Stratford-Upon-Avon Marketplace 2019

Join us on Sunday 2nd June for the Knit-TeaPicsArt_05-05-02.48.42 Retreat Marketplace! We’re open from 2-5pm with FREE entry to the public as well as retreat attendees. Find us in the Cedar Suite of the Alveston Manor Hotel, Clopton Bridge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7HP. We have a fabulous selection of vendors to tempt your woolly tastebuds!

We have eight carefully selected vendors for you to browse. A little bit about each of them is below, along with links to their online places so you can check them out in advance and plan your purchases…

Cartref Yarn
‘From Farm to Yarn in Wales’
Cartref Yarn is Zoë & Jennie’s new yarn line. It’s an exclusive  blend of Welsh Mule and Welsh BFL DK yarn. We hand picked the fleece at the Brecon Wool Depot, had it spun in Carmarthenshire, and dyed it in our homes in Cardiff & Barry Island. This is the first time this yarn has left Wales, and quantities are very limited, so grab a skein or two while you can! Find us on IG as @cartrefyarn


Dusty Dimples
Ayesha of Dusty Dimples is a Birmingham based indie dyer, so it’s great to have a local producer with us! She will be bringing luxury hand-dyed yarns in a huge array of colours. Come and see her wonderful world of yarn which perfectly demonstrates her love of colour. Find her on IG as @dustydimples


Flourish Fibres
Fi dyes a range of yarn bases using both natural and acid dyes. Many of her natural dyes are foraged from her local area, and produce a palette of sophisticated and muted colourways. Her acid dyed yarns continue the same palette, with a little more depth. Find her on IG as @flourishfibres


Jo Knit Sew
Jo’s love of funky, colourful pure wool led her to starting her hand-dyeing business. She’s also a sewist, and makes a range of items from project bags to handmade underwear, called Big Girl Pants, in cheerful modern prints. Find her on IG as @joknitsew


Lay Family Yarn
Kelly and her daughter Megan dye beautiful yarns, inspired by nature and the things that surround them in their daily lives. She specialises in sock and mini skein sets in a range of pretty shades. Find her on IG as @layfamilyyarn


Owl About Yarn
A regular on the yarn show circuit, Jennie dyes vibrant colours of yarn and fibre for knitters and crocheters. She also has a wide range of project bags, stitch markers, mini skein earrings and knitters tool kits. Jennie specialises in fandom inspired products, including Harry Potter, Dr Who, Marvel and DC Comics. Find her on IG as @owlaboutyarn


Stitch Solihull
Stitch Solihull is a Birmingham-based LYS specialising in natural fibres and yarns from smaller producers including Fyberspates, CoopKnits & Malabrigo. They also stock a wde range of needles, hooks and notions from KnitPro and HiyaHiya. We’re pleased to be supporting local businesses at our retreat. Find them on IG as @stitchsolihull


Suffolk Socks
A carefully curated range of commercial and hand dyed yarns, especially selected for socks. Julie also dyes her own range of yarns as The Yarn Tart. Find her on IG as @suffolksocks