We have some AMAZING exhibitors lined up for you to see in June. You’ll definitely have seen some of them at other shows, but plenty of them are new to shows so we hope you’ll show them some love!
A Little Bit Sheepish
Hand dyed yarns on British wool bases in a rainbow of semi-solid colourways, perfect for showing off your patterns.
British wool fibres for felters and spinners in a delicious pick and mix fibre buffet. Accessories for knitters, crocheters and spinners- stitch markers, spindles and kits.
Independently designed, professionally printed, pattern booklets.
Fancy learning to spin? Drop spindle demos and classes through the weekend.
aKnitAway is home to hand dyed yarn, that is dyed with inspirations from every aspect of life, giving love to neons and neutrals equally. We also have a collection of one-of-a-kind hand spun yarn, and a small offering of stitch markers for crochet or knitting!
All Wool That Ends Wool
A beautiful collection of bright and bold hand dyed yarn, in a variety of styles including hand painted, gradients and self stripe on a variety of bases including luxury fibres. All featuring my love of vibrant colours.
Alongside the yarns I retail my handmade stitch markers, yarn cosy’s, resin glitter buttons in an assortment of sizes and a selection of handcrafted wooden yarn bowls and knitting accessories.
Allium threads uses natural dyes to colour yarn, embroidery thread, wool tops, fibres and handmade wool felt and make work bags from hand dyed fabrics and felt. I use plants from my garden and nearby and dye different fibres to produce toning shades in different textures. I specialise in luxury yarns and threads and fades and toning shades.
Baavet wool duvets and pillows are made from pure British wool sourced from selected farms local to us in North Wales and processed exclusively for Baavet in Yorkshire. Our manufacturing is completely in the UK, supporting our farmers and economy. Our wool processing is chemical free. The outer covers are 100% natural cotton that is ethically sourced.
Having been in production for 10 years and tested our products rigorously we believe that Baavet make the best wool duvets available in UK. Available on the stand is duvets, pillows, mattress protectors and carded wool for crafting.
Beehive Yarns create beautiful, hand-dyed yarn with a vintage twist. We offer unique colourways across a range of delightfully squishy yarn bases. Dyed in York by Beth, our colourways are inspired by music, travel and film and have a distinctly retro aesthetic.
Black Elephant’s main focus is on hand dyed yarn which is ethically sourced. We try to create all range of colourways, inspired by paintings, films, nature, architecture and music.
Burrow and Soar
I’m an independent hand-dyer from rural Leicestershire with a background in fine art; I dye very-small-batches and one-of-a-kind yarns and fibres in a wide range of colours and bases. I shake my fist at the colour-wheel, I’m usually highly caffeinated, and I have access to a lot of yarn and fibre. Come and see the results!
Chester Wool Company
Chester Wool Supplies over 190 natural base yarns for hand-dyed artists in the UK & Europe. We supply all yarn weights from 1200 metres per 100g to 8 metres per 100g, and the majority of our stock is in hanks, ready for the dye pot. We use superior natural fibres to create this stunning range. The primary fibres in our blends are South American Merino wool, 100% UK Bluefaced Leicester, Baby Alpaca, Silk, Cashmere, Yak, Bamboo and Tencel. We also stock a good range of non-superwash and yarn suitable for Vegans.
Claire Nettleship Yarns
Hi, I’m Claire and I sell hand dyed yarns, hand painted yarns and self-striping hand dyed yarns. Each skein of yarn is dyed by myself from my home in South Yorkshire. I also make project bags using lots of lovely fabrics which I love. I am so excited to be going back and doing The Wool Monty 2020. I have a bigger stand this year which means more squishy goodness to show you all!
I look forward to seeing you there.
Clara Rose Crafts
We are a mum and two sisters from Yorkshire who love making crafty things! From project bags, customised crochet hooks and spinning supplies we all specialise in our own parts of the shop. With all the variety it’s best to just swing by the stall and see for yourself!
Cuddlebums offers a range of beautiful luxury hand dyed yarns from the heart of the Pennines. Rainbows feature prominently in Jodi’s collection of hand dyed yarns. If you are looking for something bold & bright on the most luxury of yarn bases then Cuddlebums is the place for you! Every skein is hand dyed individually in our dedicated studio based in Halifax.
Dina’s Home of Crafts
Behind the neatly stacked shelves of luxurious yarns, fibre and all sorts of accessories stands Dina, rather shy girl from Latvia. If you are looking for an advice for what works best for your project, she is the person to go to.
Her life has always been filled with unravelling balls of yarn and needles. She is not afraid of colours and always comes up with bold and exciting colour combinations. Her work is greatly inspired by her roots in Eastern Europe. She takes pride of working with yarn and fibre coming from mulesing free sources as well as currently working to offer variety of vegan friendly options.
Dina loves experimenting and since 2018 has started designing and publishing patterns too. The most exciting news is that there will be new pattern release at the show. For now, it is kept as a secret and will be revealed shortly before show.
Down Sheepy Lane
Down Sheepy Lane offers luxury hand dyed yarn on a range of bases, primarily fingering/sock weight but also lace weight mohair all the way through to chunky slub, depending on the season.
All yarn is hand dyed by Debbie from the dye studio in South Derbyshire. Down Sheepy Lane also stocks handmade project bags and stitch markers to enhance the making experience.
Ducky Darlings Yarns
Ducky Darlings Yarns takes it’s name and inspiration from the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. Started by myself, Hayley, in 2017 I specialise in small batch hand dyed yarns on various bases. My rainbow of variegated yarns features lots of sumptuous colourways. From the subtle greens of “Primrose Path” to the striking purple of “Derbyshire Blue John”, my colours appeal to any knitters/yarn enthusiasts! I supply yarn of all weights from 4-ply to Aran and use a selection of luxury bases including Merino, Cashmere, British Blue faced Leicester and Yak. I have small mini skeins to add a bright streak to your project, but also I produce DIY custom cowl kits for those who fancy a new project. We are a friendly husband and wife team please pop along to see us, there is always some yarn to squish and a natter to be had!
Emily Cross Ceramics
I make everything I sell, and it’s all designed from an understanding of how my tools, yarnbowls, pindishes, needlekeepers, felting stone, need to perform. Fusing function and form to make beautiful and functional items. As everything is handmade, nothing is ever identical, just very similar.
Ewe Felty Thing
Ewe Felty Thing is a boutique craft shop in North Wales specialising in hand dyed yarns and fibre. We have 25 UK and Irish indie dyers on our shelves, as well as patterns, Lykke needles and hooks, and now Ashford spinning wheels and accessories.
Cute and characterful needle felting kits – colourful and creative wet felting kits! Also feltmaking supplies and handmade felt products.
Shadow, of Felt Fusion, dyes small batches of ethically sourced wool and wool blend yarns, focusing on a love of bright and rich colours. Carrying a multitude of bases, from lace weight to super chunky, on full skeins, mini skeins, yarn sets, knitted blanks… she creates variegated and semi-solid colourways, often based on inspiration clients send to her, but also using nature, music, films and anything else that grabs her attention. A knitter and felter too, Shadow loves to work to order, working with you to create your dream yarn or item.
I am a textile artist and tutor who lives in the Brecon Beacons, from where I draw much of my inspiration, as well as myths and old stories. I am passionate about using sustainable, natural and native fleece in my work, and I am lucky to have many local sources to work with.
I am also a mum, an events organiser, and a curator of my own little gallery where I exhibit 30 other makers.
I create work for exhibitions, shows, and commissions, and love teaching lots of workshops up and down the country.
Working with wool creates a link to the landscape, and I find it very grounding and relaxing.
Firbeck Fibre Art
Firbeck Fibre Art is the creative wool studio of Rachel Edwards, Yorkshire based Needle Felt Artist. Inspired by British wildlife, fairytales, folklore and food, she creates quirky, 3D sculptures, framed art, accessories and hand spun art yarns. Workshops available.
For the Love of Yarn
For the Love of Yarn is an award winning independent yarn brand based in the heart of Scotland, producing luxury hand dyed yarns, ergonomic crochet hooks, notions accessories and more. Lisa dyes bright vibrant colourways aimed to excite you from her studio in the centre of Glasgow where she also running workshops, knit and natters, social event, and shopping days bringing the yarn community together in Scotland.
Fruitful Fusion Dyes
Vibrant hand dyed yarn of various bases, from reliable merino-nylon to more luxurious blends. The colourways are inspired by a fusion of backgrounds, extensive travels and more!
Giddy Yarns creates hand-dyed solids, speckles and stripes for the nostalgic colour lover. Based in Dundee, Scotland, Helen of Giddy Yarns loves to create colourways that invoke feelings of nostalgia, for example her collection of yarns inspired by childhood bedtime stories. You’ll find that most colourways have a story to them that will take you on a nostalgic journey back in time. At Giddy Yarns you’ll find colourful semi-solids and speckles perfect for any project you have in mind, as well as fun gobstopper balls of self-striping yarn and plenty of mini skeins.
Giggly Llama Knitting
Giggly Llama’s aim in life is to give you that twinkly sparkly knitting feeling whatever you’re doing, even when you don’t have time to knit or crochet all day.
How cool would that be though?!
I’ve been a knitting addict for years, and accidentally got hooked on graphic design while searching for a distraction during my struggle with postnatal depression. And so Giggly Llama Knitting was born, to create lovely things full of knitting goodness to brighten even the dullest day. Selling my designs and getting lovely feedback was a huge part of my recovery, and never stops being rewarding.
From the start I’ve wanted Giggly Llama to be whimsical and playful, creating cards and gifts which will make you smile with those jokes that only other yarn addicts will appreciate! Everyone has tricky times, and knitting and crochet have an amazingly therapeutic effect for lots of us. So if my designs can brighten up a bad day, or make a good one excellent, then I have achieved what I set out to do!
I’m so excited to meet you in June – do pop along and treat yourself or a friend so you can enjoy that twinkly sparkly feeling all day long!
I’m Sian and I love anything yarn related. I’m the dyer and maker of everything at Glendale Fibres, I love to create colourful yarn on a variety of luxury bases.
Glendale Fibres is a relatively new company which specialises in colourful hand dyed yarn. All of the yarn is dyed in the heart of the national forest using a variety of different techniques and colour combinations. We sell full size skeins as well as mini skeins, all on a variety of bases as well as a selection of hand made stitch markers.
Hallamshire and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Our aims are to preserve and to promote the traditional crafts of hand weaving, spinning and dyeing.
We are part of the National Association of Guilds of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing and are a registered Charity.
HeyJay Hand Dyed Yarns
The anti-beige of the yarn world. HeyJay dyes on a variety of high quality fibres that say bold and daring, never shy and retiring. Yarns are dyed in micro batches which means there is tons of choice for both new and returning customers. The majority of colourways are one of a kind because writing things down is dull and that means there’s always lots of new batches to squish. Find merino, BFL, alpaca, silk, corriedale and the incredibly popular Planty Yarn for a cracking wool alternative. Have a go with the mini skein lucky dip too!
Instarsia charts for all crafts: knitting, crochet, quilting, cross-stitch, beading you can do it all with the same chart! With over 144 pictures in the collection and a range or partner patterns, there’s something for everyone, knitted baby’s, children and adults sweaters, fun c2c crochet blankets or even large pixel crochet afghans.
I am both a dyer and sewer, my primary items are project bags, that I make from either designer or exclusively printed fabrics, alongside my range of hand dyed yarns. My particular favourites are my Greckles and Outlander range of yarns. I also have a selection of patterns and yarns kits for both knitters and crocheters available.
In addition I have the most fabulous *Big Girl Pants* born out of a desire to provide women with fab, funky, functional and most of all comfortable underwear – join the Big pants revolution!! I use exclusive fabrics that I get printed for my business use so my pants tend to be unique to me. I make in sizes from a UK 6 to a UK 20 and carry stock of all these sizes.
Joe’s Toes designs, makes and sells everything you need to make (or mend!) your own slippers. We make all the soles and slipper kits in our home workshop in Yorkshire. Our kits and soles suit all sizes from newborn to adult shoe size 14. The slippers are simply hand stitched together using the pre-punched holes, without glue or machine sewing, so the parts can be reused or recycled and replaced easily. We also have knit and crochet designs using the same soles.
Joe’s Toe will also be bringing a range of unique crafty items that you won’t find anywhere else. The “Bazaar” was set up primarily to make use of all the smaller pieces of thick wool felt that we have left after we’re cut out the slippers. We try to use eco-friendly materials where possible, carefully sourced wools and even a Vegan friendly option using 100% recycled PET felt – softer than it sounds!
We’re looking forward to bringing the latest designs from Joe’s Toes to The Wool Monty in 2020. See us there or find us online at joestoes.co.uk
Judith Mansfield Books
Judith Mansfield Books of Todmorden specialize in hard-to-find and pre-owned books, magazines and ephemera relating to all aspects of textile arts and fashion. In addition, we carry a substantial and ever-changing stock of vintage and modern patterns for knitting, crochet and dressmaking and a good selection of period haberdashery and buttons.
Kernow Designs is a little online haven, where you will find beautiful hand dyed yarns, and exquisite hand woven accessories.
All of my yarns are dyed in Cornwall and I use high quality, light fast dyes. I also sell Crochet Patterns, Kits and Luxury Gift Boxes.
Currently I’m working on my very first knitted shawl design, which I’m very excited about!
I pride myself on providing Top Customer Service and Premium Quality, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting you all in June.
Knit Me Sane
Knit Me Sane is a husband and wife team, selling top quality hand dyed yarn in stunning and vibrant colours. We use premium, ethically sourced fibre from around the world to create our beautiful yarn, from Tibet and Peru to Australia and New Zealand.
Naomi started the dying yarn in February 2019 in Perth, Scotland, taking inspiration from the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands and her favourite TV shows, films, and music. We strongly believe in the cathartic and therapeutic powers of crafting, and as a way of taking your mind off the daily grind.
Knitted Knockers UK
Knitted Knockers UK is a UK charity that knit and crochet breast prostheses for women that have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Ladies that have undergone surgery are provided with silicone breast prosthesis by the NHS, which some ladies have found to be uncomfortable, heavy and may rub against the scars left after surgery, causing rashes and pain.
At Knitted Knockers UK we want women to know that there is a lightweight, 100% cotton alternative that takes the form of a real breast and is soft against the skin and is breathable.
Each Knocker is made with love and filled with hope, and we provide them FREE OF CHARGE to those ladies who need it.
We have a team based around the UK who are experienced in knitting and crochet. They give their time voluntarily to handcraft each knocker to each personalised request.
Our Aqua Knockers are also popular for short term wear and allow ladies to swim in confidence.
Do you know someone who needs our service? Please get in touch today.
Single farm and locally sourced Shetland yarn, grown with love in the Lammermuir Hills.
Our flock of Shetland sheep produces undyed yarn in a range of shades and weights. Hand-dyed mini-skeins available for colour-work. We now also produce Shetland ‘blends’ helping local farmers and crofters find a market for their fleeces.
Happy sheep make great yarn.
LanaBou creates bright and colourful crafty gifts for crafty people. Yarn lovers we’ve got you covered.
You can find a wide range of pretty shiny crafty things – from pins, totes, mugs, badges to postcards, project bags and stitch markers.
Lay Family Yarn
Layfamilyyarn is run by Nick and Kelly a husband and wife dream team! We produce quality small batch hand dyed yarn from our studio at the Maws Craft Centre, Ironbridge.
Nature and our surroundings have always influenced and inspired our colourway, this is more notable since our relocation. Riverside walks, industrial heritage and nature now form ‘the Ironbridge collection ‘
Our mini skein collections are always popular and will be with us at The Wool Monty along with a show exclusive colourway.
Little Gem Felts
We are ‘Little Gem Felts’, a husband and wife team who make everything we sell. Silvia starts the process by designing all the artwork. She uses needle felting techniques to make the pictures, using nature as her inspiration. Paul knits yarn and turns it into felt which is used to make the bags which Silvia makes. Silvia also designs kits. Paul writes the instructions and takes the photographs. In addition, she dyes fibres by hand, painting silk, wool tops, textured fibres and yarn. These fibres are used in the art work but also in the yarn she spins, the drum carded batts and the woven scarves she makes.
Little Wren Pottery
Little Wren Pottery creates hand thrown stoneware yarn bowls. With multiple styles, colours and sizes your sure to find your knitting companion! Yarn bowls are ideal for storing your yarn and accessories while knitting.
Lottieknits specialises in beautiful luxury yarns for knitting and crochet, hand dyed with an artistic flair for colour in small, limited edition batches. From painterly variegated shades to subtle semi solid colours, Lottie has yarns perfect for anything from a simple shawl or a pair of socks, to an intricate sweater, all dyed from her small studio on the Wirral, near the River Mersey.
Luxury Yarns & Orchidean Yarns
Luxury Yarns brings a range of exclusive pure cashmere yarns, in solid and gradient ‘shfade’ sets. Sister brandcOrchidean Yarns offers unique, fabulous and brightly coloured hand dyed yarns in many bases and weights. All yarns are dyed in small batches for exclusivity, however if batch consistency is important you can pre-orders jumper quantities of any colourway in any base, posted for free.
Choose from a selection of hand made accessories – stitch and progress markers, row counters and pompom keyrings, plus signature “Life’s too short” project bags.
We also offer a wide range of knitting and crochet patterns and kits to suit all skill levels, many of which are my own exclusive.
MAD Scientist Yarns
We are a couple of MAD Scientist who used to work in Contract Testing Laboratories but now for our sins work in IT, therefore as the day job no longer allows experimenting we decided to do this with yarn instead.
We specialise in dyeing yarn with science themes and all notions / project bags tend to follow this but you can expect some pseudo science on occasion – think Unicorn Fart as a colourway!!
Every single item we sell donates to charity, the amount varies from as little as £1 from pins / stitch markers, £3 from yarn and up to £5 from large project bags.
Our charity changes on a regular basis but in 15 months we have raised over £5000, with a significant amount going to MIND. Raising money for charity is why we started this crazy idea and the reason why we continue doing it around our busy day jobs.
Made by Penguins
Made by Penguins is a Hand-Dyed Yarn company, specialising in Baby Alpaca (lace to chunky) all yarns are hand-dyed using a variety of techniques but always with creations in mind. Please come & say hi to our giant UV penguin, Brian
Marina dyes single-source, natural fibre yarns by hand in rich, subtle colours. She works with local farms in Somerset and UK mills to create unique yarns, and designs modern, wearable knitting patterns.
Marina started dyeing yarn in 2015 and focuses on British fibres and working closely with local farms and small businesses. Her current main yarn ranges are spun from fibre sourced within 25 miles of her home studio 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 the repeatable colours, Marina also dyes very small batches using foraged and saved plant dyes, and sells unique skeins of hand-spun yarn.
The knitting patterns Marina designs are intended to be fun to knit and easy to wear, often featuring interesting texture or colourwork, and geometric, structural elements.
Max Alexander makes jewellery for crafters and hand knits moths. She’s been making jewellery featuring miniature balls of wool and tiny hooks & needles since 2009. The brooches, necklaces and earrings are a great way to show off your love of craft. In 2014 she discovered the wonderful world of moths and has been spreading the word that moths aren’t all bad ever since. The colours and patterns are fantastic if painstaking to knit. Max’s hand knitted moths are available in frames or printed onto a range of cards & jewellery.
It’s no secret that I love yarn. I love the feeling of it, I love the textures, the colours, the patterns and the infinite possibilies.
I want to be able to enjoy it all year round, when the sun is shining and it’s too warm for shawls, sweaters and hand knit socks. Or when hand knit coziness doesn’t feel possible for whatever reason.
So now I make jewellery. I knit, with tiny needles and lace or cobweb yarns, to make lightweight necklaces and more that you can wear any time you need a little yarny fix. Each piece is hand knit by me, and is a complete piece of knitting. No cut edges to unravel, no machine knits or factory made pieces. Cast on to cast off, from yarn choice to washing and blocking.
I knit cables and fairisle, and some of the most gorgeous hand dyed yarns from UK independant dye artists. I use needles made especially for miniature knitting which are usually between 0.5 and 1mm, and often have a gauge of 30 stitches/2.5cm or finer.
Come take a look, and maybe you’ll find something to help you get your yarn fix when you normally couldn’t.
Mothy and the Squid
Mothy and the Squid hand dye ethically sourced premium yarn. As well as popular merino and bluefaced leicester yarn bases, this year we have added a greater variety of wools and other fibres to our range. We also have several recent design collaborations that allow us to offer kits with both yarn and patterns together.
As a dyer, I am drawn to the exquisite brights of nature. We display photographs of each inspiration alongside its interpretation in yarn form. I think it is my ability to distill the key colours accurately and present them using up to date dye techniques that attracts the eye. Our colours are vibrant and often unusual, because nature is full of remarkable beauty.
We use acid dyes to exhaustion for colour fastness and to minimise chemical waste. Wherever possible we re-use water, heat and packaging, and we’re working to improve our environmental impact further. We support two charities, one anti-bullying and one anti-racist. We actively encourage other dyers and crafters and often promote them for free. Additionally, we use giveaways as a tool to reach new customers whilst offering something back to those who participate instead of paying big business for advertising.
My Mama Knits
My Mama Knits offers a unique and quirky selection of yarns hand dyed in single or small batches in a family home in Scotland. A rainbow of repeatable colourways and one off wonders inspired by nature, popular culture, and of course kids.
Needle and Fred
Needle & Fred hand-dye colours that fuel the fire in your creative soul. If you like a high fibre diet with a healthy side of puns and cats then give us a purl!
You’ll find lots of our favourite Blue Faced Leicester (BFL), as well as fluffy Suri Alpaca, Silk Mohair and Merino Yak, in all yarn weights from lace to chunky. Alongside all the yummy squishable yarn, you’ll also find hand-printed tote bags, laser cut stitch markers and customisable sock blockers.
Noodle Soup Yarns
Noodle Soup Yarns is a one-woman dyeworks that runs solely on coffee and prog metal music. Based in her tiny kitchen in Norfolk, Charley produces hand-dyed merino skeins for fellow crafting obsessives in a plethora of vivid, rich and saturated colours, all of which reflect the mood of the day. With a growing list of popular repeatable colourways and a fun mix of one-of-a-kind skeins of sock yarn in wild variegated colours, Noodle Soup won’t leave you hungry for yarn!
North Shire Yarns
I live in beautiful North Yorkshire, where every single skein in my shop is hand dyed and hand painted, with love and care, by myself. I take immense joy from the dyeing process and hope this is reflected in my yarn and i can spread a little joy to my customers.
Old Maiden Aunt Yarns
Lilith is the dyer behind Old Maiden Aunt Yarns. After a circuitous path through various forms of education & employment (including a degree in English Literature, waitressing, office/admin work, and training as a violin maker), she finally found her niche/obsession in the world of knitting, spinning, & dyeing. She now dyes unique & beautiful yarn in her garden studio on the west coast of Scotland, and takes colour inspiration from songs, stories, and the Scottish landscape.
Otherworldly yarns was formed in 2017 as a way to combine our dual loves of knitting and storytelling. Started by Cornelia Kas, Aka The Psychic Knitter, as a way to create her own yarn colours, the feedback from her peers was that they would like to own some of the colourways she had created. A few long nights over the dye pots and a minimal amount of coercion to her long-suffering boyfriend and personal scribe Martin aka Grimzag, and Otherworldly Yarns was born.
Each of our colourways is inspired by the beauty of the world around us, both that of the real world and fictional, and comes with its own short story. We feel that all crafts are part of a story of whoever performs them and love the idea that a story which we have started, with the creation of a yarn colour, could continue on with the creation of the garments for you and/or your nearest and dearest.
Otter and Spell
Otter and Spell make handmade project bags, notions pouches, needle/hook rolls and other accessories for makers. Sustainability is a priority and scrap/recycled/deadstock materials are used whenever possible. Many of the designs and hand-painted or hand-foiled so they are one of a kind. Otter & Spell is a one-woman operation run by Vicky in the beautiful city of York. Vicky also runs a popular sewing blog called Sewstainability.
Peak District Yarns
Vibrant hand-dyed yarns inspired by the landscape of the Peak District. All of the Peak District Yarns range is dyed in Carrie’s Studio in Tideswell (only a 30-ish minute drive from Sheffield). Come and explore her range of yarns and learn more about the Yarn Dyeing workshops held at the Peak District Yarns Studio.
Phileas Yarns are travel infused hand dyed yarns. The bright and bold beautiful colours are inspired by my (Sylvie) many adventures across many country; the world is my colour palette! The focus of Phileas Yarns is on affordable yarns, with Bluefaced Leicester or Merino wool; and on semi-solid colours. But it’s good to have fun now and then, and you’ll find that I can do micro-striping and speckled yarns, as well as enjoy some luxury with a recently added Corriedale and Mohair yarn.
Plants vs Sheep
We provide drop spindles, fibres and handmade knitted wear. We like to offer everything around the fibre world but specialise in handmade unique drop spindles.
Purl Alpaca Designs
We sell a range of wool yarns including Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, and Jacob, which we hand dye in our studio in rural Northamptonshire. We have a strong focus on sustainably-sourced natural fibres and a high quality product that crafters want to use and enjoy. RiverKnits wool yarn is all sourced from British breeds and much of it is spun in the UK too. We take a lot of inspiration from our life on the UK canal and river network and customers often describe our colours as “earthy.” We’ve been dyeing for a number of years and our expertise enables us to produce highly repeatable, very wearable, tonal and variegated colourways.
RiverKnits is jointly run by Becci and Markus. We both knit and crochet, and we love wool! We first started dyeing yarn at home on our narrowboat, which was moored on the River Nene at the time. We both left our high-pressure corporate engineering jobs, which enabled us to work at our own pace while exploring the UK waterways, and to spend time with our young son. After a couple of years, the business grew and we moved into our studio. We reclaimed the boat fully as our living space, which continues to be a great source of inspiration.
Since RiverKnits began, we have had the pleasure of being involved in collaborations with other yarn businesses. In 2018, Woolly Wormhead launched a pattern collection featuring our yarn. Most recently, we were commissioned to hand dye a limited edition Exmoor Sock yarn collection for John Arbon Textiles. We also have a number of stockists, mostly in the UK, but also in Germany and the US.
Rockamolly is the brainfart of Molly Smith, creating quirky and irreverent art prints, stationery and accessories for hard core yarn fondlers. Since becoming disabled and leaving her profession in secondary education, Molly works from her home studio in Lancashire where she designs new products, paints other people’s pets and adds endless jumper patterns to her Ravelry wishlist.
Sable stands for “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy”. We offer gorgeous brightly coloured hand dyed yarns and fibre, funky patterns, project bags and beautiful handmade wooden accessories for knitters and crocheters.
Sardines For Tea
Sardines For Tea are designers of contemporary knitted animals. All our characters are easy to knit and full of personality. Available for you as a complete quality kit, or as a pattern – knit a toy that will be loved and treasured forever.
Sew Can Sue
Bags and accessories, including my new range of project bags, handmade by myself with care and attention to detail, in my home sewing studio in sunny South Yorkshire.
The majority of my creations use beautiful Harris Tweed, which I source directly from weavers on the Outer Hebrides. I particularly favour the bright and unusual tweeds that the independent weavers specialise in producing, and as I rarely make the exact same bag twice my bags are perfect if you don’t want to follow the crowd.
I complement the tweed by using good quality hardware and leather accents for a luxurious finish.
Creating handmade supplies for spinning, weaving and felt making for over 16 Years as well as Handspun yarn and Handwoven gifts
Snuggly Stars Yarns
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 sock Soak wool wash and we are also an official stockist of HiyaHiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and funky notions. Every item is hand made with love or hand picked by Gem.
Spectrum Fibre is a small batch, hand dyed yarn company run by Briony from her garden based studio in Brighton. Briony enjoys creating exciting modern colourways with a neon twist that bring joy when you work with them.
Spectrum Fibre will be bringing their full range of luxurious yarn bases including merino sock, double knit, aran, Mulberry silk and mohair.
Merch for creatives! Wear your crafty title with pride.
The Corner of Craft
Hannah sews tiny beads together, one by one, to create cute stitch markers. They’re lightweight and durable (and removable!), making them ideal for all yarn crafts. She also dyes bright and vibrant yarn, under the name Chromatic Yarns. Her fun colours are inspired by the monsters and spells found in the tabletop game, Dungeons and Dragons.
The Craft Firm
We run a herd of alpacas from our farm in the Forest of Bowland. Each year after shearing, we scour, sort, and carefully grade their fleece by hand. The finest, beautifully soft fleece is handspun into yarn, which may be left as natural colours or hand-dyed in slo-cookers. Some is blended with wool from local sheep or with silk. We sell the limited edition yarns, knitting kits, or handmade knitted and crocheted accessories.
The best of the remaining fleece is chosen for either wet felting or needle felting, and is made into a variety of cushions, felted decorations, and greetings cards.
Washed and carded alpaca fleece for handspinning or felting is also available.
We love to see the whole process through from feeding and caring for our alpacas every day, to seeing every bit of their very special fleece being used in one way or another. Homegrown and handmade!
The Crochet Craft Co
Donna is an experienced crochet teacher and the designer behind The Crochet Craft Co. A collection of unique crochet kits including puppets and amigurumi animals such as Dave the Dog, Steve the Sheep and Trevor the Tortoise as well as cute characters such as Bob and Bear and their adventure book.
Other kits include seasonal wreaths, decorations and cushions, perfect projects all year round.
Donna is passionate about the wellbeing effects that crochet can bring to our busy lives and loves helping people find their ‘crojo’.
The Dye Shack
The Dye Shack has been in business for just over four years. What began as a hobby in my little kitchen quickly grew into something much, much bigger. I, (Naomi) am a sock knitter at heart and started dyeing yarn for myself but quickly realised I was dyeing much faster than I could knit or crochet and to be honest, I loved dyeing even more than I enjoy knitting.
These days I can be found dyeing beautiful, squishy yarn in my studio at the bottom of my garden in the Somerset countryside. I’m passionate about colour, especially bright, ‘catch your eye’ colours. I get my inspiration from books, music, tv, my love of myth and magic, and of course the beauty that is Mother Nature.
The majority of colourways from The Dye Shack are highly saturated with deep, dark or bright colours. I use professional, colourfast, acid dyes. When dyeing I use my two favourite dye methods, hand painting each skein individually or low immersion dyeing where I pour dye over the yarn in trays and let fate decide how the colours should settle.
All the yarns dyed in The Dye Shack are ethically sourced, my own preferred fibre of choice is merino and all the merino I dye comes from non-mulesing farms.
The Fibre Fox
Georgie of The Fibre Fox hand dyes beautiful, quality yarns from her home studio in Lincolnshire. Inspired by anything from nature to her love of fantasy films, she has colours to delight every knitters taste. Also available are gorgeous handmade cotton project bags, perfect for keeping your knitting or crochet projects safe and tidy.
The Knitting Companion
The Knitting Companion design books to save time in planning your project, enabling you to record your progress, making adjustments as you work, so you have the necessary information in one place. They are bound with coated wire so they can lie flat. “The Knitter’s Companion” has project pages, essential yarn information, a project record, graph paper for colourwork and construction, sections to note favourite podcasts, yarn shows, online yarn shops, and note pages. Following it’s success, “The Crocheter’s Companion” was introduced with project pages, a laminated removable colour wheel, and a mindfulness exercise too. Other versions in a travel kit complement the range. New for 2020 is “My Knitting Diary”, a page to a week diary with essential knitting information. The books can be printed on coloured paper if required to meet any visual or dyslexic needs.
We also sell fully lined project bags, needle and crochet cases in a range of styles, stitch markers, greeting cards with a yarny theme which include stitch markers as part of their embellishment, and other useful things for yarny crafters.
Our website has a blog, mindfulness section, details of our pending shows and our products.
The Little Grey Girl
Searching for high-quality handmade project bags and other fripperies? Look no further than TLGG, stocking a curated selection of modern stylish products for yarn enthusiasts for use both at home and on the go. Find a range of project bags for all occasions and project sizes, as well as all those notions you need for those yarny projects
The Loveliest Yarn Company
The Loveliest Yarn Company is an independent online yarn store that specialises in carefully curated yarns, patterns and accessories. We stock handdyed yarns from Life in the Long Grass, Olann, The Wool Barn and many others as well as commercial yarns from CamaRose and Coop Knits. In addition to yarns we have accessories from Soak, Lazadas and CoCo Knits and patterns from indie designers such as Yarn and Blarney, Melanie Berg and Stephen West. We also have our inhouse studio yarn, Banshee Yarns, and a selection of our own patterns.
The Mermaid’s Purse Yarns
The Mermaid’s Purse Yarns is at the forefront of ethical and sustainable yarn and fibres. Local British wool, Vegan friendly cottons and unusual plant fibres are all dyed in the fresh North Sea air of North Tyneside by Sheena Proudlock. Wool and fibre is dyed to order so you get to pick the exact colors and amounts to make your next project truly special.
The Project Bag
Some may recognise me from my podcast: The Project Bag, on YouTube. Iím the tutor, dyer, maker, and designer behind The Project Bag. The Project Bagís premise is to provide beautiful hand-made tools and hand-dyed yarns for crafters, particularly those in the fibre arts, to enable them to pursue their passion. Essentially, the project bags, and all the goodies that go inside to make a great project!
I hand-make my project bags, and crochet hook cases, using hand-sewing to finish them neatly. In addition, I make stitch markers and I have a range of knitting patterns available, including the ‘My Daughter Socks’: a pattern designed to raise money for Bliss, the charity for the newborn. Finally, I hand-dye yarns: speckles, semi-solids and variegated are all popular on four bases: merino/nylon 4ply; merino/cashmere/nylon aran; 100% merino DK; and merino/silk lace-weight.
A teacher by trade, I’ve also had such fun bringing knitting and crochet to a whole host of beginners in my local town in Kent, and feel very proud as they start off on their creative journeys.
The Spinneyfield Stitchery
The Spinneyfield Stitchery is a new, modern and simple cross stitch design company specialising in kits and themed stitchy kindness boxes. We aim to support other UK small businesses within these boxes and also be as plastic free and/or recyclable where possible. Trade is mainly online but we can also be found at the odd charity or craft fair and also at cross stitching retreats.
The Woolly Tangle
I believe that crafting should be a joyful, stress reducing activity! All my products are designed for functionality first, stitch markers are as non snag as possible, project bags are designed for different sized projects (sock, shawl, sweater etc) to give a range which suits everyone. My yarn dyeing is heavily influenced by the natural environment around me as are my patterns. I try and keep to simple stitches within my patterns so that they are as accessible as possible for all levels of knitter. I choose yarn bases so they mix & match with the patterns, in terms of yardage & thickness, to give the same results every time so you can pick a yarn which suits your preferences (& pocket!). The range of patterns available is slowly growing!
The Yarn Badger
Hand dyed self striping yarn that changes colour as you knit! Yorkshire based yarn dyer using a selection of British and other popular breeds of wool yarn.
Crochet Artist, King Cole Yarns Stockist & Home of The Yarnsmith Crochet Clubs Subscription Boxes.
My name is Hayley, I’m 25 and I live in Nottinghamshire with my partner and our 7 chickens. My business is my hobby-gone-mad and is born from my love of crochet, my addiction to hoarding yarn and my passion for supporting small businesses and crafters. As well as my wide selection of yarns, craft supplies and crochet kits, the most exciting thing I have to offer is my Crochet Club subscription boxes – monthly boxes of crochet goodies, each supplied by independent craftspeople and small businesses. I have two subscription boxes on offer – “The Variety Box” which is designed to showcase as many beautiful products as possible from my team of over 20 small biz/independent crafter suppliers; and “The Smiley Box” – a smaller, more simple box focussed around me time, relaxation and self care. I also regularly offer one-off, limited edition boxes in addition to your regular subscription, themed for example around certain holidays throughout the year or supporting certain charities, as well as a Crochet Club Advent Calendar!
thimble and thread make
thimble and thread make, yarn accessories. Based in the Nottinghamshire countryside, Tracy makes project bags and knitting and crochet notions and is the creator of Knitters Carry All Backpack (the perfect bag for yarn festivals, knit nights and commuters!) and various other unique bags
TillyFlop designs is where yarn and graphics meet: you’ll find a range of greeting cards, textiles, temporary tattoos, prints, bumper stickers, air fresheners, wrapping paper plus a new product or two that celebrate knitting and stitching with gentle humour and a strong design aesthetic
Tine and Floyd
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 positively addicted to everything woolly which makes her spin/try/blend/dye/knit everything she can get my hands on. They are dealers for SpinOlution wheels.
TinkyDye Yarns are a small batch dye company based in the heart of Somerset. In 2016 Maria decided that her love of crafting needed to be shared and so planning commenced. TinkyDye was conceived over a glass of gin and tonic and a slice of cake. The TinkyDye team consists of husband and wife (Maria and Kev) and children Tinks and Joshua. They draw inspiration from the natural world and the bright technological themes which surround is. Stocking ethically sourced yarns which are guaranteed non mulesing, all the colourways are individually dyed by hand in their home studio. Using top quality acid dyes the colours are vivid and bold and a range of techniques creates effects which will enable you to make pieces as individual as you are. A visit to their stand is a feast for the eyes with a riot of colourful yarn, gorgeous olive wood bowls handmade and sourced in Tunisia, along with a host of knitting and crochet accessories.
Truly Hooked are a multi-award winning, family run, independent yarn & design company, based in Nottingham. Established in 2012, their yarns are dyed in small batches and are often limited edition colour ways, featuring strong shades, beautiful speckles and vibrant semi-solids. They also self publish beautiful pattern books for knitting and crochet, with their signature large charts and simple to follow instructions.
Uist Wool is a spinning Mill & Wool Centre on the island of Grimsay in North Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides off the north west coast of Scotland.
Uist Wool is based on the principles of People, Planet & Profit, seeking to benefit the many, establishing sustainable practices and creating a viable enterprise to support the communities of the Outer Hebrides.
Provenance is the foundation to our story. Wool is sourced locally, selected with care and processed at the Mill with a high degree of quality control at every stage of production.
Interpretation of cultural traditions in wool-work and sharing knowledge between generations is at the core of our community outreach.
At VeganYarn.co.uk, we are a small home based business offering a range of plant-based, ethically sourced fibres.
Sourcing sustainable, ethical, and where possible, recycled non-animal based fibres, we only use vegan products in our dying process and are opposed to the use of plastics both in our yarn and our packaging.
All fibres can be purchased undyed or hand-dyed, painted or speckled.
We understand many of our fibres may not be well known or widely used, and so if you have any questions about any of our fibres, or wish to request a sample, please get in touch.
Wee Woolly Wonderfuls
I’m Lisa, and I set up Wee Woolly Wonderfuls so that I could have a job that I love, and that fits around my family (and yes – so that I could play with wool, and make things all day!) We specialise in quirky, cute Crochet Kits with our own original designs. Our kits and patterns range from Complete Beginner with Video Tutorials to teach you step-by-step how to Crochet, to those for the more experienced Crocheter. All contain great quality materials, and are lots of fun to make!
We also handmake crochet bunnies and other cute animals to order. All are CE tested, and we have eco-friendly toys which are crafted from all natural, biodegradable materials. Our range of beautiful personalised frames, with a handmade crochet centrepiece, are perfect for a unique gift!
So if you are a complete beginner wanting to learn, a crafter looking for a new project, or someone wanting a ‘different’ gift that’s handmade, and not mass produced – we’re sure to have something you’ll love!