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Exhibitors

A Little Craft Room

Nicola is a passionate crocheter and knitter based in the South West. She is also a pattern designer for both crafts, and loves to see people knitting and crocheting in the wild. She frequently teaches workshops for various crochet and knitting techniques, and anyone that stands still too long might end up holding some yarn and a hook! On her stall you will see some of her own patterns for sale, as well as some small bits and bobs to facilitate (and enable!) your crafting.

Allium Threads

Niki of Allium Threads  has an Etsy shop and specialises in hand dyed yarns and embroidery threads in beautiful natural colours.

Blacklands Alpacas

Alpaca breeders, Blacklands 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.

 

Bluebell Yarns

Bluebell Yarns is an independent hand-dyed yarn company run by Becca from her home in Dorset. All base yarns are made from British or Falkland wool and are processed in the UK. Becca also creates stitch markers, runs yarn clubs and creates occasional themed boxes throughout the year.

 

Clappery Crafts

Clappery Crafts will be selling washed and raw fleece, and handwoven seat pads/rugs which they make themselves. They have a small fibre flock of sheep which they keep for their fleece, and they also buy fleece from local farmers as sustainability is part of their ethos.

Dartmoor  Jacob and Shetland Wools

Peter sells a mix of Shetland and Jacob fleece produced from fine wool sheep - both raw and washed fleece. Some of his wool is turned into skeins both natural and dyed and he also sells Jacob /Shetland sheepskin rugs

Dawn Gill Designs

Dawn believes beautiful, handmade jewellery shouldn’t cost the earth, so she keep my pricing and ecological footprint to a minimum, using sustainable chemicals such as citric acid, vegan polishes and recycle / reuse all her scrap and generates my own hydrogen gas using solar power in her Exeter home studio . New silver has been certified eco-silver/recycled since 2016 and gemstones are ethically sourced from within the UK Find tension rings, spinner rings and stitch-keepers as well as traditional gemstone and sterling jewellery with the occasional piece of sci-fi inspired jewellery. Heavier pieces are fully hallmarked in line with UK legislation

 

Emily Cross Ceramics

Specialising in handmade yarn bowls and other fibre and textile tools made in Emily’s West Country Studio. A lovely range of colourful ceramics, perfect as a gift or a treat for yourself!

 

Farm Crafts

Sue Kimber from Farm Crafts creates hand dyed and hand spun yarns and art scarves with fibre from her amazing Angora goats and sheep. She also produces felted scarves, bootees and hats.

 

Felt Sew Somerset

Tracey 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.

 

Furzie

Michelle Hickman creates sculptures using just wool and a wire armature, creating pieces with character and humour. Michelle is passionate about needlefelting and loves teaching the craft, which she has been doing successfully now for over ten years. She has her own workshop near Taunton but also travels to venues up and down the country. Her book Needlefelting: an illustrated guide to creating characters from wool has recently been published by Crowood Press.

Gorgeous Yarns

Gorgeous Yarns, sustainable luxury, fashioned with nature. We have a range of beautiful, naturally dyed yarns suitable for your knit, crochet and weave projects. We also have natural dye kits, solar dye kits and a selection of yarns and fibres to dye yourself. Why not treat yourself to The Natural Dyer's Almanac and learn to grow and forage for your own natural dyes throughout the year, use different techniques to create dyes and different ways to use the dyes for beautiful, sustainable colour.

 

Halsbury Barton

Halsbury wool was created after purchasing a small flock of Jacob sheep. 

From their wool they have produced Throws, cushions, Doorstops, draught excluders & some knitting yarn. Also available sheepskins all in the natural colours of the Jacob sheep. 

 

KnittyBYarn

New to selling at yarn shows this year, I offer small batch hand dyed yarns and handmade stitch markers. If you're looking for something a little different, why not come and check out my wool cotton yarns? Love knitting socks? I've got you covered there too so come by and say hello. 

Lakemoor Alpacas

Sam and Mark from Lakemoor Alpacas will be at the show with their beautiful alpacas that they breed and look after to harvest their wonderful fleece. Alpaca wool is a luxury wool, it’s a hollow fibre that naturally regulates temperature and humidity, making it comfortable to wear, soft to the touch and strong too. Their wool is available raw, or washed and carded in a range of colours, ideal for spinning and crafting. Don't miss their stand in The Combing Shed where they are selling fibres, yarn and finished products too.

Liberty's Felterie

Liberty is an award winning needle felter - you may have seen her win on CH4 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas with her donkey Wreath design and spotted her tree full of felted animals again in 2023! Liberty has been a professional felter for over 13 years both in Italy and England with lots of teaching experience and a gallery in Somerset which has come to be known as Liberty’s Felterie.
Over the years she has experimented and developed various techniques which she loves to share so that others can really enjoy and progress their felting.  Much of her work is based on birds and animals with an emphasis onusuing local wools and giving her creatures  their own characters.

Little Gem Felts

Silvia and Paul are a husband and wife team who make everything they sell. Silvia makes beautiful needle-felted art-work, which she uses on the bags, book covers and kits she designs and makes. Paul knits yarn and turns it into felt which is used to make the bags which Silvia makes. Silvia also designs kits, with Paul writing the instructions and taking the photographs.  In addition, she dyes fibres, yarns and silk which can be bought from their stand.

Philpsy

Philpsy are wood turners who make items for knitting, crochet and sewing from wood.

 

Rosemary HIllman

For this years Great British Fibre Festival Rosemary has created a range of Unique Hand Made Project and Accessories Bags for many types of Needlecrafts. The larger ones are more than just a bag with pocket and pouches inside to separate and store equipment.

The event will also showcase the launch of Rosemary’s Special Foldable Needle Felting work stations.

 

rosiesmoments

Rosie hand paints luxury ethical yarns and fibres, producing one of a kind luxurious yarns using the colours in her everyday life as inspiration. Rosie also sells a large selection of gifts for knitting, spinning, crochet and weaving . Crochet blocking boards and sock rulers are made exclusively for Rosie's Moments are very popular.​

 

Spindernella

Spindernella operates from a studio in her home located in Newton Abbot. With over 20 years of experience, she began spinning as a means to destress after busy shifts as a nurse. However, what started as a simple hobby quickly blossomed into a passion. She found immense joy in experimenting with fibres and colour combinations, resulting in the creation of truly unique yarns.Committed to sustainability, Spindernella strives to utilise local fleeces whenever possible and incorporates recycled fibres into her work.

 

The Dye Shack

The Dye Shack is a Somerset-based small batch dyer. Naomi dyes a range of bases including cruelty free superwash merino and non superwash British blends such as BFL, Masham, Romney and Suffolk. Drawing inspiration from nature and her love of folklore Naomi creates some truly beautiful yarns in her dye shack that is situated at the bottom of her garden.

 

The Ethical Thread

The Ethical Thread is raising the profile of ethical crafting. Supporting both supply chains and conscious consumption, this emerging organisation is working to fuel artistic innovation whilst simultaneously promoting sustainability values throughout the creative process.

The Hive Pelynt

The Hive is an independent yarn and gift shop in the village  of Pelynt, Cornwall, near to Looe and Polperro.  Stocking a wide range of Natural fibre yarns, including many British wools, from produces  such as John Arbon, Laxton and West Yorkshire Spinners. We have a wide range of needles, hooks and notions for all knitters and crocheted, and some fabulous  hand turned spindles, made in Cornwall from reclaim hardwoods,  and plenty  of British Fibre to spin on them

The Lace Knittery

Based in south Somerset The Lace Knittery naturally dye and hand paint natural fibres and yarns. Stock only natural, traceable and sustainable yarn and fibre in our shop.  We produce our own range of patterns and kits and will be bringing these along with curls, a range of locally sourced fibres and yarns hand painted and dyed especially for the festival.

 

The Rushlade Wool Company

The Rushlade Wool Company sells fibre, yarnsheepskins and knitted items all made from 100% British wool direct from their farm. Their yarn is available in Merino, Dartmoor Merino and Masham bases with raw fibre available in a wide range of breeds including Merino, Dartmoor Merino, Teeswater, Masham, Whiteface Dartmoor and Dalesbred! 

Thread and Yarn & Fibre Valley Art

Lorna uses natural dyes and plants from her garden to create beautiful shades on nylon-free, British wool. She eco-prints unique patterns onto yarn, as well dyeing solid colours in a rich palette. You can also find her knitting patterns, including the Folklore Hood.

Lorna is also the illustrator behind Fibre Valley Art - where she paints cosy scenes inspired by knitting and fibre arts, and prints them onto cards, prints and stationery. 

Treddling Woman

Treddling woman is a Manchester-based small business founded in 2008. Our ethos is to provide a quality product at an affordable price using high quality fabrics and notions, sourced where possible in the UK.

All of our products are manufactured in house. We produce everything from tiny purses & soft storage items to notions pouches and project bags, perfect for housing everything from your stitch markers to larger sweater sized projects.

Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy

Heather lives on the edge of Exmoor, Somerset, producing handspun yarn, handwoven accessories and natural plant dyed yarn and fibre

Wonky Weaver

Wonky Weaver is the UK’s leading supplier of all things fibrecraft including Weaving looms, accessories and yarns, Spinning Wheels (including the EEW E-Spinner from Dreaming Robots) , Carding equipment (including motorized drum carders from Brother), Natural dyes & Mordants and the fabulous new naturally dyed “Farm to Yarn” Welsh Wool Weaving yarns from the Welsh Fibre Company derived from single origin Welsh Sheep Breeds.

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