fibre fest.
Raindrops & Lichen
I produce high quality roving/tops from my little flock of pure-bred Romney sheep. Bert the Ram’s fleece won third prize at the Royal Cornwall Fleece competition in 2017. Most of my sheep have names, they are a gentle and friendly breed. Shorn in early summer, their creamy-white sheeny fleeces are scoured and carded at the Natural Fibre Company in Launceston. Their wool has a long staple and is buttery to spin. It happily takes dye and felts well too. I sell roving/tops from the adult sheep and also have tops from the autumn shearing of the lambs that is even softer. Come and have a feel for yourself!
Siobhanscrafts is the solo project of Siobhan, who is a very dynamic with out of the box thinking individual producing unique hand dyed fibre and yarn, hand spun art yarns, batts, rolags and weaving kits. My stall has a range of products that cover a large target market so there is something that will appeal to everyone so no one leaves the show unhappy!
Snuggly Stars Yarn
Snuggly Stars Yarns provide a fabulous range of hand dyed yarns on various bases to suit all sorts of projects, from 20g minis and sock sets, to full 100g skeins and self striping yarns. As well as thoughtfully chosen crafty items such as enamel pins, sock blockers, patches, patterns (both knit and crochet) badges, buttons, project bags, needle keepers and notions pouches. We are also an official stockist of HiyaHiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and funky notions.
Sheepish Fibre Arts
My name is Wendy, welcome to Sheepish!
I’m an indie dyer based in England, UK, where I live with my husband and four extremely fluffy cats.
I stock hand dyed yarns that have been commercially spun by a reputable mill using ethically sourced fibre. I dye them myself using professional acid dyes (acid refers to the citric acid used during the process – which is very safe and poses no danger to the knitter/wearer of the yarn). I love to experiment with colour and I’m always looking to expand my horizons with new fibres, colourways and dyeing techniques.
I’m a keen knitter and spinner, and I adore processing raw fibre. I love taking a greasy, dirty fleece and transforming it into something beautiful that I can turn into something even more beautiful, and hopefully useful! I try to support local sheep farmers where I can, I like to know that the beautiful sheep that produce the fleece I use have been treated well and looked after. I test spin every fibre that I have processed – I only stock and sell items that I would be happy to use myself.
If you have a particular colourway that you would like produced for a project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’d be very pleased to work with you to bring your ideas to fruition!
Spectrum Fibre is a small batch, hand dyed yarn company run by Briony from her garden based dye studio in Brighton.
We specialise in creating modern, exciting speckled colourways on luxurious yarn bases. Our core yarn bases include merino sock, DK, aran, superchunky, kidsilk mohair and mulberry silk.
I sell plant dyed British single breed and blended wools.
I’ve chosen to dye with plants because I love the serendipity of dyeing with a natural colour, I enjoy the technical challenge natural dyes present, and because I’m very keen to minimise the environmental impact of my craft.
The plant based dyes are made from
- hedgerow plants which I gather (nettle, dock, ragwort)
- food waste (onion skins, avocado pits and skins)
- plants grown in my garden (weld, woad, ladies bedstraw and – coming soon – madder)
I do also use some bought in botanicals such as brazilwood and logwood to extend my colour range.
I’m passionate about supporting British farmers and mills so dye and sell only British Wool, including Jacob, Dorset Horn, Cheviot, Texel and Blue Faced Leicester. I sell all weights from 4ply through to super chunky in a variety of bases. I sell these wools predominately in 100g skeins, and also the sock weight and some of the double knit in sets of 5 x 20g mini skeins. The super chunky skeins are 200 – 250g
I am particularly keen to promote knowledge of British Wool and enjoy showing people how the different breed yarns can be used to enhance the wearability and life of knitted garments.
The Dye Shack
Is run by the Naomi and this is what she has to say about her business. Small independent hand dyed yarn business. The Dye Shack started a little under 4 years ago in my kitchen and has grown so I now dye in a studio down the bottom of my garden. I love colour and being able to create colourways to make others happy. I’m often inspired by things around me either visually or auditory; books, films, weather, seasons etc.
TinkyDye Yarns are a husband and wife team of small batch dyers from Somerset. My passion for yarn grew from being taught to knit on my grandmothers knee at a young age. Slowly but surely my husband caught the bug too and now is as addicted as I am. We dye everything in our home studio using top quality dyes and yarns all of which are ethically sourced. With his eye for rich, subtle colourways paired with my eye wateringly bright combinations we have a yarn for every taste. These are showcased in a range of ready to go shawl/jumper packs as well as sold individually and in mini skeins. We also stock a range of notions and hand made project bags to compliment the yarns.
TOFT produce their own range of luxury British wools for knitting and crochet. We are best-known for Kerry Lord’s Edward’s Menagerie range of beginner-friendly animal, bird and dinosaur kits and we look forward to debuting these in Cornwall!
The Fibre Fox
Hand dyed yarns from Lincolnshire.
The Yarny Octopus
Bringing hand dyed yarns to you from Cornwal.
The Lace Knittery
The Lace Knittery is a fibre design studio based in rural Somerset and was founded in 2013 by our designer Debbie.
She is a self confessed fibre addict and has been knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving and dyeing for a number of years.
Each design is a moment captured in time and is inspired by the beauty, myth and magic of these British Isles. Each Lace Knittery yarn and fibre is hand painted using acid dye techniques or naturally dyed often using foraged materials from the garden, kitchen and around the studio.
We are an independent family run business producing exclusive all British alpaca yarns from our own 107 strong herd of alpaca fleeces and others sourced from around 120 alpaca farms in the UK.
All fleeces are hand classed on our farm in Devon before being sent to the Yorkshire processors for production, to our specification, of a wide range of high quality worsted alpaca yarns.
In 2019 we launched a new range of alpaca yarns using all British suri alpaca with a little silk in the mix. These will be available in 50g skeins. They have such great softness, drape and lustre and compliment our existing huacaya range of yarns.
Spinner and hand weaver of one of a kind handspun yarns. Bringing along my spinning wheel too.
Watercolours & Lace
Watercolours and Lace hand-paint yarn in a variety of lace weights, from cobweb upwards, and a range of 4-ply thicknesses. All are dyed in small batches – often just one 100g skein at a time, using a technique which results in subtle colour variations and gradations, without harsh stripes or pooling. No two skeins are identical, even within a single batch, so whatever you create with our yarns will be one-of-a-kind.
Steve is the maker of gorgeous knitting & crochet bags of all shapes and sizes.
Anniken is a lace knitting pattern designer and teacher. She also sells yarn and kits.