LePlan_t

The idea behind my business is that I'm obsessed with plants since last year, first lock down. Being furloughed and always at home, I started buying plants to keep me company but slowly it became more than this. I was never a plant person, my mom can confirm that, but everything changed last year when I jumped from only one plant to over 60 in a short time. Later that year we moved houses so it became easier for me to start new hobbies, so I ordered myself a beginner kit of air dry clay, to try and do some planters or just to play around. I found it really entertaining, so I practiced every day and I just got to the conclusion that this might work, so why not try and sell them. I planned everything, I made my own website, promoted my page, constantly coming with new ideas and eventually on the 25th of January 2021 I launched my website to the public. I've recently started hand painting terracotta pots as well, with interpretations of famous paintings, taking my inspiration from everywhere and make it my own style. My pottery range goes from clay pots, to hand painted terracotta, to coffee-resin pots (we love coffee and we made it last forever in our pots), and I do offer the options for plants, as I have a collection specially made for this on my website. As my full time job, I'm working in hospitality, and currently had my contract changed to part time so I can still have time to work for myself, the goal being that by the end of the year I could actually live my dream and make people happy with my unique pots constantly.

ImperfectUnicorn

Hello, I’m Melissa, the Imperfect Unicorn, and I make and sell handmade greeting cards. I grew up being crafty and making greeting cards with my mom. I spent less time crafting as a university student but picked it up again post-graduation. After the first lockdown of the pandemic hit, I found myself making more greeting cards than I knew what to do with, so after many months, I finally set up my Etsy shop. This last year, my husband and I were relocated from Oregon, U.S.A. to Reading, U.K. due to my husband’s work. Now, card making, which has always been a fun and comforting pastime for me, has also become a major way for me to stay in touch with my family and friends back home. Although I am super thankful to have the ease of texting, emailing, and Zooming with loved ones, there is still something special about writing a handwritten letter tucked inside a handcrafted card.

The Yarny Octopus

I was diagnosed with MS 5 years ago and on the advice of my GP I took up knitting which in turn introduced the wonderful world of YARN! Self patterning, self striping gorgeous multi coloured yarn. I fell in love and the old fashion and textiles student inside me just wanted to know how it was done. So here I am in the Wild West Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall surrounded by the most rugged, beautiful and sometimes intimidating coastline. I have the inspiration of Sun, Sea, Cliffs, Flora and Fauna at my fingertips for inspiration. I love colour and the process of creating the yarns. I will always remain grateful to that GP for encouraging me to try something new and opening my eyes to this stunning world of colour and creating. The possibilities are endless.

Makers Superstore

When Laura got in touch to support our new venture we were delighted to bring Makers Superstore on board ! With a clear 'Makers Community' ethic this is what Laura has to say about their brand " We have four key words that make up our vision:

INNOVATION - CONNECTIVITY - CREATIVITY - PRIDE

We WILL bring INNOVATION into our product offerings, by way of new developments or innovative curation of offers.

We WILL promote CONNECTIVITY in the Makers world - online with our Makes and product demonstration sessions through social platforms, and in the communities through our Maker Meetups, social gatherings and workshops. We will collaborate with independent stores to build a community network. 

We WILL support YOU, the Maker, to unleash your CREATIVITY and that immeasurable feeling of PRIDE in the end result. Then we will be happy!

We also want to feel a sense of PRIDE, in delivering first class products and first class service !

The Fabric Townhouse

Hello, we’re Christine and Tom - The Fabric Townhouse. The Fabric Townhouse was born in 2020 - yes we’re a “lockdown business!” - and is an online fabric and haberdashery store. 2020 changed everything for our family, so we decided to take the opportunity and create an online space where you can find fun, bright and only the best quality fabrics we can find.  With a gorgeous range of fabrics, general haberdashery, gifts, patterns and more, we've got you covered for all your dressmaking, quilting and crafting adventures. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates, and tag us in your wonderful makes. Our virtual doors are always open and you can reach us at christine@thefabrictownhouse.co.uk.

Rainbow Fusions

I am Karina, a mum of 4 children but also an indie dyer of wool and natural yarns. I hand dye these in my dye studio where I am based in the North East of Scotland. I started dyeing my own colours back in 2014 when I learned to crochet. I am a lover of bright and bold colours and could not find these shades in stores so I learned how to dye my own. I run Rainbow Fusions full time with the help of my husband and young children who help me pack orders. I also make unique resin buttons, stitch markers, have yarn treats subscription boxes, monthly yarn clubs and my annual yarn Advent Calendar. I am passionate about my colours I create and the feedback from my customers is amazing but watching them be made in to beautiful creations makes me so so happy. I really do love my job.

Pool of Gems

I am Elaine Mountfort and I started making jewellery forty years ago as a hobby. I started out with beads and sterling silver and have tried most jewellery making techniques over the years. I particularly like making resin jewellery and this is the style I sell in my shop which I started when my making started to outstrip my gifting needs. I do it because I love it! 

Lemondrop Bows

Hi I’m Jayne and I make handmade hair bows and accessories. Most people create a business in something they have experience in. Not me! My background is actually financial, however I have a love of making pretties as my daughters call it. For me it is quality over quantity so all my bows are made from felt backed fabric to give customers a beautiful hair bow which will last for years. I think it is always important to do what you love. Love what you do. It will create a sense of pride in you that will make you who you are x

Edelweiss Fibres

Edelweiss Fibres is a small batch hand dyed yarn studio run by Mariette out of her garage just outside of Edinburgh. Mariette started dying yarn as a hobby during one of the many 2020 lockdowns, and soon found herself producing more yarn than she could ever knit - or even crochet - up. So she started Edelweiss Fibres to share her love of yarn and yellow with anyone who would listen. Edelweiss Fibres is named after Mariette's grandmother who had a yarn shop of her own during the 60's, and who's enduring love of handicrafts inspired Mariette to pick up her first knitting needles as a child. Mariette's colourways are inspired by natural beauty, largely in the shape of flowers, but also landscapes and the ocean. She specialises in semisolid colourways which she loves to knit with, but also offers variegated and speckled ones. 

The Knitting Companion

I retired as a mental health nurse in Dec 2016 and spent time developing my passion for knitting. I went to a fairisle workshop with Bev Hodgkinson and also a professional finishing workshop, also by Bev.

I went to wool shows and met Marie Wallin who encouraged me to try a larger garment. I knit my Maple cardigan in my own choice of colours and it was during this time that I realised there was a need for a knitting notebook with ready printed rows with numbers to correspond with the pattern row. I designed "The Knitter's Companion", and shortly after "The Crocheter's Companion". Since then I have expanded the range and introduced diaries specifically for the knitter or crocheter. The format is the same with glossy wipeable covers, wire comb bound to enable them to sit flat, with loads of useful sections. Since then my products have grown to include project bags, knitting needle cases, crochet hook cases, travel crafting kits, stitchmarkers, mindfulness sets, greeting cards with a yarny theme incorporating stitchmarkers as embellishments plus other items as they spring to mind! I have been very busy making masks over the pandemic and have a range of knitting and yarny themed ones. I love crafting and adore the buzz of a craft show. I am madly creative and love to share my interest with my sister Julie who has learning difficulties. My husband Mike, is my childhood sweetheart and this year is our Ruby anniversary! We have 4 gorgeous grandchildren from our 2 sons and their wives and our life revolves around our family. Mike is very supportive and encourages me. I will be happy to give all customers a little extra treat when they purchase from me at the Cambridge Craft Festival.

The Silk Spinner's Studio

Hello, welcome to the Silk Spinner’s Studio. My name is Bernie Witchalls, I am a Silk Spinner, Textile Artist and Weaver. Spinning Silk defines me, it makes me joyful, peaceful and relaxed. By using this ancient craft that has changed very little over time I feel connected to my Celtic roots and to other Spinners across the world and throughout the ages. I prefer to use the feel of the fibres to dictate the look of the finished yarn. I enjoy creating something entirely different every time I spin or paint on Silk. I am inspired by the natural world and nature’s amazing palette of colours, as well as from my local fenland and coastal landscapes. My favourite artist is Claude Monet and I have visited his beautiful gardens at Giverny several times. My husband even proposed to me in the gardens! Amongst other passions that inspire me are Stone Circles, Ancient Britain, Celtic Ireland and Sighthounds (Deerhounds and Wolfhounds). I will take commissions and I can offer Silk Spinning tuition workshops for Spinning groups and am available to give talks about Silk fibres and being a Silk Spinner.

Emily Jolley

I am an artist living in Cambridgeshire and specialise in abstract paintings incorporating emulsion paints. I also make smaller abstracts on paper, drawings and prints; and a playful collection of handmade jewellery, paint trapped within necklaces, allows art lovers to carry tiny artworks with them. Having studied fine art at university over a decade ago I’m starting the journey to make my passion into my career. I love making, I love responding intuitively to my environment and the materials that I use, and I love how images and objects can make a difference to how we feel. I am constantly inspired by other makers and am delighted to be part of the 2021 @cambridgecraftfestival 

Dario Design

I’m Dario Fisher, an illustrator from Swansea, based in Cambridge. My illustrations are born out of a love of nature – particularly that of the ocean, with a fascination of whales spanning back to my earliest memories of gazing up at their huge skeletons in the Natural History Museum in London, and more recently incredible an whale watching experience in Norway. My pen and ink drawings are mixed with paint and digital techniques to create a heavily stylised set of illustrations, trying to capture the scale and wonder of deep sea creatures. Ever more concerned about the environment and sustainability, I try to use my work to promote eco-living through re-usble products such as cotton bags and aluminium water bottles.

Velvet Cooper 

I’m Velvet Cooper, a freelance illustrator based in Hertfordshire. I graduated with a degree in Textile design  in 2018 where I developed the love for digital drawings and have since been working on a range of projects. I love drawing buildings in the local area. I’m thinking of new ideas to add to my shop. I get inspired by local building and nature around Hertfordshire. I love seeing the drawing grow and develop into a image and seeing my take on the location.

AngellPomPoms

My name is Charlotte Angell, I started my business making Pom Pom wreaths a couple of years ago.  My bestseller during the first lockdown of 2020 was my rainbow wreath which although looks small in the photo is 30cm diameter.  In second lockdown there was a demand for rainbow pom pom fairy lights and I use 3m wires of warm white or ice white lights. I am now finding that customers are requesting coloured pom poms to coordinate with their decor so I am mainly creating custom orders for pom pom lights. I enjoy finding household objects that I can decorate with pom poms - hence the mirror and the plant pot on my Instagram page!  I have a huge wool store and enjoy matching my colours with customer requests for specific coloured pom poms in their orders.

Julie Barham Ceramics

I was brought up in Devon,  and my interest in ceramics was kindled by a Saturday morning pottery class at the Plymouth College of Art and  by frequent visits to the  Dartington  Pottery.   I now live in Surrey, working as a potter from my garden studio.  I produce  mainly tableware, but also more sculptural pieces for the garden. I work with both stoneware and earthenware clays, and decorate with coloured slips. I am inspired by patterns, colours and textures found in plants, the coast, textiles, and architecture.

Argenti By Jane 

My name is Jane Richardson and I am a self taught Jewellery Maker from Essex. I make all different kinds of Jewellery using a mixture of different metals, including Sterling Silver and all different kinds of beads including natural gemstones. Over many years I worked in the Retail Jewellery Trade and my interest started from there.A few years later,  I started making beaded bracelets and silver plated jewellery for family and friends as gifts the I moved on to local boot fairs.  Then in September 2019 with the help and support from my family and friends, I set up and self funded my small business. Christmas 2019 was a great start with craft fairs and markets but that all stopped as COVID struck and I just didn’t know what to do!! Along with thousands other small businesses.  In November 2020 I started a group page on Facebook @Janes Jewellery and I’ve managed to take orders and sales through there. I love creating and making new designs and taking special orders and personalising customers gifts .I make all different kinds of Jewellery items including, bracelets, earrings, necklaces , personalised bangles, birthstone jewellery, keyrings, men’s and children’s jewellery too.

The Merry Hoop

I’m Mary - the maker of merry hoops and more. I am a mum by day and an embroiderer by ...every little chance I get. We moved to Cambridge four years ago from Cleveland, Ohio. By profession I am a linguist with a doctorate in linguistics. However, I’ve always had a strong passion for art as it seems to run in my family. I love nature and wildlife and it’s so easy to get inspired and create in this beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Many of my materials and supplies are found in charity shops or handed down by friends, and I mostly work with a mix of DMC, wool or silk threads, wool roving, felt, beads, and findings that I have to hand. I love up-cycling and re-purposing where I can. In this way I believe that each embroidery piece has a history and story waiting to be told. 

The Cambridgeshire Hand Engraver

Having finished school with no idea what to do in life Master Hand Engraver Perry Lewis was introduced into the jewellery industry when his uncle proposed he apply for a hand engraving apprenticeship at a well established wedding ring manufacturers. It was at this point he discovered a passion he never knew existed and after 6 years he progressed to a well known hand engraving company in London where he built upon his skills. Perry has had the pleasure of engraving for some of the top jewellers and silversmiths in the UK and has also has worked with many prestigious trophies and events such as The Heineken Cup, The FA Premier League Cup, The Augusta Masters, the ICC Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon, The Americas Cup, The Cartier Queens Cup and even has a permanent piece on display at the National Science museum in London. The Cambridgeshire Hand Engraver offers a wide range of skills to deal with all aspects of engraving from surface engraving, lettering, jewellery carving and antique restorations to seal engraving, trophie lettering and customised commisions. The Cambridgeshire Hand Engraver strives to keep the ancient skill of hand engraving alive.

Fatbob Crafts

Fatbob Crafts was initially started up as a hobby business by myself following a suggestion from my wife that I should start selling some of the Crafts that I had been doing for my own pleasure. I am a keen Bushcrafter and also a Biker so a lot of the items that are for sale are influenced by these two pastimes. I work mainly with Leather, all my Leather products are handcrafted the traditional way first with the initial design process then the cutting of the constituent parts, next the design is hand carved and tooled onto the leather with a swivel knife and various stamps and mallets, the piece is then hand dyed and painted using pro leather dye and acrylic paint, the assembly is then done and hand Saddle stitched using waxed thread and various rivets/press studs, the final stage is 3 to 4 coats of a beeswax balm to protect the leather from the elements. This whole process may take a little longer than the mass produced cheap products available elsewhere but the traditional handcrafted items I make are something you will be proud to own and made to last, after all quality isn’t cheap or fast. I Also work with Wood, and Antler (using the shed antlers after rutting season from the highlands of Scotland) mainly with the added metalwork involved with the knives, I am a very keen artist also so occasionally some of my Artwork may also pop up for sale. I am an absolute enthusiast when it comes to creating traditional quality handmade items. It gives me a tremendous sense of inner pleasure when i see the satisfied look on my customers' faces.

Katy Louise Crochet

My name is Katy. I'm originally from Somerset but I moved up to West Yorkshire just over 3 years ago where I work in admin. I began crocheting shortly before moving as I really wanted to make a blanket! I'd tried knitting but didn't get on with it as well and couldn't imagine knitting a blanket. Then my friend happened to mention crochet one day. So I looked up a few YouTube videos, got myself a hook and some random colours of wool and made myself a granny square blanket. After that I was hooked! I stuck with granny squares for a while just constantly making blankets (much to my partner's delight but you can never have too many blankets!) Then people started asking if I could make this or that and I started to branch out and really discover the amazing crochet community. It wasn't long before people started commenting that I should start an Etsy and sell some of the things I make. I started to put some serious thought into it after I made a stack of snowflakes for decorations at work and my colleagues went wild for them! It was still about a year after that that I finally took the plunge and started my Etsy back in November 2020. Blankets, particularly granny squares, will always be my first love. They make fantastic gifts and are always useful to have around the house, even just as a bit of decoration. Blankets, of all varieties, will always be a staple on my Etsy along with other cosy makes such as shawls. I love making anything cosy. I have branched out a bit from just cosy makes, and I'm now making a wide range of things; stress balls, hair accessories and even bookmarks! I'm a huge bookworm so I'm hoping to make more book related items. Crochet brings me a sense of calm and joy. I always have fun making my products and hope to keep providing new and different items. And of course, plenty of blankets! 

Curly Sue Crafts

Hello, my name is Sarah and I run Curly Sue Crafts specialising in bright and colourful bunting. I’ve been doing this for 3 years now, when both my children started school full time, and I love it! I have ready to post items and can make bespoke lengths and themes – drop me a message to discuss any ideas!

Arrowsmith Turning

My name is David Arrowsmith, I am an amateur woodturner who specialises in handturned wooden bowls as well as wooden pens. I have always enjoyed working with wood and discovering techniques to make practical as well as beautiful things with it. I bought my first lathe just under 3 years ago on a bit of a whim and ever since I have been hooked. Entirely self-taught, the journey so far has been one of a lot of trial and error, but this is all part of the learning curve and sometimes the mistakes you make can send you in a different direction with a piece! Being able to make an otherwise nondistinct piece of wood come alive by applying my skills is one of the most rewarding parts of my hobby. Learning new ways to prepare, cut and finish keep me enthused and are always rewarding yet challenging.

Eco Japan 

I started Eco Japan in the lead up to Christmas 2018. Celebrating Christmas in the U.K.  I’d become used to seeing so much beautiful wrapping paper wasted every year, I thought I should do something about it. So I started using traditional Japanese Furoshiki fabric instead of wrapping paper. Furoshiki is the perfect eco-alternative to wrapping paper as you can use it again and again. From that simple start, I have now branched out into other eco-friendly Japanese design items and homeware, bringing traditional Japanese craft products with an environmental ethos to the U.K.  I used to import Furoshiki from Japan but I started to make some Furoshiki and other sustainable products all by myself. All the products I make have eco conscious ethos behind such as up-cycle, reusable or plastic free, and also I carefully look into and source the material whether where they come from and how they are creative. 

Jade Hope Designs 

I am Jade from Jade Hope Designs, I am a Silversmith and Jeweller based in Hertfordshire. I make bespoke jewellery from my workshop in letchworth. My work takes inspiration from the natural world and my ideas stem from naturally occurring patterns and my love of the sea. My ethos is to use resources without waste So I tend to create designs where the cutoffs and scrap are reused and turned into new jewellery.  I also love engraving and this can be seen through out a range of my work. To me engraving is the ability to draw on metal, its a way to sketch ideas that are permanent, it allows you to accept your mistakes and imperfections and turn them into something stunning. I am also  happy to undertake commissions and happy to work with clients on their ideas to develop them into something they will love, so if you are interested then just drop me an email. Alternately  you can always call to discuss a project.  

Lele Saa Creations

My name is Lele Saa and I create limited editions of high quality colourful prints inspired by nature and pop culture. I believe in sustainability and slow art; art that is meant to last. That's why all of my illustrations are produced on demand in small and limited editions of Giclée prints; high quality ink-jet copies printed in archival art papers with a lifespan of up to 200 years. Most of my prints have a maximum of 25 copies. When a design is gone, is gone! I also create seasonable and more affordable products, like notebooks or cards. All carefully produced locally in the UK; taking into account lower impact on the environment.

She Wears Red Feathers

I specialise in handcrafted bags and purses, in beautiful fabrics ranging from bright and quirky to muted and subtle. All my bags are one of a kind. I make what I love but I can't keep them all !

The Wool Shed

Liv is an indie dyer based in Cheshire in the UK, she specialises in creating bright and funky yarns for crafties into hand knitting, crochet, needlecraft, weaving and stash building! Liv offers ready-to-ship stock which is introduced every few weeks in regular shop updates, and dyed to order colourways on a wide range of high-quality bases if you’re after a larger quantity or a different weight of yarn. The Wool Shed is also open to custom orders!

Fox In The City Knits

My name is Daniella and I am a hand knit designer. Foxy was originally created by my sister, illustrator Venice Shone. She drew him as he went about his life, imagining that the place he called home was her garden shed. Foxy is an urban fox with many hobbies including cycling, knitting, painting, gardening and cooking (particularly making pancakes).I am a knitter and designer by profession and with Venice’s blessing decided to give Foxy life as a knitted character in early 2019. I designed a knitting kit which includes a simple pattern, quality cotton yarn, natural fleece stuffing and optional birch needles, all in a handy calico bag featuring one of Venice’s illustrations. Foxy stands at approx. 37cm tall. The kit is available to purchase from our Etsy shop where you will also find downloadable knitting patterns for a range of outfits and accessories. Look out for the knitted armchair, rucksack and his new Harry Styles JW Anderson patchwork jacket. We are continually creating more designs to add to his ever increasing wardrobe and at the beginning of this year introduced Foxy’s friend Echo, the Arctic fox. She also comes as a kit to knit and there are patterns for her clothes too. I should add that Foxy has since moved out of the garden shed and into his own apartment. Venice has also compiled an illustrated book of her Foxy drawings which is available in our Etsy shop.

Stitchy Lobster

Hello, my name is Vikensha and I am a self confessed yarn, knitting and crochet addict! I have always been a keen crafter and self taught myself to knit in 2017 and crochet in 2019. I soon began to develop an obsession for cute and colourful stitch markers. The 2020 lockdown gave me a lot of time and as a result, Stitchy Lobster was born as I wanted to share these creations with other crafters.  I always strive to create items that I myself would love to own and I am particularly inspired with all things pastel and rainbow! Hearing from other crafters and seeing my creations on their projects always makes me smile and makes me passionate about creating cute accessories.  I also welcome custom orders, if you would like any variants of the products offered, please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance :)Please let me know if you need any additional information! 

Quercus

At Quercus, we produce and sell beautiful handcrafted oak products. Our current range consists of candle holders in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and we plan to broaden our range in the coming months to include other items. Quercus came about as a way of doing something useful with the leftover bits of oak sleeper from a lockdown garden project. The first few candle holders were made, and we decided that making and selling handcrafted items is really quite fun, so when we had used up the leftover sleepers, we bought a whole load more oak and Quercus was officially launched! We love the fact that each item is unique and shows the different grains of the wood, brought out fully in our natural tung oil finish. We have a range of styles, from our Standard range to our 'Quirkies' with bold and sweeping curves. Our full range can be found on our website or Facebook page, along with details of how to contact us and make a purchase.

Makes by Cate

My name is Cate and I’m a knitter, sewer, crafter and general maker from Cambridge. I started my Etsy shop in Lockdown as a way to embrace my passions for making and vintage fabrics. I wanted to create easy to use, sustainable, roomy bags for all uses, but craft oriented. My little bags have been used as project bags, makeup bags and pencil cases, and I’m sure there are thousands of uses for them! 

I’m super inspired by all things vintage, crafty and creative. My love of vintage clothes and textiles definitely keeps me hunting for the next beautiful thing! 

I’m passionate about sustainability, and recycling fabrics into new, beautiful things. 

Rosie In Stitches

The Friends of the Rosie are enthusiastic volunteers whose aim is to improve the services the hospital provides by raising money for items that the NHS does not buy. They have a Tea Shop in the Outpatient Clinic and a loyal team who make children's clothes and toys to sell under the name "Rosie in Stitches". They are interested in the comfort of all Rosie patients, and supply specially designed furniture, as well as refurbishing wards. In the community they supply midwives with state-of-the-art equipment. If you can spare a few hours a week, or wish to make a donation, they would be happy to hear from you.

Luna Light Treasures

Luna Light Treasures produces handmade and made to order jewellery, home décor and gifts as well as taking custom requests to bring your ideas to life! Please give us a message through our Etsy shop if you have any ideas that you would like to become a reality 😊

I was inspired during the many walks lockdown brought us to begin this passion by bringing the beautiful colours and patterns nature gives us and incorporating them into my designs. I began creating unique handmade jewellery pieces using dried pressed flowers and soon incorporated these flowers into home décor items to bring the outside in.

Give us a follow on Instagram to stay up to date with events, giveaways and new items in our shop!

Gloryous Artisan Jewellery

Melanie says " I was introduced to jewellery making by my brother Mikey B who was a guest designer on Jewellery Maker and the rest is history. My company is named after my late mum Glory who unfortunately never saw any of my creations

My passion in seed beading, shrink plastic and wire wrapping, but enjoy macramé and memory wire work too as well as doing my cross stitch and looking after my allotment. The majority of the gem stones I have used can be provided with a certificate of authenticity

Please take a look at what I have made and if anything is of interest it can be purchased from either my Facebook page, my Mademe shop or Etsy shop. I am also available for commissions, feel free to ask. Any questions please comment on my post or private message me and I will respond.

A page like would be great on Facebook or join my group please "

Cleo & Bel

Hello, I’m Belinda and I’m the crafty creator & designer at Cleo & Bel. And Cleo is our rescue cat! All of my items are handmade with love here in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.  

I make original & unique textile gifts, seasonal makes, bespoke commission pieces, crocheted gifts and upcycled cards. A lot of my items are eco-friendly products as I am passionate about the environment and nature. 

My ‘best sellers’ are my beautiful crochet blankets, shawls, hats, gloves and funky bunting. My eco-friendly bamboo/hemp/cotton face pads. And my unique machine ‘free-form-embroidery’ cards! 

Nicole’s Handmade Accessories

Hello, I’m Nicole and I run Nicole’s Handmade Accessories. I started making jewellery back in 2007 after attending a jewellery making course at my local bead shop. It was after then that I created ’Nicole’s Handmade Accessories’ and started to attend craft fairs. I enjoy creating one off pieces as I know that each piece is individual and unique. Over the years I’ve tried many different styles and currently enjoy creating using silver clay. I’ve launched a range of silver clay items which can be personalised as well as kumihimo bracelets and necklaces and chainmaille bracelets. I love to create custom orders, as I enjoy being customers ideas to life. My items can be bought via FaceBook & Instagram.

Knitting Needle Lane

Knitting Needle Lane has been established since 2017 first starting life within the Cambridge Market. Now an online yarn shop you can enjoy the delights of our hand dyed luxury yarns through to yarn kits and more. Life's too short not to buy good yarn right ?! If you are local to Cambridge we offer FREE home delivery or a 'Click & Collect' option. Workshops will be returning as soon as we feel the time is right to do so. For now, join in with our virtual events - all details can be found within our website or social media pages. Here to support the mindfulness of your craft.

Beth Witchalls Art

I am a traditionally trained animator working on hand drawn feature films and tv shows. I have always taken inspiration from nature and enjoy creating paintings of wildlife in my spare time. I currently have 2 collections of wildlife paintings created using sepia ink, the first of which are available as prints. I hope to have my 2nd collection available online soon along with some originals. I am always open to discuss commissions.

Turns & Burns

Dad and his boy making beeswax candles and decorations. We've always loved crafting so when we found some old moulds at nanny's (who used to have bees) we thought it would be a great little project. Lockdown proved that making and crafting is a positive and calming (unless you drop a bag of gold mica) pass time and hopefully any money we make will go towards a crafting shed so we can make as much mess as we like.

Fox & Squirrel Creations

Hi, my name is Hannah and I am one half of Fox & Squirrel Creations, I run this side business with my Mum. We specialise in hand-dyed yarn perfect for knitting and crochet projects and all our yarn is dyed at our home in Paignton, Devon. We mainly focus on bright and bold colourways but have branched out into more pastel tones. We attended a local yarn festival, at the end of 2019, where I picked up a starter dyeing kit and once I dyed my first skein of yarn I was hooked and was constantly thinking of new colourways. We took the plunge in September 2020 and set up our Etsy shop. We are inspired by the beautiful coastline and countryside that Devon has to offer. We love being creative and both of us crochet and knit and we love all things wool related.

Leya's Sewing Loft

Hello, I'm Leya, of Leya's Sewing Loft. I have lived in Ely for 3 years now, I'm a professional seamstress with a degree in fashion. I have always wanted to have my own little business and recently decided to do just that. Currently I offer handmade baby and children's clothes from newborn to 5years. My range is always expanding in style and sizes. I hand draw all my own garment patterns and even accept custom orders. I can't wait for you to share this new venture with me.

Under The Olive Tree Knits

Hello and welcome to Under the Olive Tree Knits! Here you will find all the ingredients that make a happy knitter. Choose from our range of unique hand dyed yarns, or request your own custom dye from over 50 colours available. Or why not create a knitting kit for your next project? We also stock a lovely range of knitting tools and accessories including knitting beads, stitch markers, KnitPro needles and much more! Come and take a look - and if you can't find what you are looking for, just drop me a message and I'll do my best to help :)