This is the last part of my report from The Big Textile Show. It did turn out to be a much bigger report than I first thought and by this point in the weekend I was on a mission with about an hour left before the show closed I could see I might not get finished….
Specialising in silk fabrics. A huge selection of natural silks, textured silks and theme packs in small pieces or by the metre.
Supply a huge range of textile and fine art materials as well as offering a selection of books they have written.
A treasure trove of jewellery making supplies and hand made glass beads.
Quilting fabrics, supplies and threads.
Lynda is a textile artist, designer and teacher working with old fashioned techniques in a modern way. She works mostly with recycled materials.
Carol Devaney – carol.devaney1talktalk.net
This was Carols first show. She describes her work as art with stitch. I loved these super quirky character pin cushions and her take on Christmas stockings.
A wealth of craftiness based in Market Harborough. Huge selcetion of craft courses as well as a shop and a gallery.
June teaches peg loom weaving workshops and has developed a process of making high quality felted wool yarns for big knitting and crochet.
Waste to want
Use waste textiles and materials to create new useful products. These are balls of yarn made from the selvedge of scottish tweed…
Handcrafted fairtrade blocks made from sustainable Indian hard wood. They can be used for printing textiles and paper.
This must be the ultimate collection of books on textiles, costume, embroidery, needlework and fashion. Felicity’s collection is over 20’000 books including many books that are now out of print . She is particularly passionate about fashion as she supports her daughters vintage business – a shop in Camden called St Cyr Vintage who also sells books.
Beautiful textiles and beads from all over the world including Indonesian textiles and Thai Ikats.
A collection of beautiful products sourced from around the world, including boiled wool purses, recycled sari silks, hand block printed textiles and felt jewellery.
Hand dyed yarns, threads and fabrics.
Yarns from specialist sheep, and adorable teddies as well as kits for them.
Sarah is a specialist in hand embroidery she runs classes and workshops and is dedictaed to passing on traditional skills.
Slow Loris Textiles
This was where my time ran out and sadly didn’t get to discover what these beautiful textiles were all about and I can’t find a web link either.
Make me in beads – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran was my neighbour and was very busy running bead workshops through the whole event, she also has a number of books and some lovely beaded pieces of jewellery.
Time ran out! I think I did miss a couple of stands. I am sorry if I have . Along side this there were a number of workshops going on too, and guest speakers.
This truly fabulous show all took place in Leicester, no long journeys or parking issues for us locals. And so many local groups, textile artists and textile traders. A great selection of specialist textiles and so much passion. Lets hope there are many more years of this show to come!