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


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

You can read all about our Sew Saturday 2017 project
on the News page

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Welsh Quilt Centre

The final exhibition at the Welsh Quilt Centre has now closed.

The Museum Shop and Gallery 3 will remain open until Christmas: Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 4.00pm.

The Jen Jones Collection of Antique Welsh quilts and blankets can be viewed at Pontbrendu, Llanybydder SA40 9UJ. Details on our links page

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Recently arrived:

'Island Batiks', from Makower

'Weather Permitting', by Janet Clare, for Moda

'Cat-i-tude', by Benartex

'Winter Garden', by Lewis and Irene (and more 'Bumbleberries')

'Dragonheart', by Makower

'Country Road Flannels', by Moda

'Kimono' (2018), by Makower

'Gradients', by Moda

'Carnival Batiks', by Moda

Follow the links on the Fabric pages!

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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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