The Yarn Cake stand will be selling Drops yarns, Titus, local yarns New Lanark and Jamieson & Smith, Ashford spinning wheels and supplies, along with a wide range of needles and notions and introducing some exciting new stuff to celebrate our fifth anniversary!
The marketplace will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 on both days.
This year's indie vendors are:
Abstract Cat is an independent yarn dyer based in the Scottish Central Belt, specialising in luxurious, high quality, vibrant hand-painted and hand-dyed sock and laceweight yarns.
by Mrs D is a luxury Scottish knitwear, homeware and DIY knitting brand. Mrs D would love you to pick up your needles and enjoy knitting your own by Mrs D design using one of our Scottish alpaca knitting kits. by Mrs D also offers Luxury Scottish Alpaca Yarn made from 100% Scottish alpaca fleece spun in Scotland at a specialist alpaca fibre processing mill.
Artisan yarn company based in South Oxfordshire. Natural luxury yarns hand dyed by Erica Downs with original pattern support. Silk yarns, both embellished and straight, hand dyed to Debonnaire colours. Addi needles and clover accessories.
Easyknits.co.uk is a small indie yarn dyer based in Southeast London, UK. It is run by Jon Dunn-Ballam, or easyknitter if you belong to Ravelry, who is a knitter, spinner and dyer. He started at the age of 6, being taught by his nan. Jon started dyeing his own colourways when he couldn’t get the colour range he wanted - hey presto - easyknits.co.uk was born!
Ginger Twist Studio
Ginger Twist Studio is a charming wee shop located in Edinburgh. Full of a variety of beautiful and interesting wools, the owner Jess dyes her own range of luxury yarns for the shop; Ginger's Hand Dyed. This range is known for bold and pretty semi solid shades, and has been featured in Pom Pom Quarterly, The Knitter, Simply Knitting, and Anna Wilkinson's new book Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet.
Knit Wild is a community knitting project based in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. It is part of local initiative The Children’s Wood, and makes wild and woolly creations for yarnbombing North Kelvin Meadow.
All the way from Orkney, Prim Peacock and Northern Lace Press! Elly will be bringing her hand-dyed Big Balls of North Ronaldsay roving, yarn and patterns, and Liz will have books from Northern Lace Press and her stitch markers, earrings and other jewellery for knitters and their friends. When she is not teaching, Liz will be signing her books.
P/hop is a fundraising knitting project, the proceeds of which all go directly to Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and The Yarn Cake's chosen charity. They will be selling knitting patterns for a donation.
Qaria Cashmere is a social enterprise launched in February this year. Cashmere fibre, combed from goats in Heart district and initially processed there, is bought to Kabul where a group of hand spinners are producing 100% cashmere yarn. We are working with the natural colours of the fibre.
Susan Sharpe Ceramics
Susan sells handmade ceramic buttons, spindle bowls and jewellery, which she makes in a wooden studio in her garden in Lancashire.
Wood Ewe is based in Scotland and sells handmade wooden spindles, bowls, buttons and shawl pins.
WooSheeps hand dye fine yarns and fibre, sew and make shiny things, in the wild Rhins Of Galloway, Southern Scotland.
British Fine Fleece and Other Equally Wonderful Things, all the way from Wales.