It was brilliant to see so many of you in person again at this year's Wool Market. Here's a word cloud of what you enjoyed about the market, and some pictures.
As always we had a wonderful array of varied stalls selling yarn, fibre, buttons, beads, notions, crafting tools and beautiful hand-made woolly items.
Suri are the 'rare breed' of the alpaca world with different fleece and fibre characteristics to the more common huacaya alpaca. Alpaca Yarns 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.
To buy from their website click here.
Angela hand dyes yarn in small batches from her home in Cornwall near the coast, she dyes repeatable colourways as well as one-off designs, she also sells stitch markers and pre-measured, dyed warps for weavers. Angela loves yarn and colour, and how they can be used to make beautiful, unique woven cloth, knitted and crocheted items. She is inspired by the natural world around her, the beauty of the outdoors, but also from the random things that pop into her head!
Gorgeous Yarns: Beautiful, naturally hand dyed luxury yarns.
We offer a colourful palette of yarns, undyed luxury yarns, dyes and dye kits, workshops, and more!
This year we will have surprise gift boxes; each box contains hand dyed yarn with a matching pattern, handmade ceramic shawl buckle and surprise extras. Perfect as a gift or treat for yourself.
Natural, ethical, sustainable, beautiful.
Gullrock Fibres is a plant dye studio in Plymouth run by Sinead who is passionate about combining her manufacturing engineering background with her love of materials, colour and texture. The plants are gathered locally and she also uses responsibility sourced dried plants and extracts. Her yarn bases, grown and spun in Devon, Cornwall and Yorkshire, are all nylon-free and non-superwash in order to retain their character and undergo as little processing as possible. Sinead is thrilled to be part of a fibre community who care about their environment, the materials they use and who support each other in the sharing of knowledge and skills. She hopes you enjoy crafting with her fibres and produce treasured pieces which will be used for years to come.
To visit their website click here.
To buy from Gullrock Fibres click here.
I have a flock of Jacob Sheep & from their wool, I make lots of things. New for 2022 I have produced a new quality product a check & striped designs of Throws, Cushions, Bodywraps & Scarves. I also have a choice of knitting yarn in different plys, with some knitted items to compliment your event. Some natural coloured & some dyed. My 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
Handwoven scarves, shawls and stoles using natural fibres including wool, silk, alpaca, cashmere. Hats and fingerless mittens, made using the ancient method of Nålbinding, in 100% wool, often rare breeds, or alpaca. You can see me Nålbinding at my stall. Handcrafted Nålbinding needles for sale. Items on my Facebook page, Loomy Weaves, are available for purchase. Commissions invited, please message me on my personal Facebook page - Margaret Deady or email me at email@example.com.
Magpie and Butterfly
Unique, bold, bright, beautiful ceramic buttons, beads, stitch markers, jewellery and quirky decorations; all hand created by Vanessa in her eclectic studio in Marazion.
To read an interview with Vanessa Robson of Magpie and Butterfly click here.
To buy online from Magpie and Butterfly please click here.
All our beads are high quality Japanese and Czech beads. With their beautiful colours, uniformity and large holes, they are perfect for knitting, crochet, macramé and kumihimo. Additionally, we sell knitting wire, macramé threads, kumihimo kits for beginners, jewellery fastenings and some craft books. New this year are a beautiful range of beaded, wire crochet kits – featuring bracelets and necklaces.
Perran Yarns bring you luxurious yarns that are not so commonly found, which we hand-dye in small batches in our home dye studio near Perranporth. We offer original knit and crochet patterns designed for many of the yarns, so you can enjoy creating a beautiful accessory at an affordable price. Also available are recycled sari silk and chiffon ribbons, hand-dyed in similar colourways to the yarns, suitable for a wide variety of crafts.
To buy online please click here.
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.
To buy online from Rosie's Moments click here.
From 17-19 October there is free postage using code threebagsfull2020
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, warm alpaca yarn.
Snuggly Stars Yarns
Snuggly Stars Yarns provide a fabulous range of hand dyed yarns on various bases to suit all sorts of projects. Ranging from sturdy and luxury sock yarns, to the squishy Sport and DK weight bases. All of Gemma’s yarns are dyed using various techniques in her kitchen! She has a selection of repeatable colourways as well as a fun bunch of OOAK skeins too. Snuggly Stars Yarns are an official stockist of HiyaHiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and funky notions.
The Sewing Shop
Embroidery kits for all abilities from independent local designers Annie Morris & Louise Nichols alongside independent designers Nancy Nicholson, Beaks and Bobbins. A selection of cotton fabrics from Riley Blake, Makower, Moda & others.Small selection of haberdashery essentials.
The Swagman's Daughter
I sell unused vintage haberdashery and sewing items from old warehouses I have cleared. You can find many of them on my website : click here. I have hundreds of different vintage buttons mainly from the 1940s and 50s, but also many earlier than that. I have lots of lovely unused vintage trims, threads, buckles, knitting gauges, pins and needles, appliqués, old fashion magazines, sewing boxes and all sorts of other nostalgic sewing related items.
The Twisted Felter
A wool artist and producer of Rare Breed fleeces based in SE Cornwall. I want to share my love of wool and so produce Learn to Spin kits including hand turned drop spindles and needle felting kits using Rare Breed fleeces. I spin yarns and art yarns on my spinning wheel for knitters and crocheters and for use in weaving and wall art. I also LOVE colour and use natural and commercial dyes to dye yarns and Rare Breed curly sheep locks for using in other crafts. I have a small flock of mixed breed sheep including Teeswaters, Jacob and Herdwick.
The Yarny Octopus
Hand Dyed Luxury Yarns made in small batches from the Wild West of Cornwall on the West Penwith Peninsular. Inspired by the rugged beauty of the far west coastline of Cornwall. From the cliff top heather, gorse and bracken through to the secluded fishing coves and beaches. Yarns are usually dyed in batches of 3 - 5 skeins. The resulting colour ways produced make them unique for all your craft projects.
The Woolly Beader
We are an independent yarn shop based in Okehampton. We stock a range of commercial yarn brands including West Yorkshire Spinners, King Cole and Woolcraft. For this event we are proud to present our exclusive hand dyed range, Wool and Moor Hand Dyed in Devon. We will also have a range of Adriafil 4ply at a special show price and various hand made items.
West Country Creative
Shawl and scarf pins: Ideal for fastening a woolly wrap or pinning a crocheted scarf in place, and suitable for any garment with a loose knit or weave, my shawl pins can also be worn as a piece of contemporary jewellery. Ideal as an unusual present on their own, or for complementing a knitted gift for someone you love. Each one is built and finished by hand and, with a variety of different patterns and colours to choose from, I hope you’ll find one you like.
To buy the shawl pins click here.
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.
Yarns of Holsworthy
We are a bricks and mortar shop selling a wide range of yarns and wool
For this show we will be bringing along just a small selection of what we stock in the shop.
YARNS ~ hand dyed skeins WYS 4ply and DK Opal Lang Schoppel Zauberballs Scheepjes Whirl to name just some
Emma Ball ~ a large range of tins, note pads, bags
Knitpro ~ needles(bamboo,Zing,Basix Aluminium), hooks (Waves, Zings)
Hand dyed fluff and fibre for felting and spinning
Yarnaddict by Anniken Allis
We have selection of colourful, luxurious yarns from Manos del Uruguay and Schoppel, beads and accessories for knitting, a large selection of knitting patterns and books, Easy Lace Knits and Beaded Lace Knitting by Anniken Allis. Our yarns have been chosen to complement Anniken’s lace and colour work designs.