Super excited over the opening of my shop, Saturday 25 January 2020. No 1, The Creedy Centre, 117 High Street, Crediton, Devon EX173LG. Opening hours, which will be subject to change, are 10am to 4pm Tuesday through to Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.
I'm still online, so everything you see in the shop or online is available for purchase in the shop or via postal delivery. Given the limited space, I'm unable to exhibit every piece of stock in the shop. But if you see something on the website you'd like, and you're local and want to pick it up, let me know and I'll bring it in the following working day. Equally, if there is something that you particularly want, just let me know and I'll do my best to source it for you.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all.
What an enjoyable last few days. CraftSisters in collaboration with WildRoseMacrame were at Westpoint, Exeter for the Christmas Fayre. It was such a pleasure. We met so many people.
Many people, especially local residents, enquired about shop premises, workshops etc. I'm still on the lookout for suitable premises. If anybody has any suggestions, please feel free to voice them. I'd be grateful for any information. The focus is on Crediton and the immediate surrounding area.
I've posted below a couple of images from the Westpoint Fayre.
In the meantime, please visit us at the Totnes Indoor Christmas Market on 10 December 2019. See you there! Many Thanks. Avril. CraftSisters
Finally made it to Devon! It will take a couple more weeks before I'm fully back up running on full steam. But I'm keeping busy in the evenings making lots of lovely new cable knit throws in Autumn colours. Check back soon!
Since conception in January 2014, CraftSisters have always used 100% recyclable and 80% recycled biodegradable mailbags in an effort to help reduce the plastic impact on the planet.
Further to the above initiative, our intention is to improve on our eco-friendliness by using more recyclable card, paper and paper sealing tape.
Given this is Britain, if the weather is inclement, biodegradable mail bags may still be used to protect the product, although as said above, we aim to replace these with more suitable alternatives in the future.
CraftSisters and Wildrose Macramé working in collaboration together! Coming soon, a selection of stunning macramé wall hangings and plant pot holders. Watch this space!
What a fantastic day we had last Saturday at the Mid Devon Show. The sun shone, and the show was packed out. So much going on. Still hoping to get a picture of the biggest chicken in the South West! Looking forward to next year.
County Wedding Magazines - East Midlands June Edition 32, featuring my handmade boho crochet bunting. Perfect for Weddings, parties or just a pretty wall decoration.
I started off back in 2013 with an idea to arm-crochet. At that time - back in the day - roving or wool tops, especially merino were few and far between in the UK. I put an enquiry out on Twitter, and got answered by a chap called Martin Curtis of The Real Shetland Company who said "I think I can help you". He did. Thank you Martin. x
I did my first arm-crocheted throw with a wool top of Dorset Horn from The Real Shetland Company, where I coined the phrase "from field to fingers". That one ended up in Switzerland! Well it's chilly there in the winter, so it's definitely gone to a good home.
Since then, of course, the lovely deliciously soft and warm Merino roving has become much more readily available. I've been selling the Merino roving for other artisans/crafters to purchase for their own projects.
I also like to feature our very own British breeds like the Dorset Horn, the Herdwick, Shetland and many, many others. Although a bit limited in colours, you can't beat the quality of the British 100% real wools.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I've been arm-knitted and arm-crochet ever since. That's the story of my roving, wool top journey. I hope you've enjoyed it!
As Seen in Heart Home Magazine June 2017 - http://www.hearthomemag.co.uk/blog/big-impact-on-a-small-budget-in-a-soulless-new-build-flat Such a Buzz to see one of my Giant Crochet Poufs in such a beautiful setting.