the widest selection of canal books, maps and guides
needlework kits and crafts
Opening hours March Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) 10.00 to 4.00 April to late October Seven days a week, 9.00 to 5.00 Late October to Christmas Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) 10.00 to 4.00 Site updated 15 June 2020
Needlework & Knitting
The first floor at Audlem Mill is dedicated to needlework, knitting and related crafts.
A wide variety of cross stitch, goldwork, tapestry, blackwork, longstitch, crewel
work, stumpwork, latch hook, dolls house soft furnishing, and other kits.
We also have the full Abacus Designs range of nearly 200 cross stitch kits, of which
about half are of canal and waterway subjects, and also canal related kits from other
designers such as Heritage Crafts, Cambriana and Classic Embroidery, including canal
Good range of embroidery hoops and plastic frames - the best frames on the market,
The full range of DMC and Anchor stranded cotton, and some specialist threads by
Pearsalls, Caron, Oliver Twists, and Texere. Some remaining shades of Anchor tapestry
wool, at 40p each, or 3 for £1.00!
A selection for various crafts, e.g. hessian, aida, brittney, lugana, binca, evenweave,
interlock canvas, calico, scrim, plus some printed poly cottons.
Specialist needles and tools
Tapestry, sewing, beading and other needles. Rag rugging, latch hook and punch needle
tools. Crochet needles.
Yarns by Stylecraft and other suppliers, a small range of adult, child and baby patterns,
metal and bamboo needles, and accessories. French knitting kits.
“Take Away” knitted teddy bear kits - knit a teddy with attitude!
A very wide selection of books on most types of needlecraft.
Lots of useful notions and knick-knacks! Gutermann sewing threads. Goldwork wires
and accessories. Buttons.
Lots of beads, beading mats, wires, pliers, jewellery findings etc.