Audlem Mill for Christmas

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Audlem Mill is open daily 10.00am – 4.00pm (except Mondays) until Christmas.  The two retail floors have a wide range of goods for all the family.

Christmas Cards

Exclusive to Audlem Mill, three cards with snow scenes of the locks and Wharf, plus other canal Christmas cards

Audlem items

Wooden jigsaws in three sizes (very challenging!) with a painting by Sheila Webster, or a photo of the locks in snow by Sheila Halsall, mugs, boxes of shortbread, etc.

Giftware

"Old Tupton Ware" ceramics (in the style of Moorcroft), fabric dog door stops, jigsaws of canal and rail scenes, dinner candles in a wide variety of colours ("fork handles" for £2.99!), tapestry shopping bags and purses, pocket money toys, etc.,  and much, much more.

Art

Always a selection of original art. Featured works at present include those by local artists Sheila Webster (also some framed and unframed prints), and the late Maureen Hinchliffe, as well as works by well-known canal artists Sarah Pressland and Harley Crossley.   Framed Stitchscapes by Audrey Smith – wonderful hand-stitched pictures.

Canal related gifts

Superb collection of antique Measham teapots, unpainted canal ware (nose bowls, hand bowls and ‘Buckby’ cans), 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, model narrow boats.

Books

Canal books (probably the largest range anywhere in England) and a selection of maritime and railway books, some on closed local lines.

Needlework

Kits designed and produced at Audlem Mill include the Abacus Designs range of over 200 cross stitch kits and new flower embroidery kits, “Take Away Teddy” knitting kit, Tube lined Angelina kits, and rag rug kits.

Also many other needlework kits — cross-stitch, long-stitch, latch hook, blackwork, goldwork, tapestry, embroidery, candlewicking, etc. Christmas card cross stitch kits designed and produced in Audlem, and other Christmas kits.

Books on needlework and other crafts.

Beautifully hand made rag rugs.

Full range of both DMC and Anchor Embroidery threads, specialist embroidery threads, goldwork wires, 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.

Fabric ‘fat quarters’ – Rose & Hubble Christmas fabrics, Indian silk in many colours.

Knitting

Huge range of types and colours of knitting yarn; knitting needles and accessories.

Beading

Lots of beads of various shapes and sizes (rocailles, hearts, seed beads, bugle beads, mixes), 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.