the-stitchery and The Knitting Basket

fabrics, yarns & haberdashery

Tel: 01273 473 577

Located upstairs in the historic, listed Riverside building on Cliffe Bridge, the-stitchery is a gorgeous, attic emporium crammed to the rafters with sewing and knitting paraphernalia. Its sister shop next door is The Knitting Basket which specialises in knitting yarns of course.

Full to the brim with creative inspiration, we stock haberdashery, fabric, knitting yarns and:
  • pins & needles
  • threads - cotton and polyester, upholstery, linen, mending yarn and extra strong yarn
  • tapestry wool and stranded cotton
  • thousands and thousands of buttons, yes, really!
  • ribbons galore! - satin, sheer, wired, jacquard, message
  • sequins and beads
  • piping cords, bind cords, bias bindings, elastics
  • snap fasteners, eyelets, hooks and bars, buckles
  • Velcro and zips
  • tape measures and pincushions
  • scissors and snips
  • shoulder pads and lingerie accessories
  • bobbin cases, thread boxes
  • felts and feathers
  • fillings and beans
  • gimps, braids, giant ric-racs, flanged cords, fringing and pom-pom edging
  • patches, repair tapes and motifs
  • Dylon dye: machine, hand and shoe
  • we are a Rowan Yarn Stockist: current ranges include KidSilk Haze, Cocoon, Revive, Pure Wool DK and 4ply, Amy Butler Organic DK and British Sheep Chunky
  • Peter Pan baby yarns, Robin Double Knitting and Aran and Wendy fashion yarns such as Skye, Serenity Chunky and Cotton Supreme DK
  • knitting needles, crochet hooks, knitting notions and accessories
  • knitting registers, stitch holders, cable hooks
  • a stunning collection of Rowan fabrics including the best Amy Butler designs
  • an exciting and eclectic selection of fabrics including basics such as calicos, muslins, poplins and ginghams, through to wool blends, linen mixes and cotton lawns
  • linings, interfacings, dress nets, jerseys, chiffons and lace
  • net curtains and voiles, curtain lining and blackout, PVC table coverings and table protectors
  • cotton sheeting and towelling, printed canvas, plain drills
  • ovenglove wadding (great for ironing boards too!) and non-slip tray matting
  • deckchair canvas
  • polyester wadding (2oz and 6oz)
  • sewing work boxes and knitting bags plus co-ordinating pincushion and needle cases
  • knitting bags and zip up knitting needle cases
  • knitting and dressmaking patterns; Simplicity, New Look, Butterick and Vogue
  • craft books on everything from batik to button making
  • curtain & blind-making accessories – cleats, acorns, vine eyes, connectors, etc
  • decorative upholstery and furnishing trims
  • upholstery tacks and twist cover pins, Buckram, Hes-tape and b/w chair webbing, continuous zipping
  • curtain tapes, hooks and sliders, weights and net wire
  • cushions and pillows in feather and hollow-fibre
  • fire-retardant spray - Fire Check, starch, curtain whitener and fabric stiffener
  • exciting home textile gifts such as bunting, aprons, cushion covers, doormats and door stops and peg-bags but that could all change by next week…!
  • sewing machine servicing on a weekly basis
  • gift vouchers


The result is a vibrant and exciting jampacked space which is a pleasure to visit!
Opening hours: 9.30am - 5pm