Canadian dyer and accessory shop Thread and Maple seeks to incorporate natural materials into its products such as cotton, leather, cork, and of course maple. In addition to Thread and Maple products, the shop carries Chiaogoo needles and Lykke tools such as winders and swifts.
Knitting/Crochet: Needle Cases
Wicked Notions creates unique and esoteric notions tins, zippered pouches, project bags, and more. From bawdy to macabre, from botanical to Bosch, they have something for everyone! Wicked Notions encourages custom notion tins requests. Have a beloved painting or are you a small business owner and want your logo on a notions tin or pouch? Send Seane an email to get started!
Amanda Kaffka of Vancouver is the force behind The Crafty Jackalope. Amanda learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has been caught knitting at traffic lights, cafés and beaches, but her backyard is her favorite place to knit, alongside her husband and Kitty.
Grace Fross is the proprietor of Grace’s Cases. “We offer a full line of organization, storage and portability solutions for craftspeople. Home of the Original Spill Proof Deluxe Needle Cases,” Grace says. Beautiful cases and bags in a wide variety of fabrics.
FelinFach Natural Textiles is an independent Welsh company based at a 200-year-old former flour mill in the Preseli mountain area of Pembrokeshire. In addition to beautiful natural-dye yarns and readymade items, FelinFach sells amazing yarn bowls and notions, including CocoKnits and Cohana.
Kitty is the creator behind the well-made project bags, stitch markers and more at Candy Skull Crafts. “I’ve faced a lot in my (many!) years,” Kitty says. “I’m now a wheelchair user due to hEDS and POTs, which are disorders of the connective tissue and autonomic nervous system. When I was spending a lot of time in hospital I decided to stop focusing on what I could no longer so & start doing something positive. … I now use my creative side as positive mental therapy.”