The stable block at Mount Edgcumbe has been converted beautifully into the Barrow Centre for visitors to meet craftspeople in their workshops, to shop for unique and special pieces, to get involved in various activities and to even have a body treatment. The Stables Cafe offers delicious meals and snacks. The Barrow Centre is near the house and is open all year round. You can park nearby.
Kate Williams Weaving studio and shop is upstairs at the Barrow Centre in a room with a fantastic view of the park. Usually you will find Kate at one of the looms making. In shop are many of Kate’s pieces, yarn-related craft items, hand-crafted jewellery and the cutest textiles there are...the Jellycats.
The studio is a lovely colourful place full of exciting textures just begging to be touched. There is a loom to have a quick go on. Kate will explain what she is working on and how the looms work. This is your chance to get close to weaving.
The gorgeous so-soft Jellycats are in the shop. They are all looking for loving new homes. The Jellycats are suitable for young children and many Jellycats are suitable from birth. Fall in love with all the very cute animals!
Do you fancy doing some weaving? These amazing Micki Looms and weaving frames are perfect to make a start. Stocked in the shop, the looms have proved popular with all ages. Use up all those scraps of wool you have stashed away.
Be inspired by the creative genius of Sue Stratford. Her delightful Knitting Kits and Knitting Books are available to buy in the shop. These kits make wonderful presents with everything you need to make one of her fabulous characters.
Find a delicious selection of hand dyed pure wool yarns and fibres from the lovely Jean in the shop, These natural and exotic fibres can be used for spinning, felting and fibre arts. The smaller quantities are prefect for the projects you have in mind.
Have lots of fun with Ingrid Wagner’s Big Knitting. Big knitting and crochet kits are perfect for busy people to get a quick result! The up-cycled yarns are very contemporary and so wonderfully colourful. Perfect for all ages. Give it a go!
Saomao makes a difference in Cambodia. Kate is pleased to support this social enterprise by stocking beautiful hand-tooled jewellery and fine hand-woven silk and cotton scarves made by skilled Cambodian artisans.
Try something new with Lorraine’s wonderful hand-crafted lucets. Full instructions are included. Suitable for all ages. Handwoven neck-warming necklaces and matching brooch made by Lorraine using the lucet technique make a fabulous unique gift.
Made in Devon I have a fabulous selection of large hand-crafted wooden buttons-each one unique-a perfect embellishment for your special project. Stop your wool running away with a beautifully turned yarn-holder bowl in locally sourced wood.