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    36 High Street, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7BB, Wales


Summer Bank Holiday 2019

Please note that Calico Kate will be open for
the Summer Bank Holiday on 26th August.

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Quilts in the Garden

A chance to visit both Quilts in the Garden at Cae Hir and Calico Kate, on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26th. Calico Kate will be open from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

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British Sewing Awards 2019

Nominations for the British Sewing Awards 2019 are now closed! Once a shortlist of nominations has been drawn up, it is put to a public vote in August.

To vote for Calico Kate, go online to Sew Magazine.

We were delighted to receive the award for Best Independent Haberdashery Shop in Wales in 2018 and hope for your support again in 2019!

The awards are run every year, marking the importance of High Street bricks and mortar shops to the local economy.

British Sewing Awards 2018

We are delighted to have received awards in two categories, in the 2018 British Sewing Awards:

Winner, British Sewing Awards 2018
Best Independent Retailer
Highly Commended, British Sewing Awards 2018
Most outstanding
Sew Saturday event 2017

Recently arrived:

'Twelve Days to Christmas' panel and coordinates, 'Deck the Halls' and more metallic Christmas fabric, from Makower

'Girl Power 2', from Robert Kaufman

'Home is Best', from Henry Glass

'Advent calendars and Christmas bunting', by Nutex: see Christmas pages

Additions to the popular 'Dance of the Dragonfly' ('Dragonfly Dance'), from Benartex

'Origami', by Janet Clare, for Moda

'Morris Garden', by Moda

'Coastal Paradise', from Henry Glass

'Vive la France', by French General, for Moda

Follow the links on the Fabric pages!

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Quilt Museum Shop

Although the Quilt Museum in Lampeter Town Hall is now closed, the shop remains open: Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Local exhibitions

We have just added a page with information about various local craft-related exhibitions.

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Sew Saturday 2018: Sewing as Therapy

items made from Feedsacks fabric

"The theme at Calico Kate this year was 'Sewing as therapy'. Owner Kate shares the story behind it: 'The shop suffered a burst pipe in March 2018, with water damaging stock in four rooms. On top of that, I was also diagnosed with polymyalgia.' However, thoughout all this, Kate continued to find comfort in crafting for therapy and went on the host a successful Sew Saturday!"
– from Sew Magazine, December 2018

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Foundation by the Yard

Follow the link to Benartex on the Fabric page to see the collection

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Article about Calico Kate

We were thrilled to be the "featured shop" in the Moda blog recently. Read the full post here!

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