More exhibitors at Festiwool

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Jane sells stylish and practical accessories and tools for the yarn crafter, including project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins, and cards and labels in her ETSY shop. She has knitting patterns available in the Ravelry store.

When Jane is at an event she also sells lovely ceramic yarnbowls, handmade by a good friend, who is a talented potter. His yarnbowls have been sold at craft fairs and local knitting shops. Take a look at Chris Greening Pottery.


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Doodlestop creates some of the most innovative and fun tools and accessories for fibre artists in the UK. If you are a knitter, crocheter, felter, spinner, weaver or dyer, there is something for you here, and if your not, then we have starter kits to help you catch the bug!

We have also created the popular wip-o-pedia project journal, and similar books for dyers and spinners which are a fantastic way of logging information and memories of projects.

We are a family business, and work together from our home in the Cambridgeshire countryside.

 

Also at Festiwool -

The International Feltmakers Association

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was formed to foster worldwide interest in felt, to promote members’ work, and to keep members in contact with one another for exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Members’ interests range from the historical and anthropological aspects of felt to the art and craft of felt as a medium. The Association aims to increase the general involvement in feltmaking through a network of regional groups, the quarterly journal “Felt Matters”, exhibitions, lectures and workshops.

Members also travel far and wide to learn traditional and new methods and to present feltmaking in schools and colleges. There is communication and interaction between feltmakers from all over the world.


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FromCheviot shearling fleeces, the farm has produced pure natural knitting wool balls, and washed hanks. It is a nice soft wool in natural colours. In addition the farm sells genuine sheepskin rugs in various colours, and other sheepskin products.

If you are into spinning your own fleeces, the farm can also provide these at shearing time. 

 

Appearing at Festiwool

Joe's Toes

You'll love Joe's Toes! Whether you buy for yourself, to give as a gift or purchase ready made, our easy-to-make kits are fun to put together and a joy to wear. We have slipper kits to suit all ages, from our tiny newborn knit and crochet kits up to a men's size 12 (that's a U.S. size 14!).

No sewing machine or glue is needed to make the kits - just simple hand stitching through the pre-punched holes. We pre-cut all the parts to size and they come ready to stitch. Needle and thread are included.  


Jenpatola

Sourcing textiles in India is a pleasure for Jennifer. She works with small businesses, families, and individuals, who produce beautiful handmade goods, using traditional methods of embroidery, hand block-printing, and weaving, in cotton and silk.

Having Jentola enables Jennifer to be in India regularly; a country she loves. Jennifer sources vintage textiles in Gujurata, Rajasthan, and West Bengal. 


 

Guilds at Festiwool

The Knitting and Crochet Guild

The local branch of the guild will be present again at this year's Festiwool. 

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The Guild  is a national educational charity dedicated to UK domestic knitting and crochet, run by volunteers and supported by subscriptions and donations. It has members throughout the UK and a growing number of international subscribers. You don't need a qualification to join - the guild welcomes all levels of expertise from beginners to experts and to those who have an interest in the history and future of these crafts - so please take a look at what makes it special and join.

Eight workshops available

at Festiwool 2017

including an informal presentation and discussion about selling your handmade fibre creations., with Rainy Williamson, the editor of British Fibre Art Magazine.

Or, why not try some new skills - drop-spindle spinning, dorset button-making, or fairisle knitting. Or, you could extend your sewing skills and make this lovely Orla Keily Washbag. There are two places remaining on the morning session.

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Hurry - places are filling fast.

 

Spotlight on Local business

The Haberdashery (Hitchin Market) 

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sells Wool, thread, lace, elastic, buttons, trimmings, ribbon, zips and much more.                             

Festiwool tickets are available from The Habberdashery Stall, number 59-62 on Tuesday, Friday, Saturdays at Hitchin market.

Hitchin Lavender

In addition to lavender products for sale -  

Hitchin Lavender runs a wide range of craft courses; from knitted, scented flowers, to Printing and Ceramics. During the ceramic workshop you will get the chance to hand craft a trinket dish from cold porcelain, using various moulding techniques.You will also be able to hand shape various clay beads to create a necklace to go with your trinket dish.