Our lovely February virtual vendors can be found on this page .. click on the vendors photos to find them on Instagram or follow the 'Learn More' link to visit their shop

Edelweiss Fibres

Mariette runs Edelweiss Fibres out of her garage in Livingston, just outside of Edinburgh. Her colourways are inspired by many things, but largely flowers and the natural beauty of Scotland. She specialises in tonal and variegated colourways, but offers a sprinkling of speckled colourways as well. All dyed up on luxurious yarn bases ranging from sturdy BFL, to soft merino, to fluffy mohair. The shop gets its unusual name from Mariette’s grandmother who ran a yarn shop of her own and whose lifelong love of all things crafty inspired Mariette to pick up her first knitting needles. Edelweiss Fibres is Mariette’s way of spreading the warmth and connection that yarncraft has brought to her life.  

The Woolly Badger

Jacki is an independent knitwear designer and knitting teacher based in Bristol, UK. She's all about encouraging knitters to try new things; whether that’s colourwork, lace knitting, adjusting knitting patterns to fit better, or anything else. Nothing in knitting is as scary as it looks. Promise. Jacki designs garments and accessories for all the family. Her patterns are size-inclusive, easy to follow, and fun to knit. She teaches workshops both online, and in person in Bristol.

Adventures in Yarncraft

Hi there, I'm Laura , the dyer behind Adventures in Yarncraft. I’m a massive colour and yarn enthusiast and I’m always happy to natter about all things fibre. Whilst my Grandma taught me to knit as a child, it was my mental health journey that brought me back to yarncraft as an adult, and eventually to the art of dyeing yarn. As such, I’m super passionate about the benefits of yarncraft for mental well-being and this is at the heart of my business ethos. My yarns are inspired by everything around me: from my two beautiful boys; to nature; to the big city of Birmingham where I live and work; to modern trends and even tv shows! I dye up a range of yarn bases, mostly extrafine (so super soft!) merino wool, and merino blends, all out of my garage dye studio.

Sable Yarns

Sable Yarns is run by Jill and her husband Simon from their tiny cottage in Manchester.  Jill is the creative force behind the business, dying yarn in her kitchen and sewing project bags and needle cases in the bedroom, while Simon works down in the shed in the garden making wooden accessories for crocheters, knitters and spinners to complement the range.  Sable offers brightly coloured yarns and fibre, funky patterns, project bags and wooden notions.

Orchidean Luxury Yarns

Bring your knitting and crochet ideas to life with exquisite hand-dyed yarns and handmade gemstone accessories from Orchidean Luxury Yarns. Because life’s too short to knit with cheap yarns. 

Cyndra Arts

Kayleigh from @cyndraarts designs and makes project bags of all sizes as well as crochet hook and knitting needle rolls. Her bags and accessories are the perfect way to store your woolly projects and tools! She loves to take custom orders so that you can mix and match fabrics to end up with your perfect bag. Talking of fabrics, Kayleigh loves beautifully bright colours and bold patterns and combines the two to create her bags. There’s bound to be a combination that suits you! The idea for her first project bag design came about when she was on a plane and her yarns were becoming annoyingly tangled! From that moment, an idea formed and her first double-sectioned bag was born. What are you waiting for? Hop on over to @cyndraarts to see more of what she does 😊

The Silk Spinner

The Silk Spinner’s Studio is run by Bernie Witchalls. With over 30 years experience, Bernie is a Spinner who specialises in the spinning of Silk. The Silk Spinner’s Studio is situated at Bernie’s Cambridgeshire home where she spins, weaves and dyes Silk fibres. Items available for sale through the studio’s Etsy Shop include: Hand Dyed & Hand Spun Silk Yarns, the Silkie Shawl Knitting Kit, Hand Dyed Mawata Silk Squares and a range of Silk gift items. New for 2022 will be a Knitting Kit for a Slouch Beanie Hat made from Hand Spun recycled Sari Silk.Bernie has just had her tutorial  ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Preparing and Spinning Mawata Silk’, published in the Winter Issue of the British Fibre Art Magazine. This tutorial is taken from one of the workshops that Bernie runs for small groups of Spinners new to spinning silk.

The Yarny Octopus

After being diagnosed with MS back in 2015 my GP suggested taking up knitting to help with fine motor skills and to keep the mind challenged. The wonderful world of yarn was discovered!! We love colour and we love yarn and that is how The Yarny Octopus was born Based in the Wild West of Cornwall on the West Penwith Peninsular we are inspired by the rugged beauty of this stunning coastline, from the cliff top heather, gorse and bracken through to the secluded fishing coves and beaches. We provide gorgeous hand dyed yarns for all, from everyday sock yarn to luxurious fibres.Small batch dying of 5 skeins using professional acid dyes. The resulting colour ways make them perfect for all craft projects.

Maddie Harvey Designs

Maddie Harvey is a knitwear designer and workshop tutor, who lives and works in Edinburgh, UK. Through her knitting kits, patterns and online events, Maddie aims to help inquisitive knitters develop their creativity and confidence. A former primary school teacher, Maddie loves investigating textures, shapes and colour combinations in her design work, and over the past seven years has taught 100s of people to knit. Maddie sells knitting kits and patterns for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced knitters. Her kits contain specially selected yarns in hand-picked colour combinations, alongside patterns that are both intuitive and interesting to knit.

The Wool Shed

The Wool Shed is an indie yarn company based in Cheshire, UK, run by Liv. Liv's yarn is designed with modern crafters in mind, with bright and cheerful colourways on only the softest, squishiest yarn! The Wool Shed offers a large range of yarn bases including Merino, Mohair, Baby Suri Alpaca and Silk, along with accessories and notions💕. Liv's shop operates in monthly shop updates, so all the yarn you see is ready to ship. There are two monthly subscriptions available: 100g Skein Vinyl Club and Mini Skein Book Club which are available for preorders!

The Lace Knittery

Obsessed by colour and natural fibres I have been creating since a young child. The Lace Knittery was founded in 2013 as a way to spread the love of natural and sustainable fibres, heritage industries and inspire. We stock a wide range of heritage yarns such as Jamieson, Jamieson and Smith, Lopi and Krea as well as hand painting and natural dyeing our own range of yarn. I design my own range of patterns which I like to make interchangeable in yarns and easy to use but still produce a stunning result. I also spin, weave and make. I have taught classes on National Shows and appeared on The Craft Channel. You can find me usually running out of 4mm needles, dyed fingers and a smile in our South Somerset shop.

Heatherlea Black Cheviot

Alongside my husband I run a flock of North Country Cheviot sheep (conventional white pattern fleece) alongside a flock of the rare Black North Country Cheviot on a remote croft in the Scottish Highlands. It is satisfying knowing the whole circle. The wool can be traced to the individual sheep in our flock. The sheep are born bred raised, clipped and shorn on our croft by ourselves. After the handspun fleeces are selected by us-these days most of my best fleeces go to a UK mill to have them made into machine spun skeins, producing Chunky to Lace and everything in between. Even experienced wool artists are surprised by the softness, durability and versatility of my wool. Other than selling wool and looking after our rich biodiversity, I enjoy communicating the value of sustainably grown wool to whoever is willing to listen.  With the current Climate and Biodiversity Crisis there has never been a better time to be using wool, and it is not yet too late to make a difference. 

Allium Threads

At Allium Threads natural dyes to are used to colour yarn, embroidery thread, fabric, weaving yarn and handmade wool felt. As far as possible these are extracted from plants from the Allium Threads dye garden and nearby to produce unique colours. Different bases are simultaneously dyed in the same dyebath to produce toning shades and textures. As well as everyday yarns, there are luxury yarns including silk, yak, alpaca and mohair mixes. Work bags and scarves are produced from hand-dyed fabric and felt. Knitting patterns and kits are influenced by historic textiles and dress and by the countryside and natural forms.

Nervus Fibre

I'm Charlotte, the dyer behind Nervus Fibre and I am based in Glasgow on the west coast of Scotland. Fibre has always been a way for me to switch off and keep my busy head and hands occupied! This is reflected in my love of moody, quiet colourways. Tonals and subtly variegated skein are my favourites to dye. Im a huge fantasy lover and I take a lot of my inspiration from the characters and landscapes in the books I read.

The Camel's Yarn

Hannah, the dyer behind The Camel's Yarn, is based along the stunning North Coast of Cornwall, UK. Her business takes its name from The River Camel, which runs past her house. Working from her kitchen, she dyes in small batches making each skein truly unique. Hannah has a love for subtle and easily wearable colours, but also often works with brighter eye-catching colours too! She dyes collections in cohesive colour palettes, making it easy for you to mix and match. Having grown up by the sea, Hannah naturally takes inspiration from her surroundings, and you'll find many Cornish inspired colourways in her ever-expanding range! Hannah is keen to work as environmentally friendly as possible. When you order from The Camel's Yarn, a small donation is made to plant a tree with edenprojects.org 

Fox & Squirrel Creations

Fox & Squirrel Creations is located in Devon and is run by mother and daughter duo, Andrea and Hannah Sutton. They have expanded their yarn bases and now include Sock, DK, Aran and Chunky weight yarn in an array of bright and modern colourways. They have a range of yarn related accessories such as enamel mugs and project bags with funky designs to house all your crochet and knitting notions. They also have mystery bundles full of lots of yarn and extra goodies, perfect as a gift or a treat for yourself. For this event, they will be offering an exclusive colourway on a variety of yarn bases and sharing lots of love. Hannah is looking forward to taking part in this brand new virtual yarn festival and supporting the yarn community.

Bow Fiddle Yarns

Louise is the indie dyer behind Bow Fiddle Yarns.  Established in 2018 Louise uses the local area (Aberdeenshire and Moray) for inspiration of colourways, with many of the semi solid colours named after location places and landmarks. With a passion for colour there is something for everyone, from a mini skeins perfect for adding a pop of colour to a project to 150g skeins of 4 ply.  A variety of bases including alpaca / merino /silk, superwash merino, silk and mohair are available.  These small batch hand dyed yarns range from muted tones to an extravaganza of colour, so if you are looking for a sweater quantity these will be dyed to order. When not dyeing and knitting up samples, Louise makes beaded stitch markers and progress keepers with some exciting new products coming in 2022.

Watercolours & Lace

A keen knitter and crocheter for as long as I can remember, I learned to paint in watercolour in my early 40s.  I started Watercolours & Lace nearly 10 years ago, following an injury which required spinal surgery. Now I hand-paint yarn in thicknesses from ultra-fine cobweb to 5-ply gansey, using a watercolour painting technique which results in soft colour transitions. As well as good quality wools - I’m particularly fond of rare breed yarns when I can obtain them - I also dye alpaca, cashmere, camelhair, silk, mohair and yak. I use British grown and/or spun yarns whenever possible. I produce kits from my own knit and crochet designs for shawls (often featuring Shetland or beaded lace), sweaters, cowls, hats and mitts (including lace, Fair Isle and gansey techniques), together with a small range of high-quality hand-crafted accessories including project bags, needle rolls and stitch markers. 

YarnAddict

I'm passionate about empowering knitters to create beautiful hand knits through my patterns, online courses and in person workshops. My colourful yarns have been chosen to complement my beautiful lace and Scandinavian stranded colour work patterns. I have designed for US & UK magazines and yarn companies for 15 years and written two books, Beaded Lace Knitting & Easy Lace Knits. My online courses include Successful Lace Knitting, Continental Knitting, Finishing Techniques for Hand-Knitters, Scandinavian Stranded Colour Work & Steeking and Aventuras Socks. Live online classes are launching in 2022. Sign up to my newsletter at www.yarnaddict.co.uk  All patterns on Payhip https://payhip.com/AnnikenAllis and Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/stores/anniken-allis

Wulla

My name is Caz and I am an Indie spinner and dyer from Milton Keynes specialising is super chunky, handspun and hand dyed yarns. Wulla started 6 years a go when a spinning hobby got out of hand! I struggled to find the variety of chunky and art yarns that inspired me, so I decided to make my own. I am passionate about making yarn full of bold colour and big textures for contemporary British homewares and textiles. With a mixture of made to order, small batch and one off yarns, I also have kits, patterns and some supersized tools all to get you inspired to make and create. Making yarns on the chunkier side of life…these big yarns come with big attitude. Not for the feint of heart!

Evizen Design

Angela hand dyes yarn in small batches from her home in Cornwall not far from the coast, she dyes repeatable colourways as well as one-off designs. Angela started dyeing for herself when learning to weave a couple of years ago and this naturally progressed to dyeing skeins for knitting and crochet which allow her to be creative on a smaller scale. She recently started knitting again and enjoys it much more with hand dyed yarn! Angela is also a busy Mum to three home educated children and started Evizen Design, which is named after her daughters, to work around them from home. She loves yarn and colour, and how they can be used to make beautiful, unique woven cloth, knitted and crocheted items. Angela takes a lot of inspiration from the natural world around her, the beauty of the outdoors, but also from the random things that pop into her head!

Under The Olive Tree Knits

Jem is a knitting designer, yarn dyer and the owner of Under the Olive Tree Knits, an online knitting website where you'll find colourful hand dyed yarns, knitting patterns, kits, needles and notions. Jem believes that knitting should be relaxing, stress free and enjoyable. All yarns in the online shop are lovingly hand dyed by Jem, and all tools, notions and other knitty bits on the website have been specially chosen or created with the knitter in mind. Jems patterns have been tech edited and test knitted prior to publication and include links to video tutorials too. 

Rebecca Milton Designs

Rebecca is a designer living on the south-east coast of the UK. Her patterns mirror what she likes to knit, so there is a mixture of simple and more challenging designs, inspired by places, people and favourite songs. She loves creating sock designs that are as easy to follow as they are comfortable to wear. 

Marsh & Moor

Maria is a small maker and environmentalist whose aim is to create a yarn and woven item that helps the soil thrive. She works under the name Marsh&Moor, which shows the source of her inspiration, and naturally dyes regeneratively farmed British wool as well as running a weaving project creating one-of-a-kind multifunctional textile pieces which can  be both worn and used around the house. All the woven pieces are unique and she will never weave two identical ones. She adheres to a soil-to-soil model in which what is used returns to the Earth in some form, only working with one wool supplier (based in Somerset) for her naturally dyed yarn. They are Regenerative, GM free, Grass fed (no grains), High Welfare certified as well as EOV (Ecological Outcome Verification) verified. In a nutshell, this means that instead of depleting the soil, they improve it! 

Knitting Needle Lane

Knitting Needle Lane has been established since 2017 first starting life within the Cambridge Market. Now an online yarn shop you can enjoy the delights of our hand dyed luxury yarns alongside Under The Olive Tree Knits Yarn & Manos Del Uruguay. Life’s too short not to buy good yarn right ?! If you are local to Cambridge we offer FREE home delivery or a ‘Click & Collect’ option. Yarn dye workshops are currently all online and you can book your space via our website or alternatively buy a yarn dye kit to enjoy in your own space and time. Here to support the mindfulness of your craft. 

Bobble and Badger

I started Bobble and Badger in May 2021 after my love of hand dyed yarns evolved into me trying my own hand at dyeing. I’ve been obsessed with all things yarn since working in a local yarn shop and was introduced to hand dyed yarns by my lovely auntie. I am a small-scale indie dyer and I love playing with colour. A lot of my colourways are inspired by my favourite films, tv and colours from nature. I dye on a few different bases, but my favourite is probably sock yarn as it takes the colour and speckles so well. I started out as a crocheter but after teaching myself to knit, I always have at least one knitting project on the go. Just recently I taught myself to knit socks so naturally, I am now addicted! For Cambridge Yarn Festival, I will have a special colourway and will also be offering mini skein mystery bags.

Blue Fern Yarns

Shannon, the dyer, designer and all-round craft lover, started Blue Fern Yarns in October 2019. All yarns are dyed in small batches from her home in Norwich, Norfolk which she shares with her partner Tom and cat Bennett.  Often taking inspiration from places around Norfolk and all things in nature such as beaches, plants and woodlands; food and drinks too. Shannon offers a variety of colourful yarns on an assortment of bases including merino / nylon mixes, but also alpaca, silk and yak.  There are numerous colours with new ones being created all the time, and can be soft pastels to bold brights, neutrals and everything in between. She offers a small selection of handmade project bags which are made by her mum, Amanda (missmandyloo on Instagram).  She also stocks a selection of Hiya Hiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and notions.

Digglyshire Yarns

Behind all the hard work is Masha, she believes that life can’t get any better when you get the most wonderful natural yarns and, by adding love and colour, you can actually knit your dream.  Also,  please meet Diggly who is her number one muse and the name behind the brand. Diggly and Masha are delighted to share with you their love for all things nice- best natural yarns, gift boxes, present ideas as well as their most useful gauges 🐾… And it is now a tradition for them to give away one  (or more) of their lovely products as free gift to one lucky knitter every time they go Live 🐾🧶

Stephanelli Designs

I'm a spinner, dyer, yarn lover and general textiles enthusiast based near Ely in Cambridgeshire.  I've been doing embroidery since I was a child, took up yarn crafts at university and my life has been full of crafting ever since! Stephanelli Designs started when I was spinning far more yarn than I was using so I opened a shop to see if anyone wanted to buy my yarns - thankfully they did!  Often I will dye and blend the fibres myself as I love getting the yarns just as I see them in my head. As a result of an unexpected commission, I discovered a love for dyeing embroidery silks as well so these now feature heavily in the shop too. I take inspiration for the colours from many sources, but invariably, most things end up bright and colourful as that simply makes me happy!

Quack Yarn

Fiona is a York-based creator of hand dyed yarn. She started Quack Yarn in September 2020 after starting to dye yarn from a home workshop in her garage, using inspirations such as her various home towns, the natural world and chaotic life with small children. There are plenty of bright colours, dark and glowing tonals, and speckles to be found (and an occasional neutral!) on bases ranging from the traditional and sheepy BFL to a luxuriously soft merino and cashmere blend. Almost everything is dyed to order, whether you want one skein or a whole sweater quantity. Fiona loves all kinds of crafting so in the Quack Yarn shop you can also find stitch markers and hand painted wooden peg dolls, with a yarny theme of course! As always, when you sign up for the Quack Yarn newsletter you will receive a discount code for 10% off!

Buzzinyarns

Karen will be offering a 10% discount over the event period using code : CAMFEST10

Two and a half years ago I started Buzzinyarns after my hobby of yarn dyeing snowballed and I had so much yarn that I decided to set up my Etsy shop to see if anyone else liked my yarn too and luckily enough they did! I am a small independent dyer and dye in small batches although I do enjoy the challenge of a custom dye order. It is really satisfying to be able to create a special colourway for someone especially when they love it. When I take to the dyeing pots I don't always know what I am going to create but that is what I love about yarn dyeing, the endless possibilities of what you could end up with. I am a terrible knitter but a keen crocheter and always have some project on my hook.

Little workroom crafts

I have been crafting for most of my life my nana taught me to crochet and sew. I worked in a fabric shop for 13 years and there I also taught crochet, Patchwork and Quilting. In my etsy shop I make and sell project bags all sizes for knitting, crochet and cross stitch. Also I make dpn cosies and yarn cosies.  A 2in1 which hold 100g balls of yarn and folded over will hold a 100g yarn cake. Also pair for 50g yarn cakes for knitting socks two at a time.