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


Bank Holidays 2019

Please note that Calico Kate will be closed for the Spring Bank Holiday on 27th May.

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British Sewing Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for the British Sewing Awards 2019.! Voting then takes place from September. The awards are run every year, marking the importance of High Street bricks and mortar shops to the economy of the town.

We were delighted to receive the award for Best Independent Haberdashery Shop in Wales in 2018, and would love to gain your nomination again this year.

To nominate Calico Kate go online to Sew Magazine. Closing date for nominations: July 11th 2019.

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

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Recently arrived:

'Morris Garden', by Moda

'Coastal Paradise', from Henry Glass

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

'Fern Garden', from Makower

Kaffe Fassett sewing threads designed to complement Kaffe Fassett fabric

'Coffee Break' by Studio E; 'Home Sewn' and 'Home is Where the Dog is', from Henry Glass: see the Novelty fabric pages

Precuts: 'Bali Pops' and 'Bali Poppies', by Hoffman, for Stof

'Island Batiks', from Makower

'Weather Permitting', by Janet Clare, 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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