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Hi my name is Kezia and I am the dyer behind Right Side Yarns. I am a tiny business based in the Scottish Borders that was established in May 2020 and all my yarn is dyed in my home!
Yarn dyeing was my latest hobby when I was given the opportunity to sell my yarn in my local yarn store, Unwind Yarns Galashiels, and I jumped at the chance. It has given me a way to continue to stay at home with my two children whilst also giving me a creative outlet and a means of earning a little money.
I am inspired by the colours around me and tend to be very spontaneous with my dyeing which can give me very unique and surprising results! Some of my favourite colourways were created during very experimental dye sessions; experimenting with colour is probably why I love dyeing so much.
Dyeing yarn has become more than a hobby or a job, it has become a passion. It's a way for me to bring life to other people's knitting and crochet; the yarn we use and the colours we use can transform our projects and show the world a part of ourselves! We are all so unique and our creativity is such an important way to express that, let everyone know who you are because you are amazing!
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Wool n Stuff is a large city centre yarn shop and we are absolutely passionate about yarn. I originally started the business when my son was born selling yarn online and fast forward 11 years we now work out of a former night club. We stock an extensive range of main stream yarns as well as Manos and our own hand dyed yarns and British wool yarns we have had spun exclusively for us. If you like your yarn woolly check out our Homegrown Yarn.
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During the event I will be offering 10% off everything in my shop with the code Craftfest.
I am a small maker and environmentalist who believes that healing, for both humans and the Planet, comes from a connection with nature and mindful crafts. Marsh&Moor is to me a way to engage in something meditative and nurturing for my mental health as well as a way of sharing my values with others. I naturally dye regeneratively farmed British wool in small batches for weavers, knitters and other fiber arts lovers to enjoy in their work, as well as running my own weaving project through which I aim to create one-of-a-kind multifunctional textile pieces which can both be worn and used around the house. My designs are always asymmetric, always intuitive, following the flow of creativity and emotion present in that very moment in time. Each piece is unique and I will never weave two identical ones. I try to adhere to a soil-to-soil model in which what we use returns to the Earth in some form (therefore the choice of using regeneratively farmed wool, dye stuff is composted, water is collected and reused) as well as supporting local economy and working with only UK based suppliers. I put a lot of heart and soul into growing my dye own dye plants as well as mindful foraging.
Carole King is a bookbinder, artist and printmaker from West Wales. She has a degree in Fine Art from the UCA, Farnham and a Cert Ed. from Homerton, Cambridge.
She binds sketch books for artists and notebooks for writers, albums, dissertations and memoirs creating very individual books for their owners.
Carole silkscreen prints her own hand drawn designs onto colourful papers and fabrics for the book covers, also scouring vintage markets for fabrics and household objects to create one-of-a-kind volumes.
Carole took part in the Cambrian Mountains Wool Challenge and more recently bound a book to be placed in the belly of a ‘fish’ for the ‘Landscapes of Faith Festival’. She teaches various bookbinding courses with ‘Make it in Wales’ and at other venues around South Wales.
Gardener, occasional beekeeper and retired miniature steam train driver.
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Hello! I’m Kayleigh from Cyndraarts I design and make project bags of all sizes, as well as crochet hook and knitting needle rolls. My bags and accessories are designed especially for knitters and crocheters and are the perfect way to store your woolly projects and tools! I love beautiful, bright colours and bold patterns and combine the two to create my bags. The idea for my first project bag design came about when I was on a plane and my yarns were becoming annoyingly tangled! From that moment, an idea started evolving and my first double-sectioned bag was eventually born 😊 Since then, I have just kept on sewing and designing new bags and accessories! The best bit is that I make them to suit you - you can choose your colours and fabrics. If you’re not yet a knitter but would love to learn, I have a ‘Learn to Knit Kit’ which takes even a complete beginner through, step-by-step, how to knit their own pair of cosy socks. What are you waiting for? Hop on over !
Hello my name is Carolyn I am the designer and maker behind Rela Designs which I started 6 years ago after a spell of ill health encouraged by my daughters Rebecca and Laura. I have sewn since an early age encouraged by my Grandmothers one of which was a tailoress although bag making came about by accident after I saw a pattern for a Beach bag in Prima magazine. I am a self confessed fabric addict. I acquire my fabrics from many sources most are brand new but some have had a life before and finding vintage fabric is always a bonus. Unusual prints and colourful designs always inspire me to design and make unique bags which are beautiful but practical. When you purchase one of my bags you can be assured, I have taken time and care in the construction, paying particular attention to reinforcing handles, pockets and fastenings.
** CCF Discount use code : anniversary for 11% off **
I'm Angela and I hand dye yarn in small batches from my home in Cornwall not far from the coast. I have 3 young children who are home educated and keep me quite busy so most of my dyeing is done in the evenings whilst I binge watch my favourite sci-fi shows - currently Stargate SG-1! I started hand dyeing for myself when I learned to weave a couple of years ago, this naturally progressed to dyeing skeins for knitting and crochet. I've recently started knitting again and enjoy it much more with hand dyed yarn!I love yarn and colour, and how yarn can be used to make beautiful, unique woven cloth, knitted and crocheted items. I take a lot of inspiration from the natural world around me, the beauty of the outdoors, but also from the random things that pop into my head! Evizen Design gives me the opportunity to explore the things I enjoy and create lovely yarn that others can have the pleasure of using.
*I will be offering 10% off during the Craft Festival and free postage*
Hello! My name is Sarah and I run Curly Sue Crafts specialising in bright and colourful bunting which I’ve been doing full time for nearly 4 years, since my children started school, and I love it! I feel that even a little bit of bunting can add joy to any space, inside or outside, and this eco-friendly decoration will last for years. I love creating custom orders for weddings, fetes, birthdays, children’s bedrooms - any colours, any combination, any...thing!! As long as I can source it, I can do it! The majority of bunting in my Etsy shop is ready to post, so custom orders can take a little longer however I have an extensive stock of colours here and I am happy to discuss any requirements and timescales - just drop me a message. I have recently started making waterproof bunting which means your outside space can look joyous all year round! I hope my bunting makes you smile and thank you for taking the time to read about my small business.
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**Offering a discount of 10% using code CAMBRIDGE10 which will be valid until 31st October 2021 **
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 , working with Shibori silk and wire wrapping, but enjoy macrame and memory wire work too as well as doing my cross stitch and looking after my allotment. All the gem stones I have used can be provided with a certificate of authenticity. I have recently been recycling and up cycling old jewellery to make my spiders and some of my jewellery, so they get a second life. My favourite make at the moment is my shibori swan brooch , which took forever to make as had to keep washing my hands to keep the white silk clean. It was made with freshwater pearls, white topaz and clear quartz.
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** Offering 15% discount for the event **
Hello! I am Karina and the founder of Rainbow Fusions - an Independent Dyer of luxury wool and natural yarns. Originally from South London and now living in North East Scotland with my husband, 4 children and 3 dogs. Rainbow Fusions started back in 2014 shortly after I learned to crochet after my 2nd child was born. I was unable to find yarn in the colours I liked so learned how to dye my own. My choice of fluorescent bright, vibrant and bold colours caught the eye of many and soon after I was taking commissions. My business grew bigger and bigger and I am thankful after these years I am still doing something I absolutely love. I have signature colourways and also dye small batches of unique colours. As well as yarn, I make by hand resin buttons in a variety of shapes, sizes and unique colours.