1 Stop Christmas shop
A captivating and extensive range of all things Festive plus Gifts Galore... From cute 'n' cosy through to magical & sparkly all in one enchanting place! Stylish products guaranteed to add that little extra Christmas magic are just a sleigh ride away.
50 Hearts (Embroiderers Guild)
The Embroiderers Guild will also be bringing 50 wonderful embroidered hearts that have previously been exhibited on a tour of Great Britain.
Regardless of their age or background we believe everyone can benefit from creative inspiration in their lives. Our principle aims as a charity are to promote Art and creative activity, to inspire, empower and enable people to develop and grow. We do this by giving a platform to artists and makers, providing creative activities and courses for all ages and abilities and delivering creative projects focusing on community health and wellbeing.
Alicia Merrett Contemporary Art Quilts
I am a contemporary textile artist working with quilting techniques and brilliant colour. I will be showcasing three aspects of my work: first, my trademark map quilts; second, pieces inspired by Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, and third, and most importantly, I will be presenting my new abstract, colourful works, based on my original digital designs, digitally printed on fabric, and machine stitched.
I love paint and I love textiles and I combine the two in my work. I hand paint all the fabric I use and then print the finer details, and embellish with machine stitch. Each piece is individually designed, I create work that is flexible - able to change location as the mood takes you!
Aromaglow decorative water beads are ideal for flower arranging. They hold the flowers in place without damaging the stems and they gently release the water when the flowers need it. They can also be enhanced with our battery LED Light Bases.
Artists' brushes, easels and other artists sundries.
Association of Parchment Crafters
The Association of Parchment Crafters (APC) aims to promote a shared approach to encourage learning and teaching skills in parchment craft.
Avalon Quilters is a newly formed group which meets in St Mary's Church Hall, Glastonbury on the first Saturday of the month. It has emerged out of a beginners U3A patchwork and quilting group (there are now 3).
Barbara Jenkins Tote bags
Barbara's passion is to design and sew, from bridal gowns and stage wear to hats, bags and muffs.
Her mission is to teach people to enjoy their textile work and to be proud of what they create.
Bath Quilters was founded in 1988 by a small group of like minded, enthusiastic women and has been going and growing ever since. We aim to promote the art of quilting and the creative use of fabric, colour and design. The Bath Quilters will be displaying some of their fantastic quilts.
Bath Textile Artists
We are a select group of professionals who combine years of experience in the fields of embroidery, felting, quilting, costume, weaving, dyeing, stitching and silk painting. Our aim is to expand the boundaries of textile techniques into the realms of fabric art.
Beading and Jewellery making if that is your hobby you are at the right place. We offer extensive range of high quality Beads, Crystals, Pearls, Tools, Findings and accessories all at competitive prices.
The Beadworkers Guild is a registered charity dedicated to supporting and promoting the art of beadweaving and is open to bead workers and bead artists everywhere.
Big Sky Textiles
Caroline Walker is a talented Spinner and Handweaver. She uses mostly British and natural wool in traditional and modern spinning and weaving techniques to create unique yarns and textiles for everyday use.
Bombay Stores Retail
Bombay stores are the biggest Asian department store in the UK. They will be exhibiting and selling some beautiful fabrics at the show.
Brian's Best Wools
We are a family run business selling high end yarn at affordable prices.
Butterfly Hair are a family business, we specialising in quality hair accessories that work on all hair types and are quick and easy. We are the only importers of African Butterfly hair clips in the UK.
Everyone needs a sewing machine and there is a machine for everyone- that's what we believe. A sewing machine helps you to make your house a home, makes curtains to fit the windows, tailors the perfect top, shortens the trousers, decorates the cushion and pieces the quilt. At Caffle we believe that everyone should get the most from their new machine. That's why we offer tuition with every machine we sell. Near or far we make sure that you get to know the ins and outs of your machine.
At Cancer Research UK we pioneer research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. With no government funding, our progress depends on your donations.
Card-io Majestix Stamps
We supply a wide range of ink pads and craft items for Rubber Stamping and all manner of Papercrafts, for your hand made Greetings Cards, Tags, Wedding Stationary and more.
Cards For Good Causes
Cards for Good Causes supports more than 250 UK national and local charities. We do this by selling the widest choice of Christmas cards online and through our 300 seasonal pop-up shops. In addition to cards, we sell a range of Christmas goods, including advent calendars, Christmas wrapping paper, gift tags and decorations, as well as gifts and toys. In the last 10 years alone, we have helped us raise over 40 million pounds for UK charities. We pay our participating member and guest charities at least 70p in every pound from their card sales and we want to keep raising as much money as possible each year for our charities.
I am mad about all things woolly! I produce my own yarns from locally sourced fleeces from hobby farmers who keep small flocks as pets as the husbandry of the animals is important to me as is the organic methods of farming used and the fact that I know the owners personally as well as the sheep. Once I buy the fleeces I prepare them using organic products and spin them to make yarns which I also make various items from including winter warmers, interior decor items, bags and novelty gifts. Another passion of mine is dyeing and again I like to keep this organic and forage for dye materials in the countryside surrounding the farm where I live and also grow a number of plants in my dye garden. I use the natural dyes I make to produce the coloured yarns. I teach spinning and dyeing at workshops I hold at the farm and enjoy the interaction with the people that attend the workshops and being able to pass on these skills.
Celloexpress is a small business run by partners John McCrory and Katie Daniels. Founded in 2011, the business is growing steadily. We are based in County Antrim, the largest of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Our main specialty is the cello bags. Made to a high standard in the UK, we can offer the best customer service to try to make sure you get the best bag for your needs. If you need extra help to choose, then please do not hesitate to call. We have been told we have the best selection of soft toy eyes. We have plastic backs and metal back eyes and noses, and a selection of joints, fabrics, squeakers and rattles. We have a growing selection of general craft items to compliment our main lines.
I am a textile artist living in South Wales using both traditional and experimental materials and techniques. I use conventional and innovative hand and machine stitching to create individual pieces of textile art whilst giving them a modern twist.
Clare Walsh Design
I am a Textile enthusiast, a designer, maker and workshop tutor based in the Cotswolds. Inspired by nature, I use natural leaves, flowers and herbs to create original designs and teach workshops in a range of Printed Textile techniques.
Comfort from Kindness - WW2 Canadian Red Cross Quilts
Comfort from Kindness will have a display of The Anna Mansi WW2 Canadian Red Cross Quilt beautiful collection of Quilts created in WWII. The Quilts represents and celebrates the tradition of sewing and the human compassion towards each other in times of need.
Cosy Craft Club
If you love to try new crafts then you'll love Cosy Craft Club craft kit subscriptions. Every month you'll receive a beautiful kit through the post to try a different craft. All our kits have been created by talented makers to teach you their craft, and contain everything you need to get going. Past crafts include weaving, embroidery and lino printing. Our subscriptions are flexible: you can pause, swap or cancel at any time, and we'll let you know in advance what the next month's craft is going to be. All our kits are available to buy individually as well!
A great range of crafting materials are available at amazing prices. Please visit us to discover the wide range of stock we have to offer.
Craftlines of Milton Keynes
Cross Stitch is back! We stock RT, Heritage, Golden Fleece and many more cross stitch and beading kits. We stock DMC threads even the new colour is range and Big hanks of DMC pearls threads. Wide range of scissors, hoops and a very wide range of John James needles.
I am an experienced, qualified crafts tutor offering a wide range of workshop choices. I can offer workshops in Willow, Felt Making, Silk Painting, Fabric Flowers, Devore Velvet, Soap Making and Wire Sculptures.
Creative Glass Guild
Creative Glass Guild is the largest art glass supply shop in the UK, specialising in multi-coloured stained glass, fusing glass, tools and kilns. They also run more than 40 creative courses across a range of glass working techniques with lots suitable for beginners. These range from taster days through to evening courses and long-term courses that run throughout the year. You can visit their large shop and studios in Bristol seven days a week.
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Creative South West Textiles
Creative South West is an organisation that supports emerging and professional textile artists and designer makers across the South West.
We organise textile workshops led by acclaimed, talented and international tutors, and also exhibiting opportunities so that we can collaborate and extend our practice.
Individual members also arrange and run textile courses: from beginner to felt making master classes, creative stitching, and fibrecraft workshops in their local areas.
For young people we offer Arts Award qualifications up to Gold, Level 3.
To find out more please contact email@example.com or take a look at our facebook pages.
Our Stand shows part of our Landmarks series exhibition and represents our individual responses to the South West landscape in felt and stitch.
Dawn Bibby Creations
We are very pleased to announce that Dawn Bibby will be exhibiting with us at Westpoint. This will be Dawn’s first time exhibiting in the South West. Further information to come soon. Dawn Bibby is a craft expert, designer, and TV presenter who designs her own products and inspires the world with her unique style. Her vibrant and fun range of stamps, dies, stencils reflect her extensive knowledge and passion of crafting.
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Decopatch is a really great way to decorate anything or everything using our special papers and glue-varnish medium, we have some great designs and shapes to cover, come along for a demo or take a seat and join the fun. Good for all ages, crafters and non crafters alike.
Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
We shall be displaying hand made bobbin lace and demonstrating. We will have a "have a go pillow" where anyone can see how easy it is to do.
Dot Com Bags
We sell a variety of ladies accessories, however our main passion is handbags. All our products are personally selected seasonally to ensure product quality and diversity - we endeavour to offer something to suit everyone at reasonable prices.
Supplies ribbon for all your craft hobbies and packaging come and see the amazing offers home of THE bow maker from craft TV.
Felt by Fi
In 2018 Fi was awarded the prestigious 'Craft 4 Crafters Student Award'. This award offered a trade stand and workshop space for three C4C shows enabling Fi to expand her business profile and selling/teaching opportunities.
Fi says �having experienced the C4C organisation whilst being a student at Bicton I was so pleased to receive my award - they are a generous, thoughtful and supportive business and I am really looking forward to working with them�
Join Fi for 4 different workshops, learning wet-felting, screen printing or block printing.
Fi is inspired by here, there and everywhere. Her work is hand-crafted & unique.
Felt Sew Somerset
Tracey is a dedicated felt and textile artist specializing in handcrafted felt, embroidery and dyeing techniques. Often combining these techniques together to create unique items of art. Which include wearables, gifts, pictorial art and items for the home.
On display will be various examples of her work, felting kits to purchase, and details of locally held workshops.
We are a family run business based in Somerset. All our wool is from our own flock. They are of a mixed breed that have lived all their life on our farm. We have recently decided to move forward with our business by selling on our wool to the market. All our wool is hand washed and carded.
Forever Living Products began its operations in the UK in 1992 and has grown from nothing to being the largest provider of aloe vera products in the UK in a very short period of time. Early in 1994, the Company moved to prestigious Longbridge Manor in Warwick as its UK headquarters.
Forge Fabrics offers you a wide range of Curtain and Upholstry fabrics that you can use to make your house a home. We also have a shop full of dressmaking fabrics, haberdashery, and knitting products.
Michelle creates fantastic, realistic needle felt sculptures. Visit her stand to see these beautiful creations and get some tips on how to make your own.
Gill Burbidge School of Fibrecraft
The school of fibrecraft stand is an exhibition of student and alumni contemporary Level 3 Fibrecraft portfolios and final pieces to include accessories, wearable art, interiors. From the sumptuous and exotic, to local and 'homespun'; primary to masterclass. Demonstrations, Make and Take, and opportunity to meet tutors, and alumni.
I am originally from South Africa but have been living in Wiltshire for the past 7 years. I make beaded and wirework jewellery, accessories and Christmas decorations, along with other crafts. Looking forward to launching some lovely new products at the Craft4Crafters event!
We are a family business designing and manufacturing 95% of our own products in the UK, we have been operational for 18 years, originally located in the United States of America, we set up operations in the UK in 2010. We use high speed Laser Cutting Machines to create the Stencils and Embellishments as well as our spectacular Glitter and Satin Paste which can be multitude of different surfaces, dries in minutes and is water resistant when fully dry, so can be used on Fabrics and Glass as well as Papercraft materials, plastics and wood.
Haberdashery and More
We have a large range of buttons, ribbons,embellishments, wool,thread, haberdashery , novelty gift items and much more.All at great prices with many special offer buys!
Heather Fowler, a member of the Thursday girls, will be bringing along her quilting expertise as well as displaying some beautiful, 1930's style quilts and patterns.
'All the quilts I'm bringing are based on original 1930s quilts. Working from photographs I draw the quilt blocks, resizing them so that I can make the blocks to work in a quilt. I then try to match the colours and fabrics of the original quilt as closely as possible, using reproduction fabrics. I do machine sew the quilt tops, but I hand quilt the finished quilt, using the original quilting designs if I can see them clearly, if not, doing my own thing!
Some of the quilts are samples for classes and workshops I teach, some have been drawn and written as patterns.'
The ultimate traditional sweet shop!! Visit him for tasty treats.
We offer a large range of Craft Dies, Stamps and Paper crafting supplies but also Jigsaw Puzzles, modern Board Games, Soft Toys and a few other bits we think our customers would like. We aim to offer very competitive prices on all the latest products, and have the most extensive range of Craft Dies in the UK. HixxySoft are members of the Craft and Hobby Association, have many happy customers on Facebook and are always on the lookout for the products we believe our customers will want.
Holly has been making jewellery, wire work flower crowns and wire bonsai tree sculptures for 30 years as well as teaching for 4 years. She teaches at a number of venues including the Women's Institute centre for learning at Denman. On her stand you can join in one of the 12 jewellery making workshops that are running daily. Buy some of her exquisite jewellery or have a rummage for some bargains in her excess vintage bead and crafting stock sale.
House of Tweed
The House of Tweed are specialists in creating luxurious handbags and accessories using bespoke designed tweed fabrics.
You will find all the buttons you need. 100% MADE IN ITALY.
Jan is a textile designer/maker living and working in Devon. Her lifelong addiction to textiles means she now works full-time as a textile artist and tutor. The inspiration for her textiles comes mainly from natural forms and textures. From the tiniest of seeds to a stretch of landscape: colour and texture can be seen all around, often in unexpected combinations. Jan will be running classes and give advice on her stand throughout the show.
The Green Man and The Dragons are back with some fabulous new designs. Also a great selection of Black Work. Plus Eye Aids a hands free Magnification System.
Techniques & Tips On Creating "Dazzlingly Different" Greeting Cards & Decorations;
Using Britannia Dies, Hunkydory, Kanban, Craft Buddy, Dawn Bibby & A Wide Range
Of Strikingly Different Products!
You Can't Afford To Miss Our 2019 'New Product Launch'
"The Crafter's Recipe For Success�.
Jo discovered her passion for batik whilst working with artists in Kota Baharu on the east coast of Malaysia in 1991. On returning to the UK she moved to Bristol and developed her own style of batik, repeating motifs to give the works life, depth and a sense of movement. The natural world provides an unlimited source of inspiration - the dynamics and tensions between different bird or animal groups are often a reflection of human social interactions. She works on white cotton fabric using traditional wax pens, wax and dyes building up layers to give depth and colour.
Talented artist/designer, maker and tutor, Joan specialises in needle felting. She is Devon based artist/designer maker and tutor who works in many different media. I am inspired by my faith and by the wonderful creation that surrounds me. I hope you enjoy taking a look at a selection of the pieces and services I can provide.
Kallosphere Creative LTD
Kallosphere is a family run business that makes and designs acrylic templates for applique, card making, quilting and more. Our library of designs covers a wide range of shapes from hexagons to sheep and chickens! We also take commissions for bespoke templates, please email for more information.
Kate Rattray Mosaic
I live and work in rural Somerset, UK, although originally from Devon. Inspired by nature and myth I make bold and dynamic glass and ceramic mosaic art works.
Having grown up in the countryside I have always had a deep respect of nature. Since I was very young I have been fascinated with ancient myths and legends; local stories and tales from overseas that take their very essence from nature.
Knit and Chat
We are just a small group of avid knitters and crafters who like to use our skills to make items that we can sell and raise money for local charities and good causes. Over 15,000 pounds since we began in November 2006. So please come and visit our stand to see how and what we're fundraising for!
Lacey May's Haberdashery
We stock a wide range of Haberdashery, tools and accessories that are often difficult to find elsewhere.
M12 & M9
We focus on providing our customers stylish & affordable Made in Italy Lagenlook ladies clothing with a contemporary fashion twist and a hint of country style. We love simple understated designs which are easy and comfortable to wear, but which breath a sense of effortless chic. Our range of premium quality clothing includes fabulous cashmere mix ponchos, sweaters, jumpers & scarves together some wonderful tunics, tops,dresses, gilets & coats. We really do hope you find what you are looking for and that we provide you with the quality and level of service you expect.
Manor House Hotel & Ashbury Hotel
We have Craft, Sport, Leisure, Spa & Golf facilities that are, we believe, unrivalled anywhere in the UK. Our craft centre offers 20 tutored crafts for beginners and enthusiasts alike. All tuition is included in the cost of your stay with only minimal charges made for materials used. We guarantee that there is something for everyone!
Marbling 4 Fun
Marbling is a mesmerizing, memorable and rewarding experience for teachers and pupils alike. Join Craig as he demonstrates the amazing craft of marbling.
Mark Pickles Sewing Studio
We are a family owned business with an extensive range of sewing machines and accessories and a wide selection of fabrics.
Melanie Deegan Sculptures
For over ten years Melanie has been working as a sculptor creating distinctive work using a range of materials to emphasise the movement of the subject. Each piece is unique starting as a simple wire structure that determines the pose and creates a skeleton to support the additional layers that will provide texture and colour to the sculpture. Often the simple wire sketch is a sculpture in its own right and this approach makes a very accessible introduction to the subject for anyone interested in trying sculpture for the ﬁrst time.
Mia had a love of jewellery from an early age, spending days as a child beachcombing for beautiful stones to make into necklaces for her Grandmother. After University, Mia spent her early career working in prestigious London jewellery stores and grading diamonds for De Beers. Having exchanged London for a studio in her beautiful hometown of Salisbury in order to start Mijoux Creations, Mia produces gorgeous handmade silver and gemstone jewellery, inspired by nature, water and the beauty of geometry. Mijoux Creations makes affordable jewellery to make you smile, give as unique presents or show someone special that you love them.
Monica Russel is an author of knitting pattern books, the lastest one is "Fair Isle Knitting, a practical and inspirational guide" published in September 2019. Monica designs all her own patterns including accessories, garments and homeware. She sells natural fibre yarn to accompany patterns and also kits for patterns with colourwork. Monica runs workshops from her home in East Sussex and at many craft and knitting shows.
Offering a massive choice of kits as well as showing you how to do this addictive craft. "You will get a chance on stand to have a go and it usually takes only one or two attempts to successfully place the first pixel - it is very easy."
Needles 2 Pins
Needles 2 Pins is exhibiting for the first time with Craft 4 Crafters and welcomes all fellow crafters and sewing enthusiasts. Visit Needles 2 Pins for all your needle and pin requirements, where quality teams up with a lifetime's experience of working within the sewing industry, offering the complete collection of John James hand sewing and machine needles, Schmetz machine needles, needle cases and sewing notions, plus the UK's largest collection of quality pins. Do you belong to a stitching group? Karen Parry the owner of Needles 2 Pins provides Needle and Pin Educational Knowhow Talks: contact Karen for further details firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Vodka Receives a Gold Star in the Great Taste Awards 2018 Smooth Premium Vodka triple filtered trough charcoal, using local spring water and high quality ingredients, distilled and bottled in Hertfordshire.
MoYou Nails is a leading brand based in London, who specialises in manufacturing nail art fashion products. We are committed to providing high-quality, safe and innovating products. Among our products of nail art and design you can find fashionable nail polish colours and unique designs nail art sets, beginners nail stamping kits, stamping nail polishes, image plates and professional collections. MoYou Nails, making the world prettier, one nail at the time.
Once Upon A Time
Come and visit our stand where you will find Stamps, Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Beading products, Jewellery, Gifts and Greeting Cards.
Watching paint dry has never been such good fun! Check out our stand to see how we can make beautiful images from pouring and mixing acrylics. Feel inspired!
Papershades was set up by artist Rosalind Freeborn who specialises in paper collage. She wanted to find a way to make her art available beyond a work on canvas. The concept may sound simple but it's taken a while for the idea to develop. Ros found a way to 'reinvent the wheel' - to create two sizes of wheels which can grip panels of paper and make a lampshade which fits comfortably and safely on the average lamp stand or room light.
Parrs Free Motion Rulers
British made steel Hopping Ruler Foot and Rulers for Quilting Designs on your Domestic Sewing Machine, New Designs and Patterns on sale. Demonstrations all day, everyday. Our system fits all Domestic Sewing Machines. As seen on Create and Craft
We are a hobby craft company based in the UK and have been established for over 21 years. We started out by designing a range of kits that are created by pinning different types of components such as Sequins, Beads, Ribbons, Braids etc to a variety of polystyrene shapes. Over the years we have developed an extensive range of kits that continue to provide a great source of enjoyment for crafters everywhere.
Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation. We aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home made patchwork quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community.
Purple Stitches is an independent bricks and mortar and online fabric shop based in Basingstoke, North Hampshire. We specialise in modern and quirky quilting cottons and dressmaking fabric from fabric companies such as Dashwood Studio, Sevenberry Windham, Robert Kaufman and many more. We stock a variety of sewing, quilting and dressmaking patterns, quality haberdashery, lace, ribbons and trims. We run luxury residential sewing retreats in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. A full list of retreats and workshops is available on our website www.purple-stitches.com
Purple Valley Design
Purple Valley specialises in British and international designer yarns, sock yarn from Opal and Grundl, knitting and crochet patterns, stunning crafty books from Searchpress and beautiful cross stitch kits.
Queen Camel Quilters
Queen Camel Quilters have created a redwork embroidered quilt which they are raffling in aid of St Margaret's Hospice. The quilt measures 74� x 60� and raffle tickets cost 1 pound each. The draw for the quilt will take place at the end of the group's patchwork & quilting exhibition on the 26/27 October in the Queen Camel Memorial Hall (BA22 7NF). Please do come and see us and support our fundraising for a most worthwhile cause.
Rachel John Extreme Textiles
The original Extreme Knitter! Contemporary textile artist and the inventor and maker behind the extraordinary Extreme Textiles.
Rebecca Bruton is a textile artist who was awarded the 'emerging artist of Somerset' in 2018 and now exhibits nationally. Rebecca specialises in free motion embroidery and applique with vintage fabrics to create her intricate work.
Scarflace Primrose C
Genuine Scarf-lace presented by Primrose c, our scarf is designed as tube with a magnet on the end. No more knots around the neck, no more slipping or sliding however you choice to style the Scarf-lace it will stay in place. They are all handmade in the uk, my family business have been selling this product for 29 years and we have a massive following of customer world wide.
Unique patchwork fabrics and kits inspired by nature.
We sell 100% cotton fabric, batting, thread and various tools and equipment for quilting and more. Visit our stand to find your perfect fabric!
Sewing-Sanctuary have sourced textiles from South Korea for several years and the knowledge of the local Printers has now enabled us to develop our own designs. Today, most of fabrics we sell are Sarah's own designs. Over these years we have introduced laminated cottons of a very high quality that are easy to sew and ideal for all applications, not just for table cloths. We have developed our own range of craft patterns for bags, soft toys and clothes. The latest laminated cotton is machine washable and we are developing patterns that make the most of this wonderful new product, come and visit us.
We create uniquely designed fabrics, cards and paper for all occasions, inspired by the South West.
Sonia will be running a wonderful workshop in which you can make your very own beautiful hanging baskets.
South West Quilters
We are an organization covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, bringing together like minded people with a love of sewing.
Raising money and awareness for (Prostate Cancer Care) Southmead Hospital.
We design and manufacture, in house, our own storage units. These are the Really Useful Box Storage Units and the Fold-away range. We are also recognized as the manufacturer of the Best Craft Organizer cabinets for the UK and Europe. We have a large range of boxes, bags and furniture for crafts (scrapbooking, cards, beads, sewing, etc), and also the office and home office. Please visit us on our stand to see our products and range.
Street and Glastonbury Avalon U3A - Quilting for All
Avalon Quilters grew out of the local Street and Glastonbury U3A Quilting Group to provide a focus for local quilters who were not eligible for U3A Membership.
We meet on the first Saturday of each month at The Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon (near Street) to share quilting tips and ideas. We have a wide and varied programme of outside tutors which during the past year included the kaleidoscope quilts that you can see on our display. Members of the group also lead workshops where they share their expertise on techniques such as stained glass quilting, making bondaweb book covers, fabric bowls and Christmas crackers. Our programme for the coming year includes scrappy collage with Kate Dowty, Celtic knotwork, Fibonnacci quilting and Kantha quilting, modern Dresdens, cathedral windows and Manx quilting. We also use our sewing skills to raise funds for local charities and many of our members have supported the U3A group in making bedcovers for the dementia unit at the West Mendip Hospital.
Sue Ryder is a wonderful charity that supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses across the UK and internationally.
Textile artist specialising in hand spinning and organic dyeing of local fleeces and luxury fibres.
Tatting & Design
We sell all kinds of threads suitable for lace making, tatting, crochet, embroidery and other hand crafts. We also have a large selection of shuttles, needles, pattern books and accessories for tatting. Workshops for learning to needle tat or shuttle tat will be available on our stand.
The Art of the Needle
Liz Tapper graduated from the Royal School of Needlework's apprenticeship in 1998. She now teaches a wide variety of hand embroidery techniques, designs her own range of embroidery kits, accepts commissions and gives talks around the country.
The Beadworkers Guild
The Beadworkers Guild was formed in 1999. It is a Registered Charity with a small Board of Trustees, all of whom are volunteers. Almost all of the Guild's activities are undertaken by volunteers.
The Button Box Devon
The Button Box Devon started in 2011 and are proud of our South West roots. Based in Devon and working solely online and at events we now stock hundreds of buttons and over 400 ribbons and trims. Come over to our stand and have a look at our lovely selection of some of our stock, much of which is unique and totally exclusive or have a preshow visit to our website at www.buttonboxdevon.co.uk or find our Etsy Shop.
The Craft Studio
"Learn the art of craft" is it's mission - by creating a positive, friendly and supportive environment we aim to provide children and people with the right setting in which to learn by doing. We aim to create a crafting community where people can share their ideas and skills, gain confidence through exploring and learning together.
The Crafty Little Corner
If you fancy having a go with Powertex's fabric hardener and textile hardener come along to Shell's workshops running all day.
Come along and meet The Makerss, Sophie and Steffi, authors of Making Needle Felted Animals, on their stand. See the displays of life-size needle felted animals including Reece the lamb, Ginger the chicken with her chicks, and our tribute to Wind in the Willows, as well as a giant butterfly! You can also learn a new skill on one of our workshops, have a stab on our fun group picture, find colourful wool batts, needle felting supplies, kits, and our signed book Making Needle Felted Animals.
The Quilted Bear
At The Quilted Bear we endeavour to deliver competitive prices and a customer service experience second to none. The Quilted Bear has been in operation for over 20 years, initially selling from a retail store in Bristol. Now exhibiting at many specialist craft and quilting related shows throughout the UK, we also sell a huge selection of products online. We really believe in giving our customers what you want, which is why we offer such an extensive selection of brands and products for you to choose from. Adding new products daily, The Quilted Bear should be your one stop shop for all your crafting needs!
The White Walker (Embroiderers Guild)
The Embroiderers Guild will be bringing their phenomenal creation, a 4 metre tall White Walker! We are very excited as this will be the first time this wonderful creation will be exhibited in the south west. If you haven't seen Game of Thrones, it is a Fantasy TV series based on the books by George RR Martin. The White Walkers are mythical creatures and the bad guys, they used to be humans but have now turned into ice monsters and tend to kill everything in their path. The White Walker has been embroidered by hand by the talented members of the Embroiders Guild and is definitely worth a visit even if you aren't a Game of Thrones fan.
Thimbles Fabrics and Crafts
We are a family business committed to providing a high level of professional service and competence. With a variety of high quality fabrics, you can get all your creative needs with affordable prices.
UK Quilters United
The UK Quilters united are a group of quilters attempting to promote quilting across the UK and the world. Come and visit them to join their group and get tips from some fantastic, passionate experts.
Q1 & M3
Viv White Textiles
Inspiration comes from all around me with current themes including birds, maps and the Somerset levels. I rarely use new fabrics preferring to build on the traditions of women throughout history using stitching, patching and darning to give new life to fabrics. I enjoy sharing my excitement and enjoyment of textiles with others and teach art and stitch workshops for both children and adults.
When Civil war broke out in America in 1861 both Union and Confederate women supported the war effort by making quilts to provide their soldiers with warm bedding and also to raffle to raise money. The quilts were commonly made of scraps and old clothing with old feed sacks used for the backing. A variety of blocks were used which were often simple as the quilts were made in a hurry. They often incorporated patriotic symbols or words of encouragement. After the war ended more detailed commemorative quilts were produced.
This quilt was a group project sewn by members of Walton Textile Group and made from a kit that was donated. It is being raffled to raise money for the Hospice movement.
West Country Embroiderers
West Country Embroiderers was founded in 1973 with the aim of promoting and encouraging the skill of embroidery to all levels of ability. Today we have almost 1000 members from an area covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire and encompassing all manner of textiles and needle crafts. Please come to our stand where you will be able to see our amazing embroidery gallery as well as being able to find out more about us.
We are a group of people of varied skill and experience who enjoy quilting.
For over 15 years we have been providing training courses at Westpoint Forge for absolute beginners, the hobbyist, the professionals, or those wanting to take it up as a career. We are at the show every day, so drop in and say hello.
We are members of the Wincanton lace making guild. Come and ask us if you have any questions about lace and view our wonderful display.
Established from humble beginnings in 1972 by our founder Kenneth Watkins OBE, we now have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK. We protect and campaign on behalf of this country's woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.