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The Maker’s Atelier

The Maker’s Atelier produces stylish sewing patterns and an inspirational magazine for discerning dressmakers.

The Textile Society

The Textile Society is a unique forum for textile professionals and enthusiasts. The Society promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary.

Whaleys (Bradford) Ltd

Here you will find an extensive range of superb fabrics including some lovely cottons ideal for shibori. They carry a vast selection of quality silks, many fabric mixes including bamboo and wool.  Many qualities are prepared for printing and dyeing.

MacCulloch & Wallis

Since 1902 MacCulloch & Wallis has supplied the fashion and textile trade with an inspirational and extensive selection of fabrics including those suitable for shibori. Situated in the heart of London they offer an astonishing range of merchandise, including trimmings, haberdashery, threads, equipment and books.

Kemtex Educational Supplies (Regency FCB Ltd)

An impressive and wide selection of quality dyes for both natural and synthetic fabrics, including fibre reactives and indigo. Kemtex supplies art and design colleges, universities and schools.

George Weil and Sons Ltd

This fine art and craft suppliers offer an astonishing range of products. These include specialty items for the textile artist working in print/dyed textile disciplines, knitted and woven textiles.

The Blue Dyers Museum, Papa

In this delightful museum, formerly a blue dyers workshop, you will find the history of the charming Hungarian Blue prints and the families that created them. Also printing blocks, indigo vats, machinery and much more.

Kekfesto Cotton

Gilly Thomson sells a selection of Hungarian Blueprint fabrics which are not only wonderful for patchwork and quilting but are effective in combination with indigo shibori, and as a backing or lining for garments.

The Silk Route

The silk route is a treasure trove of simply beautiful fabrics. Supplying selected silks by the metre, Hillary also has a magic touch in bringing together choice textures of inspiring silks.

Workshop on the Web

A quarterly publication exclusive to the internet, featuring the very best tutors from all points of the compass, giving step-by-step details of textile techniques and ideas for using those techniques creatively.

The African Fabric Shop

Maggie Relph, an experienced quilter, travels extensively in Africa sourcing and collecting beautiful and impressive textiles which are available online.


Maiwa Handprints, founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1986, supports the production of embroidered, block printed, hand woven, and naturally dyed textiles throughout a number of countries.

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

The objectives of the Association are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship. The Association publishes a magazine, the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

A quarterly magazine which covers a wide range of textile subjects, including articles on historic textile techniques and cutting edge modern design.

The Embroiderers Guild

The UK’s leading crafts association which shares opportunities for discovery and creativity. It promotes and encourages the art of traditional and contemporary embroidery.


An invaluable publication presenting textiles in every context; fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping, contemporary, traditional – global.

Surface Design Association

An organisation committed to educate, inspire and provide opportunities in the field of surface design. The Surface Design Journal is published quarterly.

World Shibori Network

An organisation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of shibori techniques across the globe.

DT Craft & Design

Specialist suppliers of a wide range of natural and synthetic dyes, mordants, auxiliaries, equipment, undyed yarn and books. Debbie Tomkies has been a dyer and designer for over 25 years and is always happy to provide product advice and support.

Wild Colours

A supplier of natural dyes and auxiliary products. Brazilian born textile artist Teresinha Roberts shares her considerable knowledge, experience and many recipes on her informative website.