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Monthly Guest Indie Maker/Dyer

Supporting our indie makers & dyers, celebrating their individuality & craftmanship, to create a vibrant & diverse craft community.

The "Supporting Small! " initiative has been set up by Amanda from Moorlands Wool & Crafts for indie makers, dyers and small craft businesses to support and promote each other's businesses. If you'd like to be involved do get in touch through our contact page!

Ducky Darlings Yarns

"Welcome to Ducky Darlings Yarns, a haven for creativity, colour and craftmanship. Each yarn is lovingly hand-dyed by Hayley at her charming home in Derbyshire, just an hours drive from Moorlands Wool & Crafts. While we do stock a hand picked selection of Hayleys exquiste yarns in our shop, if you can't find exactly what you are looking for, click the link to explore the full range of Ducky Darlings Yarns. We are confident you will find something delightful."

Greenlambkin Yarns

"Welcome to Greenlambkins Yarn, the first of our monthly guest hand dyers. Suzanne has been hand-dyeing yarn since 2015 and lives in Chesterfield, about an hours drive from Leek, where Moorlands Wool & Crafts is based. Click on the link of Greenlambkins Yarn and find your favourite colourway."

Yarn Barf

"Welcome to Yarn Barf, our second guest indie dyer for this month! Emma was introduced to the world of wool by her nan when she was a little girl. She rediscovered her love for knitting and crocheting in her mid-20s and soon became fascinated with dyeing yarn. Thus, Yarn Barf was born in 2023. Emma lives in Stafford, just about an hour's drive from where Moorlands Wool & Crafts is based. Click on the link of Yarn Barf to find out more."

Laurette Crafts Uk

"Welcome to Laurette Crafts UK! Richard and Lydia are the creative minds behind this unique laser cutting business. Richard handles the laser cutting while Lydia, a skilled knitter and crocheter, designs all the beautiful notions and accessories. They operate from a suburb of Stoke on Trent, just a short drive from Leek, where Moorlands Wool and Crafts are located. You can explore all their amazing notions and accessories by clicking on their link."

Otter & Pappoose

"Welcome to Otter & Pappoose, our fourth featured indie dyer for this month! Pamela's journey in the world of yarn began with crochet lessons from her friend Kelly and Nanny Mary. Based in the vibrant city of Bristol, Pamela brings her love for colour and creativity to life through her Etsy shop. Click on the link of Otter & Pappoose to explore her stunning collection of unique colourways and find your next project inspiration!"

Pineapple Fibre Art

"Welcome to Pineapple Fibre Art!" Immerse yourself in a world where the love of crochet, the vibrancy of yarn, and the elegance of intricate vintage doily patterns come together. Inspired by the stunning landscapes of Devon, Emma creates exquisite designs that capture the essence of her surroundings, nestled between the moors and the sea. Click on Emma's link to explore her beautiful kits and discover the artistry that sets Pineapple Fibre Art apart."

The Handmade Florist

"Welcome to The Handmade Florist, a haven for beautifully handcrafted felt flowers. Each flower is meticulously designed and then crafted by hand, allowing you to bring your own touch to these lovely creations. Hannah, the founder, mastered the art of felt flower making before online tutorials and videos were available, and her passion has blossomed into The Handmade Florist.
You can find Hannah's felt flower kits at Moorlands Wool & Crafts but to explore her exquisite collection or to book a workshop, click on The Handmade Florist's link to take you to their website. You'll be delighted with what you find!"

Jo Gardiner Art

"Welcome to Jo Gardiner Art! Jo is a talented wildlife artist & teacher specialising in needle felting & watercolours. Self-taught & passionate about fibre art, Jo works from her studio in the scenic Staffordshire Moorlands, conveniently located near Moorlands Wool and Crafts shop in Leek. You can explore Jo's beautiful creations and meet her in person at the Leek Totally Local Artisan Market, held on the first Sunday of every month. Can't wait until the next market? Click on Jo's link to view her stunning creations or book a workshop today!"

Kath Andrews Designs

"Welcome to Kath Andrews Designs! Kath's journey with yarn and needles began at age 5 under her mum's guidance, and she has since expanded her craft to include sewing, bobbin lace, and embroidery. With a design career starting in 2012 and teaching workshops since 2015, Kath draws inspiration from the stunning landscapes of North Wales. Whether you're looking to purchase unique knitting patterns or book a spot in one of her workshops, click on Kath's link to explore more on her website."


"Welcome to AndKnit! From her charming shed in Cheshire, Lisa crafts unique, hand-dyed luxury yarns. Each stunning colorway is dyed in small batches, ensuring exclusivity, so be sure to purchase enough for your project. Lisa specialises in self-striping yarn and uses only the finest quality fibers, including alpaca, silk, and yak. All Lisa's yarns are in stock and ready for a 2-3 day delivery. Click on the AndKnit link to find the perfect yarn for your next creation."

Blue Berry Cottage Gifts & Homeware

"Welcome to Blueberry Cottage Gifts & Homeware, where creativity runs in the family! Simon, Joanne, Emma, and Stevie P are united by their passion for crafting unique, high-quality products. They proudly showcase their creations at artisan markets across the picturesque county of Cheshire and neighboring Staffordshire. Soon, you'll also be able to visit them in their charming new shop in Leek. To discover more about Blueberry Cottage Gifts & Homeware, click on their link."

The Beadology Shop

"Welcome to Beadology, a creatively inspiring journey that began in 2006 by Amanda Kavana. Obsessed with beads and anything that can be made using them, Beadology, based in Cumbria, offers a range of jewelry and craft kits for both adults and children.
Amanda also runs workshops for both children and adults, ranging from birthday parties to hen parties.
Explore the latest range of kits by clicking on Beadology's link."

Cabbage Rose

"Welcome to Cabbage Rose, established in 2011 by Caron Talbot. Based in Leek, Staffordshire they run adult & children's art & craft workshops taken by local artists, as well as hosting a variety of parties for all ages, baby showers and team-building sessions. They also proudly collaborate with local SEN schools. Based in the Foxlowe Arts Centre, once a large private and elegant home commissioned in the 1770's, the Foxlowe, a Georgian House, is now a creative hub in the centre of Leek, a historic market town in the Staffordshire Moorlands. To book your next creative workshop or party, click on their link."

Love My Socks

"If you want to treat your feet, then take a look at our sister compnay, Love My Socks. Click on the link to take you to our website."