About us

Welcome to Thread Bear, we are a small, independent shop run by Kirsty, Janice, Nic, Lucy, Leah and Sharon. For over twenty five years we have been providing supplies to quilters, knitters and embroiderers of all ages. We carry over 2000 fabrics, 30 different types of knitting yarn, embroidery kits, cross stich charts and haberdashery. We also stock other craft supplies including fabric dyes, fabric paints and the complete range of Butterick dress patterns.

We pride ourselves on giving friendly help and advice to our customers on patchwork, quilting, knitting, crochet and needlework. If we don't have what you need in stock we are happy to order it if it is available from our many suppliers.

Thread Bear, for all your knitting, needlework, patchwork and quilting needs.

Customer Testimonials

Thank you for your amazingly efficient service! Ordered 31st August, received 2nd September. Top quality as always - no excuse to delay projects now. Thanks


Friendly staff each time I've visited and offered to help me with knitting my first project since my mum died I have not been able to finish a project... Will be a regular I'm sure


Haven't visited the shop as it's not local to me but ordered some linen yesterday and it arrived today, packaged beautifully. The young lady on the phone was really helpful and the whole experience was very pleasant. Thank you


Got a sewing machine last September and the staff in here helped me with ideas for Christmas presents I could make. Really pleased that they had clothes patterns too so I could have a go at making a top. I will be back soon! Thanks!


Placed an online order for some specialty threads and had a very positive experience, helpful and friendly. Definitely will use them again!


So much choice and variety of products