Craft-related links & services
Marquees & Tents
Smiddereens: Tent Hire, Design & Manufacture - Colourful big tops, traditional marquees and hybrid canvas tents.
National Wool Museum: The National Wool Museum is part of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.
Dre-Fach Felindre, Felindre, Llandysul SA44 5UP
Further details here: National Wool Museum
Jane Beck Welsh Blankets: Emporium, Llwyn-y-Groes, Tregaron, Ceredigion SY25 6QB, tel. 01570 493241. Jane Beck at Welsh Blankets has an extensive knowledge of the Welsh Woollen Industry for Welsh Blankets & Welsh Quilts, living on the borders of Ceredigion & Carmarthenshire, an area well known for its commercialisation of the Wool Trade. A purpose-built tin shed shop replicates the local vernacular for roadmens' houses a century ago, and is fitted out like a mid-century mill shop, with floor to ceiling Welsh blankets, quilts & accessories.
Jen Jones Welsh Quilts and Blankets: Pontbrendu, Llanybydder SA40 9UJ, phone: +44 (0)1570 480610. Visiting by arrangement. The Welsh Quilt Centre shop in the old Town Hall in Lampeter is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Karen's Quilts: 01974 272026. No time to finish your quilt? Contact Karen and she will quilt it for you on her Gammill Long Arm quilting machine. She lives locally, in Llanrhystud. An example of her work can be seen at Calico Kate.
Clever Quilting: 01654 778635. We are a small business based on the South-Western edge of Snowdonia, focused on producing quality quilts and providing a quality quilting service. We love to up-cycle, but also appreciate the many fine materials available today. We are passionate about making memorable quilts that meet our high standards.
Knit and Natter Groups
Cwmifor Crafters: Meet Thursday afternoons in Manordeilo Reading Room, Cwmifor, (off A40, near Llandeilo) 2-4pm. We do all things needle-related! Come to learn, chat or give advice. All welcome
Just turn up, or ring 01558 824250 or 01558 824075
Knit, Make, Sew: Meet every Tuesday at Llandovery YMCA 1-3.30pm. We have knitters, stitchers, quilters...
If you're a beginner we're here to help, if you're an expert we'd love to learn!
Contact Kate 07905 699041 or YMCA 01550 721499
Patchwork and Quilting Groups
Quilters' Guild of Great Britain
Further details here: Quilters Guild
See Dragon's Yarn about local groups
Other Patchwork Groups (some affiliated to the Guild)
Happy Quilters: Meet in The Carmarthen Learners Centre every other Thursday Contact number for further information 01267 235413
Project Linus UK: a Community Interest Company with a national network of volunteers who make beautiful quilts and blankets for sick, distressed or traumatised children in their local area. Typically, the quilts are given to Special Baby units and children's wards in hospitals, Women's Refuges, Fostering Units and individual children in the community. All quilts are handmade, brand new and given to each child to keep.
More information from Cathrine Moon, Regional Coordinator, Wales, Local Coordinator, Ceredigion & Carmarthenshire. Based in Cardigan. Email: Cathrine Moon; Phone: 01239 614672 Mobile: 07774 679856
Grapevine - free Lampeter broadsheet, a good source of information for local groups