Opening in Llandeilo on the 1st of November, ‘Cloth Paper Stitch’ offers a haven for crafters, sewers and anyone who loves to poke around looking for treasures or inspiration. The focus is on sustainability wherever possible but without sacrificing quality.
Tucked away in Market St, (opposite the Gin Haus) you’ll be able to find vintage and new haberdashery, reloved fabrics, upcycled and reconditioned craft supplies, as well as home furnishings, accessories, prints, cards and stationery by local artists - much of which has been made with upcycled materials. Many of the items on sale will have a history - including sewing and stationery themed collectables
Set up by a partnership of Llandeilo artists who want to encourage other people to be creative with sustainability in mind, Cloth Paper Stitch is the brain-child of textile artist Ellie Birchell Hughes, “This the sort of shop that I have always been searching for but could never find, so I decided to open it!
“Llandeilo is growing as a creative hub in the area so it’s exciting to support this community and offer people the chance to try things out for themselves.”
As one of the artists Joy Beveridge says “I love to see things being made and in a world where so much is digital, tactile things become important - so we are hoping it’s going to feel a bit like a permanently open studio”.
“So many people think that they are not creative but what I’ve found in my workshops is that people just need a bit of guidance to realise that they are”, says mixed-media artist Nina Vangerow.
The artists have put several kits together so that people can try things out, but even if you don’t want to make anything, there are still lots of unique items to choose from reconditioned vintage sewing boxes to handmade journals. In the New Year, Cloth Paper Stitch are also launching series of workshops called ‘Making Mondays’. So if you want to book for one of those, pop in the shop and sign up. We’ll also put a sign up page on our facebook page.