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Interesting and different yarns and threads for knitting, crochet, needlepoint & embroidery in mostly natural fibres


We are specialists in yarn, especially wool, and natural fibre mixes. We also stock knitting accessories, fibres and kits for spinners and felters, needlepoint and embroidery supplies, haberdashery, threads and gifts. We also run short workshops and classes.

Whilst we sell mostly natural fibres, we cater for baby knitters and sock knitters with wool/nylon and wool/acrylic mixes from a variety of producers. Here are our main brands:

We stock Satin ribbons in seasonal colourways, together with some Grosgrains and Sheers. At Christmas we add Tartan, Velvet and some Christmas themes.

As a company, it all began for Berisfords back in 1858, with Charles Berisford and his brothers Francis and William. The John Clowes book “Ribbons and Bows” recalls that Charles was only 28 when he founded the company, but his association with the textile industry started at the tender age of nine. Working in a mill, he was so small he had to stand on a stool to reach his bench.

By the mid-70s export sales amounted to £1.5 million and the company was employing 800 people in Congleton and elsewhere, including Wales and Ireland. By 1992 Berisfords Ribbons merged with the Kuny Group, from Switzerland, specialists in velvet ribbons, which was followed by a large investment in machinery and systems – and so began the latest chapter in the firm.

Since 1924, the Dill Button Factory in Barnau, Bavaria, Germany has been manufacturing high-quality, fashion buttons. As a partner for fabric, knitting, haberdashery, notions, quilting and craft stores but also for fashion studios and designers. The town became the centre of European button manufacture and now boasts a Button Museum. You can find out more here German Button Museum.

Dill’s main focus is supplying customers with high-quality, innovative and fashionable buttons. They make full use of their own expertise at all stages of production and button design. Whether this involves mixing or dyeing the raw materials, designing the moulds and tools or preparing high-quality product presentations for retailers - decades of experience and the skills of our experts help make this possible. As a reliable and loyal supplier to retailers and designers, Dill’s have also established a worldwide sales network.

Is one thread just like another? Not when it is made by Gütermann. 150 years of consistently-increasing know-how is contained in their threads. Innovative thread technologies arise from Gutach or have been further processed there. All this has contributed towards threads from the company being somewhat finer, more tear-resistant and abrasion-resistant (or simply more beautiful), than many others.

StitchUpp stocks Sew-all (polyester, favoured by sewers) in solid colours and Sulky (cotton, favoured by quilters) in solid and gorgeous colour variations.

Gütermann is has the wonderful ability to look back on 150 years of successful company history. This history is characterised by innovation and consistently advancing it’s position as a global market leader, and on the other hand by people who have impressed upon the company their own personal and unique mark, helping to create a distinguished and well respected brand.

Guaranteed success in sewing, needlework and creative textile design requires a neat bit of work: the strong Prym brand leaves nothing to chance. Prym stands for inspiring "make-it-yourself" solutions with guaranteed success. Providing clear concepts, user-friendly instructions and an A-Z offer, they ensure that customers enjoy the crucial added value: success made to measure and the assurance that it will work out.

Needles and pins, measuring, marking and cutting tools and fastening systems sold under the Prym brand set standards worldwide. Leading in terms of functionality and design, they are the success formula for comfort and a creative drive. Gold medal for the embroidered motifs, elastic tapes and care products from Prym. Their catalogue is vast and StitchUpp stocks hard and soft haberdashery items which fulfil most everyday needs, and we can order most others.