The 2019 Wool Market was held on Saturday 5 October 12-5pm at Liskeard Public Hall. We expanded into the whole complex and had 36 stalls in total. As well as welcoming back many popular stalls from previous years, we had some great new ones selling yarns, fibre, other supplies and handmade woolly items.
You can see some pictures and find out more about our wonderful stalls below.
Suri are the 'rare breed' of the alpaca world with different fleece and fibre characteristics to the more common huacaya alpaca. Alpaca Yarns will have fine suri alpaca fleece for spinning, natural British suri alpaca yarns for knitting, crochet & weaving in balls and on cones. The yarn is spun in a UK mill specialising in suri and in a worsted process. Also some great knitting and crochet kits to make stylish accessories & exquisite handcrafted items.
Bee and Ivy
Bee and Ivy are passionate about rare breeds, especially Devon breeds, and supply hand-dyed and natural fleece for felting, stuffing/core wool, weaving, spinning and crafts. Also rare breed locks, hand-dyed Lleyn yarn, hand-made felted soaps and gifts and other sheep-wool related products.
Blacker Yarns are part of the Natural Fibre Company. Launched in 2008, we specialise in producing a range of beautiful breed specific and blended yarns made exclusively from British sheep, goats and alpacas, all designed, spun and dyed under one roof in Launceston, Cornwall.
Coldicott Shetland Wool
Shetland wool and products from two local farms in Devon including: raw Shetland fleeces in different natural colours, processed Shetland wool, as rovings, skeins of wool and balls of both 4 ply knitting wool and double knit, also felted 'tuffit' seat covers and sheepskins.
Dina's Home of Crafts
Dina's Home of Crafts is an independent crafts company which specialises in quality yarns and accessories, both manufactured and handmade.
We are bringing along an extensive range of luxury hand dyed yarns, knitting needles, project bags, stitch markers and ready to make kits.
Fox Eats Fibre
A one-woman business, Fox Eats Fibre specialises in small batches of unique, vibrant, hand-dyed yarn and fibre, often inspired by the Cornish countryside and the seasons.
She also crafts felted creatures with personality, and produces weaving kits using her own hand dyed yarn and fibre.
We have a luxury selection of all-natural yarns to knit and crochet with. We also have gift kits and our award-winning, plant-dyed yarns. Cosy merino and smooth cottons and bamboo, softest alpaca and Polworth, you will only find the best quality yarns at Gorgeous Yarns. Luxury quite literally at your fingertips.
Halsbury Barton is based on a family-run farm which has a flock of Jacob sheep. They will be exhibiting their quality products of natural coloured Jacob sheep woollen throws, cushions, body wraps and knitting yarn. These are complemented by a selection of hand knitted items. Their products are unique and customers can be assured of their traceability.
Jillian Morris Textile Designs
Maker of individually designed handwoven, knitted and crocheted goods. Also, hand-dyed yarns and fibres, mini skeins, small kits, sari yarns, fairly-traded ceramic buttons
Unique, hand-knitted clothing and accessories for children. All my knitwear is designed by me, Tamsin, and lovingly hand-knitted in a small Cornish village by the sea. I use only the finest yarns in a rich colour palette and always aim to have a homespun finish - I want my pieces to look hand-knitted and not machine perfection! Over time I have introduced a few jewellery and seasonal decoration items.Some for children,some for Mums and some for knitting addicts too! They always look great merchandised alongside my woollies.
Madder About Wool
Selling my hand own dyed yarn that’s been dyed up in Egloskerry, Launceston.
There will be a selection of bases, from merino super wash, Blue-Face Leicester, alpaca sock and some British non-super wash, I will have a mix of ply from Lace, 4ply, Dk, Aran. I will also have a selection of samples knitted up in my yarn.
Painters specialises in patchwork fabric, quilting supplies, textiles ,wool and haberdashery. Workshops for all abilities especially absolute beginners or we are happy to tutor on a one to one basis. We also host knit and natter groups, bi-monthly sewing groups and drop in sessions.
Perran Yarns are luxurious and unusual yarn bases plus recycled sari and chiffon silk ribbons individually hand-dyed in our kitchen workshop near Perranporth. Custom dye requests are welcome. We also bring gift-boxed original knitting and crochet kits for you to create a sumptuous accessory at an affordable price.
I Hand paint ethically sourced yarns and fibres using the colours I see in my daily life for inspiration. A large selection of my yarns are produced In British Mills from British sheep both here and in the Falklands. The merino I sell is ethically sourced and is mulesing free and traceable. I also sell luxury yarns, therefore catering for a wide selection of customers. I have designed knitting patterns for shawls, socks, gloves etc, and sell these individually and in kits. I also sell gifts for knitting and crochet, sock kits, gift a balls, gradient cakes etc. I am constantly adding new colourways and products ensuring returning customers always see something new. A new yarn I have just released is a glo in the dark yarn which has become so popular.
Sampford Alpacas breed alpacas and will be selling their wonderful fleece in various forms from raw to knitted articles - also balls of yarn both hand and commercially spun. They have clothing and toys made from very soft, warmalpaca yarn.
Marion Carbis is a textile artist specialising in 3D needle felting. Made in Cornwall approved, Stargazey creations are hand crafted needle felted sculptures made from various breeds of sheeps wool. Specialising in animal themes they range in size from 3 inches to 3 feet. Sometimes serious, and sometimes humourous, bespoke commissions are available, all reflecting a quirky style and ‘Designed to make you smile’.
The Artful Felter
Stunning and highly individual scarves, wraps and accessories created in Nuno felt (wool felted through a pure silk base) and traditional wool felt. Each piece is hand made in my studio in Looe, Cornwall, and would make a wonderful gift - or why not treat yourself?! I will also have wool fibres for sale.
The Swagman's Daughter
I've spent years rummaging around in old haberdashery warehouses and now have for sale a large collection of unused vintage delights to stir the fingers and imaginations of anyone who sews and knits. Buttons, embroidery thread and patterns, trims, knitting and sewing needles, buckles, ribbons, pins, thread, knitting gauges, sewing boxes and lots more that you won't remember you've forgotten until you see it on my stall !
Husband and wife team using wood and wool off our smallholding making and supplying weaving and spinning tools and needle felted animals and figures also wool in natural and dyed colours for spinning and needle felting.
West Country Creative
Jo makes make buttons, shawl pins, and other decorative accessories using polymer clay – add the perfect embellishment to your wool and fibre projects! Commissions undertaken – if you can’t find what you’re looking for, have something made to match.
She also teaches a range of workshops using either polymer clay or Precious Metal Clay, Silver.
Wildmoor By Shelagh Brown
Handspun, handwoven pieces of wearable art for you and your home. Handprocessed, carded, handspun and handwoven scarves, wraps/throws, cushions, bags and other items made on my large floor loom from British and rare breed wool, silks and natural fibres. Hand dyed and natural colours. Skeins of handspun wool. Beaded and embroidered handwoven bags and other items, also bags made with fabric offcuts for zero waste. Handmade cards.
A range of tools and equipment for weaving, knitting and crochet, all locally made in beautiful, natural wood. Hand turned items include wool bowls in various sizes, wool tidies, accessory holders, Knitting Nancies, pin cushions and wraps per inch gauges. All individually made and unique. I also make peg looms, inkle looms, warping frames and jumper frames/blockers.
Wringworthy Wools and Fibre
We are a local farm that has Shetland and Lleyn sheep and Alpacas. The wool, fibre, knitting wool, skins and rovings are all from our own animals. We also have some knitted items.