Meet The Makers

Over the weekend, our wonderful host Wendy Gardiners hosted a range of Q&A sessions live on Instagram for you to enjoy. See below to watch the all amazing content from our exhibitors that happened over the Beyond Shopping Weekend.

Instagram Sessions

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The Makerss: Steffi Stern

Synopsis: See Steffi Stern sharing her passion for needle felting and dollmaking, how The Makerss turned their passion into a successful business plus, check out their exciting new kits, subscription boxes and range of products including their ethically sourced felting fibres.

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Queen of Fabric: Emma Newman

Synopsis: Queen of Fabrics is an exciting quilting and patchwork company from Australia that has just launched in the UK! We spoke to Emma who shared details of her bespoke Liberty of London fabric range which is live on her website, 2 Block of the Month program and a Fabric Club!

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Un Chat Dans l’Aiguille: Christel Jouze

Synopsis: Christel from Un Chat Dans L'Aguille shares how she turned her love for embroidery and stitching with her Grandmother as a child, into a successful business, now selling beautiful embroidery kits.

Un Chat Dans l’Aiguille Shopping Hub

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Gogglefrogs: Angela & Robert

Synopsis: See Angela and Robert from Gogglefrog hosting a wonderful community of crafters who gather a few times a week to have an hour of fun, music, laughter, wool and most importantly to have a knit and natter about their shared love of yarn!

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The Craft Light Company: Julie Collins

Synopsis: A Q&A with The Craft Light Company who showcased their range of high definition lamps, designed especially for the craft world!

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Sew Different: Laura Casey

Synopsis: Hear from Laura, the creator and designer of Sew Different, a small independent design company specialising in contemporary sewing patterns for women. You will also see her collection of stylish sewing patterns.

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J&B Sewing Machine Company: Robert Miller

Synopsis: J&B Sewing Machine Company are the leading sewing machine distributor for 60 years. Brands include Bernina, Brother, Janome and Babylock and are the sole UK distributor for Grace Quilting Product. We caught up with Robert from the J&B Sewing Machine company who gave us a tour of their shop plus, shared tips on how to buy a sewing machine!

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Dovetailed: Adaku Parker

Synopsis: Dovetailed sells gorgeous African wax print fabric by the yard, half yard, and fat quarter. Fat quarter bundles are also available. Sewists can choose from a range of sewing patterns in UK sizes 8 - 26. We spoke to Adaku Parker, barrister turned designer who showcased her range of fabric and brand new Dovetailed sewing kits!

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