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Amazing gift range at Audlem Mill

27th November 2008 @ 12:12pm – by Audlem Webteam
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(The website link that was here no longer works) Audlem Online continues its series on local retail businesses in the run up to Christmas with Audlem Mill.

Audlem Mill is located on the canal wharf, between the Bridge Inn and the

Shroppie Fly. It's one of Audlem's best known historic buildings. The two

retail floors have a wide range of goods of interest to all the family.

Audlem items

Most of these feature a painting of Audlem Mill by Audlem artist Sheila

Webster. Wooden jigsaws in three sizes (very challenging!), mugs, boxes of

fudge and shortbread, keyrings, fridge magnets, teapot stands, table mats,

coasters, etc.


"Old Tupton Ware" ceramics (in the style of Moorcroft); ceramic animal salt

and pepper sets, toast racks etc; "Northern Lights" scented candles in jars; jigsaws of canal and rail scenes; dinner candles in a wide variety of

colours ("fork handles" for £1.50!); telephone and pillar box money boxes;

jewellery by Helen, made in Audlem; and much, much more.


Always a good selection of original art. Featured works at present include

those by local artists Sheila Webster (also some framed and unframed prints

of hers), June Breese, George Baker and the late Maureen Hinchliffe, as well

as works by well-known canal artists Sarah Chanin and Harley Crossley.

Also, don't forget our annual art exhibition from 22 March to 19 April.

Canal related gifts

Canal ware painted by Jane Marshall of Audlem and Mary Parry of Tyrley; brass

canal plaques; lock windlasses and mooring pins; antique ribbon and lace

plates; coasters, table mats and teapot stands.


Canal books (probably the best selection anywhere in England); railways,

some on closed local lines, and a limited range of signed walking books.


Wide range of kits, a lot of which are produced in Audlem – cross-stitch,

long-stitch, rag rug, latch hook, blackwork, goldwork, tapestry, embroidery,

candlewicking, etc. Books on many aspects of needlework.

Christmas card cross stitch kits designed and produced in Audlem, and other

Christmas kits.

Full range of both DMC and Anchor Embroidery threads; Anchor tapestry wool;

crochet thread; candlewicking thread; rug making tools; tapestry and cross

stitch needles.

Superb lightweight needlecraft frames, both hand-held and table/lap versions

  • a perfect present for any stitcher, silk painter or textile artist. Also,

traditional wooden hoops in many sizes.


Huge range of types and colours of wool; knitting needles; accessories;

adult, child and baby patterns etc. Try the giant wooden needles, available

in two sizes (about 2' and a metre), or even the more traditional sizes!


Lots of beads of various shapes and sizes (rocailles, hearts, seed beads,

bugle, bean beads, mixes), including some beautiful hand-made lampwork beads

and statement pieces, beading wire, needles, pliers and other accessories.

Books on beading.

Haberdashery and notions

From tape measures, sewing needles and pins to cutting mats and thimbles.

Audlem Mill is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 4.00

while the canal is closed, but will be back to normal soon. We will be also

be open for late night shopping on 4th December, and during the day on Monday

and Tuesday 22/23 December, and Christmas Eve.

Bring a print of this page for 10% off any purchase over £10 (excluding

postage stamps).

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