Meet the Makers
Sealy MacWheely is proud to support and stock products by the following range of Indie businesses:
Cat & Sparrow
Cat & Sparrow was started by two fibre friends in Australia in 2013, and after relocating to the UK in 2015 Rachael set up Cat & Sparrow UK. She dyes fibre and yarn at her home in Bristol, which she shares with several spinning wheels, looms, a husband and his bluegrass instrument hoard, and two children who have to squeeze in there somewhere. She has a yen for natural fibres, particularly silk and Bluefaced Leicester, and loves to experiment with colour and texture.
Cookston Crafts was established in the Aberdeenshire town of Ellon in 2015 as a place for Claire to share her love of crafts. As well as her beautiful hand dyed yarns, Claire produces awesome crochet kits which are available on her own website and teaches knitting, crochet and machine sewing classes from her lovely wee workshop.
Based in Northern Ireland and with yarns as instantly recognisable as its maker, Dye Candy specialises in high contrast ‘Kick Ass Yarns for Rockstars’.
In Hutch’s own words:
‘My yarn is f**king lit.’
Eve Chambers Textiles
Hailing from the beautiful county of Cork in Ireland and mother to a happy brood of five, Eve is a dyer and spinner who believes that the land should be in what we wear. She specialises in natural fibres and local fleeces in a range of rich colourways.
For the Love of Yarn
For The Love of Yarn is an independent yarn company based in the heart of Scotland. Lisa, the indie dyer behind the business produces luxury hand dyed yarn in a rainbow of exciting colours using high quality yarn blends in a variety of bases. At her studio in East Kilbride she hosts workshops and knit and natters sharing her love of all things yarn.
The Fabulous Mr G
From her home in Royal Deeside Hillary of The Fabulous Mr G creates her range of hand dyed yarns, using inspiration from the beautiful scenery that surrounds her.
As well as her yarns you can find a variety of handmade project bags made from world renowned and top quality Harris Tweed with colourful cotton linings. Each bag is completely unique and Hillary never uses the same lining and tweed combination twice.
Mothy and the Squid
Local Kirky talent and dyeing celeb, Jillian of Mothy and the Squid specialises in stunningly bright and colourful yarns inspired by nature, predominantly moths and sea-life.
With a wide variety of beautiful colourways to choose from as well as individual mini-skeins and sets of coordinating minis there is plenty to keep you squishing!
Queen of Purls
Glasgow favourite Zoe has recently taken a step back from running her own Local Yarn Shop but continues to produce her beautiful range of rich semi-solid yarns on British breed bases. You can find a selection of her favourite colourways, signature yarn gauges and needle felt kits in the shop!
SiobhansCrafts is known for her crazy and bright neon colourways. Based in the north-west of England, Siobhan aka Dr Neon works her magic in her home built studio. She is known for creating some quirky character mini skein sets inspired by characters from books and t.v shows as well as some very colourful happy yarns.
Producing beautiful, bold and brilliant yarns, Truly Hooked aims to bring a splash of colour to your stash. Based in Nottingham, Verity has been nominated in the Best indie Brand and Favourite Crochet designer categories at the British Knitting and Crochet Awards for the last three years and two of her books have won the coveted award for Favourite Knitting and Crochet Books. You can find both her beautiful yarns and award winning pattern books in the shop.
Aileen Clarke Crafts
Based in rural Fife Aileen uses a mix of both wet and needle felting to create her stunning designs. She takes inspiration from the landscapes and sea views of Scotland and Ireland with an eye for colour and a fondness for wee sheep!
A range of Aileen’s beautiful brooches and shawl pins can be found at the shop with more larger pieces available online.
Sealy MacWheely is delighted to be stocking a selection of Allsorts beautiful handmade Harris Tweed buttons.
Based in Aberdeen, Arlene specialises in reupholstering and upcycling furniture using top quality certified Harris Tweed fabric and also produces Scottish themed gifts and trinkets.
The Kitchen Witch
Made in the hills of Dumfries and Galloway The Kitchen Witch creates all her soap and skincare range from scratch. Most of the products are vegan friendly and everything is paraben, SLS, palm oil, artificial fragrance and preservative free.
Life's Little Blessings
Nicola began Life’s Little Blessings four years ago in Yorkshire designing and creating handmade work in fabric and wood using crafts such as embroidery, appliqué and pyrography. She makes home decor, gifts, greetings and jewellery to inspire, encourage and bring a smile to someone’s face; because, after all, life is about enjoying the little things.
Handmade by Tricia
Tricia is a self-proclaimed craftaholic who is rarely seen without a project in her hand, be it knitting, crochet, drop spinning, felting or beading.
A range of her beautiful and unique handmade stitch markers can be found in the shop, all featuring semi-precious stones or freshwater pearls to add a bit of extra luxury to your knitting or crochet project.
MAKE Kirkintilloch is a creative social enterprise based in Kirky Arcade stocking the work of independant makers and artists and providing a variety of craft workshops. As both a neighbour and a good friend of Dani’s I am delighted to be stocking a selection of beautiful handmade necklaces on her behalf.
The lovely Kate of Mauralen made the decision to leave a career in science to follow her true passion of art and craft, focussing her creativity on her range of stunning fused glass delights!
The name Mauralen comes from an amalgamation of her children’s middle names and reflects the handmade Scottish nature of the work she lovingly creates.
Based in Glasgow’s East End, within throwing distance of the Barras, RedApple Handmade is exactly that, a lovingly handmade jewellery brand which creates each of their unique pieces from environmentally sustainable materials and eco resin. Steering clear of the mass produced, each RedApple piece is one of a kind making this jewellery brand truly limited edition. You can find a variety of Alison’s unique and colourful stud earrings within Sealy Macwheely shop.
Stef Baxter Pottery
Glasgow School of Art Alumnus, Stef, has been immersed in the world of pottery since the age of 18 and specialises in hand thrown homewares with his signature blue and cream glazes as well as the Japanese Raku philosophy and techniques.
Stef has very kindly created a collection of beautiful Knitting Bowls specially for Sealy MacWheely available for purchase in the shop.
Xoxo Designs by Ruth
Xoxo Designs was initially set up by Ruth in order to raise funds for Maggie’s Centres following her mother’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2013. After thankfully given the all clear, Ruth continues to design her own colourful greetings cards, cute enamel pin badges and motivational prints taking inspiration from patterns, flowers, space, typography, books and the wider creative community!