To all our members - please send us links or even just contact details of your favourite local shops or suppliers in our region.
The Embroiderers' Guild Embroiderers' Guild at Bucks County Museum
Bucks HP20 2QP
Kickstart Blog up to 2013
Lincoln Bailgate Branch Blog
Lutterworth Branch Blog
Northamptonshire Branch Website
West Bridgford Branch Website
The Sewing Directory is a directory of fabric shops, sewing schools, sewing machine engineers and sewing groups around the UK. There are also free sewing projects, technique guides, industry news, details of sewing events, regular competitions, book and product reviews and regular discounts and offers for online fabric stores.
Is a website for textile groups (embroidery, quilting, sewing, felting, spinning, weaving) and textile tutors and speakers in the UK.
Stitch And Mix is a Textile Arts Group that formed around a group of students who met whilst doing City & Guilds textile courses at Derby College in 2004. They did not want to lose touch with each other and met to share their ideas and view each other’s work for some time, and then felt that the common aim of an exhibition would keep the group focused. Their first exhibition, ‘The Derwent Valley and its Heritage Trail’, was in Cromford Mill in May 2009, and was a great success. A second one at the same venue in May 2011 was on the theme of ‘High Days and Holidays’ and a third, ‘Threads of Time’ took place in 2013. The group now consists of E.G. members from the Ashbourne branch, Eddie Cheadle and Ann Pocklington.
Sewing Box, Beeston - Trimmings, braids, haberdashery suppliers to trade and public. Mike has recently sourced Asian trimmings on a trip to India. His shop is in Willoughby Street, Beeston Nottingham, NG9 2LT (Opposite Iceland). It is open daily Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm and by appointment on Sunday. Mike can be contacted on 07966 515 619
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Ilkeston Sewing Centre They have a variety of sewing machines especially Janome at very competitive prices. They have a range of second hand ones as they repair most makes of machine. There is also a range of sewing needs, threads, material, buttons, needles and lots more, as well as a new range of knitting wools.
Fred's Haberdashery is an excellent haberdashery shop in Chesterfield Market.
Sally Twinkle This shop is almost next door to the Museum and Art Gallery in Mansfield.
1-5 Handley Arcade, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NQ Tel - 01623 626478 NEW Website (Spring 2014)
Tobi Frames in Long Eaton specialise in framing textile and embroidered art work as well as painted pictures Also they stock DMC embroidery threads and a range of cross stitch kits.
The Craft Shop in Retford opened in 2008 and has recently (Sep'13)moved to 76 Carolgate, Retford DN22 6EF Tel 01777 705433
Stockist of a wide selection of cotton fabrics, knitting and embroidery yarns, beads, notions and other craft items.. There is an exhibition space above the shop.
Singer Sewing Centre or Sewing Direct Beeston Nottingham. Sales, service, spares and repairs. Singer, Pfaff, Bernina and Silver stockists
Colourcraft Ltd Unit 6, Carlisle Court, 555 Carlisle Street East, Sheffield
Fabric paints and dyes, angelina, Tyvek, Evelon, Lutradur
Economy Fabrics 44 Heath Road, Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Turners Art Old Station Close, Rowsely, Matlock, Derbyshire. Art supplies.
White Peak Embroidery Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Sells embroidery fabrics (eg Aida), DMC stranded cotton, DMC Coton a Broder, Persica Perle and stranded cotton, Madeira embroidery threads, Pearsalls silks and some gold work materials. Silk Dupion. Discount for members.
Mail Order Firms
This is not a comprehensive list. It is a list of mail order companies that members have successfully used to buy materials that are not readily available locally. Please let us know if you can
recommend any other places.
21st Century Yarns Exclusive hand dyed yarns ,threads, and fabrics.
Beckford Silk Silk fabrics at wholesale prices
Danish Handicraft Guild Linen and flower thread direct from the guild. Excellent service.
Deramores Loads of great wool at reasonable prices with free next day delivery. Great service Golden Hinde Goldwork supplies
Midori Matsushima's Japanese Embroidery Silk threads for Japanese embroidery, equipment for Japanese embroidery and gold and silver Jap threads for goldwork.
Mulberry Silks 016666 503438
Oliver Twists 0191 416 6016 Specialist hand dyers of fabric, threads and felt.
Sikh Store Very fine muslin for Kantha embroidery (and other needlework). You need to buy a whole turban length (8 metres) but if split between a group of people, cheap per metre. Quick delivery
The African Fabric Shop Textiles, beads, inspiration.
The Silk Route 01252 835781
Silk fabrics in every imaginable colour/shade from fat quarters to by the yard.
The Eternal Maker 01243 788174
A fabulous range of felts amongst other fabrics and haberdashery
Willow Fabrics Gerstenkorn (Huck weave – Swedish weaving fabric) plus other fabrics.