So here we are the final day of my blog on the Traders Market. It’s been another lovely sunny weekend, if it all goes downhill from tomorrow then please feel free to blame me! I’m picking up a pair of prescription sunglasses, they’re much needed as I’ve been having to really screw my eyes up to drive over the past few weeks. The kids break up this week so that’s another sign for the weather to change. Fingers crossed that we have a few more weeks of pleasant sunshine and warm temperatures and if we could have some rain at night then it would just be perfect, thanking you in advance weather gods!
First up today for a mention is Gower Yarns. Gower Yarns are based in Skewen, just outside Swansea. If you visit their website you’ll be amazed at the range of yarns, fabrics, kits, accessories and storage they sell. I can only imagine they are using a large articulated lorry to convey all the goodies they are likely to bring to the National Waterfront Museum. There will definitely be something for everyone at their stand, from the beginner taking their first steps in creating with textiles to those who are keen to try more complex projects. I’m hoping that they will be bringing some of their storage solutions, so you can easily convey all your goodies home at the end of a busy and enjoyable shopping session.
The second trader today is Heartfelt 2 Inspire. Heartfelt 2 Inspire is Rachel and Katrina who are based along the canal in the Swansea Valley. They have lots of lovely felting materials and kits. They sell a range of felting fibres; merino in beautiful single shades and subtle colour mixes as well as British breeds such as the Blue Faced Leicester. I think their needlefelt animals are charming and the needlefelt kits would make a lovely present or be a great project for the school holidays. They also run a bespoke needle felting service, so if you would like to have a mini replica of your favourite pet then these are the girls to ask.
My final trader in this blog series is Rosa Threads. They will have a wonderful selection of Coton a Broder threads on sale at the Traders Market. Coton a Broder is a great addition to your thread collection. It comes in a wide variety of shades and has a lovely matte finish. It is extremely useful in providing a contrast to lustrous threads or thicker threads. Rosa have a great colour selection. This really is a lovely thread to work with in hand embroidery. I also think Rosa may well be selling some of their fabric stash starter packs. This is a great opportunity to add to your collection, or if you are new to creative textiles begin your own special fabric stash.