We are delighted to announce the wonderful exhibitors who will be at NYE in November!
We will be introducing you to each and everyone of them in the coming weeks and the beautiful delights that they will have on offer in Nottingham.
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21st Century Yarns provide exclusive hand-dyed wools, silks, cottons, fabrics in a wonderful array of colours and textures and designer packs. Suitable for all creative textile art.
999 Fine and Vintage make exclusive hand made one off silver pieces, including beautiful shawl and hair pins that are hallmarked in Sheffield. These are complemented with beautiful vintage pieces.
ArtYarn specialise in European hand-knitting yarns. They provide an extensive assortment of sock yarns and fabulous quality yarns from cotton to cashmere, felting fibres and all of the accessories that you need to make your craft a pleasure!
Baa Ram Ewe makes beautiful, luxurious hand knitting yarns spun and dyed in Yorkshire, using carefully blended local sheep breeds and British fibres. In addition to these delights, are the beautiful collections of knitwear designs including: Sweaters, Ganseys, blankets and accessories. Baa Ram Ewe are on a mission to reconnect Yorkshire to its woolly heritage; showcasing the skill and quality that still exists in the industry locally.
Beth from Beehive Yarns creates beautiful, hand-dyed yarn with a vintage twist. She offers unique colourways across a range of delightfully squishy yarn bases – all of which are named after celebrities famous for modelling a fabulous beehive hair ‘do!
Dyed in York, Beth's colourways are inspired by music, travel and film and have a distinctly retro aesthetic.
Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly is a freelance designer and tutor based in Loughborough. She has had patterns published by The Knitter, Knit Today, Knit Now, Pompom Quarterly and Simply Knitting. You will find Nicki’s beautiful designs available as patterns and kits, along with her range of knitting and crochet greetings cards. She will also be selling knitting and crochet tools and a selection of yarn.
Petra from Black Elephant produces exquisite hand-dyed colourways on beautiful yarn that she stocks worldwide. If you need your daily fix of yarn then make sure that you check out Petra's fabulous Instagram feed!
Deborah from Chromologie Yarns is an avid crocheter and a new indie dyer with a passion for colour and yarn. She has a background in Fine Art and enjoys applying colour theory and techniques to yarn to create colours and thoughtful palettes. You will find gorgeous yarn including Merino and Bamboo in both 100g skeins and mini skein sets.
Graham from Coastal Colours will provide a gorgeous selection of hand dyed luxury knitting yarns in 4ply and lace weights using exotic fibres such as Alpaca, Yak, Silk, Cashmere and Camel, as well as Bluefaced Leicester and Merino. They have their own blend of Alpaca Silk Cashmere tops for hand spinning in 5 natural colours and well as hand dyed. They also have hand dyed tops using various wool and exotic fibre mixes. Knitting patterns, knitting needles, kits and handmade wooden lucets and buttons will also be available.
Cotswold Alpacas breed alpacas for their fabulous fibre from which they produce a range of beautiful yarns in both natural colours and hand dyed using natural plant dyes. They also design patterns and have their own range of crochet and knitting kits.
Dina's Home of Crafts is an independent craft company which specialises in quality yarns & accessories, both manufactured and handmade. Dina will offer hand dyed yarns, handmade stitch markers, project bags, ready to make kits and other knitting and crochet accessories.
Debbie of Down Sheepy Lane produces gorgeous hand dyed yarn (mainly fingering/sock and DK weight) in colours inspired by nature, fandoms and her favourite books and films. Project bags and stitch markers that co-ordinate with the themes of Debbies yarn will also be available.
Hayley of Ducky Darlings is a local indie yarn dyer from Derbyshire with her own hand dyed yarns and accessories, made by herself. Check out her gorgeous variegated and speckled colourways and start planning your projects now :)
Ayesha is the dyer behind Dusty Dimples and will be returning to NYE in 2018. Her gorgeous yarns are a joy to behold, her hand dyed yarns are a delightful mix of variegated, semi-solid and speckles.
The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is a unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard and has been lovingly restored as a living history museum. You will be able to find out more about the museum and the 400 year history of framework knitting and how it gave birth to the Nottingham lace industry. There will be practical demonstrations and 'hands on' opportunities.
Helen of Giddy Yarns is a self-confessed sock knitting addict and it is these yarn bases that she predominantly focuses on. Her beautiful self-stripping sock yarn is sold in gobstopper balls and her sock sets include a gorgeous contrasting mini! Helen's semi-solid, variegated and speckled yarns have a wide range of applications, she will be introducing her Christmas colourways in November too!
Hey Jay Hand Dyed Yarns will have a fantastic array of beautifully hand dyed yarn. The yarns that Hannah will be selling are 4ply in natural fibres (all sock suitable with supporting nylon for added wear) with a smattering of lace weights to mix it up. Check out her gorgeous Fade Kit Project Packs and Plus Size skeins!
Home Bird Makes produces beautiful personalised, hand-made bags, fabric baskets and accessories. Ali's favourite fabrics to use for her products are by Liberty and Tilda. You will definitely need one for each of your 'Works in Progress' ;)
Home Farm Wensleydales run a flock of over 500 rare breed Wensleydales and Bluefaced Leicester sheep, slaughter free, for wool. Their wool is washed in Bradford and spun in Leeds at a traditional worsted mill. Jayne tries to use every part of the sheeps fleece, so are delighted to be offering for sale - raw fleece, washed fleece, dyed fleece, worsted spun wool and hand spun wool, milled dyed wool and hand dyed wool as well as some lovely complimentary patterns to complete a knitting kit, or your choice of wool and fleece to make your own garment.
The colourways of Hummingbird Yarns are inspired by the natural world, including the rolling countryside of their home county of Leicestershire. You will find beautiful, ethically produced, hand dyed yarns that include variegated, semi-solids and speckles, from subtle to brightly coloured. These will be complemented with hand made stitch markers and gorgeous shawl kits, designed by Kerry herself.
Ida's House are a bricks and mortar shop that sells beautiful yarn and a gorgeous range of tools sourced from around the world. These include: scissors from Kelmscott designs in Canada, Katrinkles hand made stitch markers from the USA and the stunning Cohana range of notions from Japan. They also have the odd vintage piece when they find something irresistible!
Giannina of Italian Buttons will be bringing along a fabulous selection of buttons, bag handles, beads and other gorgeous accessories to complement your finished garments.
Ashley of Jelly Beans Yarns produces beautiful hand dyed yarns, blended fibres for spinning and a range of 'must have' products from Fleeced Love. Gorgeous yarn as yummy as it sounds :)
Jem Weston, based in Nottingham, is the author of Cute Comfort Knits and The Knitted Nursery, she designs cute and contemporary knitting patterns for cosy homewares, cuddly toys and colourful accessories. Jemma will have for sale her fabulous books and a selection of yarn packs for some of the projects in these books. Jemma will be launching new designs this Autumn and Winter which will be available for sale as kits!
Jo.Knit.Sew. It was the need for funky, colourful pure wool that led Jo to hand dye her own colourways. It is not just yarn that you can purchase - make sure that you check out Jo's AMAZING Big Girl Pants!
KARST Yarns. Sarah is a Nottingham girl and attended NYE as a visitor in 2017 and is returning this year as an exhibitor, with her new range of beautiful hand dyed yarn! Inspired by popular culture, books and movies Sarah's variegated yarns are a must.
Knit One are a bricks and mortar shop in located in Leicester. Alison stocks a wide range of scrummy yarn and notions including, Rico, Sirdar, Sublime, Rowan, Fyberspates, Katia, Lang, Hayfield, Erika Knight, Noro, Adriafil, Araucania, West Yorkshire Spinners, Louisa Harding, Schoppel-Wolle and Juniper Moon. Alison also produces exclusive crochet kits too!
2018 is the Knitting and Crochet Guild's 40th anniversary they will be showcasing examples of the designs of their Patrons, Kaffe Fassett, Debbie Abrahams and Sasha Kagan. Their theme this year is from Preservation to Inspiration,they will be highlighting some of the work of their members who have taken inspiration from patterns from the year of their inception 1978 to create modern versions of the designs. You can also get your skeins wound!
Kelly, owner of Lay Family Yarn and along with daughter Megan dye yarns inspired largely by nature and the things around them. Beautiful colourways on wool and luxury yarn bases are their signature.
Abby from Luxury Yarns produces gorgeous cashmere, silk and other luxury yarns hand dyed in her own exclusive colour palette. You will also find a lovely range of patterns and kits commissioned or designed by Abby herself. As Abby says 'Because life's too short to knit with cheap yarn'
Norah George is a small artisan shop run by Tracy; an avid crafter and yarn addict, based in rural Leicestershire. Each of her beautiful skeins of yarn are dyed by hand in her kitchen. You will find gorgeous variegated and semi solid colourways, that are works of art, along with yarn packs for popular designs, including The Floozy Cardigan by Truly Myrtle Designs.
We are delighted to welcome back to NYE the Notts and District Guild of Handspinners, Weavers and Dyers. The team will be demonstrating a range of techniques, it is a fantastic opportunity for you to have a go at a new craft that could become a lifetime passion!
Duncan Thorpe, a consultant from Prym, will be demonstrating a wide range of their ergonomic knitting pins and crochet hooks. These will also be available to purchase. We have some exciting giveaways planned in conjunction with Prym, so make sure that you keep posted.
Chris Brennan of Riverside knits will have a wide selection of yarn, accessories and sheepskin rugs for your perusal!
Jill from Sable Yarn produces beautiful hand-dyed yarn in a multitude of variegated and semi-solid colourways. Sock yarns, luxury bases, mini-skeins, roving, kits and more! What is more pattern support is available with Jill's beautiful knitted sock designs and stunning crochet shawls.
Hand-dyed in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Yarn produce beautiful hand-blended colourways inspired by the nature, history and legends of Sherwood. You will find a selection of British yarn, including Bluefaced Leicester and Wensleydale together with luxury silk blends and fine merino. Yarn kits will be available for designs by international designers: Olive Knits, Verena Cohrs (The Sustainablist), Making Stories, Solene Le Roux, Crochet Works and Sarah Hazell.
Snelston Tweed produces a stylish range of fabrics and yarns, from the fleeces of their Shetland and Blue-faced Leicester sheep reared on the Snelston Estate in Derbyshire. They use our unique collections of plain, herringbone and plaid fabrics to make a range of handbags, cushions, waistcoats, jackets, dog coats and knitwear. Snelston Tweed is a fabric for the future, ecologically sound and provenance assured. All of their products are made in Great Britain.
Gem of Snuggly Stars Yarns produces gorgeous variegated unique hand-dyed colourways in a range of different snuggly weights. You will also find self stripping sock yarn together with a range of accessories and notions, perfect for all of your project needs.
Lizi of Strawberry Fields Yarn has a fabulous selection of hand-dyed yarn. Her 'Votes for Women' self stripping colourway is to die for, check this out on her website! You will find other gorgeous colourways and sock clubs.
Temporal Spin produces hand dyed yarn with a science fiction/ geek theme. Rhian's yarns are inspired by fandoms such as Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings and Star Trek (to name but a few). She also makes fab resin buttons to match!
Nottingham's very own The Corner of Craft produces lovely beaded stitch markers and progress keepers. She also hand dyes yarn under the name "Chromatic Yarns", these gorgeous colourways are inspired by the tabletop role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons! If you haven't yet checked out Hannah's very enjoyable podcast, it is a must!
Immediate Media produce The Knitter and Simply Crochet magazines, written and made for, and by, creative knitters and crocheters who love to use high quality yarns to make beautiful, inspiring designs. They love working with amazing designers, and give makers, yarn producers and independent dyers a platform to showcase their wonderful stories, designs and yarns.
Michelle from The Loveliest Little Yarn Company will bring you the loveliest yarn, patterns and knitting accessories! Yarn brands include Life in the Long Grass, Coop Knits, Qing Fibre, Skein Queen and much more. Pattern support is provided by Ysolda, West Knits, Kate Davies Designs, Pom Pom, just to name a few.
The Lovely Little Wool Shop is a bricks and mortar shop located in Ruddington. You will find gorgeous yarns, kits and knitting and crochet supplies. Make sure that you check out Karen's super-snuggly blanket kits.
Tanya from The Woolly Tangle produces a plethora of gorgeous hand made items, including project bags, stitch markers and beautiful knitting and crochet kits in lovely yarns. Why not treat yourself or someone else? Perfect for those magical Christmas gifts!
Trava and Wool produce gorgeous Natural Hand Dyed Yarn using plants that are foraged in woods, fields and verges, together with natural botanical extracts. Their yarns include breed specific wool and luxurious fibres such as silk and cashmere.
Truly Hooked are Nottingham based indie dyers. Their beautiful yarns are vibrant, bold and eye-catching, with a nod towards the delicate and whimsical too. Stunning speckled skeins sit alongside bright semi-solids, and they offer a range of mini skeins, gradient yarns and double stranded sock blanks too. Verity also self publishes pattern books, including 'The Sock Drawer' which won the Favourite Knitting Book category at the 2017 British Knitting Awards. Its follow up, 'The Second Drawer Down' will be available at NYE.
Victoria, of Velvet Sixpence, is based here in Nottingham and NYE is her local show. She specialises in beautiful wool and wool/silk blend fibres for spinners and felters. She will also be bringing along handcarded batts, handspun yarns and her own blended fibre collection, The Elements. As Victoria so eloquently puts it 'Sumptuous Elegance for the Practical Person'.
Whim Wham Buttons are a small family business producing handcrafted ceramic buttons from their home in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the Potteries. They use fine bone china and traditional pottery skills to produce their exquisite buttons, each of which is beautifully hand painted.
Wool Zone is an independent 'bricks & mortar' wool shop based in Oakham, Rutland. They specialise in sock yarns and self-patterning yarns and gorgeous kits for both knitting and crochet. You will find a selection of European yarns (Drops Design, Scheepjes, Opal, Grundl and Schoppelwolle) and British yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners.
Woolmouse is a family cooperative of crafters! Bri makes gorgeous wooden shawl pins. David hand dyes luxury yarns including pure silk and alpaca silk, for which they have their own knitting and crochet patterns. Katie produces very popular textile based greetings cards. Grace hand sews craft pinnys, project bags and relaxed easy wear garments from wool tweed and natural fabrics. They make absolutely everything they sell themselves and use only the best quality materials.
Caz from Wulla is an independent Spinner and Dyer, producing squishy super chunky/giant yarns. Wulla is an exciting young brand and Caz is keen to evolve out and around the traditional crafting community to explore yarn as an artistic medium. The strength of the wool and its size mean that it is a versatile medium that can be used in a variety of contexts, from knitting and crochet to weaving, rug making, knot making and textile art.