We are delighted to release our exhibitor list for this year's Nottingham Yarn Expo! We have 60+ exhibitors offering a fabulous variety of knitting and crochet related crafts, spinning, felting, design and accessories.
Kasia is the owner of 80 Skeins and it is a child of her two passions - yarn and cakes. Yes, Kasia's yarns are almost good enough to eat! You will find multicoloured yarn cakes, all with sweet names. If this wasn't enough Kasia also offers hand dyed yarn and unique but more and more popular Latvian Dundaga as well.
999 Fine & Vintage produce beautiful handmade jewellery from 999 fine silver. Alison's specialties are shawl and hair pins, but you will also find lots of delectable items that are perfect for gifts or that special treat for yourself. Alison will also be bringing along a range of her carefully selected vintage jewellery too!
Fiona from A Little Bit Sheepish will be bringing along a fabulous range of goodies for fibre crafters. You can expect to see Fiona's hand dyed yarn and fibre, independently produced patterns, stitch markers, project bags, drop spindles, felting kits and fibre for felting. What is more, all of Fiona's wool is British in origin!
Emma is the creator behind All Wool that Ends Wool (what a fab name)! This is Emma's first visit to NYE so be sure to stop by and admire her beautifully vibrant hand dyed yarn, the self striping sock yarn is to die for! You will find a range of different weights, including sock and double knitting. Emma also makes her own resin buttons, stitch markers and yarn cosies.
We are delighted that Richard and his team at Art Yarn will be exhibiting again this year. Their stall in the Central Court area will definitely have a buzz! Expect to find lots of quality European yarn and accessories, including: Lang Yarns, Schoppel-Wolle and Addi.
We are delighted that Baa Ram Ewe will be joining us for a second year! Katherine's stall certainly has the wow factor celebrating Yorkshire and it's rich woolly heritage. Baa Ram Ewe are celebrating their 10th Birthday this year and will be bringing their yarns including Titus, Winterburn and Pip Colourway.
Baavet Ltd manufacture and sell gorgeous pure wool bedding made from 100% British wool that is supplied by farmers they know personally and who are local to them. You will be able to purchase duvets, protectors, pillows and throws. Why not upgrade your bedding this Autumn? In addition Baavet Ltd also sell carded wool for craft projects including needle felting and core wool.
Nicki Merrall of Being Knitterly is a freelance knit and crochet designer and tutor. She has had designs published in numerous publications including, Pom Pom Quarterly, The Knitter and Knit Now, to name but a few. Nicki teaches, including at her studio in Loughborough. You will find Nicki's gorgeous patterns for sale as well as kits, greeting cards, knitting and crochet tools, as well as a small selection of yarn.
Bird Street UK is a small family business based in Bristol. Clare will be bringing along beautiful hand dyed yarn and handmade project bags. Her yarn has gorgeous tones and subtle variegation, speckled colours and tonal colourways. Perfect for a range of projects ranging from socks and hats, to contemporary shawls and sweaters.
Sophie of Botanical Yarn will be bringing along a specially curated selection of wool, knitting and crochet accessories. You can expect to find hand dyed yarn from Spectrum Fibre, Black Elephant, Fibre Fox and Olann, as well as Sophie's own yarn. Sophie stocks Katrinkles notions and a whole range of accessories and bags.
Claire Nettleship Yarns is a newbie when it comes to dyeing yarn, but her results are amazing. Claire will be selling some stunning self striping yarns along with lots of other goodies that you need to add to your stash.
This is Clararosecrafts first visit to Nottingham Yarn Expo. Sharon produces gorgeous handmade project bags and notion pouches in beautiful fabrics to keep your precious projects safe. If you are a spinner or wannabe spinner head over to Sharon's stall for her fantastic range of rolags. Why not add some handmade stitch markers to your shopping list too?
We are delighted to welcome back Lindsey and Graham of Coastal Colours! You will find lots of gorgeous and luxury hand dyed yarn and fibre for you to knit, crochet and spin.
Cotswold Alpacas breed their herd of alpacas on 12 acres in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds. Alpaca yarn is beautiful and has many fantastic qualities. Bridget will be selling both natural and yarn that has been hand dyed using plant dyes. You will also be able to purchase crochet kits and patterns.
We are delighted to welcome Jodi and Cuddlebums to NYE this year. Cuddlebums offer a range of beautiful, luxury hand dyed yarns in bold and bright colourways. All of Jodi's yarns are individually hand dyed in her studio in the heart of the Pennines. Her gorgeous rainbow colourways are available in a range of yarn weights and in lovely mini-skeins too. Make sure that you check out Jodi's fab kits and add them to your shopping list.
We are delighted that Erica will be bringing Debonnaire Yarns back to Nottingham this year. Erica's opulent, saturated colourways are all hand dyed to her exacting specifications. You will also find lots of original patterns for inspiration along with a full range of needles, hooks and accessories!
Chenda and Kim are Derbyshire Woolcrafts, a new company who produce beautiful needle-felted animals. They will be bringing along a selection of their fantastic Woolly Kits, meet and felt your favourite animals including a fox, hare, mice, ducklings and much more. Never felted before? Chenda and Kim will guide you in the basic techniques through their excellent demonstrations.
Dina's Home of Crafts specialises in luxury hand dyed yarn and fibre. Dina's inspiration for her sumptuous colourways pays homage to her Eastern European routes. You will also find gorgeous patterns and kits alongside a large variety of accessories that includes needles and hooks, notions and project bags.
Debbie of Down Sheepy Lane produces luxury yarns in a range of colours and bases. She dyes a selection of yarn weights including super wash 4 ply, DK and aran, with inspiration drawn from pop culture, TV, books, films and family memories. You will also find a selection of self striping yarn and project bags.
Hayley of Ducky Darlings is a regular at NYE. Hayley produces beautiful hand-dyed yarns at her home in the lovely Derbyshire Dales. Her inspirations are her location and interests in everyday life. Hayley will have a selection of luxury yarn bases from micro minis to three skein shawl packs.
Ayesha aka Dusty Dimples will be exhibiting for her third time at Nottingham. Ayesha's beautiful yarns are a delight and you will find a stunning selection of her hand dyed creations in lots of weights, including sock, aran and double knit. Ayesha also has a number of yarn clubs that you can subscribe to.
Shadow of Felt Fusion is new to Nottingham Yarn Expo. Shadow hand dyes a multitude of yarn bases and weights, with an emphasis on variegated colourways and bold colours. She also dyes self-striping yarns (wow these are amazing), knitting blanks and fibre.
The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is a living museum that is a unique example of a 19th century framework knitters' yard. A visit to the museum tells the 400 year history of framework knitting and how it gave birth to Nottingham's lace industry. Mary will give you a taste of the work that the museum does and will expertly demonstrate some of their machinery.
Ishrat and her business, Fruitful Fusion Dyes are based right here in Nottingham and we are delighted that she will be exhibiting this year! Ishrat produces beautiful vibrant hand dyed yarns that are inspired by her fusion of backgrounds, travels around the World and much more!
Hannah will be exhibiting again with her business Hey Jay Hand Dyed Yarns. Hannah's focus is on bright, bold and dramatic colourways, that are definitely not subtle (her own words)! She stocks numerous yarn bases in a variety of different weights, perfect for lots of projects. You are definitely in for a treat with lots of one of a kind colourways!
Listen to live music by Highly Strung, a fantastic string quartet based here in the Midlands. This all female ensemble have performed for many high profile clients, orchestras and pop groups.
Sustainability and ethically produced yarns are important to Kerry and her business Hummingbird Yarns! Kerry does not use silk, preferring a plant based alternative, and has lots of nylon-free sock yarn. She also ensures that her yarn is sourced from non-mulesed sheep. Her beautiful hand dyed yarn is mainly 4ply and double knit in both full skeins and mini skein bundles. You will find pattern support in Kerry's fab shawl, sock, hat and cowl designs, these are also available as gift sets. Kerry is collaborating with a potter who makes yarn bowls and she will be bringing these to Nottingham too!
Tara of Irish Artisan Yarn is a textile designer, her influences are the wonderful Irish landscapes where she grew up. Tara's yarns are all hand-painted and are therefore unique. Tara supplies a wide range of yarn bases that include beautiful 4 ply sock yarn, luxurious alpaca blends, merino and mini skeins.
We are delighted that Jem Weston will be exhibiting again in November. Jemma is an independent designer based here in Nottingham, she is the author of the books Cute Little Knits, The Knitted Nursery Collection and Cute Comfort Knits. Jemma will be launching her new book in August and she will be bringing this along to NYE! You will also be able to purchase her cute and contemporary kits that feature Alpaca and Rowan Yarn.
Jo-Knit-Sew is both a dyer and sewer and has exhibited at NYE for three years. Jo produces amazingly vibrant hand dyed yarn that you can match up to her handmade Big Girl Pants. All of the fabric that Jo uses is either printed exclusively or sourced from small manufacturers, making them unique. Jo describes her pants as fab, funky, functional and most of all comfortable! In addition, you will find a selection of patterns and yarn kits.
Amanda of Joe's Toes will be bringing along even more slippers, kits and crafts than last year. Amanda designs and produces all of her kits in Yorkshire. Amanda's thick woollen felt can be combined to give over 4,000 different slippers and is breathable, warm and eco-friendly. Why not treat yourself or a loved one!
We are delighted to welcome KPC Yarn Ltd to Nottingham Yarn Expo. KPC Yarn is based in Hong Kong. They manage their entire yarn production process from sourcing high quality, sustainably produced fibre to spinning, dyeing and packaging. KPC Yarn Ltd have close links with Nottingham Trent University. They have a fantastic range of colours and fibres, including organic cotton, merino and cashmere in a full range of weights. If you need pattern inspiration they also stock a range of kits. So make sure that you Knit, Purl and Crochet your way over to their stall in November.
Alison from Knit One will be bringing her colourful cotton crochet cushion kits, knitted scarf kits and knitted baby buggy blanket kits and much more. Some of which can be found on Etsy on KnitOneKits.
Knitted Knockers UK are a charity that raises awareness and supports women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy by knitting bespoke 100% cotton prostheses. Their aim is to ensure that as many women as possible can benefit from having a soft comfortable prosthesis. Please come along and see the work of this wonderful charity!
Patricia and her team will be representing the Knitting and Crochet Guild again this year. You will find lots of demo's, knowledge and fun at their stand. In addition, they will be offering a yarn winding service - why not save time and get your yarn ready to knit/ crochet? Patricia will also be showcasing their heritage collection.
We are delighted to welcome Kelly and Nick of Lay Family Yarn. They are a family business and specialise in gorgeous hand dyed pastel and muted shades on a variety of fabulous yarn bases. Make sure you check out their delicate speckles and self-striping yarn. You will also find a selection of project bags and polymer clay charms.
We are delighted to welcome Dwynwen of Loch Ness Knitting to Nottingham Yarn Expo, this will be her only UK show in 2019. Dwynwen naturally dyes her beautiful yarn using materials that she has sourced from her local area, she works with local woodlands and businesses to identify abundant and waste materials that can be used as sources of colour.
MAD Scientist Yarns are a husband and wife team with a Science background. Michelle and Scott create gorgeous colourways, bags and markers all with a Scientific theme! As well as this they donate a proportion of their profits to different charities, these change throughout the year. Why not support a good cause while you knit or crochet?
We are delighted to welcome Lisa of Made by Penguins to Nottingham Yarn Expo. Lisa produces gorgeous colourways using a wide range of luxurious yarn bases, including: alpaca, pima cotton, merino and silk blends and much more. Lisa uses a variety of techniques to hand dye her beautiful yarns. Why not meet Lisa and Brian, her giant penguin?
Needle & Fred dye yarns for the rebels and the misfits that fuel the fire in your creative soul. Libby's products include hand dyed yarns in a variety of bases and weights, she also offers screen printed project bags, stitch markers, sock blockers, mugs and other gifts for knitters and crocheters. Libby suffers with Repetitive Strain Injury and supports crafters with disabilities.
Due to popular demand we are delighted to welcome back Nottingham Trent University Textile students. They will be displaying a selection of their superb work and will be available to answer questions. Many students go on to work in industry and high profile fashion houses.
Duncan will be demonstrating the latest Prym products, including their fantastic Ergonomic range.
Chris will be back at NYE in November with his knitting yarn in natural fibres that are exclusive to Riverside, together with pure wool fabrics and pure wool rugs.
Sable Yarns stands for "Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy"!!! Jill offers gorgeous brightly coloured hand dyed yarns and fibre, funky patterns and beautiful handmade wooden accessories for knitters and crocheters. So why not add to your stash and visit Sable Yarns.
We are delighted to welcome Natasha from Sheep on Mars to her first NYE! They are a family business and sell a variety of wool craft materials that include yarn, sheep locks, feltmaking fabrics and wool fibre. Most of the products are hand dyed by Natasha, but you will also find hard-to-find factory processed yarn and fibres, including 1 ply and linen.
Sherwood Yarn produce beautiful yarns that are hand dyed in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Rachael's hand blended colourways are inspired by the nature, history and legends of Sherwood! You will also find pattern support in the form of kits and single patterns. Yarn bases include Bluefaced Leicester, Masham, Merino, Wensleydale and Silk blends.
Joanne of Shunklies Fibre Studio produces a range of hand dyed fibres and yarns. You will find a range of carded batts, rolags, combed top blends and fibres suitable for spinning and felting. Joanne will also have a lovely selection of handwoven knits and books.
The lovely Gemma of Snuggly Stars Yarns hand dyes a fabulous range of yarn that will suit many projects, including mini skeins, sock sets, full skeins and self stripping yarns. You will also find many useful accessories, enamel pins, patches, patterns, badges, buttons and project bags as well as knitting needles, crochet hooks and funky notions.
Lizi of Strawberry Fields Yarns specialises in niche fandom colourways, self-striping yarns and her over-subscribed yarn clubs. One of Liz's most highly sort after colourways is her Suffragette inspired 'Votes for Women' amongst many!
We are delighted that Tess, the creator behind SPIN dot WEAVE, will be returning to Nottingham in November. Tess is a handspinner and weaver and also designs contemporary crochet garments. You will find Peg looms, weaving sticks, Lucet cord-makers, large French knitting bobbins and hand spun yarn for sale. Tess will guide you by demonstrating all of these items.
'Life is too short to buy boring yarn!' We definitely agree with Rhian of Temporal Spin. Rhian produces bold hand dyed colourways that are inspired by fandoms and all things geeky, you will also find fibre, buttons and other yarn related nick nacks. NYE 2018 was Rhian's first show and we are delighted that she is back again this year!
The Crafty Bird is Robyn's creative business. Robyn makes and sells faux fur pom poms of all colours, perfect for adorning your latest knitting or crochet project! You will also find for sale, ready-made crocheted items as well as self-published designs and kits that feature Robyn's gorgeous pom poms!
We are delighted to welcome The Fibre Fox (aka Georgina) for her first visit to Nottingham Yarn Expo! Georgina hand dyes her yarn from her home in Oxfordshire and is a passionate knitter. Make sure that you check out Georgina's fabulous colourways in a multitude of squishy bases and start planning your next project!
Louisa of The Fibre Lounge is returning to Nottingham this year! Louisa specialises in crochet and beautiful yarns. She stocks yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners, Mondial, Katia, Coop Knits, Rosy Green Wool and much, much more! You will also find recycled, vegan yarns and ethical yarns.
Michelle owner of The Loveliest Yarn Company will be exhibiting at NYE again this year. The Loveliest Yarn Company is an online yarn store that sells a range of high end commercial and hand dyed yarns. Michelle will be bringing along a number of indie dyer brands, including Life in the Long Grass, Olann Yarns, Dye Candy and Qing Fibres. You will also find lots of pattern support from independent designers that include West Knits, Ysolda and Kate Davies together with the latest publications of Laine.
The Notts Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers will be at Nottingham Yarn Expo for their third time! If you attended the show last year, you will know the buzz that they created on Yarn Boulevard! Angela and the team will be demonstrating spinning, weaving and dyeing, you will also have a chance to try it out for yourself. What are you waiting for?
The Wool Barn are exhibiting at NYE for the first time. Maya specialises in luxury yarns that she hand dyes in her beautiful colourways. In addition, you will find handmade notions from other makers, including stitch markers, hand lotion and project bags. Start writing your shopping list right now!
We are delighted that Tanya of The Woolly Tangle will be returning to Nottingham in November. Tanya stocks gorgeous project bags in various sizes, lightweight no-snag stitch markers for crochet and knitting. In addition, you will find a selection of hand dyed yarn inspired by natures colours and patterns.
The Yarn Badger offers a unique range of hand dyed ethically sourced yarn. Liz dyes her yarn in her workspace in Sheffield, her yarn bases include Blue Faced Leicester, Merino blends and a selection of alpaca yarns. Liz has a beautiful organic merino DK yarn that has been naturally dyed.
Verity of Truly Hooked needs no introduction! She lovingly dyes her yarn in bright semi-solid shades, stunning speckles and vibrant variegated colourways here in Nottingham. You will find a wide selection of yarn bases including sock, DK and luxury fibres. Verity also provides pattern support with her stunning knitting and crochet designs, make sure you check out her new sweater collection!
Vix of Velvet Sixpence will be bringing along her gorgeous hand dyed fibre tops in semi-solid and tonal small batch colourways covering the whole rainbow. Vix's fibre bases range from springy down breeds, to smooth and lustrous silk blends. She also offers custom blended fibre collections and handcarded batts.
We are delighted to welcome back Jocelyn and Whim Wham Buttons. They are a small family business who produce handcrafted ceramic buttons in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the potteries. As a heritage brand they pride themselves on their craftmanship, using traditional pottery techniques and hand painting. They will also have a range of stitch markers and pin cushions for sale, all made from fine china.
Emily of Wonderfully Woolly will be exhibiting in November. She will be bringing her wonderful hand dyed colourways as well as yarns from commercial spinners West Yorkshire Spinners. You will also find a wonderful selection of knitting books, magazines and patterns as well as handmade notions.
Wool Zone is an independent 'bricks and mortar' shop in Oakham, Rutland. They stock a hand-picked range of quality yarns from leading European suppliers including Drops Design, Sceepjes, Opal, Schoppelwolle and Grundl together with British yarns from Erika Knight and West Yorkshire Spinners. Julie also stocks knitting kits for blankets, garments, shawls and socks.
Woolmouse craft, design and make high quality eco-friendly items. They have gorgeous hand dyed fabric, project bags, craft aprons, hand carved shawl pins and much more. They also have their trusted range of hand dyed yarns that will suit any pocket, from 4 ply sock yarns to pure silk singles, together with a wide range of patterns and kits.
Loud, Proud and Unapologetic, we are delighted that Wulla will be exhibiting for the third time here in Nottingham! Caz's Super Chunky and Super Bulky Yarns are hand-spun and hand dyed in small batches with bold colours and textures to add a contemporary pop to any project. Caz will have lots of samples on display for inspiration and you can also purchase her hand decorated jumbo crochet hooks and knitting needles.
Christine is the creator behind Yarn Mixology, she produces gradient yarn bobbles that are wound by hand, making each one unique. Christine uses Cotton and acrylic blends in a range of lengths and thicknesses. The beautiful gradients range from gentle pinks to dark hues and dramatic statements, which when worked creates a brush-stroke effect.
We are delighted to welcome Emma and her business Yarnistry for her first visit to Nottingham Yarn Expo. Emma sells beautiful laser cut and hand finished items that she makes from her home in the West Midlands. You will find a wide range of fabulous stitch markers, sock blockers, project bags and yarn themed jewellery (a definite must for your Christmas list)!